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Germ-Killing Robots Help Protect Against Ebola

October 29, 2014 | by True-D | News | Comments

Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and many other hospitals around the country are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola case and rehearsing strict procedures for personal protective equipment. In addition, many of these same hospitals...

Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?

October 30, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the ...

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Reconstruction of a Patterned Piece of Spinal Cord in 3D Culture

October 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Technische Universitaet Dresden | News | Comments

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterning. The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the ...  

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Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

October 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also ...

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3D Model Skin Burnt to Find Better Bandages for Child Burns Victims

October 30, 2014 10:47 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children's burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior ...

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'Nanomotor Lithography' Answers Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 30, 2014 10:42 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim over ...

'Treasure in Saliva' May Reveal Deadly Diseases Early Enough to Treat Them

October 30, 2014 10:29 am | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of ... 

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Tiny Carbon Nanotube Pores Make Big Impact

October 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons ...

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Research Program to Develop Cost-Effective, 3D Printed Biomedical Tech

October 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Oxford Performance Materials | News | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications ...    

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Establish Communication Up Front

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Dave Beckstoffer, Commercial Program Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Blogs | Comments

For the motion control of any medical device, cost pressures always exist to keep them as low as feasible while still providing the performance required. The key is early engagement with the motion control manufacturer to ensure the development...

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Solidscape: Precision 3D Printing That Saves Lives

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Solidscape | Articles | Comments

It’s not hard to see that the 3D printing industry is taking the world by storm. With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course...

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One Handed Torquer

October 30, 2014 12:22 am | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is featuring a one handed green torquer (#97339) from its extensive line of guide wire accessories. Made of ABS, Polypropylene, and stainless steel, the torquer fits guide wires 0.018 – 0.038 inch. It is operable with one hand by squeezing (instead of turning) the top button to open the locking mechanism and load the guide wire. Molded ridges enhance grip, steering and torque...

Medical Electronic Solutions at MD&M Minneapolis

October 30, 2014 12:20 am | by MDT Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex To Showcase Expanding Medical Portfolio At MD&M Minneapolis 2014 Booth 1518 spotlights pioneering technologies for groundbreaking healthcare devices LISLE, IL – October 29, 2014 – Molex Incorporated will showcase a comprehensive medical product portfolio at the upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis Conference being held October 29-30. Molex electronic solut...

Low Cost, High Precision XYθ Alignment Stages

October 29, 2014 7:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) low profile, XYθ (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications. These stages move in an XY-plane and rotate around the center of the XY-plane. The terms alignment table, or XY-rotation stage are often used interchangeably with XYθ, or XY-theta stage...

Cable Assembly Integrated Solutions

October 29, 2014 7:20 pm | by MDT Staff | ODU-USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With its expansion into the US market, ODU-USA has the capability of supplying its cable assembly solutions and capabilities for medical and military applications worldwide. ODU’s exceptional engineering standards ensure the highest level of cable design and performance...

Board-Level Programmable Logic Controller

October 29, 2014 7:13 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SPLat HMI430 is a board-level programmable logic controller (PLC) with an integrated 4.3-inch colour touchscreen, available at nearly half the cost of previous products with similar functionality. With onboard, ruggedized digital I/O, analog I/O, and the SPLat MultiTrack™ built-in multitasking operating system, the HMI430 delivers professional-quality control that is affordable and easy to...

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