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Have a Clear Cost Benefit

November 4, 2014 8:30 am | by Eric Sugalski, Founder, Boston Device Development | Boston Device Development | Blogs | Comments

The new reality of medical devices is that improved outcomes can no longer justify increased healthcare costs. In the changing healthcare landscape, new medical devices must offer a cost benefit, meaning that the economic value derived from adoption...

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Texturing Prospective with Ultrasonically Coated Balloon Catheters

November 4, 2014 7:30 am | by Fielding Water, Applications Engineer, Sono-Tek Corp. | Sono-Tek Corporation | Articles | Comments

Drug-coated balloons (DCB) emerged at the crossroads of angioplasty balloons and drug-eluting stents in treating blood vessel obstructions. Intense research continues as medical device manufacturers compete to create better products and processes...

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Lung Cancer Detected in the Blood Long Before Imaged

November 3, 2014 5:02 pm | by INSERM | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Inserm led by Paul Hofman has just made a significant advance in the area of early diagnosis of invasive cancers. In a study which has just been published in the journal PLOS ONE, the team shows that it is possible to detect...

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Step Towards Blood Test for Many Cancer Types

November 3, 2014 4:49 pm | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Scientists have identified more than 800 markers in the blood of cancer patients that could help lead to a single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer in future, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute...

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Check Valves

November 3, 2014 4:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina offers an extensive line of Check Valves available in a variety of styles, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. High-Flow valves feature low flow resistance, low opening pressure, and positive seal against backflow. In-line valves feature low cracking pressure, which determines when the component starts to open; if back pressure is a concern, choose from Qosina’s variety of...

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...

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