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Engineers Help Make Advances in Virtual Artificial Heart Implantation

April 24, 2014 | by Rosie Gochnour and Joe Kullman, Arizona State University | News | Comments

Some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation are being achieved by an Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have performed what they believe is the first virtual...

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Engineering Update: The 3D-Printed Creation that Replaced a $42,000 Prosthetic

April 24, 2014 2:52 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Jeremy Simon from 3D universe was able to create a 3D-printed hand that he calls the Cyborgbeast. It's a completely mechanical device made from ABS plastic with a series of flexible cords that allow it to act like a real hand. It turned out...

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Proto Labs Acquires FineLine Prototyping; Launches New Additive Manufacturing Service

April 24, 2014 2:35 pm | by Proto Labs Inc. | Proto Labs, Inc., FineLine Prototyping, Inc. | News | Comments

Proto Labs Inc., a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has announced today the launch of its additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc. a leading provider of...

Collaboration and Medical Countermeasures: Furthering Regulatory Science

April 24, 2014 2:31 pm | by Stephen Ostroff, M.D., Acting Chief Scientist, FDA | Blogs | Comments

“I hope no one ever needs these products,” isn’t something you hear too often, particularly from those developing drugs, biologics, or devices. That point of view—and a universal desire to protect the American public—is what sets biodefense...

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Photos of the Day: Implanting a Heart...Virtually

April 24, 2014 10:43 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU engineer David Frakes examines a 3D print of an optimized, patient-specific artificial heart that was virtually implanted into a pediatric patient. Frakes has been working with technology developed by the Tucson-based company SynCardia...

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Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

April 24, 2014 10:08 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack...

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BD Launches New Point-of-Care System for HIV/AIDS Patients

April 24, 2014 9:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSPresto Near Patient CD4 Counter system that provides absolute and percentage results of...

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Luna Receives Second Payment of $6 Million from Intuitive Surgical

April 24, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Luna Innovations Incorporated, which develops and manufactures new-generation products for the telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, energy, and defense markets, today announced that it has received the second payment of $6 million...

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Ductless Fume Hoods

April 24, 2014 8:13 am | by MDT Staff | Air Science Usa | Product Releases | Comments

The new Purair 5 Ductless Fume Hoods from Air Science USA feature a high level of operator protection where routine work is being carried out. The units exceed OSHA, ANSI and all relevant international standards. The Ductless design eliminates...

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Welding Spark Resistant PUR Cable

April 24, 2014 8:12 am | by MDT Staff | Binder Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA is pleased to announce the addition of spark resistant PUR cables to the M12 cordset line up. The robust PUR cable ensures a resistance to sparks, wear, impact and flexibility. The new M12 A-coded cordsets are ideally suited for robot...

Disc Magnet Motor

April 24, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap introduces our P760 series disc magnet motor, which outperforms standard Brushless DC motors in various applications. The unique thin disc magnet motor has been optimized to deliver high torque and acceleration up to 5,000 rpm...

Video Measuring Microscope

April 24, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for the measurement and/or dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision MM 320 incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with zoom lens, a 23" touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and easy to use Windows 7-based...

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parts2clean Expert Forum 2014

April 23, 2014 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

Stuttgart/Hannover. Component cleaning has now established itself as an indispensable step in the manufacturing process. In addition to defined particulate or film residue requirements, economic and ecological aspects also need...

Scripps Is First in Region to Implant Wireless Cardiac Pacemaker

April 23, 2014 3:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker, the world's first wireless pacemaker totally implanted in the heart, as part of the Leadless II Clinical...

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Gene Therapy May Boost Cochlear Implants

April 23, 2014 3:37 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. The approach reported Wednesday...

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Step into Virtual Reality with a Scalpel

April 23, 2014 2:33 pm | by Jason Orszt, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

A matte black, cube-shaped room with the holographic projection of a cadaver at a surgeon’s disposal? That’s better than playing a turn at the classic board game “Operation.” Housed at the University of Michigan’s 3D Lab, the Michigan Immersive...

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