Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Lund University, Sweden, have bioengineered a novel molecule which has been proven to successfully kill tumor cells. This molecule is based on a natural protein present in human breast milk, which has been found to have strong and wide-ranging tumor killing properties when bound to certain lipids.
New research from the University of Southampton has shown that blind and visually impaired...
Accuray Incorporated has announced the publication of study results involving hundreds of...
Given Imaging Announces Data Confirming PillCam(R) SB Improves Monitoring and Management of Crohn's DiseaseMay 21, 2013 4:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments
Given Imaging, a world leader in specialty GI products and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today...
When Chinese exchange student Jiahone Guo suffered a cranial injury during a club soccer match, he thought "maybe I will go to see God," according to a report on WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Fortunately, due to timely surgery and a custom-made prosthetic skull plate designed by MedCAD, Guo is able to do almost everything he could do before the fateful match.
Thomas’ line of single piston pumps and compressors are designed to withstand the most demanding applications. The 660 and 668 Series feature air flows to 2.7 cfm (76.5 l/min), pressures to 100 psi (6.9 bar) and maximum vacuum to 93% of local barometer (930 mbar).
The MasterSil 153Med has been introduced by Master Bond. The two part silicone with a paste consistency features a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight, and does not require exposure to air and humidity for cross-linking. It has a long working life of 5-7 hours and will not outgas while curing.
Ordinarily, changing from a validated gamma sterilization process to E-beam sterilization requires running a dose mapping study and doing a dose verification study similar to a routine quarterly dose audit. The standard radiation validation requirements of ISO 11137 require that data be “available to show that, using the same sterilization dose, microbial inactivation is not affected by differences...
Pregis has introduced Stretchfoam, an “industry first” proprietary polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam with multidirectional stretch for protective packaging applications. Stretchfoam represents the latest addition to the company’s Microfoam line.
Arkema has introduced Rilsan Clear G-170 MED, a fully transparent polyamide for use in breathing masks, tubing and other transparent medical components. Rilsan Clear G-170 MED is more transparent than glass, lighter and more flexible than polycarbonate for applications in which patient comfort is required.
With the TwinPower technology the fluid technology specialist Burkert has developed a new actuator design for solenoid valves that increases the power density by using two coils. This innovative actuator technology, which allows a very compact design, is now available as a complete standard valve line in widths of 10mm and 16mm...
A new series of Sapphire lasers from Coherent at 594 nm are ideal for fluorescence-based applications in life sciences. Formerly, this wavelength was only available from inefficient, low-power HeNe lasers, or from diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers utilizing complex frequency-mixing schemes.
Physicians at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia describe the logistic, medical, and societal challenges faced in treating spine trauma in morbidly obese patients. The authors categorize difficulties faced in the care of morbidly obese patients from on-scene immobilization and medical transport through spinal imaging, surgery, and postoperative care.
Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.
Graduate students developed a new textile microfluidic platform using hydrophilic threads stitched into a highly water-repellent fabric. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.
VerrataT Pressure Guide Wire and iFR@ (Instant Wave-Free RatioT) Software Modality will be on display at EuroPCR 2013May 21, 2013 4:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced that it will demonstrate the VerrataT Pressure Guide Wire and the iFR@ (Instant...
Medtronic Finds TAVI with CoreValve System Cost Effective for Treating Patients with Severe Aortic StenosisMay 21, 2013 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
Focused on offering devices that provide both clinical and economic value, Medtronic, Inc. unveiled the results of a cost-effectiveness model comparing transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the CoreValve System to medical management. Presented at EuroPCR 2013, the United Kingdom-based analysis compared the "real world" Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE study to the medical management cohort of the PARTNER B study.
LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announces the launch of the ARROW ® VPS G4 ™ Device. The ARROW VPS G4 Device is used in conjunction with the disposable ARROW ® VPS ® Stylet....
Given Imaging Announces New European Study Evaluating PillCam(R) COLON versus CT-Colonography in Patients With Incomplete ColonoscopyMay 20, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments
Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced data from several European studies confirming the effectiveness of PillCam COLON in detecting colonic lesions in patients following incomplete colonoscopies and monitoring diverse digestive diseases in both adults and children.