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Intellectual Property Insurance for the Medical-Related Products Industry

August 21, 2013 9:46 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of innovative medical-related products and technologies must be able to protect their most important business assets, intellectual property (IP). Because of the highly-competitive nature of the Medical Device Industry, it steadfastly remains one of the most litigious industry sectors of cases involving IP infringement.

New Findings on How the Ear Hears Could Lead to Better Hearing Aids

August 21, 2013 9:44 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A healthy ear is much better at detecting and transmitting sound than even the most advanced hearing aid. But now researchers reporting in the August 20 issue of the Biophysical Journal, a Cell Press publication, have uncovered new insights into how the ear—in particular, the cochlea—processes and amplifies sound.


UCLA Study Suggests Iron Is at Core of Alzheimer's Disease

August 21, 2013 9:39 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Alzheimer's disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. Most researchers believe the disease is caused by one of two proteins, one called tau, the other beta-amyloid. Now, a new UCLA study suggests a third possible cause: iron accumulation.


A Durable, Bacteria-Killing Surface for Hospitals

August 21, 2013 9:30 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

Scientists at EPFL have developed a new method for making antimicrobial surfaces that can eliminate bacteria under a minute. The technology, now tested in a hospital, shows enormous potential for preventing hospital-acquired infections. One of the biggest problems for hospitals...


AAMI Releases Free Wireless Compilation

August 21, 2013 9:25 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Failing to take intended-use environments into consideration and purchasing end-point devices before evaluating the limitations of their current wireless infrastructure are just two mistakes hospitals can make when introducing wireless technologies into their facilities.

LA Pediatric Auditory Brainstem Implant Clinical Trial Awarded Unprecedented NIH Grant

August 20, 2013 11:29 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

House Research Institute (HRI) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced today final approval of grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Deafness and Communications Disorders (NIDCD) for a major five-year, FDA-approved clinical trial of the auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in children.


Medical Body Area Network: Regulatory & Technical Requirements

August 20, 2013 5:02 pm | by Robert Buczkiewicz, Director of Hardware Development, LS Research | Articles | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory requirements are generally present in Subpart E of Part 95, which sets forth technical requirements that apply across all Personal Radio Services. The existing MedRadio provisions in Subpart E were amended in September 2012 to include the 2360-2400 MHz band requirements...

Medical Device Polymer Biocompatibility Screening Test Using Zebrafish Embryos

August 20, 2013 4:36 pm | by Microtest Laboratories | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | News | Comments

A new test that utilizes Zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos to screen plastics, composites, and polymers for toxicity in medical device manufacturing will be featured at AMI’s Medical Grade Polymer 2013 technical conference in September.  


The Latest Illuminated Tact Switches

August 20, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Master Electronics now carries TL3240 Series and TL3210 Series illuminated tact switches from E-Switch. Both series are surface mount (SMT) switches that offer LED illumination in a variety of colors for applications such as the audio/visual market, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, instrumentation, telecommunications, and medical equipment.

Comprehensive Line of Stock Component Syringes

August 20, 2013 4:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is a comprehensive source of bulk, non-sterile syringes, in stock and ready to ship, in a variety of materials, sizes, grips, and colors. The extensive offering consists of standard syringes, control syringes for regulating fluid, economical two-piece syringes, open ended syringes for viscous fluids, alternating procedure syringes, and more.

Wide Range of Applications for New Transducers: Dual Tone Audio Alert

August 20, 2013 4:11 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With a wide range of power needs for its dual sound outputs, Transducers USA’s new Model KPE637 is usable for a broad range of applications for on or off road needs. The new KEP637 has operating voltage need of 6 to 48vdc, allowing for great flexibility in usages...

Borrowing from Cell Phone Technology

August 20, 2013 4:10 pm | by Stephen Swift, Senior VP & GM, Medical Products, Microsemi Corporation | Blogs | Comments

Stephen Swift, senior VP & GM of Medical Products at Microsemi Corporation, was a part of the staff written article, “Portability Is the Name of the Game.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

Torque-generating Technology for Hinge and Torque Insert Applications

August 20, 2013 4:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Reell’s newly patented PolyTorq torque-generating technology introduces unmatched performance and design capabilities to advance a wide range of hinge and torque insert applications.

Apex Fights Back Against ResMed's Patent Litigation

August 20, 2013 3:42 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

On August 20, 2013, Apex Medical Corp. announced at a press conference its challenges to six of the seven patents that were involved in an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which was terminated by the ITC on August 9, as well as introduction of products related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome.


Freescale Kinetis KL3/KL4 Low-Power MCU Now Available at Mouser

August 20, 2013 3:02 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has immediate stock availability of Freescale’s Kinetis L KL3/KL4 family of flexible low-power MCUs with LCD controllers with up to 376 segments. Freescale has expanded their Kinetis L Series Microcontrollers to now include the Kinetis KL3 and KL4 families.


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