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Need Medical Attention? Doctor Drones to the Rescue!

May 8, 2015 4:32 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

When you’re experiencing a medical emergency, you unfortunately can’t look to the skies to see Superman swooping in to save the day. What you may soon see, however, is an emergency medical drone that’s able to carry needed equipment to a victim and...

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April/May 2015 Digital Edition

May 8, 2015 4:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue's articles cover an elegant delivery solution for dispensing unit-of-use reagents for POC medical diagnostic devices, the advantages of custom bearing design, six mantras for medical device manufacturers, design considerations for integrated drug delivery systems, technology's battle against cancer, a roundtable discussion on developing the vasculature of medical devices, and aspects of packaging design for the mindful engineer.

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4 Tips for Firmware Floating Point Computations

May 8, 2015 3:28 pm | by Kenneth MacCallum, PEng, Principal Engineering Physicist, Starfish Medical | Blogs | Comments

Until very recently, using floating point computations in firmware required too heavy a penalty in code space and computation time. Now there are a number of relatively inexpensive microcontrollers which have single-precision floating point...

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Apple Is Interested in Your DNA

May 8, 2015 3:01 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Apple is teaming up with scientists to collect DNA for genetic research using the ResearchKit platform. The program intends to collect submitted health information through a secure portal, allowing them to participate in a variety of clinical studies...

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Barcode Reader

May 8, 2015 2:11 pm | by Dynamsoft | Product Releases | Comments

Dynamsoft today released a new version of its Barcode Reader software development kit (SDK) to now work as an independent product. It previously only worked as an add-on to other Dynamsoft image capture SDKs. In addition Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader 2.0...

We Can Use Bacteria to Detect Cancer (and Maybe Treat It)

May 8, 2015 12:20 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Liver cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to detect, but synthetic biologist Tal Danino had a left-field thought: What if we could create a probiotic, edible bacteria that was "programmed" to find liver tumors? His insight exploits something...

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4 Design Considerations for Integrated Drug Delivery Systems

May 8, 2015 10:59 am | by Graham Reynolds, VP of Marketing and Communications - Delivery Systems, West Pharmaceutical Services | Articles | Comments

Historically, the primary focus of pharmaceutical manufacturers has, appropriately, been on the efficacy and safety of their drug product. However, with more drugs coming onto the market as combination products — drug products paired with delivery devices...

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Wearable Technology Helps Reduce C-Sections, Speed Labor

May 8, 2015 10:46 am | by Desert Valley Medical Center | News | Comments

Desert Valley Medical Center, named a Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation five times, is the first U.S. hospital to deploy the wireless Leaf Patient Monitoring System in its Labor and Delivery rooms to help reduce the duration of labor and risk of...

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Cellular Bubbles Deliver Parkinson's Meds Directly to Brain

May 8, 2015 10:36 am | by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used exosomes -- tiny bubbles of protein and fat produced naturally by cells -- to bypass the body's defenses and deliver a potent antioxidant directly to the brain to treat...

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3D X-ray Technique Detects More Breast Cancer in Screening

May 8, 2015 10:33 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

Tomosynthesis detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does, according to a major screening study from Lund University, Sweden. This is the first large-scale study to compare the screening method with regular mammograms...

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Hackathon Attempts to Take On Dementia

May 8, 2015 9:54 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

Designers, coders, hackers and researchers are coming together for an event aimed at exploring how digital technologies could support and improve dementia care. Create-4-Dementia, from 30th to 31st May 2015, is the first public event of the Social...

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Faster Skin Biopsies Without Anesthesia

May 8, 2015 9:50 am | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

Currently a skin biopsy involves cutting the base layer of the skin manually, removing it with forceps and sewing up the incision with one or two stitches. Thanks to the new automatic device, a simple click will be enough to obtain a sample...

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Artificial Membranes with Programmable Surfaces

May 8, 2015 9:46 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Decorating the outside of cells like tiny antenna, a diverse community of sugar molecules acts like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells...

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Facial Recognition 'Smart' Cane for the Blind

May 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Birmingham City University | News | Comments

A revolutionary ‘smart’ cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University. The ‘XploR’ mobility cane, being developed by ICT students...

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Nameplates

May 7, 2015 5:20 pm | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom nameplates and faceplates for appliances, instruments, machinery, and equipment where high product quality is a critical brand identifier are available from Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Nameplates are custom...

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