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3D Printing, Stem Cells Blur the Lines of MedTech

July 31, 2015 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Once upon a time, long ago, identifying what we covered in the pages of MDT was a much easier task. There were essentially two “worlds” — the pharmaceutical “world” and the medical device “world.” Sure there were other outlier technologies...

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California and Texas Collaborate to Develop Pediatric Devices

July 31, 2015 2:01 pm | by Graham Randall, Ph.D., CEO, Noninvasix | News | Comments

It has been four years since California’s Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) was established at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of Southern California. Further expanding its reach...

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Not Schrödinger's Cat: NIST PET Phantoms Bring New Accuracy to Medical Scans

July 31, 2015 12:14 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first calibration system for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners directly tied to national measurement...

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Computerized Treatment May Combat PTSD Symptoms

July 31, 2015 12:09 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Some 10-15 percent of combat veterans struggle with wounds invisible to the naked eye: post-traumatic stress. Their lives are ridden with debilitating symptoms: insomnia, flashbacks, depression, anxiety, guilt, and ever-present tension. While...

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Take a Trip Through the Brain

July 31, 2015 10:55 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A new imaging tool developed by Boston scientists could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, published July 30 in the journal Cell, the researchers look inside...

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Gold-Diamond Nanodevice for Hyperlocalized Cancer Therapy

July 31, 2015 10:28 am | by Springer Science+Business Media | News | Comments

Precise targeting biological molecules, such as cancer cells, for treatment is a challenge, due to their sheer size. Now, Taiwanese scientists have proposed an advanced solution, based on a novel combination of previously used techniques...

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Crimping Press

July 31, 2015 10:09 am | by Schleuniger Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new UniCrimp 100 delivers power and precision at a very competitive price. It is a simple and cost effective crimping press that provides high quality performance one would expect from a Schleuniger product. With 20 kN (2.2 tons) of crimping force, the UniCrimp 100 can process wires up to 6 mm2...

Medical Device Manufacturer Agrees to $13.5M Settlement

July 30, 2015 6:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors say a medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the U.S. $13.5 million over allegations of false claims for the company's devices. Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a news release Thursday that California-based NuVasive Inc. agreed this week...

Paralyzed Men Move Legs with New Non-Invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation

July 30, 2015 2:24 pm | by NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering | News | Comments

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National...

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Functional Liver Cells Created from Stem Cells

July 30, 2015 2:16 pm | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering report that they produced large amounts of functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells. "This is quite a revolution...

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Drones Successfully Transport Blood Samples

July 30, 2015 2:11 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel via hobby-sized drones. The investigators say that's promising news for the...

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Colonoscopies of the Future: Adjustable-Focus Endoscope Helps to Reduce Discomfort

July 30, 2015 1:49 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have created an endoscopic probe that delivers adjustable-focus capabilities in a slimmer package. Their findings, published this week in the journal Optics Express, published by The Optical...

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Startups Hold the Keys to MedTech Innovation

July 30, 2015 11:05 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

At the university level, startups are increasingly uncovering needs through their internal observation of hospital environments and analysis of activity within the larger healthcare space, identifying ways to make an impact, responding with the...

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New Computer-Based Technology May Lead to Improvements in Facial Transplantation

July 30, 2015 10:28 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers at Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and...

3D Human Skin Models Could Replace Animal Testing to Assess Dermal Sensitivity to Medical Device

July 30, 2015 10:21 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

New research shows that exposing a 3D human skin tissue model to extracts of medical device materials can detect the presence of sensitizers known to cause an allergic response on contact in some individuals. Conventional skin sensitization...

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Researchers Design First Artificial Ribosome

July 30, 2015 10:16 am | by University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes...

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