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Compact Power Connector is Now V-Lock Compatible

January 13, 2014 4:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter has announced that its compact KEA series power entry module, with 1- or 2-pole fuseholder, now mates with V-Lock cord sets. The KEA’s new V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment.

3 Major Trends in Barcode Labeling for Medical Devices

January 13, 2014 2:23 pm | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Articles | Comments

Three major trends are flowing through the medical device industry, promoting patient safety and implementing positive changes. How will these trends affect your labeling processes? They will change the way you label product, help minimize...

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Following Up from RSNA 2013

January 13, 2014 1:58 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Heading into RSNA 2013, I wrote about advancements in technology over the past 25 years and how significant improvements in technology has allowed us to deliver on what we hoped would be possible. This seemed to resonate with many people...

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Blood Glucose Meter Sends Results Wirelessly To iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

January 13, 2014 1:55 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

People living with diabetes can now check, manage and share their blood sugar results as conveniently as they check everything else in their lives – wirelessly, on their iPhone, iPador iPod touch. Available now, the new OneTouch Verio Sync Meter...

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Functional Polymer Remains Strong and Transparent

January 13, 2014 12:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TPX polymethylpentene is a lightweight, transparent, semi-crystalline material with outstanding resistance to both steam sterilization and a wide range of chemicals. Unlike some polymeric materials that discolor or embrittle after just a few cycles in an autoclave, TPX remains transparent and strong.

An Economical Sonification Prototype to Assist the Blind

January 13, 2014 12:27 pm | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have developed an assistive technology system that works by sounds which contributes to the autonomy of persons with visual impairments. The commercial systems that exist today in Spain...  

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Dimensionally Stable Two Component Urethane Modified Epoxy Gel

January 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Primarily used for potting and encapsulation applications, Master Bond Super Gel 9AO is a  soft, urethane modified gel-like epoxy that offers thermal conductivity and electrical insulation properties. This two part system is also employed for bonding and sealing as it adheres well to a variety of substrates including metals, glass, ceramics and many rubbers and plastics.

Using 3D Printers to Create Prosthetic Limbs for Ugandans

January 13, 2014 12:20 pm | by Patchen Barss, University of Toronto | News | Comments

A U of T lab is partnering with an international NGO and a Ugandan hospital to use 3D scanning and printing to speed the process of creating and fitting sockets for artificial limbs. While three-dimensional printing has been around for some...

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Swedish Doctors Transplant Wombs into Nine Women

January 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Malin Rising and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed. The women were born without a uterus or had it... 

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High Performance Budget CMM with Small Footprint

January 13, 2014 11:53 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Benchmark CMM from COORD3 offers a high performance budget CMM with the added benefit of a small footprint. The unique ‘half-gantry’ advanced alloy design has its X and Y axis at the same level, providing increased rigidity and offers an outstanding metrology platform for high accuracy small and medium part CMM inspection.

Absorbable Vascular Stents Are Subject of New Surgical Devices Standard

January 13, 2014 11:50 am | by ASTM International | News | Comments

Patients with blockages in their coronary vasculature have historically been treated with permanent metallic stents, metal mesh tubes that open clogged blood vessels, restore blood flow and keep the vessel open over time. Certain patients...

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Children’s Brain Imaging Data Bank Could Become a ‘Google’ Tool for Doctors

January 13, 2014 11:35 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

When an MRI scan uncovers an unusual architecture or shape in a child’s brain, it’s cause for concern: The malformation may be a sign of disease. But deciding whether that odd-looking anatomy is worrisome or harmless can be difficult. To...

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The Most Comprehensive Line of Metrology Products Available Today

January 13, 2014 11:21 am | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Heidenhain is now providing the most comprehensive line of inspection and gauging products available today. Products are available for both end-users and OEMs alike. Ranging from in-process fixture inspection requiring multiple gauging configurations, to 2-D and 3-D inspection machine encoders and digital readouts...

Crowdfunded Cloud-Based Solution for Storing, Accessing and Sharing Medical Imaging for Clinical Diagnosis

January 13, 2014 11:20 am | by myMedImage | News | Comments

Millions of medical images are wasted every year. For patients, wasted images equates to higher costs and longer wait times for diagnosis. For doctors, it saps vital resources and is a source of significant frustration. The World Health...

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The Cyborgs Era Has Started

January 13, 2014 11:07 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns. In their review entitled...

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