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International Bioinformatics Workshop in SIUT Karachi
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International Bioinformatics Workshop in SIUT Karachi

KARACHI – A 3 days International Bioinformatics Workshop 20-22nd Dec 2014 was held at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation – SIUT in collaboration with COMSTECH. The workshop’s main objective was to present a hands-on approach to the online Ensembl bioinformatics resources and to introduce command line based options for analyses of whole genome sequencing…

AKUH to organize Kidney Transplant Health Awareness session
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AKUH to organize Kidney Transplant Health Awareness session

Karachi: The Aga Khan University Hospital will be organizing a session dedicated to raising awareness regarding Kidney Transplants on the 15th of December. The session aims to equip healthcare professionals, general public, kidney recipients and donors with accurate, comprehensive information related to transplants, surgery considerations, the procedure in general and post-operative health care. Leading experts…

Latest Technologies in Breast Cancer Detection
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Latest Technologies in Breast Cancer Detection

The conventional 2D mammography screening for breast cancer has recently been replaced by several new, more accurate screening methods that can guarantee early detection of breast cancer. The two 3D screening alternatives that have been approved by the FDA include the state of the art GE Healthcare SenoClaire, and the Selenia Dimensions 3D System. The…

Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System by Cardiovascular Systems: Class I Recall – Sheath May Fracture During Use
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Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System by Cardiovascular Systems: Class I Recall – Sheath May Fracture During Use

Cardiovascular Systems is recalling certain lots of the Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems, model number DPB-125MICRO145 (Part number 7-10003), because they may contain defective saline sheaths that could fracture during use. If this happens, fragments of the sheath could possibly block blood vessels. There are no reported patient injuries to date. Affected lot numbers:…

CardioMEMS heart monitoring system approved
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CardioMEMS heart monitoring system approved

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, today announced that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) for the CardioMEMS(TM) HF System. St. Paul, Minn.: The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved heart failure…

Jawbone adds food-tracking to its wristbands
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Jawbone adds food-tracking to its wristbands

San Francisco: Jawbone, maker of wireless headsets and wristbands, is pushing a new food-tracking service it hopes will catch on with health-conscious weight-watchers. In a move to grow its share of the nascent wearables market, the San Francisco-based company on Wednesday introduced new features to its main wearable gadget, called Up. Jawbone Up users can…

iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare
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iPad Used As Medical Device, Huge Success For Apple In Healthcare

The use of Apple’s (AAPL) iPads in the medical world is nothing new. For example, medical device maker Medtronic (MDT) widely uses iPads for delivering its technologies to physicians and patients worldwide. The company has developed a number of in-house apps for iPads in order to access information, improve efficiency, and enhance customer engagement. However,…

Nano-Mechanical sensors detect cancer from breath
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Nano-Mechanical sensors detect cancer from breath

2014: An array of functionalised membrane-type surface stress sensors (MSS) distinguishes cancer patients from healthy people through a signature response to breath samples. Cancer is the cause of 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, and early diagnosis can significantly improve survival rates. A collaboration of researchers in Switzerland and Japan has developed portable cancer detection units…

HiTech blood Analyzer introduced in Pakistan
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HiTech blood Analyzer introduced in Pakistan

S. Ejaz Ud Din & Co. organized a Scientific Program CME on the latest technology for Hematology (Blood) Analyzers, created by Sysmex. The guest speakers at the event were Dr Tahir Shamsi – Head of National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplant (NIBD & BMT), Mr Shen Yiru – Manager Marketing of Sysmex…

Cyber knife – Free Cancer cure with latest technology in Karachi
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Cyber knife – Free Cancer cure with latest technology in Karachi

For treating a deadly disease like Cancer at Jinnah hospital Karachi, the Patient Aid Foundation is operating a state-of-the-art facility with the world’s most expensive medical technology – Cyber-Knife. This cutting edge machine is providing Free-of-Cost treatment to numerous poor cancer patients everyday. This is the first of it’s kind initiative. Even some of the…

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