Top 5 Medical Device News Posts: June 25 to July 1, 2014

medical device news logoEach week, KMC Systems brings you the top 5 medical device news articles to keep you up-to-date on the latest medical device development, design and manufacturing industry information.

This week, there are five medtech usability mistakes to avoid, the FDA wants your help, a new medical device bypasses the spinal cord to allow movement of paralyzed limbs - and more.


Do You Make These 5 Usability Mistakes In Your Medtech Development Process?

By Jim Pomager 
Imagine you’re a nurse working at a busy hospital in a major metropolitan area. A patient care technician comes up to you and asks you to look at a glucometer reading for a patient with a history of poorly controlled blood glucose levels. 
Read more on MED Device Online.


FDA Wants Your Advice

By Jim Dickinson
FDA has issued a public call for research proposals to help it stay abreast of health and safety threats from rapidly evolving product technologies and soaring medical product imports. Its notice says that expected funding for the program, not per contract or award, may range from $200,000 to $50 million, depending on congressional appropriations.
Read more on MD+DI.


Philips, Salesforce Cooperating On Medical Platform

Royal Philips NV and say they are jointly developing a software platform for medical services.


Clinician's 'primer' to genome and exome sequencing published

By Catharine Paddock PhD
Some might question whether genome sequencing - and its cut-down version exome sequencing - are ready to move from the lab to the clinic. Experts warn that physicians do not know enough about genetics to understand the strengths and weaknesses of such tools.
Read more on Medical News Today.


New device allows brain to bypass spinal cord, move paralyzed limbs

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to a new device. A 23-year-old quadriplegic is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb.
Read more on Science Daily.

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