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Researchers Develop High-Quality 3D Metal Parts Using Additive Manufacturing

June 17, 2014 8:25 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing – using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters...

Automating Laboratory-on-a-Chip to Cut Healthcare Costs

June 17, 2014 8:24 am | by University of California - Riverside | Comments

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical... 

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Trapping the Light Fantastic

June 17, 2014 8:23 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Jeremy Baumberg and his 30-strong team of researchers are master manipulators of light. They are specialists in nanophotonics – the control of how light interacts with tiny chunks of matter, at scales as small as a billionth of a meter. It’s...

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Smiths Medical Launches Tracheostomy Tubes for Neonates and Pediatric Patients in Europe

June 17, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that its Portex Bivona FlexTend TTS tracheostomy tubes will now be included in the company’s standard product offering for European countries. The Bivona FlexTend...

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Edwards Lifesciences Launching SAPIEN XT Valve in the U.S.

June 16, 2014 6:29 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, has announced that it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards SAPIEN XT...   

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Sensor in Eye Could Track Pressure Changes, Monitor for Glaucoma

June 16, 2014 3:20 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed...

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PowerVision Secures $30 Million in Funding for Implantable Lens

June 16, 2014 2:27 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

PowerVision, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first fluid-based accommodating intraocular lens, today announced that the company has completed a $30 million Series D financing round. New investors Aisling Capital and...

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DermaPure Skin Product Launched in U.S. for Wound Care

June 16, 2014 2:20 pm | by Tissue Regenix | Comments

Tissue Regenix Group plc, the regenerative medical devices company, today announces that it has launched DermaPure its decellularised dermis product in the US. Tissue Regenix’s partner CTS (Community Tissue Services) will begin shipping...

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Reversal of Type 1 Diabetes in Mice May Eventually Help Humans

June 16, 2014 11:59 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | Comments

Investigators at the University of Cincinnati have found a therapy that reverses new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models and may advance efforts in combating the disease among humans. The study, led by William Ridgway, MD, was presented...

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Nanoparticles Aid in Microscopic Cancer Detection

June 16, 2014 11:52 am | by INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH | Comments

Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. But because they are...

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FDA Clearance for Alere’s i Influenza A and B Test

June 16, 2014 11:43 am | by Alere | Comments

Alere Inc., a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere i Influenza A & B test...

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BIOTRONIK Presents New Heart Stimulator at Cardiostim Conference

June 16, 2014 11:37 am | by PresseBox | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, is presenting its new heart stimulator at the Cardiostim 2014 electrophysiology and cardiology congress. With a market-leading position in Europe, BIOTRONIK's cardiac...

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Producing Hyperpolarized Xenon Gas on a Microfluidic Chip

June 16, 2014 11:08 am | by Rachel Berkowitz, Berkeley Lab | Comments

While big machines were once the stuff that scientific dreams are made of, analytical spectroscopy instrumentation has trended to smaller products that are portable, affordable, and fit into locations far removed from a standard laboratory...

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Sixteen Nanometres in 3D

June 16, 2014 10:52 am | by Paul Piwnicki, Paul Scherrer Institut | Comments

Tomography enables the interior of a vast range of objects to be depicted in 3D – from cellular structures to technical appliances. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) have now devised a method that opens up new scales of...

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Music Under the Microscope

June 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Max Planck Institute | Comments

Water droplets are musical. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen have converted the frequencies of droplets flowing through thin channels into musical notes. This is more than just a gimmick...

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