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J&J Accepts $4B Carlyle Offer for Diagnostics Unit

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close by mid...

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Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs

April 2, 2014 11:46 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to...

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Photos of the Day: Prosthetics for Syrians

April 2, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mustafa Ahmad, a 19-year-old who lost his leg in his hometown of Deir Hafer in Aleppo province in November 2011 when government warplanes bombed his neighborhood, is fitted with a prosthetic leg by a Lebanese prothesis supplier at the Syrian...

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Stratasys to Acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

April 2, 2014 11:18 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two privately-held companies, Solid Concepts Inc....

Syrians Adjust to Life Without Limbs

April 2, 2014 11:16 am | by Ryan Lucas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grimacing, Mustafa Ahmad slid the scarred stump just below his right knee into his new prosthetic leg. Extending his arms for balance, he slowly rose and hobbled across the packed dirt floor toward the door of his ramshackle tent. Wild-haired...

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Single Output AC/DC Power Supplies

April 2, 2014 11:10 am | by MDT Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. continues to expand upon our line of ultra-high efficient, single output ac-dc power supplies with the introduction of the AE-1500 Series (1500W) and the AE-3000 Series (3000W) from Cotek Electronics. Available models include 12V, 15V, 24V...

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

April 2, 2014 11:08 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, using 3D modeling...

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LEX Crimp Style Connector

April 2, 2014 10:58 am | by MDT Staff | Jst Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new LEX Series wire-to-board, crimp style, disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for high density applications. These 2.5 mm (.098”) pitch, bottom entry, SMT connectors are polarized...

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vascuVis Inc. Awarded Two-Year Grant for $696,200

April 2, 2014 10:57 am | by Elucid Bioimaging | News | Comments

vascuVis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Elucid Bioimaging, has been awarded a two-year, $696,200 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for vascuCAP, its image processing system...

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Molded SMD Wirewounds

April 2, 2014 10:51 am | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SM Series offers a robust wirewound product in a surface mountable device capable of handling up to 4 watts in a single part. Some applications require power handling of at least 2 watts, but design engineers have concerns...

Ex-NBA Pro's Ortho Med Device Invention a Marketplace Slam Dunk

April 2, 2014 10:49 am | by Kern Communications | News | Comments

Rapid sales, market share and corporate growth reported for ‘JBIT MedPro’—a medical device company led by former pro-athlete turned successful CEO, Jonathan Bender; Ex-NBA player’s clinically-proven invention provides relief of chronic shoulder...

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Fanless Core i 3.5” MI/O-Compact SBC

April 2, 2014 10:40 am | by MDT Staff | Advantech Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

With the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent systems, today’s applications are generating increasing volumes of data, and thus escalate demand for greater performance, high network connectivity and smart manageability. Advantech, the global embedded platform and intelligent systems facilitator...

New Screening Tool to Diagnose Common Sleep Problem in Children

April 2, 2014 10:13 am | by CHEO Research Institute | News | Comments

Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric...

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UF Researchers Say New Test May Identify Tickborne Disease Capable of Infecting Humans

April 2, 2014 10:05 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

The research marks the first time scientists have demonstrated the ability to distinguish human from animal strains in ticks carrying the organism that causes anaplasmosis, the researchers said. This information could help them pinpoint...

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CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin Clinical Trials for PerClot in the U.S.

April 2, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food...

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