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Notorious Pathogen Forms Slimy 'Streamers' to Clog Up Medical Devices

June 27, 2014 1:46 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A group of researchers from the U.S. has moved a step closer to preventing infections of the common hospital pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, by revealing the mechanisms that allow the bacteria to rapidly clog up medical devices. In a study...

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Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies

June 27, 2014 11:48 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted...

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Bioengineer Demos Medtech Innovations at White House Maker Faire

June 27, 2014 11:26 am | by Kris Newby, Stanford | News | Comments

Recently Manu Prakash, Ph.D., assistant professor of bioengineering, received a call he couldn’t refuse: an invitation to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire to show attendees how to build a 50-cent microscope out of laser-cut paper...

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Philips, Salesforce Cooperate on Medical Platform

June 27, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV and Salesforce.com say they are jointly developing a software platform for medical services. In a statement Thursday the companies said the system would be used for "patient relationship management," for instance allowing...

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A New Use for Touchless Technology in the Operating Theater

June 27, 2014 10:55 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Dr. Mark Rouncefield and Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University were part of a collaborative team from Microsoft Research, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College...

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A Non-Invasive Cancer Test Expands Laboratory

June 27, 2014 9:59 am | by ONCOblot Labs | News | Comments

Cancer is rarely black and white, and it's no small matter no matter how small, but a new discovery in the field of cancer screenings has come to light that signals a shift to an earlier, more certain and specific cancer diagnosis. That...

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Blood Test for Predicting Breast Cancer

June 27, 2014 9:44 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation, according to research published in the open access journal...

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Encision Receives FDA 510(k) Approval on its AEM EndoShieldT Burn Protection System

June 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents dangerous stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) premarket notification approval...

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ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton System Approved by FDA for Home Use

June 27, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered...

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Remote Patient Monitoring Revenues to Reach €19.4 Billion in 2018

June 27, 2014 9:06 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

Berg Insight estimates that revenues for remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions reached € 4.3 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mHealth connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring...

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Dr. Andrews’ App Aims to Reduce Future Tommy John Surgeries

June 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Abracadabra Health | News | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s... 

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TPU Improves Post-Processing Operations

June 26, 2014 11:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers’ latest thermoplastic polyurethanes provides good aesthetics, low tackiness and process efficiency for use in film, sheet, and extrusion coating and cured-in-place pipe applications...

Ultra-Miniature, 6W SIP DC/DC Converters

June 26, 2014 11:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Micropower Direct Llc | Product Releases | Comments

New from MicroPower Direct, the MD600xRW series provides 6W of output power in an ultra-miniature SIP package. For space critical board level applications, these high performance converters provide...

Germanium Meniscus Lenses for Spherical Correction

June 26, 2014 11:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

TECHSPEC Germanium Meniscus Lenses are manufactured from Germanium, which is a rugged, durable material with a broad transmission range and a high index of refraction...

Two Moving Jaws

June 26, 2014 11:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Northfield Precision Instrument Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Northfield Precision Instrument has introduced their Model 870 Sliding-Jaw Air Chuck (.0001 TIR). This air-actuated chuck has two moving jaws for gripping square or rectangular parts...

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