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Medical Device Miniaturization and Thermal Management

September 25, 2014 8:30 am | by Michael Bucci, Market Development Manager, Thermacore | Thermacore, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Medical devices are trending toward miniaturization, driven by portability, performance and safety factors. As instruments get smaller, design engineers face new challenges in meeting their project’s performance, size, weight, operating...

'Sensing Sensation' Sphere

September 25, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced that it will be showcasing a variety of products at the upcoming Electronica show in Hall 13, Booth 325 November 11-14 in Munich. Among those, will be two new products introduced this year, Honeywell’s Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR)...

Waterproof Line Filter

September 25, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Americor Electronics, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Americor introduces a line filter with a new IEC 320/C14 appliance inlet waterproof to International Protection IP 54. Available in both general equipment & low leakage current medical environments. Excellent attenuation performance...

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'Aging in Place' and Staying Active

September 25, 2014 8:30 am | by Carly Dumas, Software Engineering Manager, Breck Petrillo, Director of Engineering, Andrew Leoncyzk, Sr. Electrical Engineer; Ximedica | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

Ximedica is helping our customers leverage consumer electronics as adjuncts, or alternatives, to dedicated user interfaces and device controls. This is common in home based wellness devices, with connectivity to near field cell phones and...

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September 2014 Digital Edition

September 24, 2014 4:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

Designers developing medical devices that are introduced into the body through a catheter or similar solution have very specific characteristics that need to be achieved for that transfer system. Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and...

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New EEG electrode Offers Faster, Easier Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 2:29 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the Ph.D. study of Pasi Lepola, MSc, make...

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Tonsil Stem Cells Could Someday Help Repair Liver Damage Without Surgery

September 24, 2014 2:01 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a way to potentially...

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A Step in the Right Direction to Avoid Falls

September 24, 2014 12:17 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Researchers at The Ohio State University have gained new insight into how the body moves when we're walking. They learned everything they needed to know by watching people walk naturally on a treadmill. In normal walking, humans place their...

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NIH Funds Next Phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program

September 24, 2014 12:12 pm | by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health will award funds to support the next phase of its Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program to improve ways of predicting drug safety and effectiveness. Researchers will collaborate over three years to refine...

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The Mechanics of Tissue Growth

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

When the body forms new tissues during the healing process, cells must be able to communicate with each other. For years, scientists believed this communication happened primarily through chemical signaling. Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon...

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Researchers Find Foot Drop Stimulator Beneficial in Stroke Rehab

September 24, 2014 11:55 am | by Kessler Foundation | News | Comments

Kessler Foundation scientists have published a study showing that use of a foot drop stimulator during a task-specific movement for four weeks can retrain the neuromuscular system. This finding indicates that applying the foot drop stimulator as...

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Researchers Receive $5.8 Million Grant to Build 3D Liver Model

September 24, 2014 11:45 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

With a new $5.8 million, three-year award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will further develop a state-of-the-art, microfluidic 3D model system that mimics structure...

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Skin Cells Can Be Engineered into Pulmonary Valves for Pediatric Patients

September 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve. A proof of concept study published in...

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2014 Half-Year Review

September 24, 2014 11:33 am | by EP Vantage and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

The editorial team at EP Vantage has released its 2014 Half-Year Review of the medtech sector. Highlighted in this infographic are several of the interesting findings that are featured in the report. Positives include faster FDA review times, venture...

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Philips to Develop Portable Ventilator to Boost Pandemic Response

September 24, 2014 11:28 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will sponsor the development of a portable ventilator that can be stockpiled for use during pandemics or other public health emergencies. Under a three-year, $13.8 million contract...

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