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3D Digital Process Aids in Skull Prosthetic Success

May 21, 2013 4:04 pm | by Bob Cramblitt | Articles | Comments

When Chinese exchange student Jiahone Guo suffered a cranial injury during a club soccer match, he thought "maybe I will go to see God," according to a report on WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Fortunately, due to timely surgery and a custom-made prosthetic skull plate designed by MedCAD, Guo is able to do almost everything he could do before the fateful match.

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Pumps and Compressors Offer Broad Range of Pressure, Vacuum Options

May 21, 2013 3:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas’ line of single piston pumps and compressors are designed to withstand the most demanding applications. The 660 and 668 Series feature air flows to 2.7 cfm (76.5 l/min), pressures to 100 psi (6.9 bar) and maximum vacuum to 93% of local barometer (930 mbar).

Addition Cured Silicone for Biocompatibility and Cytoxicity

May 21, 2013 2:43 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MasterSil 153Med has been introduced by Master Bond. The two part silicone with a paste consistency features a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight, and does not require exposure to air and humidity for cross-linking. It has a long working life of 5-7 hours and will not outgas while curing.

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Changing from Gamma to E-Beam

May 21, 2013 2:38 pm | by Larry Nichols, COO, and Bob Starrett, CTO, NUTEK Corporation | NUTEK Corporation | Blogs | Comments

Ordinarily, changing from a validated gamma sterilization process to E-beam sterilization requires running a dose mapping study and doing a dose verification study similar to a routine quarterly dose audit. The standard radiation validation requirements of ISO 11137 require that data be “available to show that, using the same sterilization dose, microbial inactivation is not affected by differences...

PE Resin Blend Sheet Foam with Multidirectional Stretch

May 21, 2013 2:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pregis has introduced Stretchfoam, an “industry first” proprietary polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam with multidirectional stretch for protective packaging applications. Stretchfoam represents the latest addition to the company’s Microfoam line.

Transparent Polyamide for Home Healthcare Applications

May 21, 2013 1:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arkema has introduced Rilsan Clear G-170 MED, a fully transparent polyamide for use in breathing masks, tubing and other transparent medical components. Rilsan Clear G-170 MED is more transparent than glass, lighter and more flexible than polycarbonate for applications in which patient comfort is required.

Compact Valves with High Flow Rate and Power Density

May 21, 2013 12:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the TwinPower technology the fluid technology specialist Burkert has developed a new actuator design for solenoid valves that increases the power density by using two coils. This innovative actuator technology, which allows a very compact design, is now available as a complete standard valve line in widths of 10mm and 16mm...

Lasers at 594 nm for Fluorescence-Based Applications

May 21, 2013 12:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of Sapphire lasers from Coherent at 594 nm are ideal for fluorescence-based applications in life sciences. Formerly, this wavelength was only available from inefficient, low-power HeNe lasers, or from diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers utilizing complex frequency-mixing schemes.

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New Study Finds Blind People Have the Potential to Use Their 'Inner Bat' to Locate Objects

May 21, 2013 11:51 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

New research from the University of Southampton has shown that blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object. The study, which is published in the journal Hearing Research, examined how hearing, and particularly the hearing of echoes, could help blind people with spatial awareness and navigation.

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Scientists from NTU and Lund University Develop New Tumor-Killer

May 21, 2013 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Lund University, Sweden, have bioengineered a novel molecule which has been proven to successfully kill tumor cells. This molecule is based on a natural protein present in human breast milk, which has been found to have strong and wide-ranging tumor killing properties when bound to certain lipids.

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Challenges Encountered in Surgical Management of Spine Trauma in Morbidly Obese Patients

May 21, 2013 11:34 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | News | Comments

Physicians at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia describe the logistic, medical, and societal challenges faced in treating spine trauma in morbidly obese patients. The authors categorize difficulties faced in the care of morbidly obese patients from on-scene immobilization and medical transport through spinal imaging, surgery, and postoperative care.

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ACRO Joins Coalition of Small Business Innovators

May 21, 2013 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--The Association of Clinical Research Organizations announced today it has joined the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI). CSBI is a national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in...

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Non-Wetting Fabric Drains Sweat

May 21, 2013 10:48 am | by University of California, Davis | News | Comments

Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.

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Water-Repellent Fabric

May 21, 2013 10:47 am | by University of California, Davis | Videos | Comments

Graduate students developed a new textile microfluidic platform using hydrophilic threads stitched into a highly water-repellent fabric. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.

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BIO Joins Coalition of Small Business Innovators

May 21, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today it has joined the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI). CSBI is a national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in small,...

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