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4 April Fool's Day Devices that May Not Be a Joke After All

April 1, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Tech companies are some of the most committed pranksters of them all! Every April Fool’s Day they release a slew of joke products – and oftentimes it’s difficult to tell whether they’re pulling our legs or not. I assumed that medical technology...

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Direct-Drive Pick & Place and Multiple-Axis Modules

April 1, 2015 3:05 pm | by Weiss-Aug | Product Releases | Comments

Specialist for rotary tables and automation, WEISS (Buchen, Germany), and its subsidiary WEISS North America, Inc. (Willoughby, OH), is a pioneer of direct-drive pick & place and multiple-axis modules. In an effort to advance palletizing applications that do not require the traditional SCARA...

Pitch BGA Socket Adapter

April 1, 2015 12:43 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SFS-BGA500C-52 allows 0.65mm pitch, 14x17mm body, 20X25 array 500 ball BGA package to be placed in socket and operated without compromising performance in high speed applications. The Giga-snaP BGA socket adapter...

New Pumps and Valves Take the Pain Out of Designing Anesthesia Support Devices

April 1, 2015 11:20 am | by Richard N. Whipple, Marketing Communications Manager, & Jonathan DeSousa, Division Applications Team Supervisor; Precision Fluidics Division, Parker Hannifin Corp. | Parker Hannifin Corporation | Articles | Comments

Most next-generation medical devices are getting smaller and more portable to meet the needs of an ever changing hospital environment. But while device sizes are decreasing to help reduce weight and facilitate portability, device performance...

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Multiple ROI Readout

April 1, 2015 10:30 am | by Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the new ORCA Flash4.0 LT with W-VIEW Mode which enables read out of two different regions of interests (ROIs) with different exposure times. The ORCA Flash4.0 LT is equipped with the latest Gen II sCMOS technology having a spatial resolution...

Film Thickness Measuring

April 1, 2015 10:27 am | by Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed a new film thickness measurement system, the Optical NanoGauge C13027, which offers easier integration into inline manufacturing equipment thanks to its reduced size and compatibility with automation controllers. The new system’s footprint...

Diagnostic Test for TB-Based Disease in Cats

April 1, 2015 10:09 am | by University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Scottish veterinary diagnostic testing company Biobest Laboratories Ltd, collaborating with veterinary experts at the University of Edinburgh, has developed and improved a diagnostic test that will help in the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease...

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Combining Magnetism and Light to Fight Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:28 am | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

​By combining, in a liposome, magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes...

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Natural Inspiration for Artificial Skin

April 1, 2015 9:18 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column: Your skin - like that of all vertebrates - is remarkably resistant to tearing. Now, a collaboration of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...

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Novel Tissue Substitute Made of High-Tech Fibers

April 1, 2015 9:13 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Donor organs or synthetic implants are usually the only treatment option for patients who have suffered irreparable damage to internal organs or body tissue. But such transplants are often rejected. Implants based on autologous cells are...

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Blood Test Predicts Severity of Peanut and Seafood Allergies

April 1, 2015 9:09 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. To detect...

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25th International Conference & Exhibits: Molding 2015

March 31, 2015 4:47 pm | Events

The 25th International Conference & Exhibits – Molding 2015 is a unique event organized by a volunteer committee of all branches of the industry – molders, moldmakers, machinery and materials suppliers, the trade press, and Director Amos Golovoy . The conference will focus...

'Lab-on-a-Disc' Diagnoses Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care

March 31, 2015 3:35 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration...

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Does Home Healthcare Mean Better Healthcare?

March 31, 2015 3:34 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare as we know it is experiencing a transformation where more medical technology is moving out of the hospitals and into patients’ homes or being made to travel with them. As a result, the convenience and comfort levels for patients...

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Ultrasensitive Temperature Sensors Made from Tobacco Cells

March 31, 2015 2:47 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time. We mimic nature to develop new technologies, with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials. Planes are modeled on birds and many drugs have their...

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New Website Launch

March 31, 2015 2:27 pm | by Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.’s Imaging Systems Division launches a newly designed website that is user-application driven and features a comprehensive camera comparison and selection tool for quick, side-by-side comparison of up to four...

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