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April 17, 2014

Vol. 11 No. 76

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NICE Wants More Evidence of ReCell Spray-On Skin System’s Benefits

The consultation period will be open until May 19, with the advisory committee meeting again in July. Read More

Medicrea Launches UNiD Patient-Specific Spinal Rod in Europe

French devicemaker Medicrea announced the launch of its UNiD patient-specific osteosynthesis spinal rod system in Europe. Read More

Liberia Gets Lab to Test Ebola, Lassa Fever

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has established a laboratory in Margibi County at the Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research to test for Ebola and Lassa fever. Read More

Pressure Sensors to Help Prevent Pain for Amputees

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor, dubbed a “second skin,” which they say could prevent dangerous sores. Read More

New Warnings for Medtronic’s Paradigm Insulin Pumps

Australian healthcare regulators issued renewed warnings to patients using Medtronic’s Paradigm insulin pumps, cautioning that an accidental button-press may result in a potentially dangerous overdose. Read More

Boston Scientific Lands FDA Approval for Next-Gen Heart Devices

Boston Scientific won FDA approval for its newest suite of cardiac devices, including next-generation defibrillators and heart failure devices. Read More

Lab-Grown Esophagus Could Aid Cancer Patients

Doctors have implanted bio-engineered tracheas in patients, and researchers have experimented with growing bladders and kidneys. Read More

Israeli Mom’s Invention Gets Cerebral Palsy Kids Walking

A Jerusalem child named Rotem was the inspiration for an invention that allows mobility-challenged little ones to experience walking while tethered to an adult. Read More