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Mauna Kea’s Cellvizio Approved for Category 1 CPT Codes

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PARIS, March 13, 2012 – Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA, FR0010609263), the leader in the endomicroscopy market, announced that the American Medical Associaton’s (AMA) CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Editorial Panel has approved three Category I codes to cover use of Cellvizio in the gastrointestnal tract.

Cellvizio, the world’s smallest microscope, is the frst system designed to provide live cellular-level images of internal human tissues during endoscopic procedures. Read More

4 Reasons Patients Aren’t Managing Their Care

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It’s no secret successful healthcare only works with well-engaged patients. But, whether it’s a lack of usable technology or unproven theories, recent research has shown patients are still not interested in managing their care.

Steve Krupa, managing member at healthcare investment firm PSILOS, outlines four reasons why patients aren’t managing their healthcare. Read More

VeraLight: Diagnostic Tool Uses Light to Determine Diabetes Risk

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Until now, drawing blood has been an unavoidable component of being tested for prediabetes and diabetes. Nobody enjoys the process, and it probably makes many people shy away from undergoing diagnosis at all.

But all that could change with the advent of a new diagnostic device that involves no pricks, no blood draw, no fasting, and no waiting for lab results. It is already approved for use in Canada and Europe, and it is being evaluated as an investigational tool in the United States. Read More