TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2013--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has completed the construction of a new proton therapy system for cancer treatment at its Energy Systems Center in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. The company has started testing of the new...
Saelig has introduced the QPX1200SP - a 1.2kW DC bench-top power supply featuring PowerFlex regulation, designed to meet the need for flexibility in the choice of voltage and current. It offers voltage and current combinations for a very wide range of applications between 60V/20A and 20V/50A.
Gowanda Electronics announced the introduction of the world’s smallest non-magnetic molded RF inductor series, SMG1812. This new surface mount wire wound series will be featured at MD&M-East. The dimensions of the new SMG1812 are 4.8 mm (length) x 3.4 mm (width) x 3.5 mm (height).
The new patented UltraSert document printer and inserter from Integrated Systems Design (ISD) can automatically print and insert documents into mixed carton sizes at up to 25 pages per minute per unit for medical device packaging and shipping operations.
In new research published online May 13, 2013 in Advanced Materials, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are the first to report that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets (also known as layered clay) can induce stem cells to become bone cells without the need of additional bone-inducing factors.
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries, yielding top-of-the-line machines necessary for industry. As scientists move toward nanotechnology, however, the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer scale—producing materials with properties unlike their predecessors.
Sapphire and ruby balls that come in 42 precise small sizes and offer high wear and chemical resistance, and can withstand thermal and environmental shock, are available from Meller Optics. Meller Sapphire and Ruby Balls feature Moh 9 hardness, are impervious to most chemicals, solvents, and detergents, and have a 2,000°C melting point.
Medical Device Manufacturer Devon Medical Receives CE Mark for extriCARE® Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) SystemMay 14, 2013 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2013--Devon Medical, Inc., a global medical device manufacturer, designer, and distributor, announced today it has received the CE mark for its portable extriCARE® 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system. The CE mark designation will allow...
When it comes to molding for medical devices, effective process monitoring isn’t just about getting a part correct, but rather, it could be a matter of life or death. Ensuring product is produced within defined limits is critical. This article highlights the considerations required to be certain effective process monitoring has been established for medical molding.
Training is extremely important to the future of manufacturing in the United States, yet in many states, it has fallen by the wayside. Training for skilled manufacturing positions has been hit by a perfect storm of budget cuts and the mistaken idea that all young workers should go to college. What training exists has a near-exclusive focus on non-manufacturing skills.
The government has halted a study testing treatments for a brain condition that can cause strokes after early results suggested invasive therapies were riskier than previously thought. The condition involves a kind of tangle in the brain called an arteriovenous malformation, or AVM. Arteries and veins grow knotted together until eventually some of them burst, causing a bleeding stroke.
Xiphos™ ALIF, a VESTAKEEP® PEEK-based spinal implant developed by DiFusion Technologies, has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval for use in Interbody Fusion Devices (IBF) devices. “DiFusion Technologies is very excited about the FDA 510(k) approval of the VESTAKEEP® PEEK-based Xiphos™ ALIF spinal implant,” said Derrick Johns, managing director of DiFusion Technologies.
New approaches to applying noninvasive imaging tests such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and positron emission tomography may play a bigger role in evaluating and managing patients with diabetes. Advances in noninvasive imaging technology can assess important changes in fat composition and distribution in the body that may affect the metabolic complications and diseases associated with diabetes.
Atherosclerosis, a buildup of cellular plaque in the arteries, remains one of the leading causes of death globally. While high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called good cholesterol, is transferred to the liver for processing, low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, builds up in the arteries in the form of plaque.
Digital direct radiography is significantly more effective than computed radiography at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two types of digital imaging when compared with screen film mammography and suggest that women should be informed of the potential for lower cancer detection with CR, the researchers said.