Tag: FDA

Ways to glow in the dark

Because of a regulatory Catch-22, the airport X-ray scanners have escaped the oversight required for X-ray machines used in doctors’ offices and hospitals. The reason is that the scanners do not have a medical purpose, so the FDA cannot subject them to the rigorous evaluation it applies to medical devices. So I’ve got to make…

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iPhone Glucose Monitor

The FDA approved a glucose monitor that plugs into the iPhone, showing that mobile devices are increasingly become health-monitoring tools. Developed by Sanofi and AgaMatrix, the iBGStar is the first blood glucose monitoring system to connect directly to the iPhone or iPod Touch, allowing people with diabetes to quickly test glucose levels and get immediate…

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