Stem Cells Show Promise in Growing New Hair

Stem Cells

In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss. In the United States alone, more than 40 million men and 21 million women are affected…

Diabetics Have Impaired Wound Healing from Dental Work

Wound Healing

One of the most troubling complications of diabetes is its effect on wound healing. Roughly 15 percent of diabetics will suffer from a non-healing wound in their lifetime. In some cases, these open ulcers on the skin lead to amputations. For years, researchers have investigated the reasons for problems with wound healing in diabetics. And…

Stock Market Shows Skepticism Towards Philips HealthTech After Volcano Acquisition

Volcano

Investors sent Royal Philips ($PHG) down 5% after it disclosed its 2014 earnings report. Analysts on the call clearly remained unconvinced that the $1.2 billion acquisition of catheter-based imaging company Volcano announced in mid-December would help the company. It’s in the midst of making the transition to being solely focused on HealthTech, a combination of…

ECA Medical Instruments Develops First Disposable Spinal Instrument Fixation Kit

ECA Medical Instruments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ECA Medical Instruments, the leading designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and procedural kits, developed the industry’s first fully disposable spine implant fixation instrument kit to gain FDA approval, the company announced today. The industry-first disposable spine implant fixation kit has been granted FDA 510(k) approval to be…