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Mechanically Controlled Linear Drive Enables Different Speed in Each Travel Direction

January 3, 2014 12:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Amacoil/Uhing has announced a linear speed control option for Model RG rolling ring linear drives. Normally, the drive moves on a driven shaft with linear speed being adjustable via a pitch control lever located on the drive unit. Now, for applications that do not require variable speed, the new option lets users fix a specific linear travel speed in one or both directions of travel.

FDA shifts regulatory requirements for intra-aortic balloons

January 3, 2014 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA issued a final rule reclassifying certain intra-aortic balloons and demanding more from others, according to a notice in the Federal Register. The new rule eases regulation on intra-aortic balloons and pumps indicated for acute... 

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Next-Generation Electronic Overload Relay

January 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Rockwell Automation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Inspired by input from panel builders, system integrators and end users around the world, Rockwell Automation engineers developed the new Allen-Bradley E300 electronic overload relay. The E300 overload relay integrates communications, including EtherNet/IP, patented current-measurement technology, and time-saving I/O options, all in a modular design.

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New Mobile App for the iPad

January 3, 2014 11:49 am | by MDT Staff | Teleflex Medical OEM | Product Releases | Comments

Teleflex Medical OEM announced the launch of a mobile application (app) for the iPad that is an on-the-go reference guide to its custom-engineered extrusions, catheters, sheath/dilator sets, sutures, performance fibers, and medical devices. The app is now available for free through the Apple App Store or iTunes by using the search term, “Teleflex Medical OEM.”

New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

January 3, 2014 10:19 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a movie is worth far more, especially when it comes to diagnosing wrist problems. UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in...

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Biologists Discover Solution to Problem Limiting Development of Human Stem Cell Therapies

January 3, 2014 10:02 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell...

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Patch Outperforms Holter for Prolonged Heart Rhythm Tracking

January 3, 2014 9:52 am | by Scripps | News | Comments

Research by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that a small adhesive wireless device worn on the chest for up to two weeks does a better job detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter...

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South African Trauma Center Launches Portable Electronic Trauma Health Record Application

January 3, 2014 9:42 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Electronic health records have become standard practice throughout hospitals in North America, but in countries with fewer resources many front-line clinicians are still collecting data on paper, if they are collecting it at all. But now...

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Basis Announces Most Advanced Sleep Analytics Among Health Trackers and New 2014 Carbon Steel Edition

January 3, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BASIS Science, Inc., the company behind Basis, the world's most advanced health tracker, today unveiled Advanced Sleep Analysis, the most in-depth sleep analytics among health tracking devices, as well as their new Basis 2014 Carbon Steel...

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510(k) Submission Process

January 3, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Premarket Notification (510(k)) submissions for medical devices are reviewed by FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), specifically, the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE) and the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological...

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St. Jude Medical soars to new heights

January 2, 2014 5:28 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device giant St. Jude Medical ended 2013 with a boost, notching a new Wall Street high-water mark of $63.15 on December 26. Shares sank back down to close at $62.74 that day and have since dropped further to close at $61.71 today...

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Robotic surgery complaints become FDA complaints

January 2, 2014 5:05 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

As patient complaints mount in lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical and its da Vinci robot-assisted surgical platform, physicians and researchers are shifting some of the blame to the FDA's postmarket surveillance systems as an inadequate...

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New RFID Lens Enhance Monitoring

January 2, 2014 3:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Trumpf Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPF has enhanced its LensLine sensor system for 2D laser cutting machines by combining it with an RFID (radio frequency identification) lens to achieve greater accuracy, process reliability and user friendliness. The LensLine condition monitoring function improves the reliability of cutting processes and reduces the frequency of lens cleaning.

Small Weld Joints are Flawless

January 2, 2014 3:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Herrmann Ultrasonics is launching a new version of the proven HiQ DIALOG series. This machine allows achieving repeatable welds with low welding forces of 5 Newton. Smallest precision mechanical parts for i.e. medical technology or microelectronics can be welded.

180 Medical Acquires Symbius Medical

January 2, 2014 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

180 Medical, a leader in the home delivery of intermittent catheters and other medical supplies, announced today that it has acquired Symbius Medical, a national home medical supply company. "Symbius and 180 Medical share a common focus...

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