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Friday 5: Don Labriola of QuickSilver Controls Speaks on Automated Healthcare

November 21, 2014 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

According to Labriola, he “grew up” at Beckman (now under Danaher), starting with the company at age 17 and worked there for the next 20 years of his career. Most of his time was spent in the Medical Diagnostics Group. “I worked on the electronics...

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Swabbable Pre-Slit Transfer Valve

November 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of a new Swabbable Pre-Slit Transfer Valve (80191). The swabbable design can be used for injection or aspiration with a standard catheter tip syringe, and can fit tubing sized 0.322 inch ID / 0.535 inch OD (8.18 mm ID / 13.59 mm OD). The component is ideal for stem cell, biopharmaceutical, and drainage applications involving high volumes and/or...

Treating Vascular Disease with Light

November 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a receptor on blood vessels that causes the vessel to relax in response to light, making it potentially useful in treating vascular diseases. In addition, researchers discovered a...

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Non-Invasive Device Slows Brain Tumor Growth

November 21, 2014 2:04 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A non-invasive, portable electrical device tested at the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital - the only such testing site in Michigan - along with other major medical centers around the country, has been found to lengthen the lives...

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Photos (Videos) of the Day: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Address Head Injuries

November 21, 2014 1:47 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries...

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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant totaling $1 million that will support an effort to re-create a patients' ocular stem...

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Restoring Balance After Brain Injury with Virtual Reality Tech

November 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Kessler Foundation | News | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a Low...

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Cancer Biomarker and Drug Delivery System in One

November 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions. First, it lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-cancer...

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Biodegradable Membrane Helps Prevent Blood Vessel Scarring

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor...

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Genetic Test for Eye Disorders Proves Very Effective

November 21, 2014 11:19 am | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Investigators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and colleagues reported the development and characterization of a comprehensive genetic test for inherited eye disorders in the online version of...

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Robotic Walker Helps Restore Motion for Stroke Patients

November 21, 2014 11:09 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson's disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients are required to undergo physical therapy...

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Polymer Tantalum Capacitor

November 21, 2014 10:51 am | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its F38 Series with the addition of the smallest, highest CV polymer tantalum capacitors available in the industry. Packaged in a miniature 0603 (1608 metric) M case with an ultra low...

Industrial NO2 Sterilizers for Contract Sterilizaton

November 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Noxilizer, Inc. | Noxilizer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Noxilizer, Inc., the organization rapidly advancing the room-temperature, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) based sterilization process for life science manufacturers, announced expansion of their contract sterilization operations. This expansion was triggered by growing customer demand and increased industry acceptance of Noxilizer’s NO2 sterilization -- a powerful, efficient and cost-saving alternative...

Glass Substrates for MEMS Devices

November 21, 2014 9:42 am | by SCHOTT North America | Product Releases | Comments

The international technology group SCHOTT is expanding its HermeS wafers with hermetically sealed, solid through glass vias (TGV) into MEMS applications. HermeS glass substrates are fully gastight, and therefore enable long-term, robust enclosures for MEMS devices...

Multi-Specimen Perfusion Bioreactor

November 21, 2014 8:18 am | by Bose Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Bose Corporation has introduced the 3DCulturePro™ system, a new multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor designed for biologists, biomedical researchers and scientists who require reproducible and reliable tissue growth. The 3DCulturePro system supports cell growth and 3D tissue culture in an easy-to-use, scalable configuration. Versatile and portable, the Bose® 3D CulturePro bioreactor is...

PZT (lead zirconate titanate) Components

November 21, 2014 8:02 am | by Morgan Technical Ceramics | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials (Morgan) announces the availability of PZT (lead zirconate titanate) components, and assemblies at its Bedford, Ohio facility. Also offered are advanced PZT dicing, cutting, and grinding capabilities. The materials are ideal for use in consumer and high...

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