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6 Key Lessons MedTech Manufacturers Can Learn from Innovation Leaders

December 17, 2014 9:00 pm | by Lukas Zdrazil, Landor Associates | Blogs | Comments

For decades, the medtech industry has been driven by innovation. Now, companies that historically have relied merely on incremental product innovation need to find new ways to satisfy increasing customer demands. As profit margins in the sector are declining...

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Rugged AC Motor Speed Control

December 17, 2014 4:51 pm | by Bodine Electric Company | Product Releases | Comments

Bodine Electric Company’s newest variable speed AC motor speed control is simple to set up and operate, and it features an extremely rugged NEMA-4X / IP-65 enclosure. The control is ideal for stand-alone AC gearmotor applications that require controlled acceleration, adjustable operating speed or reverse operation. Typical applications include conveyor systems,...

November/December 2014 Digital Edition

December 17, 2014 2:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue, the cover feature is the annual Perspectives “What’s Ahead” piece. We’ve reached out to an array of industry professionals and gotten their opinions about what the medtech community can expect in 2015. We received responses from...

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Touch Panel Recognizes Up to 10 Touch Points Simultaneously

December 17, 2014 11:29 am | by Grayhill | Grayhill, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Instinct touch panel is capable of recognizing up to 10 touch points simultaneously. These optically bonded devices resolve image readability problems - along with details regarding other issues resolved by this technology - and efficiencies it provides. The touch panels enable hospital personnel to see more clearly, act more quickly, instinctively and precisely with extraordinarily high...

Virtual Reality Can Enhance Healthcare

December 17, 2014 11:16 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

In his TEDMED 2014 talk, Howard Rose, President of Firsthand Technology, describes how virtual reality can unlock the innate human power to prevent and recover from illness...            

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How Stroke Survivors Could Benefit from Video Games

December 17, 2014 10:52 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customized to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own...

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How Video Game Design Can Effect Change in Health Behavior

December 17, 2014 10:47 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, Brian Primack, Clinician, Professor, and Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, sheds light on how principles learned from video game design can be used to create effective changes in health behavior...

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Imaging Catheter for Treatment of Heart Disease Could Reduce Cardiac Intervention Complications

December 17, 2014 10:28 am | by RTI International | News | Comments

An emerging 3D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations. Developed by RTI International, the catheter contains an ultrasound microarray made using semiconductor circuit...

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New Technology Reprograms Skin Fibroblasts for a New Role

December 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

As the main component of connective tissue in the body, fibroblasts are the most common type of cell. Taking advantage of that ready availability, scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute...

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Infographic: Outsourcing in the Development of Medical Devices

December 17, 2014 10:11 am | by Eileen Whitmore, Art Director, and Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

MDT sent out a survey to readers focused on their experience with outsourcing in the development of medical devices. The following infographic reflects their responses to a number of questions related to the topic. For additional insight...

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What Do You Mean You Aren’t Outsourcing?

December 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When I started covering this industry more than 15 years ago, using outsourcing service providers was something that was done sparingly and much less of a common practice when compared to today. Medical device manufacturers were not ready...

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How to Choose the Right Couplings for Plastic Tubing

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by Tearssa Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, LinkTech Couplings | LinkTech Couplings | Articles | Comments

Quick disconnect couplings are used by many different industries and applications that use plastic tubing. It can be very difficult to decide which type of connector would work best with your application. Quick and easy couplings are produced...

Custom Manufactured Keypad Graphics

December 17, 2014 9:29 am | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured keypad graphics that feature imagery which looks like embossing to provide the clear, visual indication of active keys are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Keypad Graphic Overlays feature detailed dimensional imagery that looks like real embossing and provides a clear, visual indication of active key areas without emboss...

Reduce and/or Combine Components to Cut Molding Costs

December 17, 2014 7:30 am | by Kelly Peterson, New Product Development Manager, JunoPacific | JunoPacific, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Molded-in seals, hermetic seals (LIM), multiple components assembled in-mold, anti-microbial additives, RFID tags, electrical conductivity. The ability to micro-mold components is continually driving the miniaturization of implantable and...

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Thermal Imager Camera

December 16, 2014 8:30 pm | by Sierra-Olympic Technologies | Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra-Olympic Technologies introduces the Viento 640 camera family. The Viento 640 follows the earlier introduction of the Viento 320 products. The new Viento thermal imager features a 640 x 480 x 17 um uncooled vanadium oxide FPA in either a 30 Hz version, or a 9 Hz version for easier...

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