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New Blood Vessel Grown in Just 7 Days

October 24, 2014 | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from Sahlgrenska Acadedmy...

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2mm Spring-Loaded Connectors

October 24, 2014 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is excited to introduce the addition of 2mm pitch spring-loaded connectors to our extensive line of spring-loaded products. As always, real estate is at a premium in electronic packaging with designers demanding tighter pitch interconnects that deliver high quality performance. These spring-loaded connectors (SLC’s) are an appealing option combining both durability and space saving...

Fully Illuminated 30mm Pushbutton

October 24, 2014 4:11 pm | by MDT Staff | APEM Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc. is pleased to announce the new FP30 series pushbutton. Available in either snap-in or threaded bush mounting, this large but lightweight pushbutton is only 1.5 to 2.5mm for the snap in version, and 1 to 9mm for the threaded bushing version...

Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: Germany and Switzerland

October 24, 2014 3:44 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A few more observations of the U.S. physician office lab (POL) market. According to the report, non-physician practice test users represent ancillary markets for POL test products. Community clinics are not expected to grow appreciably as an IVD...

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$100 Biosensors Toolkit Emerges on Kickstarter

October 24, 2014 3:06 pm | by pluxbiosignals | Videos | Comments

BITalino is a low-cost, purpose-built, all-in-one hardware and software toolkit designed for quick and easy creation of cool projects with body signals, development of quantified self wearable devices or apps, and/or learning how to build medical...

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Dip Coded Rotary with Vertical Thumbwheel

October 24, 2014 2:56 pm | by MDT Staff | APEM Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of high quality man-machine interface products, is launching the DH Series, a completely reflow solderable 10-position DIP coded rotary switch with a permanently fixed thumbwheel. Available as PCB left or right surface

Engineering Nano-Sized Microfibers for Tissue Engineering and Biosensors

October 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create...

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Battling Brain Tumors with Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells

October 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer. A team led by neuroscientist Khalid Shah, MS, PhD, who recently demonstrated the value of stem...

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Medium Viscosity, UV/Visible Light Curing Cyanoacrylate Adhesive

October 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Ellsworth Adhesives | Product Releases | Comments

Presented by Ellsworth Adhesives, Henkel Loctite 4311™ Flashcure® is a light yellow-green, medium viscosity, UV/visible light curing cyanoacrylate adhesive designed for bonding applications that require very rapid fixturing, fillet cure or surface cure. Its UV/light cure properties assist in rapid curing of exposed surface areas, minimizing blooming and providing an alternative to using...

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Diamonds Offer Potential for Enhanced Imaging, Drug Delivery

October 24, 2014 10:34 am | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

Nanodiamonds are very small particles (a thousand times smaller than human hair) and because of their low toxicity they can be used as a carrier to transport drugs inside cells. They also show huge promise as an alternative to the organic...

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Genetically Engineered Endonuclease

October 24, 2014 10:21 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DENARASE endonuclease offered by Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a leading global supplier to the biopharmaceutical industry, is a genetically engineered endonuclease from Serratia marcescens and used in purification processes of biological molecules. Because of its high activity and ease of use, DENARASE is often utilized in production of viruses and virus-like particles. The enzyme can be added...

Why Micron-Scale Flex Circuits Can Perform Where Other Circuits Can’t

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Metrigraphics | Metrigraphics, LLC | Articles | Comments

When that call comes in there are only a few companies in the world who can handle it. In fact, the circuits often have feature sizes ranging from three to ten microns and can consist of six or more layers. At Metrigraphics, we call them ultra-miniature...

Don't Leave It Until the Last Minute

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Scott Levy, Senior Packaging Editor, DDL Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The “Just-in-Time” mentality that has become more pervasive within the medical device industry has also resulted in many more package validation testing projects being rushed and left to the last minute. This situation can pose a significant...

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BLDC Flat Motors

October 24, 2014 5:43 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Where high precision is essential and space is tight, BLDC flat motors of the DF45 series from Nanotec, headquartered in Feldkirchen near Munich/Germany, are the solution of choice. These 16-pin outrunners have a standard diameter of 45 mm, and size L has a length of 27 mm and a nominal output of 65 watts. Nanotec has now expanded the series to include sizes S and M with outer lengths of 18 mm...

Programmable Biological Circuits Could Detect and Kill Cancer Cells, or Grow Healthy Ones

October 23, 2014 4:48 pm | by Fabio Bergamin, Research, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be integrated into cells to change their functions. In the future, such developments could...

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Examining Medical Device Regulation and Innovation

October 23, 2014 4:25 pm | by California Healthcare Institute | News | Comments

California Healthcare Institute (CHI) today unveiled a report that provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device review times. Working with the FDA, CHI examined a number of issues that directly...

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