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Implant Could Eliminate Reading Glasses

October 20, 2014 | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

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Ultra-Low Profile Top-Actuated Tactile Switches

October 20, 2014 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of surface mount ultra low profile top-actuated tactile switches with extended operating lifecycles up to 500,000. The switches measure just 3.7mm x 3.7mm with a board-mounted profile of 0.35mm. The PTS 540 Series tactile switches are RoHS...

Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 20, 2014 4:39 pm | by AnthroTronix | News | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

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Blood Test for Relapsing Kidney Disease

October 20, 2014 4:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Test could help prevent kidney failure In patients with an autoimmune disease that often involves the kidneys, monitoring the blood for autoantibodies may help doctors predict the chance of relapse. The findings are from a study appearing...

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Virtual Tech Offers Mental Health Treatment in Space

October 20, 2014 2:06 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form...

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25 Testing Innovations Critical to IVD Market Growth

October 20, 2014 1:55 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

New test innovations will be the source of revenue growth in the in vitro diagnostic test industry, especially as companies struggle with reimbursement challenges, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market researcher listed more than 25 testing innovations...

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Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

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iPhone Ophthalmoscope Rivals Traditional Methods for Diabetic Eye Disease Monitoring

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 118th annual meeting...

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iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:49 am | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting...

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Tear Duct Implant Reduces Pain and Inflammation in Cataract Patients

October 20, 2014 10:01 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented at AAO 2014...

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Analog Mass Flow Meter

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the new SFM3100, Sensirion is offering a mass flow meter that fulfills varying respiration requirements in emergency care, intensive care medicine and home care. It is suitable for inspiration applications as well as for mixing...

Protecting Implantable Neurostimulation Devices

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Dick Molin, Sr. Medical Market Specialist, SCS Coatings | Specialty Coating Systems | Articles | Comments

Neurostimulation, which was developed decades ago primarily for treating spinal cord injuries, has expanded over the years to alleviate or control various medical conditions, including epilepsy, chronic pain, bladder or fecal incontinence...

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Lightweight Servo Drives

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Weighing 8.5 grams and capable of outputting 10A peak and 5A continuous µZ’s are the smallest off-the-shelf servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls. Pronounced ‘Micro-Z’ these plug-in drives are designed for embedded applications in a wide range...

Leverage a Quality Function Deployment Tool

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager, Parker Hannifin | Blogs | Comments

I personally subscribe to the concept that 80% of the cost optimization opportunity of any product is frozen at the point of the design freeze, leaving only 20% of the opportunity to be addressed through conventional cost reduction efforts...

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Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: Labs Acting Like IVD Manufacturers

October 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, FDA released its two draft guidances on the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDT): Framework for Regulatory Oversight of LDTs and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for LDTs. With the release of these...

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First Use of Intuitive Surgical’s Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver

October 17, 2014 4:21 pm | by Mercy Medical Center | News | Comments

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, became the first surgeon in the world to successfully perform a minimally-invasive hysterectomy...

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