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Designing Tailored Tissue 'Glue'

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications. Many efforts are under way to create new tissue glues that...

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Ultrasound Platform for Real-Time Treatment Monitoring

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ultrasound technologies and all the...

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Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies from Saliva

January 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) | News | Comments

Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow...

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Program Analyzes "Selfies" to Monitor Mental Health

January 29, 2015 9:27 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device. In a paper to be presented this week at the American Association...

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Automating the Manufacturing Process in 2015

January 29, 2015 9:00 am | by Brian Beahm, CTO, Beahm Designs Inc. | Beahm Designs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

As the medical device industry continues to face complex challenges in new product development and launch, the trend in 2015 will increasingly migrate toward automation at every level of the medical device manufacturing supply chain. When we...

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Fitness Trackers, Other Wearables Not Subject to Regulatory Scrutiny

January 29, 2015 8:38 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) device division has unveiled new draft guidance in which it reiterates that it does not intend to regulate low-risk general wellness products. The agency also tells manufacturers how they can...

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Speeding Up Diagnosis and Embracing Telehealth in 2015

January 29, 2015 8:30 am | by Dan Piekarz, Vice President of Business Development, Life Sciences, DataArt. | Blogs | Comments

Technology implemented well is greatly increasing our ability to understand the human body and how to care for it. In 2015, next generation genetic sequencing techniques will be revolutionizing diagnosis of infectious disease, but the FDA's...

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A CDRH Priority: Clinical Trials in the U.S.

January 28, 2015 3:47 pm | by Owen Faris, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. | Blogs | Comments

At the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), clinical trials are the foundation for our decisions to approve the most important medical devices—products that have the potential to save or sustain life, but that also present the greatest...

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Tricking Cells with Soap Bubbles to Deliver Drugs

January 28, 2015 3:02 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

When University of Maryland Professors Philip DeShong and Daniel Stein began tagging soap bubbles with biomolecules, they had no idea this technology would one day be poised to change the way drugs and vaccines fight against bacteria...    

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Vibrating Capsule for Treatment of Chronic Constipation

January 28, 2015 2:18 pm | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

Chronic constipation is a common problem that affects approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to the American Gastroenterological Association. It can be painful and lead to a reduction in a patient's quality of life. Temple...

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Linear Grinding System

January 28, 2015 2:05 pm | by Schütte | Product Releases | Comments

Schütte (Jackson, Michigan) today announces the introduction of its new 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended x- and y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope. Micro tools...

High Voltage SMPS Capacitors

January 28, 2015 2:04 pm | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15µF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage current, high current handling capabilities, excellent high frequency...

Custom Tailoring Robotic Exoskeletons that Fit to Perfection

January 28, 2015 2:01 pm | by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

It wasn't too long ago that the idea of a wearable robot that would lend its user increased mobility and strength seemed like the stuff of science fiction; indeed, films like Aliens and Iron Man, which featured characters wearing powered...

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Preservation Method Doubles Life of Donor Tissue

January 28, 2015 1:56 pm | by University of Missouri Health System | News | Comments

Currently, doctors have to throw away more than 80 percent of donated tissue used for joint replacements because the tissue does not survive long enough to be transplanted. Now, following a recent study, University of Missouri School of... 

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Micro Vertical Injection Molding Machine

January 28, 2015 12:36 pm | by Sodick Plustech | Product Releases | Comments

Plustech, Inc., the North American branch of Sodick’s IMM Division, will be introducing the new HC03VRE Micro Vertical Molding Machine at NPE2015. Designed for the high-speed molding of precision micro parts, the HC03VRE achieves a dry cycle time of only 0.9 seconds. Short cycle times are made possible using a mold clamping system that closes and clamps in a single motion coupled with a bel...

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