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Why Should an IVD Manufacturer Consider ISO 13485 Certification?

March 3, 2014 5:33 pm | by Sarah Stec, Esq., Legal and Regulatory Director, GMED North America Inc. | Articles | Comments

In vitro diagnostic medical devices, or IVDs, are critical medical devices that can be used to help the patient, physician, and caregiver in reaching medical decisions. Their growing influence and added value in the worldwide medical device...

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Extruding the Best Out of Multilumen Tubing

March 3, 2014 2:29 pm | by Robert LaDuca, CEO, Duke Empirical | Articles | Comments

Advances in materials and processing refinements make new medical device designs possible and add to the toolboxes of competent design engineers. This article explores key factors of the multilumen extrusion process as they are used by... 

Chemically-resistant Sensor for Low Liquid Flow Rates

March 3, 2014 2:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion AG is expanding its range of liquid flow sensors for measuring low flow rates. The new LS32-1500 liquid flow sensor is designed for flow rates of 0-40 ml/min, extending the range of potential application areas over the successful LG16-series...

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The Past, Present, and Future of M&A in the IVD Industry

March 3, 2014 2:01 pm | by Richard K. Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

PwC recently released its “Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Deals Insights Quarterly” report. In this report, PwC stated that, “The diagnostics sector remained relatively quiet in the M&A market throughout 2013. However, this sector...

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Fuse with 1500A Breaking Capacity Offers 19 Rated Currents

March 3, 2014 1:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter is expanding the successful UMT-H series of SMD fuses with thirteen additional rated currents. The expanded series now offers a total of nineteen current ratings from 160 mA to 10 A at voltages up to 277 VAC and 250 VDC. The UMT-H SMD fuse with time-lag characteristic is capable of providing reliable overcurrent protection...

Biggest Challenges in Medical Device Design: Highway to the Danger Zone

March 3, 2014 1:49 pm | by Renjith Ponnappan, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

Changes in the world of medical devices technology are accelerating. What was science fiction 15 years ago is in FDA trials today. Mechanical engineers are dealing with new materials, electrical engineers are moving to new low-power chips...

32 HD Motor with Planetary Gearhead

March 3, 2014 1:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The different versions of the EC-4pole 32 HD are designed for operation in air or in oil (flooded in hydraulic oil). The power rating depends on the surrounding medium and amounts to 220 W in air and, due to the much higher heat flow, 480 W in oil...

OMS Provides Rock-solid Multi-axis Motion Control

March 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Pro-Dex | Product Releases | Comments

For design engineers seeking reliable, versatile, air motors for use in product design or automation assistance, Pro-Dex offers up to a $200 rebate when two air motors are purchased. Rebate amount varies depending upon model purchased... 

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Alcohol May Ease the Nerves that Cause Atrial Fibrillation

March 3, 2014 12:21 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia. In the most recent Journal...

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Simple Blood Test Could Revolutionize Schizophrenia Diagnosis

March 3, 2014 12:09 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

An inexpensive blood test to diagnose schizophrenia could be made available within two years, offering a groundbreaking alternative to conventional methods that rely on conversations between patients and doctors. Schizophrenia is a serious...

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Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

March 3, 2014 12:01 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention...

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3D Printed Heart Model Helps Surgeons Save Baby’s Life

March 3, 2014 11:34 am | by Materialise | News | Comments

Materialise, a world leader in software for segmenting medical image data and 3D Printing, played a pivotal role in helping surgeons save a baby boy’s life through the use of a 3D printed heart model. Kosair Children’s Hospital was presented...

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Coating Could Prevent Blood Clots Associated with Implanted Devices

March 3, 2014 11:11 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Michigan has developed a material that could help prevent blood clots associated with catheters, heart valves, vascular grafts and other implanted biomedical devices. Blood clots at or...

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Four Women with New Wombs Are Trying to Get Pregnant

March 3, 2014 10:58 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant. He would not say on Monday whether any of the women are pregnant. Since 2012, nine women have received...

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Detecting Levels of Antibiotics in Blood Paves the Way to Individualized Treatment

March 3, 2014 10:39 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine. The study, published today in Nature...

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