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CHINA MED 2015

January 23, 2015 10:25 am | Events

From March 26 – 28, 2015, CHINA MED 2015, 27th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, will return to the China National Convention Center in Beijing. Certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI), CHINA MED 2015 will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the Health Department...

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the US: Safeguarding Medical Devices

January 23, 2015 10:20 am | Blogs | Comments

The FDA and its regulatory counterparts abroad have the weighty responsibility of ensuring the safety of the thousands of regulated medical devices imported in their countries each year. To make this task more manageable, FDA and regulatory...

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FDA Approves Implantable Neurostimulator to Treat Serious Stomach Disorder

January 23, 2015 9:42 am | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, under a humanitarian device exemption* (HDE), for the Medtronic Enterra II System. The system is used to treat chronic, intractable...

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Sensory Substitution Devices Create 'Mental Images' for Blind Patients

January 23, 2015 9:18 am | News | Comments

Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can...

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Handheld Retinal Scanner Eases Childrens' Eye Exams

January 23, 2015 9:03 am | News | Comments

Picture a toddler getting his first eye exam. He’s seated in a strange room, with strange instruments and strange bright lights. He can’t sit still or open his eyes long enough for that diagnostic poof of air – especially if he has trouble seeing...

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Using Sound Waves to Heat-Treat Cancer Pain

January 23, 2015 8:51 am | News | Comments

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether focusing high-frequency sound waves onto the surface of bone where cancer has spread can burn away the source of pain. The cutting-edge technique focuses ultrasound beams to produce heat – just...

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Cyber Security Challenges for Personal Medical Devices

January 22, 2015 4:22 pm | Blogs | Comments

Personal medical devices (PMDs) governed by software, identified by an Internet Protocol (IP) address and connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) present a myriad of challenges. Certainly cyber security of the device and its personally...

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Sparton Acquires Real-Time Enterprises, Inc.

January 22, 2015 4:03 pm | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Design Services, LLC completed the acquisition of Real-Time Enterprises, Inc., a $4 million revenue business, on January 20, 2015 in an all-cash transaction. RTEmd will...

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The ASSEMBLY Show

January 22, 2015 3:54 pm | Events

The 2nd Annual ASSEMBLY Show, the only event exclusively focused on assembly products and services, which just closed at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, was a tremendous success according to exhibitors and attendees. With over 6,300 registered industry professionals, a show floor...

Microsoft Creates Wearable Star Trek Holodeck

January 22, 2015 3:32 pm | Blogs | Comments

In case you missed it, earlier this week Microsoft unveiled their latest peripheral gadget to accompany Windows 10, the HoloLens. Star Trek fans in particular will enjoy the “holodeck” style augmented reality the goggles produce – rather...

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Computed Tomography Multi-Region of Interest

January 22, 2015 2:56 pm | Werth, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The quality of a tomographic image depends in many cases on the measurement parameter settings. Often, the requirement for high resolution cannot be met within the available measurement time. The amount of data needed for a high-resolution measurement of the entire workpiece is also substantial...

Developing an Artificial Pancreas System that Operates as You Sleep

January 22, 2015 11:42 am | News | Comments

A newly launched clinical research study at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is examining whether an artificial pancreas (AP) can prevent too low blood sugar levels or hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as they sleep...

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Self-Administered Mobile Vision Screening App

January 22, 2015 11:29 am | News | Comments

EyeXam, the developer of the leading mobile vision screening app, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for EyeXam's self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device. The patent...

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How to Leverage Materials as a Competitive Advantage

January 22, 2015 10:14 am | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Articles | Comments

Materials are the building blocks for every type of medical device. Maintaining a supply base that has a firm handle on new innovations in this space will provide any medical device manufacturer with a solid competitive advantage. This article...

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Robotic Hand Learns Fine Movements from Monkeys

January 22, 2015 9:51 am | News | Comments

Tying shoelaces, stirring coffee, writing letters, playing the piano.  From the usual daily routine to demanding activities: Our hands are used more frequently than any other body part. Through our highly developed fine motor skills, we are able to...

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