FDA looks for comments on mobile medical apps; Diagnostics market to surge;

> FDA issues draft guidance on mobile medical apps for handheld devices. The agency plans regulatory oversight on some apps and is taking comments until Oct. 19. Story

> An aging population and technological advancement in devices will help the global diagnostic market surge to $26.6 billion by 2016 from $20.7 billion in 2010, according to a new report. Item

> Columbus, OH-based PercuVision is getting ready to release the second generation of its DirectVision System, which helps address urinary catheter problems. The product's first generation features a light to guide implantation. Now, the company is looking to simplify the features and lower the price. Article

> Boston Scientific will spend $150 million to expand its China presence in medical devices. The company will establish manufacturing facility serving Chinese needs and will develop a training center for Chinese health workers. Release

> Four universities are putting their heads together to develop a prosthetic arm that amputees can control directly with their brains...and can actually feel what they touch. Story

And Finally... An example of a failed DIY medical device. Article