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The Pulse: Reading Minds with Google Glass and Walking with Toyota

July 23, 2014 | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair...

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FDA Clearance of Spectranetics’ Peripheral Laser Atherectomy Devices for In-Stent Restenosis

July 24, 2014 9:47 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

The Spectranetics Corporation has announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of their peripheral atherectomy products, Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite, for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). The...

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Novation CV Watch Shows Recent Technology Innovations Could Drive Cardiovascular Product Costs Up by as Much as 35 Percent

July 24, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To help health care organizations better understand trends in the cardiovascular market that could impact patient care and the bottom line, Novation released its Spring 2014 CV Watch, "Innovations in Cardiovascular Devices." The semi-annual...

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Sonosim Livescan Injects Stark Realism into Medical Simulation

July 24, 2014 9:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SonoSim, Inc., a leading provider of ultrasound education and training, announced today the release of SonoSim LiveScan, the first ultrasound simulation technology to transform volunteers and standard mannequins into high-fidelity ultrasound...

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Misonix Enhances its Digital Presence with the Unveiling of its New BoneScalpelT App

July 24, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic...

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Introducing First-of-a-Kind PhysIQ Predictive Analytic Technology for Proactive Health Monitoring

July 24, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PhysIQ has announced the company launch based on its proprietary predictive analytic technology for human physiology. PhysIQ is the first patient-centered predictive analytics platform for both the regulated Healthcare and unregulated Health...

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National Science Foundation Continues Support of Bacterial Robotics' Non-Surgical Tumor Treatment Product Development

July 24, 2014 9:25 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Bacterial Robotics, a biotechnology firm developing ViruBots and BactoBots, announces receipt of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IB award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is effective June 30, 2014...

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Injection Moldable Thermoplastic Composites

July 23, 2014 10:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Piper Plastics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Kyron MAX series from Piper Plastics bridges the performance gap between components produced via standard injection molding compounds and pre-preg lay-up composite materials...

RF Chip Inductors Offer Ceramic or Ferrite Cores

July 23, 2014 10:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Sumida Electronics has launched a new series of 0603-size wire-wound chip inductors, targeting the RF and communications markets. Because they are available with ceramic or ferrite core construction, an exceptionally wide range of inductance values are offered within the series...

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How to Sort Out Innovation, Value, and Value Chains for Medical Devices

July 23, 2014 2:09 pm | by Annelies Tjebbes, QA Specialist/Biomedical Engineer, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

A vital question to ponder before diving head first into medical device innovation is: For whom should we be creating value? Is it best to focus on value creation for patients? For doctors? For hospital purchasing departments? In the world of...

New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

July 23, 2014 2:01 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

During a traditional total knee replacement, the surgeon must remove the “island” of bone to which the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are attached. The new knee features a shape that protects that...

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Detecting Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Its Earliest Stages

July 23, 2014 1:41 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. Those clumps suggest the athletes had a disease called chronic traumatic...  

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Research Brings Us Nearer to Understanding How Neuro Cells Turn Cancerous

July 23, 2014 12:07 pm | by University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Scientists from the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York with the help of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have completed research which for the first time brings us nearer to understanding...

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TIA Submits Digital Healthcare Comments to House Energy and Commerce Committee

July 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted input  to the House Energy and Commerce Committee in response to its...

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Unbreak My Heart

July 23, 2014 11:44 am | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish. The novel approach: They combine high-speed...

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Faking Allergy Tests

July 23, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty...

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