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Team unveils quick-test for detection of strokes – Taipei Times

team unveils quick-test for detection of strokes – taipei times

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The device can deliver an assessment report in five minutes on a test subject’s risks of getting carotid artery stenosis and whether they need to visit a hospital

By Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

A research and start-up team yesterday introduced the world’s first quick-test imaging system for stroke and cardiovascular diseases that can deliver results in five minutes. Stroke ranks among the five top causes of death in Taiwan and the US, claiming about 12,000 and 140,000 lives each year respectively, National Taiwan University (NTU) mechanical engineering professor Hsiao Hao-ming (蕭浩明) told a news conference at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei. Hsiao said that he had worked at US Abbott Laboratories, developing medical devices from 2001 to 2009, before returning to Taiwan.

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About 85 percent of strokes are caused by ischemia, or a blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain, while carotid artery stenosis — a narrowing of the two major carotid arteries that carry blood from the heart to the brain — is an early indicator of stroke, he said. Many people with cardiovascular diseases might suffer a stroke without foreseeable symptoms, so early detection …

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Accuray Announces Agreement with Brainlab to Expand CyberKnife® Platform Treatment Capabilities for the Neuro-Radiosurgery Market

accuray announces agreement with brainlab to expand cyberknife® platform treatment capabilities for the neuro-radiosurgery market

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY), a pioneer in the robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) field announced today a collaboration with Brainlab, a Munich, Germany based market leader in digital surgery and precision radiotherapy that will enhance and expand the Accuray CyberKnife® treatment platform for the neuro-radiosurgery market. The two companies are partnering to provide the neuro-radiosurgery community with access to Brainlab Elements planning software, which will  provide contouring capabilities optimized for neurosurgeons. The partners will further strive to leverage interoperability with Snke OS, the Brainlab health tech platform to ultimately improve the experience of those administering and receiving radiation treatments. This interoperability will also allow customers to add CyberKnife treatment data via Quentry, the Brainlab patient registry platform, and enable their participation in neuro-radiosurgery patient registries to help improve patient outcomes.
Snke OS is the platform from Brainlab that creates the linkage between data sources, driving comprehensive insights and analytics with the aim to improve health tech and best practices. The software delivers on the broader goal to create comprehensive digital patient models that are continuously updated and managed along the patient journey. Integration and aggregation of the patient models in the cloud-based version of Snke OS …

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A Q&A with Chris Fernandez, CEO of Ensodata

a q&a with chris fernandez, ceo of ensodata

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Chris Fernandez is the co-founder and CEO of EnsoData, a company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify the process of accurately diagnosing health conditions. Fernandez used his expertise to design and then clinically validate EnsoData’s pioneering technology, Waveform AI.Using the various Waveform AI applications, EnsoData is now working to increase patient access, improve outcomes and enhance the patient and provider experiences while also addressing the affordability of healthcare.The company’s first application, EnsoSleep, aids clinicians in diagnosing sleep apnea by automating the analysis of home and in-clinic sleep studies. EnsoSleep is now in use in over 400 sleep clinics in the U.S., analyzing some 14,000 sleep studies per month.

A native of Aurora, Illinois, Fernandez holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has also acted as a leading contributor to the open source machine learning platform – NEXT ML.








HealthX InfoWe’re looking for enthusiastic, dedicated teams looking to make a big difference in how healthcare is delivered. The Institute of Medicine estimates that $750 billion is wasted in healthcare every year and we are excited to work with teams passionate on making that number smaller. If you check many …

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Rapid Growth on Walker Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Top Companies Kaiyang Medical Technology, Evolution Technologies, Market Growth, Forecast To 2026

rapid growth on walker market with covid-19 impact analysis, top companies kaiyang medical technology, evolution technologies, market growth, forecast to 2026

