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Improving Research on Health Information Technology

February 11, 2015 10:11 am | by Rand Corporation | News | Comments

Studies about the value of health information technology can be improved by broadening the reviews to include both costs and benefits, and lengthening study periods to capture long-term implications, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis...

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Non-Stick Material Repels Deadly Bacterial Build-Up

February 11, 2015 9:35 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University | News | Comments

More than 80 percent of microbial infections in the human body are caused by a build–up of bacteria, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cells gain a foothold in the body by accumulating and forming into adhesive colonies...

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4 Questions to Ask when Validating Quality Computer Systems

February 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Penny Goss, Penny Goss Technical Solutions | Articles | Comments

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of your manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines...

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Make Sure the Optimum Solution is Integrated into the System

February 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Matt Kelly, Key Account Manager, Medical, Watlow | Blogs | Comments

Home healthcare can provide significant benefits to patients in terms of quality of life and cost of care. However, the use of medical devices in the home also presents unique challenges and potential safety risks. Home medical care is outside...

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Modular Microliter Pump

February 11, 2015 4:06 am | by 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG | Product Releases | Comments

DNE microtechnology and 2E mechatronic have developed a new pump system for conveying a wide variety of fluids. It combines all the benefits of different pumps, like for example diaphragm, piston injection and peristaltic pumps. The aim was to develop a reliable pump with an exchangeable fluidic part which, due to its modular construction, is capable of conveying a variety of fluids parallel....

Quality Management Software

February 10, 2015 5:41 pm | by greenlight.guru | Product Releases | Comments

greenlight.guru announced today the public release of its cloud-based quality management software exclusively for the medical device manufactures. greenlight.guru allows medical device companies to bring new products to market faster while reducing risk by providing them a integrated quality system that is easy to use and designed for regulatory compliance. CEO and co-founder, Dave DeRam sh...

10W DC-DC Converters

February 10, 2015 5:31 pm | by Artesyn Embedded Technologies | Artesyn Embedded Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the AEE10W-M series, new 10 watt dc-dc converters that provide OEMs with an economical solution for demanding applications in medical instrumentation requiring a certified supplementary or reinforced insulation system to comply with medical...

Thrust Washers

February 10, 2015 4:49 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials Seals and Bearings | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials’ Seals and Bearings business offers superior quality axial and radial bearings for applications in the petrochemical industry with severe service conditions. Morgan’s bearings are mechanically strong, even at high temperatures, and are ideal for applications where conventional...

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Plastic Enclosures

February 10, 2015 4:46 pm | by Polycase | Product Releases | Comments

Polycase, a US manufacturer of plastic electronic enclosures, has extended their NEMA 4X ML Series by adding a new size, the ML-44F. The new 4.50” x 4.50” x 2.44” polycarbonate enclosure is designed for rugged outdoor applications and is UL Listed to 508A, Type 1, 2, 4, 4X, 12 & 13 specifications...

TVS Diode Array

February 10, 2015 3:51 pm | by Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. has been honored with a 2014 Product of the Year Award from the editors of Electronic Products magazine. The winning product, the SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA Diodes), is a miniature, five-channel bidirectional TVS array for general-purpose electrostatic discharge...

New Reporter System to Study Bone-Related Regenerative Medicine

February 10, 2015 3:45 pm | by University of Minnesota Academic Health Center | News | Comments

A new reporter system used to study the bone regeneration potential of human embryonic stem cells has been generated in research led by the University of Minnesota. The new reporter system is the first of its kind for human pluripotent stem...

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Smartphone Apps as Accurate as Wearables to Track Physical Activity

February 10, 2015 3:22 pm | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual's physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in JAMA. The study tested 10 of...

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BPA-Free Copolyester Spotted Around MD&M West

February 10, 2015 3:15 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Next generation copolyester is the driving force behind several products displayed this week at MD&M West, held in Anaheim from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12. Eastman Tritan copolyester, developed by the Eastman Chemical Company, is adaptable...

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First Person in US Receives Evaheart Left Ventricular Assist Device

February 10, 2015 3:06 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

George “Mac” McAllister had already endured two heart attacks, quadruple-bypass surgery, myopathy, ischemia of the heart and a congestive heart failure diagnosis by the time he arrived at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heart...

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Microfluidics Enables Production of Shape-Controllable Microgels

February 10, 2015 2:54 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new, relatively simple process makes it possible to create biocompatible particles called shape-controllable microgels that could be custom designed for specific roles such as drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering building blocks and...

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