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The Medical Device Product Development Process: Technology to Manage Complexities

June 18, 2014 2:18 pm | by Peter Thorne, Director, Cambashi Ltd. | Articles | Comments

Technology advancements in medical devices offer the prospect of conversion of clinical research into practical treatments that can be replicated and delivered in hospitals, at medical centers and in home. But the potentially catastrophic...

Professor Develops Verification Tool for Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

June 18, 2014 12:02 pm | by Kim Gudeman, CSL | News | Comments

Over the past few decades, information systems have increasingly replaced human operators and processes, with technology assisting in everything from flying aircraft to regulating heartbeats. As the movement toward more autonomous systems...

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SynTouch Uses Tactile Sensors to Mimic the Human Fingertip

June 18, 2014 11:42 am | by SOLIDWORKS | Solidworks Corporation | Videos | Comments

We explore and interpret the world around us through our sense of touch. Dr. Gerald Loeb and his team at SynTouch are changing robotics and prosthetic design forever by incorporating innovative tactile sensing technology...    

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Collaboration Aims to Accelerate Biomedical Research Innovations into the Marketplace

June 18, 2014 11:35 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

A collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health will give NIH-funded researchers training to help them evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential, with the aim of accelerating...

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MedTech Prices Lag Behind CPI, Other Medical Goods

June 18, 2014 11:11 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Medical technology prices continue their trend of consistently low growth, increasing at approximately one-third the rate of prices in the overall economy and one-fifth the rate of prices for other medical goods and services over a 23-year...

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WebMD Launches Health App to Make Biometric Data Understandable and Actionable

June 18, 2014 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WebMD Health Corp. has launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually...

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3D Breast Imaging Could Revolutionize Cancer Screening

June 18, 2014 10:19 am | by American Roentgen Ray Society | News | Comments

In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with...

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AACC Urges NY to Rescind Blood Glucose Meter Policy

June 18, 2014 9:34 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) | News | Comments

On January 13, the New York State (NYS) Department of Health issued a directive limiting the ways in which NYS medical laboratories can use blood glucose meters to help patients. Although AACC shares the Department’s desire to ensure that...

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Technique Could Make Sub-Wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies

June 18, 2014 9:30 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)* currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements efficiently, the size of these structures needs...

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CareFusion Launches Comprehensive Line of Micro-Laparoscopic Instruments

June 18, 2014 8:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the commercial launch of its new micro-laparoscopic line of surgical instruments, one of the most comprehensive lines available in the industry. The CareFusion MicroLap...

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Battery-Free RFID Resistance Meter Tag

June 17, 2014 10:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Farsens | Product Releases | Comments

The RMETER from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated resistance measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag...

Compressible Phase Change Thermal Interface Pad

June 17, 2014 9:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AI Technology has introduced COOL-GUMPAD CGP7156, a new class of thermal interface material with extreme compressibility to fill in all uneven and unparallel thermal interface surfaces in LED luminaire modules...

Twin Spindle Automated Wet-Blast System

June 17, 2014 9:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Guyson Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Guyson Corporation has introduced a compact industrial slurry blasting machine with two rotary spindles and programmable motion of the wet-blast guns for blast cleaning and surface preparation in the work cell...

Lubricious Surface Tubing

June 17, 2014 9:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Zeus | Product Releases | Comments

Doctors, hospitals and testing labs are welcoming a newly engineered product with enhanced lubricity...

Cardiopad Brings Heart Health to Remote Cameroon Communities

June 17, 2014 10:37 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A touch screen tablet invented by a 22-year-old Cameroonian engineer is helping doctors perform heart examinations on patients in remote, rural locations beyond the reach of specialists...          

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