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Can ‘Do It Yourself’ MedTech Inspire Innovation?

May 28, 2015 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The problem is that while many of these makers developing technologies in their garages and basements were technically savvy, they were not overly familiar with critical areas such as biocompatibility, powering implants, or similar factors...

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Developing Artificial Hands Capable of Providing Sensory Feedback

May 29, 2015 2:47 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback." Advances toward developing prostheses with a sense of touch are presented in a special topic article in the June issue of Plastic...

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Optical Probe Allows Kidney Diagnostics Without Biopsy

May 29, 2015 2:42 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity. In a paper published this month in the Journal of Biophotonics, Wei-Chuan Shih, assistant professor...

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New MRI Technique Could Expand Treatment Options for Stroke Victims

May 29, 2015 12:43 pm | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

A recent study by scientists from Trinity College Dublin has shown how a new MRI scanning technique, which looks at sodium levels rather than water levels in the brain, offers the potential to extend the time-window during which drug therapy...

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Making an HAI Defense a Competitive Advantage

May 29, 2015 11:16 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare-associated infections are a huge concern in today’s hospital environments. Well, of course, they’ve always been a concern. But now that healthcare facilities aren’t being reimbursed for medical treatments required due to HAIs...

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Designing for the End-User: Human Factors Engineering

May 29, 2015 10:57 am | by Myles Whiting, Design Team Leader, Product Design; Gareth Walker, Human Factors Specialist; Owen Mumford | Articles | Comments

Advances in today’s pharmaceutical market constantly impact the way medical equipment is both designed and used. For example, the increased use of higher viscosity drugs, fuels a requirement for large volume injectors. This places greater emphasis...

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Piezo Nanopositioner

May 29, 2015 10:56 am | by Aerotech, Inc. | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech QNP-Z series piezo nanopositioning stages join Aerotech’s growing piezo stage family that includes the QNP-L linear and QNP-XY stages. The QNP-Z series provides the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most...

Post-Operative 'Survival Calculator' for Colon Cancer Patients

May 29, 2015 9:48 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers have developed an accurate, individualized post-operative survival calculator and integrated the technology into a mobile application compatible with smartphone technology for oncologists and...

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MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy Better Able to Detect Aggressive Prostate Cancer

May 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Dr. David Samadi | News | Comments

World-renowned prostate surgeon and New York Urologist, Dr. David Samadi, evaluates new findings on the benefit of MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy for detecting aggressive prostate cancer. "Our Prostate Cancer Center at Lenox Hill Hospital...

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Portable Finger Probe Measures Potential Organ Donors' Liver Function

May 29, 2015 9:38 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found. Working with...

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Optomechanical Microscope Targets Preterm Births

May 29, 2015 9:24 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois has received a grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to build a first-of-its-kind opto-mechanical microscope. The device will be capable of obtaining optical, mechanical, and even chemical...

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Heat Sink Attachment System

May 28, 2015 6:54 pm | by Advanced Thermal Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The new clipKIT is a heat sink attachment system that can be used with most industry standard, off the shelf straight fin, pin fin, cross cut or slant fin heat sinks. The new system improves on heat sink performance in thermal transfer, and vibration and shock...

Industrial Camera

May 28, 2015 3:49 pm | by JAI, Inc. | JAI, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The GO-2400-PGE is a new small and lightweight industrial camera featuring Sony’s IMX174, a 2.35-megapixel global shutter CMOS imager. The new camera offers a maximum resolution of 1936 x 1216 pixels, while running at 48.8 frames per second over a GigE...

MedTech-Enabled Transparency Will Enhance Healthcare

May 28, 2015 3:35 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Insight Product Development | Blogs | Comments

In the 15 years I’ve spent in this industry, the single most significant change I’ve seen is the evolution of technology that has ultimately enabled transparency. Not only are you seeing a technology convergence, but also care model convergence...

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Recalling 'Lost' Memories with Light

May 28, 2015 3:25 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT News Correspondent | News | Comments

Memories that have been “lost” as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light. In a paper published today in the journal Science, researchers at MIT reveal that they were able to reactivate memories that could not...

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A Patient’s Budding Cortex - in a Dish?

May 28, 2015 3:16 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

A patient tormented by suicidal thoughts gives his psychiatrist a few strands of his hair. She derives stem cells from them to grow budding brain tissue harboring the secrets of his unique illness in a petri dish. She uses the information to genetically...

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