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What Do You Mean You Aren’t Outsourcing?

December 17, 2014 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When I started covering this industry more than 15 years ago, using outsourcing service providers was something that was done sparingly and much less of a common practice when compared to today. Medical device manufacturers were not ready...

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Lower Cost, Faster Speed to Market, Better Component Consistency

December 18, 2014 7:30 am | by New Product Development Team, Ci Medical | Blogs | Comments

Many new features and functionality are being introduced every month. The medical molding industry has incorporated laser bar coding and laser etching for component identification. We have molded RFID tags directly into the walls of a device...

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New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury

December 17, 2014 10:39 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new technology that can assess the location and impact of a brain injury merely by tracking the eye movements of patients as they watch music videos for less than four minutes, according to a study...

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Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 9:58 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to less expensive and more portable technology...

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Wirelessly Charged Microchip Expands Opportunities for Implantables

December 17, 2014 9:51 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In their quest to integrate microchip technology with internal medical devices, a team of Stanford engineers, led by Professor Ada Poon, and John Ho, electrical engineering student, have invented a groundbreaking solution for wirelessly charging devices implanted in the body...

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Key Method for Manipulating Cells in Engineered Tissues Developed

December 17, 2014 9:33 pm | by Carnegie Mellon | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Adam Feinberg and his colleagues have developed a new method to control how cells organize themselves on surfaces, a key process required for building and interfacing muscle tissue with medical devices such as coronary stents...

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Microwave Imaging of the Breast

December 17, 2014 9:23 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Although currently available diagnostic screening systems for breast cancer like X-ray computed tomography (CT) and mammography are effective at detecting early signs of tumors, they are far from perfect, subjecting patients to ionizing radiation and sometimes...

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New Findings from Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Project Published

December 17, 2014 9:09 pm | by Anita Srikameswaran, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes ...

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Adding Value beyond Technological Innovation

December 17, 2014 9:00 pm | by Lukas Zdrazil, Landor Associates | Blogs | Comments

For decades, the MedTech industry has been driven by innovation. Now, companies that historically have relied merely on incremental product innovation need to find new ways to satisfy increasing customer demands. As profit margins in the sector are declining...

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November/December 2014 Digital Edition

December 17, 2014 2:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue, the cover feature is the annual Perspectives “What’s Ahead” piece. We’ve reached out to an array of industry professionals and gotten their opinions about what the medtech community can expect in 2015. We received responses from...

Touch Panel Recognizes Up to 10 Touch Points Simultaneously

December 17, 2014 11:29 am | by Grayhill | Grayhill, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Instinct touch panel is capable of recognizing up to 10 touch points simultaneously. These optically bonded devices resolve image readability problems - along with details regarding other issues resolved by this technology - and efficiencies it provides. The touch panels enable hospital personnel to see more clearly, act more quickly, instinctively and precisely with extraordinarily high...

Virtual Reality Can Enhance Healthcare

December 17, 2014 11:16 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

In his TEDMED 2014 talk, Howard Rose, President of Firsthand Technology, describes how virtual reality can unlock the innate human power to prevent and recover from illness...            

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How Video Game Design Can Effect Change in Health Behavior

December 17, 2014 10:47 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, Brian Primack, Clinician, Professor, and Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, sheds light on how principles learned from video game design can be used to create effective changes in health behavior...

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Infographic: Outsourcing in the Development of Medical Devices

December 17, 2014 10:11 am | by Eileen Whitmore, Art Director, and Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

MDT sent out a survey to readers focused on their experience with outsourcing in the development of medical devices. The following infographic reflects their responses to a number of questions related to the topic. For additional insight...

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How to Choose the Right Couplings for Plastic Tubing

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by Tearssa Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, LinkTech Couplings | LinkTech Couplings | Articles | Comments

Quick disconnect couplings are used by many different industries and applications that use plastic tubing. It can be very difficult to decide which type of connector would work best with your application. Quick and easy couplings are produced...

Custom Manufactured Keypad Graphics

December 17, 2014 9:29 am | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured keypad graphics that feature imagery which looks like embossing to provide the clear, visual indication of active keys are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Keypad Graphic Overlays feature detailed dimensional imagery that looks like real embossing and provides a clear, visual indication of active key areas without emboss...

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