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Listening to Medical Devices to Enhance Healthcare

June 30, 2015 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The wearables revolution is still going strong. (Personally, I’m anxiously awaiting the big kickoff of the implantables revolution. Oh, it’s coming folks, you watch!) In fact, many people have multiple wearables, especially those tied to...

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Lego Robot Simulates Breathing for Sensor Testing

July 1, 2015 10:32 am | by Novelda AS | News | Comments

Novelda, a developer and manufacturer of adaptive smart sensors, is offering a robot design created from Lego to support the testing of its advanced sensor modules. A new blog and video on Novelda’s website features its XeThru Bot, which...

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Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 9:38 am | by EMBO | News | Comments

Researchers in the United Kingdom and Denmark have studied the "see-through" larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer. Live imaging shows neutrophils, the protective inflammatory cells of the body's immune system...

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Clot-Removal Devices Now Recommended for Some Stroke Patients

July 1, 2015 9:26 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain...

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Miniature Pump Regulates Internal Ocular Pressure

July 1, 2015 9:07 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer researchers are developing an implantable...

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5 Things You Missed in Infection Control

June 30, 2015 4:02 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Blogs | Comments

Walking away from the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2015 national conference, I couldn’t help but think of all the dedication and science invested in every corner of healthcare. Everywhere I turned...

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Microarray Device Makes Chemotherapy More Personalized and Efficient

June 30, 2015 3:50 pm | by University of Florida Health | News | Comments

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable. The miniaturized platform, known as a microarray, uses patients’ cancer cells to test various doses...

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'Pulse' Technology May Replenish Skin's Collagen

June 30, 2015 1:33 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Americans spend over $10 billion a year on products and surgery in their quest to find a "fountain of youth," with little permanent success. Botulinum toxin -- notably Botox -- which smoothes lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate the aging face...

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Wireless 5 Axis Rotary Tombstone

June 30, 2015 1:20 pm | by KME CNC | Product Releases | Comments

The First 5 Axis Wireless Rotary Tombstone! In today's environment, 5 axis has become a necessity. It helps push shops towards limitless capabilities. KME CNC's new five axis tombstone configuration has advanced even further. It now allows shops to do 5 axis machining wirelessly. They can now upgrade all of their existing horizontal equipment to 5 axis machining with even lesser limitations....

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Platelet-like Particles Boost Clotting, Slow Bleeding

June 30, 2015 1:07 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

NIBIB-supported researchers have created tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic injury or in individuals with impaired clotting...

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Industrial Laser Marking Systems

June 30, 2015 12:40 pm | by LNA Laser | Product Releases | Comments

LNA has been appointed as a Fanuc Robotics Authorized Integrator to provide customers with automated, high speed Laser Marking solutions. Fanuc is a world leader in robotic automation. Combined with LNA’s...

'Fingerprinting' Our Sense of Smell

June 30, 2015 12:14 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Each of us has, in our nose, about six million smell receptors of around four hundred different types. The distribution of these receptors varies from person to person - so much so that each person's sense of smell may be unique. In research...

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0.80mm Pitch Low Profile, High Density Interposers

June 30, 2015 12:04 pm | by Samtec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s newly released Z-Ray one piece arrays are ultra-low profile, high density and highly customizable. These compression contact arrays are used as interposers or integrated into connector housings...

Touch-Based 'Language' Lets Visually Impaired See Colors

June 30, 2015 11:00 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

A Portuguese designer named Filipa Nogueira Pires has devised a language similar to Braille, in order that those who can't easily perceive color can "see" it by touching raised shapes attached to objects. The language is called the "Feelipa Color Code"...

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225W AC-DC Supply

June 30, 2015 10:05 am | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced the EPL225 series of high efficiency open frame AC-DC power supplies approved for industrial, IT and medical applications. The series comprises seven single-output models that offer...

Patient Access to Cardiovascular Devices Delayed by Bureaucracy

June 30, 2015 10:05 am | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | News | Comments

Patients are experiencing significant delays in access to approved cardiovascular devices due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, reveals a Devices White Paper from the Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) published today in European Heart Journal...

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