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Biomet Plans $40.5M Indiana Upgrade, 150 New Jobs

March 17, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker Biomet Inc. is planning a $40.5 million expansion company officials say would create 150 high-paying new jobs at Biomet's northern Indiana operations by 2018. Biomet's project calls for building renovations and adding...

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Bionic Suit Puts Paraplegics Back on Their Feet

March 17, 2014 11:40 am | Videos | Comments

A powered exoskeletal suit is giving paraplegics a new lease on life, allowing them to walk on their own - even up stairs. The ReWalk is the latest example of a developing technology that might one day make wheelchairs a thing of the past...

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Researchers Develop a New System to Aid Cardiovascular Risk Diagnosis

March 17, 2014 11:34 am | News | Comments

Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Hospital General de Valencia and the Ophthalmology Unit of the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO-Oftalmología Médica) have...

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3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | Videos | Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

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Researchers Create a Mouse that Expresses a Fluorescing ‘Biosensor’ in Every Cell of Its Body

March 17, 2014 11:14 am | News | Comments

Scientists from the UK and Australia have created a mouse that expresses a fluorescing ‘biosensor’ in every cell of its body, allowing diseased cells and drugs to be tracked and evaluated in real time and in three dimensions. This biosensor...

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Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition...

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Photos of the Day: Body-Powered Devices

March 17, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and a grid to distribute...

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HemCon Medical Technologies Builds Global Momentum in Dialysis Market

March 17, 2014 8:27 am | News | Comments

TriStar Wellness Solutions, Inc., a health and wellness company that targets opportunities in the self-care and professional marketplace, announced that HemCon Medical Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of TWSI, has launched a global...

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Biox's MobiCare Wireless Patient Monitors Receive Marketing Approval in China

March 17, 2014 8:27 am | News | Comments

Vasomedical, Inc., a diversified medical technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of medical devices, including EECP Therapy systems, the gold standard of ECP therapy, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary...

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Rugged, Field-Proven Pressure Switches

March 16, 2014 8:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ashcroft pressure switches offer a unique selection of features to meet the requirements of most industrial applications. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations...

Isolated ECG/EMG/EEG/GSR Biopotential Recording Module

March 16, 2014 3:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

iWorx Systems has introduced the IX-B3G multichannel biopotential recording module that allows recording of up to three channels of ECG, EMG, or EEG as well as GSR (galvanic skin response)...

750°F Electric Cabinet Oven

March 16, 2014 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

No. 927 is an electrically heated, 750°F cabinet oven from Grieve, specially modified with internal air filtration, currently used for curing Teflon. 64 kW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements...

Designing-In Batteries for Medical Devices

March 14, 2014 1:44 pm | Articles | Comments

When developing an electronic medical device, there are many factors that need to be considered. Power is just one of the critical areas that must be correct and conform to a variety of considerations. This article looks at battery standards...

Design Inspiration from The Home Depot

March 14, 2014 1:36 pm | Blogs | Comments

Developing medical devices is not something I do. I write about it, but I’m not “in the trenches” getting dirty with medical device designers. That is, until recently. Allow me to explain. Typically, when my 8th grade daughter comes home...

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New Findings Show Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

March 14, 2014 12:05 pm | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data...

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