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Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

October 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Peter M. Engstrom, Managing Director, Steute Meditech, Inc. | Steute Meditech, Inc. | Comments

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical devices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators, one for...

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Why Micron-Scale Flex Circuits Can Perform Where Other Circuits Can’t

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Metrigraphics | Metrigraphics, LLC | Comments

When that call comes in there are only a few companies in the world who can handle it. In fact, the circuits often have feature sizes ranging from three to ten microns and can consist of six or more layers. At Metrigraphics, we call them ultra-miniature...

Sintered Porous Plastics: Furthering Understanding of Cancer and Other Diseases

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Beattie Communications | Comments

The fight against cancer could be aided by new technical advances in filtration and separation technology. Porvair Filtration Group believes that the evolution of its range of sintered porous plastics can help molecular biologists and clinicians...

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Bonding Can Present a Sticky Situation

October 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Applied Silicone Corporation | Comments

Adhesives in the medical device space refer to a variety of different types of technologies. While they all involve the bonding of two substrates, the actual applications vary greatly. With medical device adhesives, bonding can be achieved...

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

October 21, 2014 8:30 am | 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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Protecting Implantable Neurostimulation Devices

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Dick Molin, Sr. Medical Market Specialist, SCS Coatings | Specialty Coating Systems | Comments

Neurostimulation, which was developed decades ago primarily for treating spinal cord injuries, has expanded over the years to alleviate or control various medical conditions, including epilepsy, chronic pain, bladder or fecal incontinence...

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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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HIV Self-Test Kit Addresses Worldwide Usability Challenges

October 16, 2014 8:30 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, ABM Design Group | Comments

Public health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have started to appreciate the need for point-of-care and self-test diagnostics programs to help reach people...

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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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Thermoforming & U.S. Manufacturing Are Popular with Medical Device Manufacturers

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by Brian Ray, President, Ray Products | Comments

Every time you manufacture a medical device, you have hundreds of choices to make. Two of the most important choices you can make are which manufacturing process you choose and where that manufacturing process takes place. Every process...

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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