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Smartphone-based diagnostic device could deliver quick, at-home lab results

Amid a sea of companies creating mobile medical devices, a Philadelphia startup hopes to set itself apart and deliver an innovative product that provides quick, at-home lab diagnostics on a smartphone.

AstraZeneca's new antibiotic comes through in Phase III

AstraZeneca's antibiotic combination treatment beat out standard meropenem in treating complicated infections, the company said, setting the table for a near-term shot at regulatory approval.

Russian scientists close in on drug-delivering nanorobots

Researchers at the Institute of General Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology said their advancement in biocomputing using nanoparticles is a step towards creating drug-delivering nanorobots.  

Hydrogel enables longer graft survival in hand, leg transplant patients

Researchers successfully delivered the immunosuppressant tacrolimus in a self-assembled hydrogel, enabling localized therapy in patients receiving a tissue graft transplant of the leg, hand or face.

Boston Sci to develop two new guidewires with cardiological indications by 2015

Boston Scientific has just announced plans to launch new fractional flow reserve and atherectomy guidewires in 2015 in collaboration with Japanese medical component specialist Asahi Intecc.

Study finds blood-brain barrier opening can be controlled, enabling enhanced drug delivery

Columbia University scientists showed that it is possible to control the size of the blood-brain barrier opening by varying the pressure of an ultrasound beam, a discovery that could herald major breakthroughs in the treatment of neurological diseases.

Sanford-Burnham poaches a GSK exec to bridge academia and Big Pharma

Back in January, the prestigious Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute amended its ethos, promising to more closely marry its work to therapeutic development and become a partner of choice for drugmakers. Now, the 38-year-old organization has chosen the leader to get it there, convincing GlaxoSmithKline's Perry Nisen to take the reins as its new CEO.

Two tests better than one to spot harmful mold infection

Aspergillus is a mold that infects the respiratory system and can lead to serious illness or death in patients with weakened immune systems. Researchers believe they've found the ideal combination of tests for early, effective diagnosis.

Abbott gets $20M from DOD to develop portable concussion test

Abbott Laboratories and the United States Department of Defense are collaborating to develop a test that can be used to assess potential concussions quickly in the field. Abbott's handheld diagnostic i-Stat System is already in use by the military; the test will be developed for use on it.

Reckitt Benckiser chief ahead of the consumer health curve, analysts say

What's that about Bart Becht's shadow? Don't ask Reckitt Benckiser CEO Rakesh Kapoor. He's not living in it.