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Angle Sensors with 10 Output Choices

March 11, 2014 10:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik, U.S. has introduced the RFC4800 Series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. Output options for analog, digital, redundant and switch outputs are standard...

One Component LED Curable System

March 11, 2014 10:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Widely used in the manufacture of disposable medical devices, Master Bond LED403Med is a single component system that passes the plastics test for USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity requirements...

Researchers One Step Closer to Ovarian Cancer Marker

March 11, 2014 5:18 pm | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it’s a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. But now, researchers at UC Davis have verified that glycans (sugars attached to proteins) can...

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Navy Warfighter Holds ‘Alarms’ Lessons for Healthcare

March 11, 2014 5:08 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

What can healthcare professionals learn from the military about the effective management of alarms? Quite a bit, apparently. A new paper from the Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI) explains how hospitals could improve their alarm...

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Contract Manufacturing Revisited

March 11, 2014 5:01 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Plastics One, Inc., Mikrotech, SMC, Ltd. | Articles | Comments

Contract manufacturing has come a long way in terms of acceptance within the medical device industry. Not all that long ago (perhaps 10 to 15 years ago), OEMs were still quite cautious about the prospect of outsourcing processes or devices...

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M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

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SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Will Expand Life-Saving Therapy

March 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Recent developments surrounding the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart will make the life-saving device available to three times the number of people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure. Over 300 SynCardia Hearts...

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Reassessing Risk in the Design Process

March 11, 2014 3:09 pm | by Brian Gough, Projects Director, IDC | Blogs | Comments

The recent change in ISO 14971:2012 Application of risk management to medical devices, requires a change to the way risk is assessed during the design process. Where user risk was once mitigated by the Instructions for Use (IFU), the IFU...

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March 2014 Digital Edition

March 11, 2014 2:54 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

When developing an electronic medical device, there are many factors that need to be considered. “Designing-In Batteries for Medical Devices” looks at battery standards and the design issues most frequently encountered when designing-in batteries.

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Medical OEMs Turn to Contract Manufacturing for Cost-Effective Production

March 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical devices – including orthopedic implants – continue to be a key point of innovation and growth in healthcare. As this trend continues, the demand for efficient, nimble contract manufacturing will increase.  To meet growing demand...

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Improving Patient Outcomes in the Development of Medical Devices: The Importance of Human Factor Testing

March 11, 2014 12:28 pm | by Raza Ahmed, MD, Worldwide Director, Medical Affairs, BD Medical-Pharmaceutical Systems, and Corinne Granger, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, BD Medical-Pharmaceutical Systems | Articles | Comments

Human Factors Engineering (HFE)—the process of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body—involves a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from biomechanics, engineering, industrial design, economic theory, human...  

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Parkinson's Disease: Quickly Identifying Patients at Risk of Dementia

March 11, 2014 12:03 pm | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

It may now be possible to identify the first-stage Parkinson’s patients who will go on to develop dementia, according to a study conducted at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal by Dr. Oury Monchi, PhD, and his postdoctoral...

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Doctors Often Uncertain in Ordering, Interpreting Lab Tests

March 11, 2014 11:40 am | by Sharon Parmet, University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

A survey of primary care physicians suggests they often face uncertainty in ordering and interpreting clinical laboratory tests, and would welcome better electronic clinical decision support tools. The results of the survey, sponsored by...

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$15 Million for Development of Optical Imaging Technology for Cancer

March 11, 2014 11:13 am | by OnTarget Laboratories | News | Comments

A company whose optical imaging technology could help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible has received $15 million in additional funding to enable further development including clinical trials. OnTarget Laboratories...

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Two Percent of Americans Have New Hips, Knees

March 11, 2014 10:54 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. Among those over 50, it's even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and...

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