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LED Power Supply Suits Hand-Held Devices

May 2, 2013 3:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Bear Power Supplies | Product Releases | Comments

BEAR Power Supplies has introduced a compact, high-efficiency DC-DC converter for hand-held LED devices. The 10 x 20 mm power supply incorporates a microprocessor for programmable LED dimming. The LED power supply is designed for high-performance applications where reliability is critical...

Small Profile Optical Encoder

May 2, 2013 3:13 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new RSF MS 14 encoder system fulfills the need for a small package, high resolution encoder that has a repeatable optical reference mark, along with an easy visual display of signal quality. Available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN Corporation, this frictionless kit style encoder is perfect for motion feedback applications...

Laser-Structured, High-Performance Polymers are Ideal Combination for Miniaturization

May 2, 2013 3:12 pm | by Anthony Verrocchi, Technical Marketing Engineer, Ticona Engineering Polymers | Blogs | Comments

Miniaturization of medical devices is dependent upon the reliability of their assembled components, which is crucial for proper functioning devices. Miniaturization creates material challenges—especially in electronic medical device applications such as implantable cardiac devices.

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Make Two Models and Call Me in the Morning

May 2, 2013 2:47 pm | by Joe Hiemenz, Technical Communications Manager, Stratasys Inc. | Articles | Comments

A prototype lab is tasked with inventing solutions to design challenges presented to them by surgeons with medical device ideas. Utilizing a fused-deposition modeling machine and design software, engineers are able to create physical prototypes of medical devices that are able to be put through functional testing.  

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Robotic Angioplasty Achieves 97.6 Percent Clinical Success Rate

May 2, 2013 2:39 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, has announced that the Journal of American College of Cardiology published the results from its CorPath PRECISE study in the April 2013 issue. Results of the trial demonstrate the CorPath System is safe and feasible for patients, with significantly lower harmful radiation exposure to the operator.

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Robotic Design Inspired by Seahorses

May 2, 2013 2:08 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Videos | Comments

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail’s exceptional flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other.

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Compact Lasers Portfolio for Bioinstrumentation

May 2, 2013 12:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra-Physics, a Newport Corporation brand, announced the expansion of the Excelsior One continuous wave (CW) lasers series. Three new wavelengths of 515, 553, and 594 nm have been added, resulting in a total of 14 wavelengths available from the Excelsior One platform of compact, integrated lasers.

Gentle Touch and the Bionic Eye

May 2, 2013 12:20 pm | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Normal vision is essentially a spatial sense that often relies upon touch and movement during and after development, there is often a correlation between how an object looks and how it feels. Moreover, as a child's senses develop, there is cross-referencing between the various senses.

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Seahorse's Armor Gives Engineers Insight into Robotics Designs

May 2, 2013 12:18 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The tail of a seahorse can be compressed to about half its size before permanent damage occurs, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. The tail’s flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other. Researchers are hoping to use a similar structure to create a flexible robotic arm equipped with muscles made out of polymer, which could be used in medical devices.

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Printable 'Bionic' Ear Melds Electronics and Biology

May 2, 2013 11:59 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. The researchers' primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electronics with tissue.

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New Imaging Technique to Visualize Bio-Metals and Molecules Simultaneously

May 2, 2013 11:53 am | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Metal elements and molecules interact in the body but visualizing them together has always been a challenge. Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan have developed a new molecular imaging technology that enables them to visualize bio-metals and bio-molecules simultaneously in a live mouse.

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Olympus Introduces World's Only Fully Rotatable HD Bronchoscopes

May 2, 2013 11:44 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared BF-190 bronchoscopes. The new BF-190 bronchoscopes offer unparalleled maneuverability and flexibility through the combination of their unique Rotary Function and wider tip angulation...

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United Medical Devices Wins Verdict Against Playsafe

May 2, 2013 11:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This past Monday April 29th, a Santa Monica jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of United Medical Devices and against Playsafe, LLC.  United Medical Devices had retained Playsafe as a distributor for brand condoms in various territories...

CMTP Issues Guidance for Clinical Utility Studies of Molecular Diagnostics in Oncology

May 2, 2013 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) has issued an Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for molecular diagnostics tests in oncology that provides specific study design recommendations for researchers and test developers to evaluate the impact of  their tests on patient health...

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Physical by Smartphone Becoming Real Possibility

May 2, 2013 3:35 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not a "Star Trek" tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical — without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor's office. Blood pressure? Just plug the arm cuff into the phone for a quick reading. Heart OK? Put your fingers...

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