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Medical Grade AC/DC Desktop Power Adapters

November 4, 2014 3:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower launches the TMP60 series of medical grade AC/DC desktop power adapters, which deliver up to 40 watts of dual to triple outputs power. Meeting CEC and Energy Star level IV requirements, the TMP60 power supplies (dual/triple output models) have an average efficiency 68-74% minimum and standby power consumption less th...

Developing Devices for Disabled Patients with FDA Encouragement

November 4, 2014 2:15 pm | by William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Center Director for Science, FDA, and Chief Scientist CDRH | Blogs | Comments

For people with disabilities, medical devices can offer a vital and potentially life-changing option. Take, for example, a patient who has had his arms amputated. Medications can treat phantom pain, but they can’t help that patient pick up a glass...

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Replacement CO2 Laser Optics Approved for Low Power Cutting Lasers

November 4, 2014 1:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Laser Research Optics | Product Releases | Comments

A line of field-replacement CO2 laser optics that meet OEM and ISO-10110 specifications for popular low power cutting and engraving lasers is available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research CO2 Optics feature focal lengths from 1” to 25”, in 1/2” increments, and come in 1/2” to 1-1/2” dia. sizes. Shipped within 24-hours to minimize production downtime, t...

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Degradable Implants Means Fewer Surgeries

November 4, 2014 1:22 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrades in the body...

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Exploring Non-Injectable Drug Delivery Options for Ebola Vaccine

November 4, 2014 1:08 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics...

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A Safer, More Reliable Oxygen-Delivery Device

November 4, 2014 11:15 am | by Wake Forest Innovations | News | Comments

A new oxygen-delivery device with the potential to replace an apparatus that has been standard medical equipment for more than 60 years has been invented by R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center...

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Eliminating the Need for Breast Biopsies

November 4, 2014 10:23 am | by Seno Medical Instruments | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced that the use of the Seno Imagio breast imaging system and the associated predictive model...

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Living Healthier with the Microsoft Band

November 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Microsoft | Videos | Comments

Microsoft Health is a new service that helps you live healthier by providing actionable insights based on data gathered from the fitness devices and apps that you use every day. It's designed to work for you, no matter what phone you have...

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Thinking Outside the 3-D Printing Box

November 4, 2014 9:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

When an aspiring mechanical engineer on a budget wants a top-of-the-line guitar, what does he do? He makes it himself, of course. At age 13, Nathan Spielberg — now an MIT senior — began building his first guitar, a process that consumed...

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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...

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