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Is Your New Mobile Health App Secure in 2015?

January 30, 2015 8:30 am | by David Surber, VP of Medical Products, TÜV Rheinland | Blogs | Comments

It is estimated that 500 million smartphone users worldwide will use healthcare applications in 2015 – from using the phone to detect glaucoma in the eye to taking cardiac measurements. The users include healthcare professionals, consumers, and...

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Detecting Concussions and Other Brain Injuries

January 29, 2015 4:21 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Neurosurgeon and PhD researcher Uzma Samadani is the cofounder of Oculogica, a neurodiagnostic company that specializes in using eye-tracking technology to detect concussions and other brain injuries that are invisible to radiologic scans. She...

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Building Ontario’s Most Gender-Diverse Engineering Class

January 29, 2015 4:11 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The first-year class of engineering students at the University of Toronto is 30 percent women, a record number for both the university and the province. National numbers, expected later this year, could show University of Toronto as Canada’s most...

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Hybrid Servo Cables

January 29, 2015 3:18 pm | by Lapp Usa Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Lapp Group has developed two new hybrid servo cables designed to meet the requirements of the emerging HIPERFACE DSL control architecture. The OLFLEX SERVO FD 7DSL features a polyurethane jacket for use in cable tracks, while the OLFLEX SERVO 7DSL from Lapp is PVC...

3D-Printed Heart Helps Treat Child’s Rare Condition

January 29, 2015 2:04 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Dr. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used the printed model to strategize how best to treat Esther Perez, a young patient with a rare type of ventricular septal defect. Perez went in for surgery in November...

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Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) System

January 29, 2015 1:43 pm | by Depuy Spine | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its SYNAPSETM Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) System with posterior cervical screws, the first time cervical screws have been indicated for use

Pump Components

January 29, 2015 1:38 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials Seals and Bearings | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials’ Seals and Bearings business highlights their pump components applicable to variety of applications and industries. Morgan offers a selection of high performance axial and radial bearings, seal face components, rotors and vanes, in a range of sizes and compositions. The pump components are manufactured from specialized formulations of carbon/graphite and silicon...

Engineered Metal Solutions

January 29, 2015 1:03 pm | by ATW Companies | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies Inc., a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components and services, will be highlighting its leadership in engineered metal solutions for medical devices at the MD&M West Exposition, Booth #3154, February 10-12, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim...

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If A Single Neuron Fires in the Brain, Will Anyone See It?

January 29, 2015 11:12 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Let me introduce Andy Gotshalk, CEO of Blackrock NeuroMed. With almost 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, Gotshalk began as a field service engineer, rising through the ranks to become the Sales/Operation manager for the...

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Case Study: CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ

January 29, 2015 10:28 am | by Electron Beam Engineering, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When the medical device manufacturer ZELTIQ had trouble producing its new fat-freezing product for the CoolSculpting process, they brought it to Electron Beam Engineering, Inc. (EBE)to help solve the issue. The device - a liquid-cooled heat...

Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

January 29, 2015 10:17 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now. The study - appearing in Scientific Reports, an online journal...

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Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

January 29, 2015 10:09 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

New research out of NYU Langone Medical Center could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussion and quantifying its severity. Neuroscientists and concussion experts from NYU Langone and elsewhere... 

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Designing Tailored Tissue 'Glue'

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications. Many efforts are under way to create new tissue glues that...

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Ultrasound Platform for Real-Time Treatment Monitoring

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ultrasound technologies and all the...

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Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies from Saliva

January 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) | News | Comments

Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow...

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