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Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 15, 2015 10:11 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. The sensor, which consists of...

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FDA Finalizes Program to Speed Access to Devices for Gravely Ill Patients

April 15, 2015 10:02 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced a program intended to give gravely ill patients earlier access to certain high-risk devices. Designed to help those with conditions for which no treatments exist, or that are serious...

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Lab-on-a-Chip Rapidly Detects Opportunistic Chinese Parasite

April 15, 2015 9:46 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea. For someone with a compromised immune system, it can mean death, following an excruciating, protracted bout of watery...

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UV Light Robot Could Help Stop Spread of 'Superbugs'

April 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? According to new research out of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, that is indeed the case. Chetan Jinadatha, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M...

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Wristband May Help Predict Response to Antidepressants

April 15, 2015 9:33 am | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | News | Comments

A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs such as Prozac. Selective serotonin reuptake...

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MedTech Memoirs: The Pacemaker

April 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The pacemaker’s journey begins in 1932 with American physiologist Albert Hyman. Hyman dubbed his invention the “artificial pacemaker,” a moniker that has stuck with the device to this very day. The behemoth was operated by a hand crank...

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Dimensional Metrology Products Catalog

April 14, 2015 11:22 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has issued a new catalog in print, pdf and online editions, covering the full range of its dimensional metrology products and systems. The full-color print edition contains 612 pages, while the Mahr Digital Catalog is in an easily navigated...

Device Makes Injections Less Painful

April 14, 2015 4:28 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

If the Rice University freshman engineering design team Comfortably Numb has it their way, children will be less fearful and feel less pain when they go to the doctor’s office for a shot. The trio of freshmen has created a device to ease the...

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Ping-Pong Ball Sized Device Provides Pain-Free Blood Tests

April 14, 2015 4:22 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A company with deep roots at UW-Madison wants to make blood sampling less painful and more convenient. Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes...

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Digital Texturing Rapid Prototype Media

April 14, 2015 3:51 pm | by IKONICS Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

IKONICS Corporation, a Duluth-based technology company, known world-wide for its Digital Texturing technologies, has developed an ink jet media for making stretchable, three-dimensional textures that can accelerate 3D rapid prototyping for med...

Hanging Job Ticket Holders

April 14, 2015 3:28 pm | by Vinylenvelop.com | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of standard, off-the shelf hanging clear plastic holders for protecting documents in assembly, MRO, production, and other industrial environments is being introduced by Vinylenvelope.com of Dighton, MA. Vinylenvelope Hanging Tag Protectors are clear flexible vinyl pouches...

Dr. Watson Takes on Diabetes, but Medtronic Is Still Chief-of-Staff

April 14, 2015 3:15 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Today, I’m specifically looking at the announcement made by Medtronic that has the company joining forces with IBM and Watson to enhance the treatment of diabetes. The expected result is personalized diabetes management solutions that...

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Photo Etch Specialty Stainless Steel

April 14, 2015 12:38 pm | by Tech-Etch, Inc. | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tech-Etch manufactures precision thin metal parts from specialty stainless steel alloys like MP35N used in implanted medical devices, Elgiloy used in replacement heart valves, as well as 716 and 420 alloys used for surgical blades. Tech-Etch uses the photo etching process to,...

Toothbrush Training Video Game Employs 'Selfie Assessment'

April 14, 2015 11:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Last year, Brush Up, the toothbrush training game, revealed extraordinary results based on its sensor-enabled bluetooth toothbrush. The hardware provides real-time assessment of brushing performance. At the 2015 HIMSS conference, the game's...

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World's Smallest Pacemaker Receives CE Mark

April 14, 2015 10:54 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark of the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world's smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers, the Micra device provides...

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