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Optimization Through Customization

September 11, 2013 2:10 pm | by John P. Walter, President and CEO, Precipart, & Abby Dress, Associate Professor, Long Island University | Articles | Comments

Many engineers and purchasing agents think it is more expensive to custom design a component or assembly these days when often customization can save on total costs. How can this be when an off-the-shelf unit typically is less expensive than its custom-produced counterpart?

The NEXThaler: A New Type of Inhaler

September 11, 2013 1:58 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

A pharmaceutical company that developed a new powder asthma medication needed a delivery device. They identified a product development firm that handled all aspects of the development of an inhaler device with an intuitive design.     

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Existing Equipment Still has Staying Power—Part 1

September 11, 2013 12:13 pm | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing and Communications, Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Any time a disruptive technology comes along, prior generations of similar technologies are impacted. In the consumer market, customers generally adopt new technology rapidly if the price is right. For higher-value equipment, though, prior generations may find a new lease on life while customers wait until new technology price points come down.

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Updates from ISO 10993 Working Groups’ Italy Session

September 11, 2013 11:41 am | by Thor Rollins B.S. RM(NRCM), Biocompatibility Expert, Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods performed a validation for in vitro irritation test for cosmetics and chemicals to replace the rabbit irritation test. Nelson Laboratories is participating in a round robin study to see if the validation will apply to medical devices in a three-phase process.

New Study Discovers Copper Destroys Highly Infectious Norovirus

September 11, 2013 11:14 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus – the highly-infectious sickness bug. Worldwide, norovirus is responsible for more than 267 million cases of acute gastroenteritis every year.

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Titan Medical's New Robotic System

September 11, 2013 11:01 am | by Titan Medical | Videos | Comments

The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system. These include two multi-articulating instruments, each capable of moving with seven degrees of freedom and an intra-abdominal 3D HD vision system.

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Titan Medical Completes Functional Prototype of its Robotic Surgical System

September 11, 2013 10:55 am | by Marketwired | Ximedica | News | Comments

Titan Medical Inc. announced today 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.

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Post-Operative Cancer Treatment and Chronic Wound Care Technology Concept Unveiled

September 11, 2013 10:20 am | by Neil Cooper, Team Consulting | News | Comments

Award-winning medical design and development company Team Consulting has today 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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Post-Operative Cancer Treatment Technology Unveiled

September 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Team Consulting | Videos | Comments

Award-winning medical design and development company Team Consulting has today 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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New Centre to Host Singapore’s First International 3D Printing Competition

September 11, 2013 9:15 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Soon, life-saving body parts such as corneas, skin and heart tissue may just be a click away, thanks to the rapid advancement of 3D printing technology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Singapore’s research in 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, will be boosted by the establishment of a new $30 million research centre at NTU.

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UCI-Led Study Creates New Memories by Directly Changing the Brain

September 11, 2013 9:09 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

By studying how memories are made, UC Irvine neurobiologists created new, specific memories by direct manipulation of the brain, which could prove key to understanding and potentially resolving learning and memory disorders. Research led by senior author Norman M. Weinberger and colleagues has shown that specific memories can be made by directly altering brain cells in the cerebral cortex...

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InnerVision Medical Technologies Develops Ultrasound Device to Image Morbidly Obese

September 11, 2013 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

InnerVision Medical Technologies, Inc., a developmental-stage company engaged in research and development of high-resolution ultrasound systems, today announced completion of its prototype ultrasound device and early evaluation results for imaging morbidly obese patients.

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Gore Receives First FDA Approval for Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection

September 11, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today 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.

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Low Cost Mini Peristaltic Pump

September 10, 2013 4:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AALBORG Instruments is pleased to announce the introduction of the Model TPT low cost / low flow mini peristaltic pumps. These New models feature Flow Rates from 1 ml/min up to 30 ml/min by selecting from a choice of 4 different RPM drives (8, 12, 17 or 25 RPM) and a choice of tubing sizes.

Hi-voltage Magnetics at 2013 MD&M Show in Minneapolis

September 10, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Datatronics Romoland, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers attending the MD&M Show, Oct 29-30, Minneapolis, MN, with an interest in high- voltage electronics will want to visit Booth 1710 to see the latest in magnetic component custom engineered power solutions from Datatronics, which has become a trusted supplier of life-saving electronics in the medical device industry.

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