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Catching the Silent Thief of Sight

September 12, 2013 11:04 am | by A-Star Research | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by Jun Cheng of the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, has developed a novel automated technology that screens for glaucoma more accurately and quickly than existing methods.      

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Spatial Reach for Infection and Cancer Detection

September 12, 2013 10:59 am | by Team Consulting | Videos | Comments

Team Consulting (a UK-based medical product development consultancy) has unveiled an innovative concept that has the potential to address two significant unmet clinical needs; early detection of cancer regrowth following surgery and detection of infection within chronic wounds.

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Titan Medical Completes Functional Prototype of SPORT Surgical System

September 12, 2013 10:52 am | by Titan Medical | News | Comments

Titan Medical Inc. has announced that it has successfully completed development of a functional prototype of its Single Port Orifice Robotic Technology (SPORT™) Surgical System. The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system, including...

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How Technology Allowed Me to Read

September 12, 2013 10:46 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read – and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers...

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The Pulse: Robots Remove Brain Tumors

September 12, 2013 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we’re removing brain tumors with robots, using MetaboShield to help obesity, regenerating heart tissue, and pairing glucometers with smartphones for ease of use.      

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FDA Approval for Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection

September 12, 2013 10:12 am | by W. L. Gore & Associates | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Conformable GORE® TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis for endovascular repair of acute and chronic Type B dissections of the descending thoracic aorta. This durable endoprosthesis is the only device to...

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"Incidental Findings" Rare But Significant Events in Pediatric CT Scans

September 12, 2013 10:03 am | by UC Davis | News | Comments

The largest study of computed tomographic (CT) scans taken in emergency departments across the country for children with head injuries describes the prevalence of “incidental findings” and categorizes them by urgency. The study involved nearly 44,000 children seen for a head injury in 25 hospital emergency departments nationwide. Nearly 16,000 had CT scans to evaluate an injury, and about 4 percent of the scans revealed...

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Researchers Hit Virtual Heads to Make Safer Games

September 12, 2013 9:56 am | by Lloyd Smith, Washington State University | News | Comments

In many sports, balls are standardized for consistency and performance. But, researchers haven't understood specifically how the balls' different properties and materials affect player safety. They haven't been able to measure just how much or how it hurts when a ball hits a head.

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Nanodiamonds to Deliver Chemotherapy Drugs Directly to Brain Tumors

September 12, 2013 9:54 am | by Shaun Mason, University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

The researchers found that ND–DOX levels in the tumors were retained for a duration far beyond that of doxorubicin alone, showing that doxorubicin was taken into the tumor and remained their longer when attached to nanodiamonds. In addition, ND–DOX was also found to increase...

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Arch Biopartners Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Brain Tumor Cell Targeting Technology

September 12, 2013 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arch Biopartners Inc announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 8,530,429 protecting its peptide technology which targets brain tumour initiating cells (BTICs) and invasive glioma cells (IGCs). The patent protects novel synthetic peptides that target and attach to human BTICs and IGCs.

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The Menarini Group Acquires Silicon Biosystems

September 12, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The Menarini Group, a privately held Italian pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, today announced it has acquired Silicon Biosystems, S.p.A., a provider of specialized molecular and cellular biology technologies capable of recovering and analyzing tumor cells from blood samples.

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FDA/American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Co-sponsored Public Workshop: Changing Regulatory and Reimbursement Paradigms for Medical Devices in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases, October 17-18, 2013

September 12, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following public workshop entitled "Changing Regulatory and Reimbursement Paradigms for Medical Devices in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases:  How to Estimate and Reward True Patient-Centric Value in Innovation.”

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High-temperature, Outgassing-compliant Power Inductors

September 11, 2013 4:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft CPS has announced its new AE619PYA Series of high-temperature, military-grade power inductors that meet all NASA low outgassing specifications. These robust, composite-core surface mount inductors are constructed of high-temperature materials to exceed the requirements of most military and aerospace applications...

New Open Board Digital Temperature Controllers

September 11, 2013 4:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The 5R7-570(A) RoHS compliant open board electronic temperature controllers are specifically de-signed with a proportional integral control algorithm to provide the most precise control to thermoelectric modules (Peltier) at the most economical price.

High Energy Picosecond Pulses Enables Machining Thicker Materials

September 11, 2013 4:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coherent has expanded their family of industrial ultrafast lasers with the Talisker HE series, whose high energy pulses enable drilling, cutting and scribing of thicker materials than with other ultrafast lasers. Talisker HE lasers are available with a choice of output options...

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