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How to Leverage Materials as a Competitive Advantage

January 22, 2015 10:14 am | by Crystal Humphreys, Global Market Segment Manager, Vancive Medical Technologies | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Articles | Comments

Materials are the building blocks for every type of medical device. Maintaining a supply base that has a firm handle on new innovations in this space will provide any medical device manufacturer with a solid competitive advantage. This article...

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Robotic Hand Learns Fine Movements from Monkeys

January 22, 2015 9:51 am | by German Primate Center | News | Comments

Tying shoelaces, stirring coffee, writing letters, playing the piano.  From the usual daily routine to demanding activities: Our hands are used more frequently than any other body part. Through our highly developed fine motor skills, we are able to...

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'Serious Games' Use Virtual Reality for a Wide Array of Treatments

January 22, 2015 9:32 am | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Researchers and practitioners in the burgeoning area of ‘serious games’ are using video game-based technologies such as virtual reality – more widely associated with entertainment – in order to make breakthroughs in many aspects of healthcare...

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Treating Chronic Conditions with Neuromodulation

January 22, 2015 9:00 am | by International Neuromodulation Society | News | Comments

The International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress will feature traditional and cutting-edge ways to address chronic disease through interfacing with the body’s nervous system. The congress is expected to draw 1,500 scientists...

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Long-Term Use of Ventricular Assist Devices Induces Heart Muscle Regeneration

January 22, 2015 8:45 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

Prolonged use of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) by patients with heart failure may induce regeneration of heart muscle by preventing oxidative damage to a cell-regulator mechanism, UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators have...

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PTFE Gas Filter

January 21, 2015 3:50 pm | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of a new gas filter, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. The internal rib design allows for maximum airflow, while the clear acrylic hermetically sealed housing provides easy inspection of media. A 0.1 micron PTFE filter allows for precise filtration of particles, and the ¼ inch graduated hose barb eliminates the need for bonding. ...

Hearing-Aid 'Intervention' Offers Guidance for Adjusting to Devices

January 21, 2015 2:16 pm | by University of Missouri - Columbia | News | Comments

When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years; yet, previous research has shown that not all new sounds are welcomed. Ambient noises such as air conditioners...

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Designing a Smarter Trial, Earlier

January 21, 2015 1:58 pm | by Vicki Anastasi, VP and Global Head of Medical Device and Diagnostics Research, ICON | Blogs | Comments

Increased regulatory and reimbursement burden has made development timelines longer than ever. As regulators and payers demand more evidence to demonstrate safety, efficacy, and value, manufacturers must design smarter trials that collect...

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STEAMConnect Ascend Conference

January 21, 2015 1:40 pm | Events

STEAMConnect, a grassroots organization based in San Diego dedicated to fostering ties between STEM education programs and arts initiatives, will host its 2nd annual STEAMConnect Ascend Conference at the Irwin Jacobs Qualcomm Hall (5775...

AC/DC Power Supply

January 21, 2015 1:07 pm | by SL Power Electronics, Corp. | SL Power Electronics, Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

SL Power Electronics introduces its MINT1500 AC/DC power supply that solves a multitude of power challenges for next-generation medical devices. The high performance MINT1500 meets design engineers’ requirement for a highly efficient 500 watt power supply that offers a...

Man Leaves Hospital with Bioprosthetic Heart

January 21, 2015 11:45 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A man equipped with the lightest and most advanced total artificial heart in the world was released from Nantes University Hospital earlier this year and has returned home, said Carmat, the designer and developer of the electric heart. The...

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Nitrogen Dioxide Sterilization Expands the Designer's Toolbox

January 21, 2015 11:26 am | by Evan Goulet, Director, Sterilization Operations, Noxilizer, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Sterilization is a necessary process for virtually every type of medical device. Therefore, it is critical for designers to be mindful of how materials will interact with a given process, at what stage the sterilization will be best implemented...

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Using Light to Beat the Winter Blues

January 21, 2015 10:13 am | by Philips Healthcare | News | Comments

Join Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting to beat the most depressing day of the year. According to a study by Cliff Arnall, the most depressing date of the year is today and is amongst others due to the weather conditions and lack of sun...

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Automatic Film Splicer

January 21, 2015 10:11 am | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

Butler Automatic announces that its SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideally suited for medical device packaging applications. The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes. “The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer is an excell...

Sensor Measures Blood Sugar Without Taking Blood

January 21, 2015 9:58 am | by Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology | News | Comments

One in twelve children are born prematurely in Switzerland. If hypoglycemia develops in these premature babies and persists for over an hour, it can affect brain development. In order to prevent this, the babies’ blood sugar levels need to be...

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