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Multi-Purpose Swabs

November 3, 2014 4:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina offers a wide selection of high quality and economical single-use swabs, in addition to its extensive line of single-use components. These products can be used for countless applications in the medical, biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, optical, electronic, industrial, cosmetic, and dermatological industries. Available in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes, these swabs are...

Laser Machining Scanner System

November 3, 2014 4:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The highly repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors used on the AGV-HPO scanner systems can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view. With the extremely low thermal gain drift performance of the position transducers, complex, high-density laser machining applications will maintain consistent micron-level feature placement accuracy over the...

Microminiature, Side-Actuated Detect Switches

November 3, 2014 4:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has developed a new series of microminiature, side-actuated detect switches with an ultra low board-mounted profile. The HDP Series switches measure just...

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Custom Interventional Catheter Assemblies

November 3, 2014 4:30 pm | by MDT Staff | High Speed Interconnects | Product Releases | Comments

High Speed Interconnects has recently announced the capability to create custom, micro-miniature interventional catheter assemblies with fine wire, direct-to-board terminations down to 0.175 mm pitch. This enhanced capability provides medical device companies seeking less invasive and more stable solutions the opportunity to further reduce the size of their catheterization products. With app...

Improving Confidence after Breast Cancer with 'Invisible Tattoos'

November 3, 2014 4:28 pm | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Invisible tattoos could replace the permanent dark ink tattoos used to ensure that breast cancer patients having radiotherapy are treated in exactly the same spot during each session, according to results from a pilot study to be presented...

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Cancer Cells Leave 'Fingerprints' in Blood

November 3, 2014 4:15 pm | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference next week...

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Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: The Roles of FDA v. CMS

November 3, 2014 2:03 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

FDA recently 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 guidances...

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Blood Test for Blindness

November 3, 2014 1:37 pm | by PATH | News | Comments

A new test will accelerate global progress toward eliminating onchocerciasis, a leading cause of preventable blindness in Africa. PATH, an international nonprofit health organization, announced the availability of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 rapid test...

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Reversing Time Improves Imaging of Cancerous Tissues

November 3, 2014 1:32 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

As a child, it was fascinating to put a flashlight up to our palms to see the light shine through the hand. Washington University in St. Louis engineers are using a similar idea to track movement inside the body's tissues to improve imaging of cancerous tissues...

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Membranes with Adjustable Holes Resemble Swiss Cheese

November 3, 2014 1:21 pm | by University of Twente | News | Comments

The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese’ structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by...

Doctors Step into Patients' Shoes with New Wearable Tech

November 3, 2014 12:02 pm | by Royal Holloway, University of London | News | Comments

A pioneering piece of technology will allow users to experience the world through the eyes of a person with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease- which could revolutionize the way carers and medical staff treat people with the degenerative condition...

Universal Scaffolding from Nanotubes

November 3, 2014 10:57 am | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that single-wall carbon nanotubes could be used as universal scaffolding...

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3D Bioprinting Helps Create a Better In Vitro Breast Cancer Model

November 3, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas Medical Center research team has made a stunning breakthrough in breast cancer research using revolutionary 3D bioprinting technology being marketed and developed by Nano3D Biosciences (n3D), a joint venture partner of Rainbow Coral Corp...

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First Surgical Implant of Minimally Invasive Interspinous Device Performed

November 3, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced the first surgical implant of the company's ZIP ULTRA™ Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein...

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Valencia Technologies Unveils New Medical Device and Crowdfunding Offering

November 3, 2014 10:34 am | by Valencia Technologies | News | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation launched a crowdfunding campaign on November 3 2014 on its website sharing with the public its technology financials issued and pending patents and its business plans. Company to take in funds for the $30M offering...

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