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95% Efficient 200 W Convection Cooled Power Supplies

January 9, 2014 4:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Xp Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power has announced the CCB200 series of ultra-efficient “green” 200 Watt single output AC-DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of medical and industrial applications. Suiting convection cooled applications that require a very high efficiency in an open frame design, the series has a typical efficiency of 94% and a maximum...

Fully Programmable Temperature Sensor

January 9, 2014 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK has introduced the TS530 temperature sensor, the latest addition to the company’s temperature sensor line. Featuring an integrated resistance temperature detector (RTD), the TS530 combines the display, process connection and RTD all in a single part for fast and reliable performance.

Gateway to the Cloud for Connected Products

January 9, 2014 4:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Texas Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the newest additions to the Tiva C Series microcontroller (MCU) platform. The Tiva TM4C129x MCUs are the industry’s first ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs with Ethernet MAC+PHY, enabling customers to create a new class of sophisticated, highly connected products that bridge the cloud and amplify the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT).

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Preventing Patient Falls with Advanced Medical Technology

January 9, 2014 3:21 pm | by Tim O’Malley, President, EarlySense | Articles | Comments

Patient falls are preventable, yet they occur in up to 3% of acute care hospitalizations. Of this substantial percentage, an estimated 30% of inpatient falls result in serious injury. A bedside fall, or an unexpected event in which a patient...

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EO Batch Release—Use for Specialized Medical Devices or Those that Need to Go to Trials

January 9, 2014 3:03 pm | by Derek Peterson, EO Sterilization Study Director, Nelson Labs | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Ethylene oxide (EO) is a widely accepted form of sterilization for medical devices that are sensitive to radiation or heat. Batch release sterilization is ideal for medical device manufactures whose devices are very specialized and expensive...

Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:56 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive...

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Simple Test Can Indicate Cervical Cancer

January 9, 2014 2:49 pm | by Gary Mans, University of Louisville | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage of cancer...

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Sleep Sensor and Wellness Coaching App at CES

January 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Beddit, makers of wireless sleep tracking equipment used by professionals worldwide, has scaled up manufacturing of its best-selling sleep sensor and wellness coaching app and will be showcasing them at the 2014 International Consumer...   

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Video Game-Based Physical Therapy Platform Demo at CES

January 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, has announced that it will demonstrate a new video game-based Physical Therapy platform utilizing...

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Eye-Catching Electronics Enable Wearable Devices

January 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent...

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A New Pathway for Neuron Repair Is Discovered

January 9, 2014 2:05 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Penn State University molecular biologists have discovered a brand-new pathway for repairing nerve cells that could have implications for faster and improved healing. The researchers describe their findings in a paper titled "Dendrite injury...

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Research Could Expand Availability of Hand, Face Transplants

January 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have made an important step towards greater availability of hand transplants, face transplants and other transplants involving multiple types of tissue. In their report in the American Journal...

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Mystery Solved: How Nerve Impulse Generators Get Where They Need to Go

January 9, 2014 1:57 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery of the central nervous system, showing how a key protein gets to the right spot to launch electrical impulses that enable communication of nerve signals to and from the brain. Nerve impulses are...

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LensAR closes $10M equity funding round

January 9, 2014 12:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Orlando, Fla.-based cataract surgery technology company LensAR closed an equity funding round with $10 million raised from 14 investors, regulatory documents show. The fundraising effort, launched in December, was closed yesterday and use...

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Medtronic Renal Denervation Trial Fails to Meet Primary Efficacy Endpoint

January 9, 2014 11:19 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that its U.S. pivotal trial in renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension, SYMPLICITY HTN-3, failed to meet its primary efficacy endpoint. The trial met its primary safety endpoint, and the trial's...

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