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The Brave New World of Medical Device Technology

January 23, 2015 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

As a devout sci-fi fan, I will also say that remote digital health may become truly transparent. Permanently implanted sensors, potentially even in utero, or nanotechnology that is transferred from generation to generation as part of our cells and DNA...

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Medical Technologies 20th Anniversary

January 23, 2015 4:32 pm | Events

Medical Technologies 2015 is where global medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences and connected healthcare leaders will meet to explore how best to navigate transformation and prosper in a radically new healthcare landscape...

Right Angle Spiroid Gear

January 23, 2015 4:13 pm | by Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to achieve maximum torque with minimal space maxon precision motors introduces right angle gearheads designed to be configured with maxon’s 22mm and 32mm dc motors. These compact, lightweight and high torque gearheads were developed to transmit power at 90deg in the smallest possible form factor. The Spiroid® technology incorporated in the gearhead design offers a number of perform...

Testing for Ion Release from Surgical Implants

January 23, 2015 3:22 pm | by ASTM International | News | Comments

Although regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, frequently request information from manufacturers on the potential for ion release from surgical implants containing metal, there has not been a standard method for...

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Diaper Compound Could Enhance Brain Cell Imaging

January 23, 2015 3:13 pm | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | News | Comments

Pour, mix, set, add water and voila: highly detailed images of the inside of cells. A study, partially funded by the National Institutes of Health, showed that a modified form of the superabsorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand...

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Live Broadcast from Inside the Nerve Cell

January 23, 2015 10:49 am | by Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry | News | Comments

Scientists estimate that our brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells have to constantly control their internal proteins with regard to quality and...

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Breast Imaging Technique Nearly Quadruples Cancer Detection

January 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of...

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CHINA MED 2015

January 23, 2015 10:25 am | Events

From March 26 – 28, 2015, CHINA MED 2015, 27th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, will return to the China National Convention Center in Beijing. Certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI), CHINA MED 2015 will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the Health Department...

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the US: Safeguarding Medical Devices

January 23, 2015 10:20 am | by Kim Trautman, M.S., Associate Director of International Affairs, Center for Devices and Radiological Health | Blogs | Comments

The FDA and its regulatory counterparts abroad have the weighty responsibility of ensuring the safety of the thousands of regulated medical devices imported in their countries each year. To make this task more manageable, FDA and regulatory...

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FDA Approves Implantable Neurostimulator to Treat Serious Stomach Disorder

January 23, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, under a humanitarian device exemption* (HDE), for the Medtronic Enterra II System. The system is used to treat chronic, intractable...

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Sensory Substitution Devices Create 'Mental Images' for Blind Patients

January 23, 2015 9:18 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can...

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Using Sound Waves to Heat-Treat Cancer Pain

January 23, 2015 8:51 am | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether focusing high-frequency sound waves onto the surface of bone where cancer has spread can burn away the source of pain. The cutting-edge technique focuses ultrasound beams to produce heat – just...

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Cyber Security Challenges for Personal Medical Devices

January 22, 2015 4:22 pm | by Greg Shannon, PhD, Chair, IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, and Chief Scientist, CERT Division, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute | Blogs | Comments

Personal medical devices (PMDs) governed by software, identified by an Internet Protocol (IP) address and connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) present a myriad of challenges. Certainly cyber security of the device and its personally...

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Sparton Acquires Real-Time Enterprises, Inc.

January 22, 2015 4:03 pm | by Sparton | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Design Services, LLC completed the acquisition of Real-Time Enterprises, Inc., a $4 million revenue business, on January 20, 2015 in an all-cash transaction. RTEmd will...

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The ASSEMBLY Show

January 22, 2015 3:54 pm | Events

The 2nd Annual ASSEMBLY Show, the only event exclusively focused on assembly products and services, which just closed at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, was a tremendous success according to exhibitors and attendees. With over 6,300 registered industry professionals, a show floor...

Microsoft Creates Wearable Star Trek Holodeck

January 22, 2015 3:32 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In case you missed it, earlier this week Microsoft unveiled their latest peripheral gadget to accompany Windows 10, the HoloLens. Star Trek fans in particular will enjoy the “holodeck” style augmented reality the goggles produce – rather...

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