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Global Research Report called Walker Market was recently published by Market Research Inc. to provide guidance for the business. The report includes the latest coverage of the impact of COVID-19 on the Walker Market. The report also focuses on global major leading industry players of Global Walker providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, price, capacity, cost, production, revenue and contact information. Global Walker Market is expected to develop at a substantial CAGR in the coming years. The most significant factor driving the growth of this market is rising investments in market. Investments in the Walker Market have witnessed huge growth over the past few years. This report also states import and export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins.
Market Research Inc. announced the addition of new informative data titled Walker Market to its extensive repository. The goal of this report is to help readers improve their industry’s performance by focusing on important aspects of their business, such as recent developments, technology platforms, and various standard operating procedures and tools.  Major competitors around the world have been stressed to understand the level of competition. Several factors, such as productivity, manufacturing base, …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Nurse Says Survival Rates Are Soaring

breast cancer awareness month: nurse says survival rates are soaring

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ST. CLOUD — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and modern medicine has come a long way in the last few decades in detecting, treating and curing the disease.Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers affecting women in the United States. The American Cancer Society says, on average, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point during their life.“Here in St. Cloud, we average around 300 new referrals each year,” said Tara Hinnenkamp, a nurse with CentraCare’s Coborn Cancer Center, located in St. Cloud. “Most breast cancer we find is in women 55 and older,” she explained. “It often affects women with denser breast tissue. But ultimately, those with a genetic predisposition are a pretty small percentage – less than 20-percent.”Hinnenkamp says one of the most common breast cancer warning signs is a lump in or near the breast area.“That lump may be painful or painless,” she said. “Another thing to watch for is a lump in your underarm area. Other things we might see are skin dimpling, which looks like an orange peel on the breast, nipple retraction – where the nipple might turn inward, or discharge that isn’t related to breast-feeding.” …

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TMU-KMU medical tech business matchmaking event spurs industry-academia communication

tmu-kmu medical tech business matchmaking event spurs industry-academia communication

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TMU-KMU medical tech business matchmaking event spurs industry-academia communication
Taiwan maintains a leading edge in medical technologies with a myriad of academic research teams working on projects producing valuable achievements. However, these achievements have remained hidden inside universities. To help promote the development of premium-quality medical supplies and technologies and drive commercialization of academic research results, Taipei Medical University (TMU) and Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) co-hosted the “TMU x KMU Joint Medical Technology Business Matchmaking” event on September 29, 2020. Bringing together Taiwan’s entrepreneurs and startup teams, the event built a bridge for industry-academia communication.Six teams with development potential presented their products and technology strength and discussed with the guests with respect to the feasibility of marketing their research results.In his speech, TMU vice president Chieh-Hsi Wu noted matchmaking events are of great significance to both TMU and KMU. Faculty members at the two medical universities have long been committed to advanced medical technology research and have built up a solid foundation. However, they lack the industry connections to help bring their research achievements to commercialization. This is exactly the purpose of the matchmaking event – turning the research energy that has been accumulated over the years into viable business …

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Health Wildcatters Co-Founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek To Receive 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award

health wildcatters co-founder and ceo hubert zajicek to receive 2020 dennis k. stone award

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Health Wildcatters co-founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek [Image: Courtesy Health Wildcatters]
At this year’s Sixth Annual iC3 Life Sciences Summit, investment and innovation catalyst Dr. Hubert Zajicek will be presented with the 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award.
Zajicek, who is a co-founder, partner, and CEO of Health Wildcatters, is being honored by the Bio North Texas Foundation because he has positively affected quality of life by raising life science research awareness and funds, impacted innovation to bring discoveries to commercial relevance, and gave back to his community and those in the scientific field, according to a statement.
“Dr. Zajicek’s focus on providing mentorship, capital, and guidance to early stage healthcare companies has directly contributed to North Texas being recognized internationally for its growing life sciences industry,” Bio North Texas CEO Jorge Varela said in a statement.
Zajicek is most known for his work through Health Wildcatters, a Dallas-based seed stage healthcare fund and accelerator. The organization has invested in over 70 healthcare startups to date, which have attracted over $100 million in capital, according to a statement.
“His efforts have resulted in companies and talent relocating to this area and in significant startup funding,” Varela said.
Earlier this year, Zajicek launched …

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3M slightly down despite Street-beating Q3 | Medical Design and Outsourcing

3m slightly down despite street-beating q3 | medical design and outsourcing

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3M (NYSE:MMM) shares took a slight dip today on third-quarter results that finished ahead of the consensus forecast.The St. Paul, Minn.-based company posted profits of $1.4 billion, or $2.43 per share, on sales of $8.4 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2020, for a -10.7% bottom-line slide on sales growth of 4.5%.
Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were also $2.43, 17¢ ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $8.3 billion.
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