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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC (On Demand)

July 30, 2014 | by MDT Staff | Videos | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla's alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

Brainwaves can predict audience reaction

July 30, 2014 11:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor. By analyzing the brainwaves of ...

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CD-adapco Helps Advance the use of Simulation in Medical Device Industry

July 30, 2014 11:12 am | News | Comments

CD-adapco announced its renewed membership with the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), the first public-private partnership focused exclusively on the unique needs of the medical device community. MDIC made tremendous progress in the first year by bringing together the key players in the field of Computational Modeling and Simulation (CM&S). This momentum will drive

New Material For Surgical Products Could Aid In Healing Process

July 30, 2014 11:03 am | by McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to Northwestern's Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device's function.

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Researchers identify potential biomarker for AD

July 30, 2014 10:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) report variants in a new gene, PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery of this novel genetic association may lead to new drug treatment options that target PLXNA4 specifically. These findings appear in the Annals of Neurology.

App for headache sufferers shows success

July 30, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A unique app that helps headache sufferers to record the severity and regularity of their pain is being used as part of a Griffith research study. A new approach to the treatment of headaches, the ENHANCE project looks at coping with their triggers and is

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Tigermed and Frontage Laboratories Complete Strategic Investment Agreement

July 30, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting Co., Ltd. and Frontage Laboratories, Inc. today announced completion of the previously announced investment agreement, following approval by the China Securities and Regulatory Commission. Tigermed, a leading provider of...

BIOLASE Sends Letter to Stockholders

July 30, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOL), the world’s leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today sent a letter to its stockholders. The full text of the letter from the majority of the Board to stockholders is below: To Our Fellow...

Report: Biopharma and Medical Device Companies Beat Historic Investment Returns

July 30, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the global innovation economy, released a study today that examines the merger, acquisition and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma and medical device companies.  According to the annual...

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Medical Equipment Solutions Corp. Awarded $2 Million contract To Service DoD

July 30, 2014 7:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MIAMI, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Equipment Solutions, Corp. are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Department of Defense (US Army) contract valued at over $2 million over 30 months to supply a mobile MRI diagnostic machine and technical support staffing. As...

Compact Handheld Enclosures

July 29, 2014 11:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Okw Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has launched DATEC-COMPACT, a brand new range of UV-stable IP65 (NEMA 4) handheld enclosures for outdoor electronics. These modern and ergonomic cases are the first from OKW to feature...

3D CAD-Based Metrology Software

July 29, 2014 11:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Optical Gaging Products, Inc. (OGP) | Product Releases | Comments

Optical Gaging Products has introduced the new QVI ZONE3 CAD-based metrology software, for use on its SmartScope family of multisensor dimensional measurement systems...

NIH Awards Imbed Bio a $1.5M Grant to Develop Advanced Wound Healing Nanofilm

July 29, 2014 7:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2014--Imbed Biosciences, Inc, a medical device company developing advanced materials for wound healing and surgical applications, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5M competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from...

Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer discovered

July 29, 2014 3:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Bradford, UK, have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not. The test will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms, saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as ...

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CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients

July 29, 2014 2:49 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

CareDx, Inc. announced the results of its cohort studies of blood samples from the multicenter CARGO and CARGO II heart transplant observational studies, and from the KARGO kidney transplant study during a presentation today at The World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, CA.

Health law expert: Under-regulated 'mHealth' industry could create 'Wild West' market

July 29, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms. While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say in a just-published New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) report that more oversight is needed by ...

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