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Photos of the Day: Brain Stimulating Glove

February 25, 2014 10:25 am | by RUBIN | News | Comments

Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve fibers that connect the hands with the brain. If applied regularly, that kind of passive stimulation results in an...

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Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients

February 25, 2014 10:21 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | News | Comments

Improving the sense of touch and motor skills without active training – what sounds impossible, does actually work. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve...

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Diagnosing Group A Strep in Minutes with New Test

February 25, 2014 9:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it received 510(k) clearance and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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World’s Thinnest, High-strength UHMWPE Fiber

February 24, 2014 5:30 pm | by MDT Staff | DSM | Product Releases | Comments

DSM is expanding its Dyneema Purity fiber portfolio and is commercially launching the thinnest, high-strength, medical-grade UHMWPE fiber available on the market, Dyneema Purity 10 dtex fiber. The fiber will be available in both white and blue...

New Standard Smart Battery Packs

February 24, 2014 5:23 pm | by MDT Staff | RRC Power Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

RRC has expanded its product portfolio with three new high energy standard Li-Ion SMBus battery packs. The RRC2040-2 is a 3S2P pack with 11.25V, 6400mAh and 72Wh. Two additional batteries are the RRC2054 and RRC2057, which share the same housing dimensions, but have different ratings...

Photo Etching Precision Parts from Polyester

February 24, 2014 5:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tech-Etch is well known for the extensive list of exotic materials the company is capable of photo etching. In addition to materials such as tungsten, titanium, elgiloy, MP35N, nitinol, and polyimide film, Tech-Etch has now developed a process to photochemically etch polyester sheet up to .010" thick...

Pre-molding with Foam-in-place Packaging

February 24, 2014 5:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Storopack offers companies in the USA and Canada contract manufacturing of FOAMplus engineered foam-in-place packaging made of polyurethane. Just-in-time delivery of the molded parts is carried out from one of the North American fabrication centers...

Controlling Costs in Medical Device Development

February 24, 2014 2:37 pm | by Joe St. Cyr, Director and Program Manager, Farm | Farm | Blogs | Comments

There are dozens of factors that contribute to the cost of developing a medical device and every project is different. There’s no question that the rigor required to meet standards in the medical industry plays a huge part, but based on my...

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‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 2)

February 24, 2014 2:19 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Articles | Comments

Many reports, papers, and studies have been written about the benefits of remote health monitoring, but when you look at the number of companies and institutions that are investing time and energy incorporating VSM (vital sign monitoring)...

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Tissue-Penetrating Light Releases Chemotherapy Inside Cancer Cells

February 24, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have developed an innovative technique using light to carry chemotherapy safely to cancer cells...

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Photos of the Day: Solar-Powered Cancer Test

February 24, 2014 12:18 pm | by Scientific Reports | News | Comments

By harnessing the sun’s power and employing a smartphone application, medical technicians may now handily administer reliable assays for Kaposi’s sarcoma, which has produced significant morbidity and mortality rates among adults and children...

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Sun Powers Complex Cancer Test for Remote Regions

February 24, 2014 12:17 pm | by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have remodeled an energy-intensive medical test – designed to detect a deadly skin cancer related to HIV infections – to create a quick diagnostic assay perfect for remote regions...

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Growth Seen in Respiratory Device Market

February 24, 2014 11:51 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The 47 billion-dollar worldwide respiratory device market continues to grow mainly due to the aging of the world population and increasing incidence of respiratory diseases, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research...

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Researchers Find That Going with the Flow Makes Bacteria Stick

February 24, 2014 11:17 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In a surprising new finding, researchers have discovered that bacterial movement is impeded in flowing water, enhancing the likelihood that the microbes will attach to surfaces. The new work could have implications for the study of marine...

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Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Functioning Liver Cells

February 24, 2014 10:56 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

The power of regenerative medicine now allows scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble heart cells, pancreas cells and even neurons. However, a method to generate cells that are fully mature—a crucial prerequisite...

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