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Multi-Touch Control Wheel Reads Gestures for Intuitive Equipment Control and Image Manipulation

June 27, 2013 3:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Grayhill, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Grayhill has announced the release of its latest model in a line of Multi-Touch Human Interface Devices as part of its Instinct Touch Technology control system. The new Series T2 Multi-Touch Control Wheel offers an expanded array of sensor data options.

Custom Machined Fittings Offer Tight Sealing

June 27, 2013 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom machined fittings, adapters, and flanges with intricate features and close tolerances for use with precision instruments, manifolds, and valves are being introduced by Specialized Turning. Specialized Custom Machined Fittings feature intricate details with close tolerances to 0.001” and surface finishes to 8 RMS, depending upon the material.

Polymer Outperforms Standard Copolymer Shapes

June 27, 2013 2:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers consistently specify DuPont Delrin stock shapes extruded by Ensinger because of their increased physical properties which can be as much as 20% higher than other acetals. Manufactured from DuPont Delrin resin, Ensinger uses a proprietary extrusion process that produces shapes with lower stress and better dimensional stability.

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8 Contract Manufacturing Pitfalls to Avoid

June 27, 2013 2:05 pm | by Troy Hanes, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Sparton | Sparton Medical | Articles | Comments

Selecting the best contract manufacturing partner can be a tricky process, especially for start-ups or companies new to the process. Since significant cost savings can be realized from working with a quality service provider, it is important for OEMs to identify key areas to make the process more efficient. This article outlines eight criteria to use during selection proceedings.

Hybrid Power Management System Delivers AC/DC Output Using any Battery Chemistry

June 27, 2013 12:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

To make mobile medical carts more powerful and user-friendly, Hoffman Engineered Systems (HES) has introduced the 451 Hybrid Power Management System. This IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition-compliant, patent-pending power management system accepts any battery technology and converts the battery’s DC power into AC and DC outputs...

Lens-Free Imaging Technique Dramatically Extends Research Capabilities into Cells, Bacteria, and Viruses

June 27, 2013 12:48 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

CEA-Leti today introduced a new video lens-free imaging technique that redefines bio imaging, provides significant advantages over traditional microscopy, and opens a new range of capabilities for researchers, such as real-time monitoring of cell cultures.

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Device Designed to Avert Repeated Breast Cancer Surgeries

June 27, 2013 12:15 pm | by Johns Hopkins | Videos | Comments

When a breast tumor is detected, many women opt to have a lumpectomy, which is surgery designed to remove the diseased tissue while preserving the breast. But during this procedure, doctors cannot learn right away whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed, with no microscopic signs that cancer cells were left behind.

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Johns Hopkins Students’ Device Aims to Avert Repeated Breast Cancer Surgeries

June 27, 2013 11:57 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

To reduce the need for second surgeries, four Johns Hopkins graduate students have designed a device to allow pathologists to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes, while the patient is still in the operating room. If this inspection indicates that the tumor was not fully removed, additional tissue can then be removed during the same operation.

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The Pulse: Artificial Pancreas Supplies Insulin to Patients

June 27, 2013 11:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, a major step toward an artificial pancreas, detecting disease from just one drop blood, creating mature human cardiac patches from human heart cells, and a smart sock that helps runners improve their technique and prevent injuries.  

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Have a Brain Injury? You May Be at Higher Risk for Stroke

June 27, 2013 11:04 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

People who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more likely to have a future stroke, according to research that appears in the June 26, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.  

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Spinning Up Antibacterial Silver on Glass

June 27, 2013 10:30 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

The antibacterial effects of silver are well established. Now, researchers at Yonsei University in Seoul, Republic of Korea, have developed a technique to coat glass with a layer of silver ions that can prevent growth of pathogenic bacteria including Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium and Campylobacter jejuni. The technology could be used to protect medical equipment.

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Engineering for Change Ambassador Awarded for Global Engineering Efforts

June 27, 2013 10:27 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

The Society of Women Engineers, along with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers recently honored Noha S. El-Ghobashy with the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award. El-Ghobashy is an inspiring humanitarian working tirelessly to bring opportunities and advancement to underdeveloped nations.

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Virtual Skin Model Reveals Secrets of Skin Aging

June 27, 2013 10:23 am | by Spectrum | News | Comments

Engineers and biologists at the University of Sheffield have shown how a recent theory-- that skin has 'sleeping' stem cells which can be woken up when required-- best explains how our skin constantly regrows. The research-- conducted in collaboration with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), makers of Olay, and published in Nature Scientific Reports-- has implications for combating the effects of aging and perhaps even skin cancer.

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Quantum Engines Must Break Down

June 27, 2013 10:18 am | by University College London | News | Comments

Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The findings, published today in Nature Communications, have wide applications in small systems, such as biological motors and systems found in the body.

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St. Jude Medical Launches Wireless MRI-Conditional Pacemaker in Japan

June 27, 2013 8:01 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and launch of the Accent MRI ™ Pacemaker and the Tendril MRI ™ lead.   

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