Meeting Announcement: May 21-22, 2013 Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory CommitteeApril 9, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
On May 21, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of one of the remaining preamendments class III devices, shortwave diathermy for all other uses except for the treatment of malignancies. The class III shortwave diathermy is a device that applies electromagnetic energy to the body in a radiofrequency band ranging between 13 megahertz to 27.12 megahertz
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As demonstrated in these videos, sitting at rest, the adaptive and multifunctional material is smooth, clear and flat; droplets of water or oil on its omniphobic surface flow freely down its surface. Stretching or bending it makes the fluid surface rougher. The rough surface is opaque, and also confers the ability to precisely control the movement of water or oil droplets.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have demonstrated that methods for reliably detecting software bugs and ultimately verifying software safety can be applied successfully to this breed of robot.
These connectors are available in 6, 11 or 16 positions, with an IP67 rating and 3 different cables options, Military (UL94 V-O material), Medical (ISO10993 biocompatible), and standard grade.
A new separation process that depends on an easily-distinguished physical difference in adhesive forces among cells could help expand production of stem cells generated through cell reprogramming. By facilitating new research, the separation process could also lead to improvements in the reprogramming technique itself and help scientists model certain disease processes.
Imagine a tent that blocks light on a dry and sunny day, and becomes transparent and water-repellent on a dim, rainy day. Or highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. Or pipelines that can optimize the rate of flow depending on the volume of fluid coming through them and the environmental conditions outside.
The BGS06 linear rail with the integrated IDEA Drive is a versatile system utilizing the popular size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor linear actuator with an integrated and fully programmable stepper motor controller.
With its EcoCSteam system, Dürr Ecoclean has developed a new eco-friendly cleaning technology that reliably removes both particulate and film-type contamination from parts and surfaces of diverse materials without any use of chemicals.
Amacoil/Uhing has expanded its line of Model RS rolling ring linear drive nuts with the new RS8 drive. The new unit runs on an 8mm diameter case hardened and ground, smooth shaft and supports space-saving machine design trends toward smaller components.
CML HealthCare Inc. to Install North America's First and World's Largest Fully Automated BD Kiestra™ Microbiology PlatformApril 8, 2013 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | News | Comments
CML HealthCare (CML, a community-based provider of laboratory and medical imaging services in Ontario and British Columbia, and BD, a leading global medical technology company, today announced an agreement for CML to install two BD Kiestra™ Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) systems.
NxStage® Medical a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced today that it has completed its move to a direct sales model in the United Kingdom. NxStage will begin selling the System One™ and related products and services directly in the region through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, NxStage Medical UK.
Last week, President Obama officially announced $100 million in funding for arguably the most ambitious neuroscience initiative ever proposed. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, as the project is now called, aims to reconstruct the activity of every single neuron as they fire simultaneously in different brain circuits, or perhaps even whole brains.
Low-energy terahertz radiation could potentially enable doctors to see deep into tissues without the damaging effects of X-rays, or allow security guards to identify chemicals in a package without opening it. But it's been difficult for engineers to make powerful enough systems to accomplish these promising applications.
Analogic Corporation, enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced that it is showcasing, for the first time in the U.S., its BK Medical Flex Focus™ 500 ultrasound system, the SonixTablet with GPS needle guidance, and the SonixTouch Research systems together at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) 2013 Annual Convention.