This Week in Devices [9/21/12]: Medical Device Company Conducts Illegal Human Testing; GOP vs. the Device Tax; The 10 Richest People in Medicine; A Low-Cost, Point-of-Care Liver Test, Diagnosing Ear Infections With an iPhone

This Week in Devices [9/21/12]: Medical Device Company Conducts Illegal Human Testing; GOP vs. the Device Tax; The 10 Richest People in Medicine; A Low-Cost, Point-of-Care Liver Test, Diagnosing Ear Infections With an iPhone

The Horror of Synthes

  • The story of medical device company Synthes and its decision to conduct illegal tests on humans.
    Source: CNN

Republicans Attack the Device Tax

  • The National Republican Congressional Committee claims the device tax will send more medical device jobs to China and Mexico.
    Source: NRCC

The 10 Richest People Medicine

  • Forbes' 400 Richest in America list reveals the 10 richest people working in healthcare and medical devices.
    Source: Business Insider

First Low-Cost, Paper-Based, Point-of-Care Liver Function Test

  • A new postage stamp-sized, paper-based device could provide a simple and reliable way to monitor for liver damage at a cost of only pennies per test,
    Source: Medical News Today

An iPhone Attachment for Diagnosing Ear Infections

  • A new pediatric medical device being developed by Georgia Tech and Emory University could make life easier for every parent who has rushed to the doctor with a child screaming from an ear infection.
    Source: Medical Xpress