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Reversing Blindness and Eliminating Deafness

October 24, 2014 10:59 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth...

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Diamonds Offer Potential for Enhanced Imaging, Drug Delivery

October 24, 2014 10:34 am | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

Nanodiamonds are very small particles (a thousand times smaller than human hair) and because of their low toxicity they can be used as a carrier to transport drugs inside cells. They also show huge promise as an alternative to the organic...

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New Blood Vessel Grown in Just 7 Days

October 24, 2014 10:23 am | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from Sahlgrenska Acadedmy...

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Genetically Engineered Endonuclease

October 24, 2014 10:21 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DENARASE endonuclease offered by Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a leading global supplier to the biopharmaceutical industry, is a genetically engineered endonuclease from Serratia marcescens and used in purification processes of biological molecules. Because of its high activity and ease of use, DENARASE is often utilized in production of viruses and virus-like particles. The enzyme can be added...

Why Micron-Scale Flex Circuits Can Perform Where Other Circuits Can’t

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Metrigraphics | Metrigraphics, LLC | Articles | Comments

When that call comes in there are only a few companies in the world who can handle it. In fact, the circuits often have feature sizes ranging from three to ten microns and can consist of six or more layers. At Metrigraphics, we call them ultra-miniature...

Don't Leave It Until the Last Minute

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Scott Levy, Senior Packaging Editor, DDL Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The “Just-in-Time” mentality that has become more pervasive within the medical device industry has also resulted in many more package validation testing projects being rushed and left to the last minute. This situation can pose a significant...

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BLDC Flat Motors

October 24, 2014 5:43 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Where high precision is essential and space is tight, BLDC flat motors of the DF45 series from Nanotec, headquartered in Feldkirchen near Munich/Germany, are the solution of choice. These 16-pin outrunners have a standard diameter of 45 mm, and size L has a length of 27 mm and a nominal output of 65 watts. Nanotec has now expanded the series to include sizes S and M with outer lengths of 18 mm...

Programmable Biological Circuits Could Detect and Kill Cancer Cells, or Grow Healthy Ones

October 23, 2014 4:48 pm | by Fabio Bergamin, Research, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be integrated into cells to change their functions. In the future, such developments could...

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Examining Medical Device Regulation and Innovation

October 23, 2014 4:25 pm | by California Healthcare Institute | News | Comments

California Healthcare Institute (CHI) today unveiled a report that provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device review times. Working with the FDA, CHI examined a number of issues that directly...

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MusicGlove: Hand Rehabilitation Through Music and Gaming

October 23, 2014 4:19 pm | by Flint Rehabilitation Devices | News | Comments

Flint Rehabilitation Devices today introduced MusicGlove, the world’s first FDA approved, clinically validated hand rehabilitation device that uses music and gaming to make therapy fun and effective for the over six million people with stroke or other...

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NFC Power in a Pin-Sized Package

October 23, 2014 3:11 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

In a recent blog, I highlighted a rapidly charging battery technology that was being developed for electric vehicles, but would certainly have applications in the medical device space as well. Unfortunately, that technology is not here yet, and...

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Compact White Light LED Source for Fluorescence Imaging Applications

October 23, 2014 10:50 am | by MDT Staff | Excelitas Technologies Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonics solutions today announced the X-Cite 110LED – a new compact white light LED source for fluorescence imaging applications...

Diagnosing Fungal Pneumonia with a Breath Test

October 23, 2014 10:45 am | by Infectious Diseases Society of America | News | Comments

Many different microbes can cause pneumonia, and treatment may be delayed or off target if doctors cannot tell which bug is the culprit. A novel approach—analyzing a patient's breath for key chemical compounds made by the infecting microbe...

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How Do We Make the Breast Pump ‘Not Suck’?

October 23, 2014 10:28 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

When I read the recent news item about MIT’s “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon,” I thought it couldn’t have come at a more relevant time in my life. Having just had a baby under seven months ago, and trying to continue a regular...

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A Virtually Effortless Doctor's Visit

October 23, 2014 10:19 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The doctor is in! Virtually, that is, in the confines of your phone or computer screen. Companies like HealthTap are now providing virtual house calls to patients who may not be able to schedule a same day appointment. These companies...

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