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Photos of the Day: Robo-Sperm, Medical Miniaturization, and Stephen Colbert

January 14, 2014 12:13 pm | by Institute for Integrative Nanosciences | News | Comments

A new biohybrid micro-robot is developed by capturing bovine sperm cells inside ferromagnetic microtubes that use the motile cells as driving force. These micro-bio-robots can be remotely controlled by an external magnetic field. The performance...

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Clippard Instrument Laboratory Announces Appointment of Board Members & New President

January 14, 2014 11:20 am | by Clippard Instrument Laboratory | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | News | Comments

The Board of Directors at Clippard Instrument Laboratory announce the appointment of William L. Clippard, III as Chairman of the Board, Robert L. Clippard as Vice Chairman of the Board, and John Campbell as President, reporting to the...   

Smith & Nephew Co-Sponsors Competition for Entrepreneurial Medical Device Companies

January 14, 2014 11:17 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, is proud to announce it will co-sponsor the 2014 Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center's New Venture Competition. Designed to showcase innovative ideas coming out...

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VC Funding in Healthcare IT Sector Reaches New Heights with $2.2 Billion in 2013

January 14, 2014 11:13 am | by Mercom Capital Group | News | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector in 2013. Venture capital (VC)...

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Dance and Virtual Reality: A Promising Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Elderly Women

January 14, 2014 11:03 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Virtual reality, dance and fun are not the first things that come to mind when we think of treating urinary incontinence in senior women. However, these concepts were the foundations of a promising study by Dr. Chantal Dumoulin, PhD, Canada...

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Molecular Nano-Spies to Make Light Work of Disease Detection

January 14, 2014 10:58 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

A world of cloak-and-dagger pharmaceuticals has come a step closer with the development of stealth compounds programmed to spring into action when they receive the signal. Researchers at the University of Nottingham’s School of Pharmacy...

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Intuitive rises on 4Q sales, procedure outlook

January 14, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Intuitive Surgical climbed Tuesday after the company said it will report stronger than expected revenue in the fourth quarter as procedures performed with its robotic da Vinci system increased. Intuitive said that while sales of the da Vinci...

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8-band Multispectral Photodiode Array

January 14, 2014 10:53 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PIXELTEQ has released its PixelSensor 8-band multispectral photodiode array, packing eight wavelength-selective photodiodes into a compact 9mm square sensor. PixelSensor enables multispectral sensing at a smaller scale by integrating spectral filters at the sensor level, simplifying optical designs and reducing device integration costs.

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Advanced 2D/3D Graphics Processing Boards with DVI-I Option

January 14, 2014 10:48 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech is offering a 6-channel GPGPU board in the Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) format. The board uses the AMD E6760 graphics processor chip for fast performance along with 1G of GDDR5 memory. The board is ideal for mil/aero, medical, video processing, energy exploration, border security, and other applications requiring advanced graphics processing capabilities.

Lab-grade Precision Portable Spectrometer

January 14, 2014 10:42 am | by MDT Staff | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced the GL SPECTIS 5.0 Touch - a state-of-the-art portable instrument for obtaining light measurement data ranging from NIR to UV with laboratory accuracy. Each GL SPECTIS 5.0 Touch Spectrometer is individually calibrated to deliver precise, accurate, and quick results...

Smart Monitor Wins Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Digital Health at 2014 International CES

January 14, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smart Monitor, Corp., an innovative monitoring solutions provider for the healthcare and wellness markets, announced that its SmartWatch ® product was named a winner in the Everyday Health Awards for Innovation in Digital Health at the 2014 International CES...

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Oxygen Transmission Rate Test System for Ultra-high Barrier Applications

January 14, 2014 10:36 am | by MDT Staff | Mocon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MOCON has developed a new oxygen transmission rate test instrument which accurately and repeatedly measures barriers to 5x10-4 cc/ (m2 x day), ten times lower than previous levels. The OX-TRAN Model 2/21 10x system measures films or packages at precise temperature and relative humidity conditions.

Understanding Secondary Light Emission by Plasmonic Nanostructures May Improve Medical Imaging

January 14, 2014 10:20 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois | News | Comments

“Plasmonic nanostructures are of great current interest as chemical sensors, in vivo imaging agents, and for photothermal therapeutics,” explained David G. Cahill, a Willett Professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering...

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Global Medical Device Outsourcing Market Will Grow to Over $12 billion by 2018

January 14, 2014 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, medical device brand owners in many countries are facing increasing budgetary pressures due to factors such as the ongoing debt crisis in Europe...

ARIAD and Medinol Announce Initiation of Two Registration Trials of the NIRsupreme™ Ridaforolimus-Eluting Stent for Use in Coronary Artery Disease

January 14, 2014 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Medinol, Ltd. today announced the initiation of two registration trials of Medinol’s NIRsupreme TM Ridaforolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System incorporating ARIAD’s mTOR inhibitor, ridaforolimus. The two NIRsupreme...

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