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3D Printing Is Revolutionizing the Medical World as We Know It

October 21, 2014 | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

3D printing has undoubtedly revolutionized the engineering world, and the medical industry is on the forefront of some of the most innovative applications to date. The technology has proven itself a robust and versatile one, as more companies...

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Energy Harvesting ICs Power the Electric Body

October 17, 2014 8:30 am | by Niranjan Pathare, Sr. Market Development Manager, Battery Management Solutions, Texas Instruments | Comments

Homo sapiens are once again at a crucial juncture in their evolution timeline that started almost three million years ago. Evidence of the next phase is already here, but no one knows for sure how or where we will end up. But a term coined...

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Regenerative Medicine: The Future Has Arrived

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by David Green, CEO, Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology | Comments

Regenerative medicine is a quickly growing field that offers the potential to repair and replace damaged cells, tissue and organs. Although the field has shown rapid growth over the last decade, it still must overcome a series of hurdles before...

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Effectiveness of Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Comments

More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than any other malignancy around the world, with around 200,000 new diagnoses in the US each year1. Unfortunately, lung cancer has a poor survival rate, with about 150,000 deaths annually from the disease...

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3D Printing for the Medical Sector

October 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Klaus Jopp, Technical Writer | Comments

One of the largest technology companies in the U.S. is now also planning to get into 3D printing. The management of the IT giant Hewlett Packard anticipates that the world market for 3D printers and related software and services will grow from...

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Metrology Tool Plays Key Role in Retrieved Hip Implant Analysis

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by AMETEK Taylor Hobson | Comments

To understand how hip implants perform in vivo, Exponent, an engineering and consulting firm, and the Implant Research Center at Drexel University in Philadelphia are utilizing the unique capabilities of the Talyrond 585 metrology instrument...

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Precise Welding for Dental Applicators

October 8, 2014 8:30 am | by Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Comments

In medical part production often different materials have to be joined, like amorphous polystyrol (PS) and semi-crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in this new dental applicator for treating caries at an early stage. Ultrasonic welding...

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Apps for the Health Sector

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Anne Meerboth-Maltz, Messe Düsseldorf North America | Comments

How good are the apps for our smartphones and tablet PCs when it comes to health? What constitutes a good mini application in this field? Those are questions experts will discuss at the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM within the scope of the world’s...

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Developing the Best Custom Positioning Solution for an Automated Pathology Scanner

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager – Electromechanical Positioning, and Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager; Parker Hannifin | Comments

Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of in vitro diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems...

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Antimicrobial Additives in Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Lise Moloney, Director of Business Development, Healthcare Sciessent LLC | Comments

It is clear that progress is being made to reduce the number of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) as stated in the recent progress report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past March. However, we are...

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New Enhanced Properties for Bright 17-7 PH Stainless Steel

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by Don Jordan, VP of Technology & Corporate Metallurgist, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. | Comments

17-7 PH is classified as a semiaustenitic stainless steel that has extensive use in aerospace and is finding new applications in the medical industry. The material is most often used in sheet and strip form, with springs, clips, and bellows...

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Mobile Devices in Medicine: Opportunity or IT Dilemma?

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Comments

Integration, network architecture, and maintenance of electronic medical devices has long been the purview of medical information technologists (ITs). However, the rise of consumer mobile devices presents a new and growing problem — or opportunity...

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A Comprehensive Cleaning Solution for ‘Critical’ Dental and Medical Products

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Doris Schulz, Journalist, SCHULZ. PRESSE. TEXT. | Comments

Products for use in dentistry and human medicine must meet the most exacting cleanliness standards – e.g., instruments classified as "critical" have to be sterile whenever they are used. In order to supply such items in an already sterilized...

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FDA Finalized Guidance 510(k) and New Draft Guidance

September 29, 2014 8:30 am | by Jonathan S. Kahan, partner, John J. Smith, partner, Jennifer A. Henderson, counsel, Danielle C. Woodlee, associate; Hogan Lovells | Comments

On July 28, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its guidance, The 510(k) Program: Evaluating Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications [510(k)] (Final Guidance), the draft version of which was released...

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Intelligent Structural Material for Medical Technology

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Bayer | Comments

Medical technology suppliers such as Swiss-based Emaform AG have high expectations when selecting appropriate structural materials. The polyurethane integral skin foam systems Baydur 66 FR and 110 FR from Bayer MaterialScience are right at...

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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. | 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...

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