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Big Data and Analytics Still a Driver for Future Change

December 26, 2014 8:02 am | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare delivery models have already started the shift away from volume-based care in order to focus more on delivering higher value for patients. The need for integrated care and interoperability among disparate IT systems, along with the rise in newly...

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5 Trends in Medical Technology for 2015

December 24, 2014 11:39 am | Blogs | Comments

Medical technology is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and the latest and most exciting innovations were recently explored at COMPAMED, the international medical trade show. Accutronics launched its latest smart-battery range at the trade show...

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Healthcare in Real Time: The Speed of Disruption

December 24, 2014 8:54 am | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I recently had the pleasure of leading a panel discussion on the title topic at LifeScience Alley’s health technology leadership conference in Minneapolis. The panel consisted of technologists involved in developing medical products who engaged in a discussion...

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The MDT Top 10 from 2014

December 23, 2014 2:03 pm | Blogs | Comments

Another exiting year of medtech innovations has passed. In 2014, we really started to see the impact of mHealth on the industry, with more “outsiders” seeking to bundle health monitoring into smart phones and connected devices. Data security (and...

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Device Market Reaches $361 Billion in 2014

December 23, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

The global market for medical devices was estimated to reach 361 billion dollars by year’s end. While that’s a lot of revenue, the report says it reflects slower growth than many in the industry would have liked to see. With 3% average growth, the healthcare...

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Communication Device Aids the Deaf and Hearing Impared

December 23, 2014 9:39 am | News | Comments

MotionSavvy, makers of UNI, is announcing that the company has exceeded its crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo. The breakthrough device aiming to change the way Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals communicate with the rest of the world...

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The Challenges of Designing a Technology for Addiction Treatment

December 23, 2014 9:27 am | Blogs | Comments

For people suffering with addiction, the choice to enter treatment is just the beginning. The real work starts in aftercare programs where continuing care helps provide resources necessary for a successful recovery. Soberlink identified a problem in the...

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Hybrid Cloud – A Safe Play for Medical Device Manufacturers

December 23, 2014 8:02 am | Blogs | Comments

When every new technology innovation or computing model has to be evaluated within the constraints of complex and strict regulatory requirements, it is no surprise that medical device manufacturers have been skittish about moving to the cloud. Even as cloud...

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Magnetically Operated Reed Proximity Sensors for SMD Mounting

December 22, 2014 12:00 pm | Standex Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, announces its MK15 magnetically operated reed proximity sensors for surface-mount device (SMD) mounting, ideal for electronic PCBs where all components...

Innovative Design to Slash Keyhole Surgery Injuries

December 22, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

Failed clinical insertions for keyhole surgery could be reduced after researchers developed a new needle which self-retracts to avoid potentially fatal injuries. Developed by Nottingham Trent University and Olberon Medical Innovations, an automatic...

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UDI Update from the FDA

December 22, 2014 9:17 am | News | Comments

Having passed the first Unique Device Identification System compliance date of September 24, 2014 (for Class III devices and devices licensed under the Public Health Service Act), the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) would like...

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5 Critical Components to Harness the Power of Health Data Successfully

December 22, 2014 8:09 am | Blogs | Comments

Big data…the latest buzz phrase in IT. And it is BIG. With all the technology available today – in our personal lives as well as in healthcare – you can get data on just about anything. From tracking how many steps you walk each day, to how many...

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Plastic and Metal Materials to Expand for Molding, Machining, and Additive Manufacturing

December 22, 2014 7:30 am | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The capabilities of injection molding are continually expanding. In 2014, Proto Labs advanced two processes: metal injection molding (MIM) for smaller, stainless steel parts and liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) molding, which is often used for...

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Proportional Flow Micro Valve

December 19, 2014 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Viking’s team was able to shrink its ViVa Mechanical Amplifier to accommodate this exceptional micro valve. This small device comes in at 5.5mm x 18.50mm x 22.61mm as a driving proportional flow valve with great success in controlling liquid hydrocarbons and has further been tested for use with Air, Nitrogen, Helium and other gasses. Utilizing our miniature ViVa valve actuator, this micro...

The ACA Has Directly Impacted Medical Innovations

December 19, 2014 8:23 am | ODU-USA, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In my opinion, the Affordable Care Act has held back new research and potential technology breakthroughs that could benefit patients worldwide. Within the past year, I have experienced device manufacturers moving their operations overseas due to the...

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