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USP <1115>—Bioburden Control of Nonsterile Drug Substances and Products

January 14, 2014 1:40 pm | by Jonathan Swenson, Microbiology Department Manager, B.S., RM (NRCM), Nelson Labs | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The control of microorganisms when manufacturing products that are nonsterile is an ongoing challenge. Since the products are intended to be “nonsterile,” there is an inherent acceptance that organisms may be present in the product; however...

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Building Complex Polymer Nanostructures on Plant Virus Scaffolds

January 14, 2014 1:01 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received a $540,000 federal grant to devise methods for building minute structures tailored to precisely deliver medicines to tumors or carry dyes that help imaging technologies detect disease...

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Kickstarter of the Week: How to Undermine Intellectual Property

January 14, 2014 12:58 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The team at OpenBCI (open source brain-computer interface) is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source platform that...

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Open Source Access to Your Brain

January 14, 2014 12:50 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

The team at OpenBCI is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source electroencephalography (EEG) platform that gives...

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Kidney Cancer Patients Preserve Kidney Function with Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy

January 14, 2014 12:39 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Patients with chronic kidney disease who received robot-assisted partial nephrectomy to treat kidney cancer have minimal loss of kidney function -- a smaller amount even than patients with normal kidney function, according to researchers at...

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Researchers Investigating How to Make PET Imaging Even Sweeter

January 14, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

An international research team led by Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is testing its novel sugar-based tracer contrast agent to be used with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to help in the hunt for dangerous...

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5-megapixel Camera Utilizes High Performance CMOS Imager

January 14, 2014 12:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

JAI has introduced the Spark SP-5000M-PMCL and Spark SP-5000C-PMCL, a pair of new 5-megapixel industrial cameras in JAI’s high performance Spark Series. The cameras feature a Mini Camera Link interface and can provide full resolution output at up to 134 frames per second for 8-bit monochrome or raw Bayer images, or 120 frames per second for 10-bit images.

AdvaMed Applauds Introduction of the Congressional Trade Priorities Act

January 14, 2014 12:26 pm | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) released the following statement by Ralph Ives, Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Analysis, upon the introduction of the Congressional Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 by...

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Ultra-Compact 1-Chip CMOS HD Video Camera

January 14, 2014 12:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) has announced the release of the second in a series of HD remote-head cameras. The new IK-HR3H is a feature-rich, 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel video camera that provides optimal color accuracy and advanced noise reduction technology via a1/3-inch, 1080p high definition sensor.

Gov't Shutters Medical-Alert Scam Aimed at Seniors

January 14, 2014 12:23 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal and state regulators have shut down a multimillion-dollar scam that they said duped seniors into turning over their credit card information in exchange for purportedly free medical-alert devices. The business blasted seniors across...

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Expanded Bipolar Rail Supply Offerings

January 14, 2014 12:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

UltraVolt has announced the latest addition to its proportional MicroSize product offering, the RS Series. UltraVolt has expanded its MicroSize product offerings in response to customer requests for a better product in their specific applications.

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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