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Roche Ups Its Ante in Molecular POC Testing

April 21, 2014 9:59 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis) announced its acquisition of IQuum Inc. (Marlborough, MA), a privately held company that develops point-of-care (POC) test systems for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the deal...

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Heat Sinks

April 21, 2014 9:48 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), announces the availability of 4 new Heat Sinks designed specifically for use with single, dual and 3-phase Solid State Relays. The new models, rated at 0.25, 0.36. 0.7, and 1.0 degrees C...

Thermal Interface Material

April 21, 2014 9:38 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) introduces COOL-PAD CPR7154, a new class of thermal interface material that dispenses like a thermal pad, but performs with characteristics like that of a grease or gel when device temperatures increase to above 45°C...

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Axial Lead Wirewound Resistors

April 21, 2014 9:21 am | by MDT Staff | Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new series of non-magnetic, non-inductive axial lead wirewound resistors with high power ratings to 12 W and high-temperature operation to +350 °C, which is ideal for high-end...

90-Degree PCB Connector System

April 21, 2014 9:14 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its M12 wire-to-board connector product offering to include a center axis, PCB edge mounting connector that saves significant board space when compared to top mount right angle connectors. The M12 90-Degree PCB...

Court Agrees to an Expedited Appeal in CoreValve System

April 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. The ruling granted in part Edwards Lifesciences' motion for a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic from selling or offering...

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Commercial Instrument to Isolate and Treat Circulating Tumor Cells

April 21, 2014 9:00 am | by DeNovo Sciences | News | Comments

This newly developed technology is the first of its kind where Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) are isolated and treated with Immunochemistry, DNA FISH, mRNA FISH, and PCR chemistries on the manual JETTA100 instrument. The JETTA100 is the precursor...

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SEMDA Annual Medical Device Conference

April 21, 2014 8:33 am | by MDT Staff | Events

The 8th Annual SEMDA Conference, entitled "Thriving During Healthcare Reform," will feature an industry update by Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD, Director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  During his presentation, Dr. Shuren...

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Biomarker Test Kit Predicts Patients' Response to Drugs

April 21, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smart Assays to develop a commercial biomarker...

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Heart Device Lawsuits Continue Against St. Jude Over Defective Riata Lead Wires

April 18, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) is now representing over 100 clients against St. Jude Medical, Inc. related to the recalled St. Jude Medical, Inc. Riata leads. In November 2011, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall of the St. Jude Medical Riata...

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Thinnest Feasible Membrane Produced

April 18, 2014 1:31 pm | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

A new nano-membrane made out of the “super material” graphene is extremely light and breathable. Not only can this open the door to a new generation of functional waterproof clothing, but also to ultra-rapid filtration. The membrane produced by ...

Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

April 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ...      

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X-Ray Detector on Plastic Delivers Medical Imaging Performance

April 18, 2014 12:50 pm | by Holst Centre | News | Comments

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at ...

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Beating the Clock for Sufferers of Ischemic Stroke

April 18, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | News | Comments

A ground-breaking computer technology raises hope for people struck by ischemic stroke, which is a very common kind of stroke accounting for over 80 percent of overall stroke cases.  Developed by ...       

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring the Natural Anti-Distraction System

April 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

John McDonald, a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, and other scientists first discovered the existence of the specific neural index of suppression in his lab in 2009. But, until now, little was known about how it helps us ...

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