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Diamond-Based Lasers for Healthcare

August 7, 2013 10:36 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Ground-breaking research is harnessing the unique properties of diamonds to develop a new generation of lasers that could lead to many benefits, from better treatment of skin complaints and diabetes-related eye conditions to improved pollution monitoring and aeronautical engineering.

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Throbbing Pain Isn’t a Matter of the Heart

August 7, 2013 10:25 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

Throbbing pain may pound like a heartbeat, but University of Florida scientists have discovered the sensation is all in your head, or more precisely, in your brain waves. The finding could drastically change how researchers look for therapies that can ease pain.

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3G-Enabled Monitoring Kit to Help Prevent Serious Asthmatic Attacks in Children

August 7, 2013 10:04 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Qualcomm Wireless Reach™ initiative, Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Rady Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric health provider serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties, today announced their collaboration on a 3G-enabled kit for monitoring the activities of asthmatic children.

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Altering Organic Molecules' Interaction with Light

August 7, 2013 9:56 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Enhancing and manipulating the light emission of organic molecules is at heart of many important technological and scientific advances, including in the fields of organic light emitting devices, bio-imaging, bio-molecular detection. Researchers at MIT have now discovered a new platform that enables dramatic manipulation of the emission of organic molecules...

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VeriTeQ Partners with Establishment Labs, S.A. d/b/a Motiva, to Manufacture and Market World’s First Breast Implants with VeriTeQ’s Microchip – “Q Inside”

August 7, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Digital Angel Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies following its recent share exchange with VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation, announced that Establishment Labs, S.A. (“EL”), d/b/a Motiva, is now ready to market the world’s first traceable breast implant with Q Inside

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Sony DADC Develops Smart Consumables for Quanterix Simoa HD-1 Analyzer

August 7, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Quanterix Corporation, delivering the world’s most sensitive single molecule immunoassay measurement for the benefit of human health, today announced that the Simoa HD-1 Analyzer recently launched by Quanterix uses a “Smart Consumable” designed and manufactured by Sony DADC BioSciences called the Simoa Disc.

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Providing Risk Mitigation Solutions through Ultrasonic Testing Capability and Expertise

August 6, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The demand has never been greater for specialized supply chains that deliver medical materials to meet the production demands of OEM’s. These businesses are acutely aware of the need to use quality metals and materials in their products to assure performance, durability and long-term reliability.

Pitch Adjustment Option for Linear Drive Enhances Accuracy and Linear Speed Control

August 6, 2013 5:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Amacoil/Uhing has introduced a new option for Uhing RG linear drives which enables extremely fine adjustment to the linear pitch of the drive unit. Medical equipment designers will find that the new control knob option permits pitch adjustment while the drive is moving without changing motor speed.

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High Performance Piezoelectric Pumps in Miniature Format

August 6, 2013 4:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dolomite has launched a new range of self-priming Stainless Steel Piezoelectric Pumps providing a flexible solution for handling of small volumes of fluid within microfluidic systems. Available with and without tube barbs the low power miniature pumps (~7.5mW) benefit a wide range of industries and applications.

Analog Devices Low Power Heart-Rate Monitor AFE

August 6, 2013 4:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Analog Devices low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor analog front end (AFE) (AD8232) for a wide range of vital sign monitoring applications. The Analog Devices AD8232 low power heart-rate monitor AFE is 50 percent smaller and uses up to 20 percent less power than competing solutions.

With a Testing Partner, Experience Matters (A Roundtable Q&A)

August 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by Dawn A. Lissy, President, Empirical Testing Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Dawn A. Lissy, president of Empirical Testing Corp., was a part of the staff written article, “It Begins and Ends with Testing.” She took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

Addressing Power Needs for Compact Medical Devices

August 6, 2013 3:41 pm | by Alex Bynum, Business Development Manager, Lithium Battery Division, Saft | Saft | Articles | Comments

Medical technology continues to grow smaller, yet remains robust, delivering an array of features that help enhance the level of care provided. One challenge is in powering these devices while keeping in mind the trend toward miniaturization. This article looks at lithium technology options and reviews the offerings of each type for medical devices.

Hacking: FDA is developing a 'cybersecurity laboratory'

August 6, 2013 2:51 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device makers would do well to fortify their cybersecurity strategies in preparation for the extra layers of software testing and review in development at the FDA. Federal healthcare regulators have solicited bids from security group Codenomicon Defensics to help build a "cybersecurity laboratory" where regulators can take a closer look at software bugs and weaknesses in medtech systems.

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Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center Chooses CADD®-Solis Ambulatory Infusion System

August 6, 2013 2:41 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded the company a contract to purchase its CADD ® -Solis ambulatory infusion system for the Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center.

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BC Technical Acquires C&G Technologies

August 6, 2013 1:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BC Technical, the nation's leading non-OEM medical imaging solutions provider, has acquired C&G Technologies, the largest independent provider of CT solutions. The addition of C&G Technologies follows 6 previous medical imaging acquisitions and positions BC Technical as the only non-OEM in the country that provides nationwide CT and MR service, parts and refurbished systems...

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