Top 5 Medical Device News Posts: July 30 to Aug. 6, 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.

In this week’s medical device news, inspiring animals, laser blood-drawing technology, the FDA moves to improve diagnostic-testing reliability and loosens regulations on some digital medical devices, and Illumina adds Google Senior VP to its BOD.


Wow of the Week: Animals that have inspired amazing medical science

By Meghana Keshavan
Move over, guinea pigs … There’s a menagerie of fauna that has helped researchers gain some novel insight into treating human disease. Here are just a few of these amazing animals:
Read more on Med City News.


FDA takes steps to help ensure the reliability of certain diagnostic tests

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken important steps to ensure that certain tests used by health care professionals to help diagnose and treat patients provide accurate, consistent and reliable results.

Read more on Medical News Today.


FDA proposes looser regulation of some clinical & consumer digital health devices

By Mark Sullivan
The Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance today that exempts still more medical devices — some of them consumer devices — from its regulatory scope. This means the makers of these devices, some of which are connected to apps, no longer have to go through the FDA’s 510(k) review process before they bring their product to market.

Read more on Med City News.


Laser Beam Technique Developed For Drawing Blood

By Joel Lindsey
With research support from the University of Central Florida, medical device startup NoNeedles Venipuncture is working to develop a new device that uses lasers instead of needles to collect blood samples.

Read more on Med Device Online.


Illumina Appoints Jeff Huber to its Board of Directors

Illumina, Inc. today announced that Jeff Huber has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Huber is Senior Vice President at Google Inc.

Read more on Illumina’s website.

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