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Credit-Card-Sized Anthrax Detector

April 18, 2014 | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly ...

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Axial Lead Wirewound Resistors

April 21, 2014 9:21 am | by MDT Staff | Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new series of non-magnetic, non-inductive axial lead wirewound resistors with high power ratings to 12 W and high-temperature operation to +350 °C, which is ideal for high-end...

90-Degree PCB Connector System

April 21, 2014 9:14 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its M12 wire-to-board connector product offering to include a center axis, PCB edge mounting connector that saves significant board space when compared to top mount right angle connectors. The M12 90-Degree PCB...

Court Agrees to an Expedited Appeal in CoreValve System

April 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. The ruling granted in part Edwards Lifesciences' motion for a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic from selling or offering...

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Commercial Instrument to Isolate and Treat Circulating Tumor Cells

April 21, 2014 9:00 am | by DeNovo Sciences | News | Comments

This newly developed technology is the first of its kind where Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) are isolated and treated with Immunochemistry, DNA FISH, mRNA FISH, and PCR chemistries on the manual JETTA100 instrument. The JETTA100 is the precursor...

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SEMDA Annual Medical Device Conference

April 21, 2014 8:33 am | by MDT Staff | Events

The 8th Annual SEMDA Conference, entitled "Thriving During Healthcare Reform," will feature an industry update by Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD, Director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  During his presentation, Dr. Shuren...

Thinnest Feasible Membrane Produced

April 18, 2014 1:31 pm | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

A new nano-membrane made out of the “super material” graphene is extremely light and breathable. Not only can this open the door to a new generation of functional waterproof clothing, but also to ultra-rapid filtration. The membrane produced by ...

Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

April 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ...      

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X-Ray Detector on Plastic Delivers Medical Imaging Performance

April 18, 2014 12:50 pm | by Holst Centre | News | Comments

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at ...

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Beating the Clock for Sufferers of Ischemic Stroke

April 18, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | News | Comments

A ground-breaking computer technology raises hope for people struck by ischemic stroke, which is a very common kind of stroke accounting for over 80 percent of overall stroke cases.  Developed by ...       

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring the Natural Anti-Distraction System

April 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

John McDonald, a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, and other scientists first discovered the existence of the specific neural index of suppression in his lab in 2009. But, until now, little was known about how it helps us ...

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Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti-Distraction System

April 18, 2014 10:28 am | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. This is the first study to reveal our ...

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Electrical Safety Analyzer

April 18, 2014 8:15 am | by MDT Staff | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Biomedical unveiled the latest addition to its Electrical Safety portfolio, the ESA609 Electrical Safety Analyzer, pairing portability and ruggedness with industry leading quality assurance. Engineered to meet the needs of on-the-go technicians...

Brushless DC Speed Controls

April 18, 2014 8:13 am | by MDT Staff | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Groschopp, Inc. introduces a family of brushless DC motor controls for their entire product line of BLDC motors and gearmotors. Designed to provide commutated power and variable speed control, these closed loop controls...

7” WinCE TouchPanel PC

April 18, 2014 8:12 am | by MDT Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company Inc. has introduced the GK-7000 TouchPanel PC to provide commercial customers with a rugged Industrial Control Panel that it is attractively housed, has multiple I/O connections, and is simple to install. Running Windows CE 6.0...

Linear Smart Stage

April 18, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | New Scale Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies, Inc. today announced it has added absolute encoding to its M3-LS Linear Smart Stage, a USB micro stage with fully-integrated drive electronics and the industry’s smallest all-in-one positioning stage. Absolute encoding eliminates...

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