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MedTech’s Patient-Centric Trajectory Is Fueled by Technology

February 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

There is little doubt we are on a patient-centric trajectory that is fueled by technology. Can regulation keep up with the changing environment? Herein lies the challenge. To accelerate innovation and speed to market, I see an increased...

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Hypervisor

February 19, 2015 5:21 pm | by QNX Software Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The QNX Hypervisor 1.0 is a realtime Type 1 hypervisor that can be used for developing medical devices. By using the QNX Hypervisor, medical device developers can consolidate multiple operating systems onto a single compute platform or system-on-chip (SoC), thereby reducing the cost, size, weight, and power consumption of their products. The QNX Hypervisor is designed to simplify certification...

Boston Scientific will Pay Johnson & Johnson $600M

February 19, 2015 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific will pay $600 million to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006. Boston Scientific said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson...

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Sensor Technology May Help Improve Accuracy of Clinical Breast Exams

February 19, 2015 3:45 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Sensor technology has the potential to significantly improve the teaching of proper technique for clinical breast exams (CBE), according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health... 

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Drive Cable with Multi-Stranded Flexible Torque Shaft

February 19, 2015 3:11 pm | by ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

Asahi Intecc now offers high speed rotation stainless steel miniature drive cables for medical device and industrial applications requiring diameters less than 1/3”. The Asahi Drive Cable is a multi-layer, multi-filar, stranded flexible shaft with high bi-directional torque transmission properties with minimal backlash or lag. The multi-stranded...

Mobile App Could Help Diagnose Chronic Health Issues

February 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability. Mobile devices loaded...

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Wireless Minute: Implantable 'Cortical Modem' to Cure Sight Loss

February 19, 2015 1:56 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection...

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Lab Tests and Ultrasounds Identify Children Who Need Surgical Treatment for Appendicitis

February 19, 2015 1:44 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain--when combined--can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to identify those patients who should be...

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Neck Pain Can be Changed through Virtual Reality

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | News | Comments

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

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Polyimide-Filled Polytetrafluoroethylene Compound

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has expanded its line of seal materials to include SP191, a polyimide-filled polytetrafluoroethylene compound. The company says the properties of the new material make it ideal for use in gas compressors, oxygen intensifier systems, and other medical equipment requiring low friction sealing in humid...

EMI/RFI Shielding Product Guide

February 19, 2015 11:09 am | by Tech-Etch, Inc. | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The EMI/RFI Shielding Product Guide from Tech-Etch describes and pictures shielding products in a useful side-by-side comparison format. The eight-page brochure compares mounting, composition, size range, effective compression range, type of seal, contact interface, and performance data for all standard EMI shielding products. These include beryllium copper finger stock configured as alternate...

Near-Perfect Antibacterial Coating Materials

February 19, 2015 11:06 am | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene...

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Developing a New Web of Connected Healthcare Products

February 19, 2015 10:59 am | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder, Greenpeak Technologies | Articles | Comments

There are four components to a web connected health care product. Three are obvious – sensors, internet connectivity and a smart phone. The fourth – the analytics for the data itself - is finally getting the awareness it deserves. Today...

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Combination of Imaging Methods Improves Diagnostics

February 19, 2015 10:32 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health | News | Comments

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München have succeeded in a breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents and consequently improved diagnostics with...

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Air Filter Built Using Material from Surgical Gloves

February 19, 2015 10:26 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

In the past few years, Yi Cui has made several business trips to China. Each time he has found himself choked by smog produced by automobiles and coal power plants. After a few of these trips, Cui, an associate professor of...  

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