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Obtaining Robust Ultrasonic Welds for Medical Device Assemblies

April 30, 2015 10:35 am | by Jeffrey Thumm, Charles Aubin, and Benjamin Piecuch, Proven Process Medical Devices; Barbara Donohue, Technical Writer | Proven Process Medical Devices | Articles | Comments

Ultrasonic welding is particularly suited for bonding medical devices because it uses the device material itself to form a bond and does not introduce glues or adhesives into the device. A fast, clean, efficient and repeatable process...


Projection LED

April 30, 2015 10:09 am | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced the P2W 01 LED, a highly reliable addition to its Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips that can be controlled in two separate groups. This provides an integrated solution that, in the event of emergencies...

Torque Inserts

April 30, 2015 9:59 am | by Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Reell has introduced a dual-ended attachment design as an additional mounting-profile option for newly patented TI-300 Series Torque Inserts. The dual-ended attachment version (developed for the TI-340 package) allows use of a single torque insert in an application and results...


Genetic Testing Moves into World of Employee Health

April 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health...


World’s First Multi-Modality Cellular Sensor

April 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The research can have positive impact on semiconductors being used in the development of health care applications, including the more cost-effective development of pharmaceuticals and point-of-care devices and low-cost home-based diagnostics...


Will Bio-Inspired Robots Sniff Out Disease?

April 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

With just a sniff, our noses can detect smells that trigger specific memories, tell us food has gone bad, or even connect us to a potential mate. What if a robot could 'smell' as effectively as we do? In a new study funded by the Human Frontier...


First Miniature Synchrotron Now in Commercial Operation

April 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Lyncean Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. today announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source employing state-of-the-art laser and electron beam technology. The Lyncean CLS was...


'Must-Have' Guide for Endoscope Reprocessing

April 30, 2015 9:27 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

A new standard that compiles information on the reprocessing of flexible and semi-rigid endoscopes from a number of sources into a single volume has made its debut. The standard, titled ANSI/AAMI ST91:2015, Comprehensive guide to flexible and...


Self-Clinching Fasteners

April 30, 2015 9:10 am | by PennEngineering | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

New patented microPEM TackPin Type T4 self-clinching fasteners have been introduced by PennEngineering as ideal hardware solutions for installation into stainless steel or higher-strength aluminum alloy sheets. This latest addition to the microPEM...

Urine Profiles Provide Clues to How Obesity Causes Disease

April 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Being overweight or obese is associated with higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, but the mechanisms connecting body fat and disease are not well understood. The new study, led by Imperial College London, shows that...


A Phone with the Ultimate Macro Feature

April 29, 2015 2:44 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed a device that can turn any...


Using Human Factors Considerations During Device Design

April 29, 2015 2:40 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

When creating medical devices, do manufacturers think enough about the needs of patients and clinical users? If not, what risks does that pose to patients? Presenters at the 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health...


TB Diagnostic Tool May Also Detect TBI

April 29, 2015 2:38 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new detection approach originally developed for tuberculosis diagnostics is being adapted as a tool for determining traumatic brain injury, one of the challenges facing the medical community as it works to treat military and sports figures...


Liquid Injection Molding System

April 29, 2015 2:20 pm | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu’s KEG-2000 series is supplied in two components, which are mixed in a 1:1 ratio to ensure easy and accurate blending with optimized physical and processing properties. Offering “Dynamic Viscosity”, KEG-2000 products exhibit higher viscosity under low shear...

Non-Magnetic RF Contacts and Modules

April 29, 2015 12:30 pm | by Molex | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex has launched a new product family of non-magnetic RF contacts and modules as an extension to its existing line of RF/microwave interconnect solutions. These connectors offer a more affordable price point than non-magnetic versions currently offered by boutique...


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