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Two-part Adhesive Dispenser Provides High Accuracy Using Bulk Materials

August 12, 2013 3:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new, pneumatic tabletop adhesive dispenser for two-part adhesives that is simple to refill and operate, has foot pedal control, and accurate piston metering has been introduced by Ashby Cross Company of Newburyport, MA.

Medical Device Testing…Smartly

August 12, 2013 3:37 pm | by Lisa Olson, Vice President—Testing and Service Development, WuXi AppTec | WuXi AppTec | Blogs | Comments

Lisa Olson, VP of testing and service development at WuXi AppTec, was a part of the staff written article, “It Begins and Ends with Testing.” She took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

FDA UDI Compliant Label Substrates for Medical Device Market

August 12, 2013 3:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FLEXcon has announced the launch of FLEXcon MedFLEX, a line of label substrates that meets all performance criteria required by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed unique device identifier (UDI) rule.

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608 New Washer Sizes Expands Vast Offering

August 12, 2013 3:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Boker's, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

To expand its extensive production capacity and further accommodate the largest range of applications and industries, Boker’s, Inc. has added 608 new flat washer sizes to its offering. These new sizes increase the company’s expansive line of 27,000 non-standard washer and spacer sizes. This addition provides the ultimate customization capability.

Material Testing of Miniature Samples: Solving a Biomedical Problem

August 12, 2013 3:17 pm | by Vincent Milano, Sales Engineer, ADMET | Admet, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Few materials testing systems are able to measure low capacity and small displacement movements on samples that can often be difficult to hold. Furthermore, many researchers have a need to record microscopic material behavior while the sample is subjected to forces. In this article, three examples that demonstrate how the Microtester was deployed in the market are featured.

Thermal Gel Sheets: A Cooling Influence on LED Lighting

August 12, 2013 3:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Over the last several years hundreds of major electronics manufacturers have expanded their use of LED lighting to enhance both product appearance and functionality. Recent design trends have integrated LED lighting packages in thousands of consumer and industrial electronic platforms...

Strategy for Success to Comply with IEC 60601-1

August 12, 2013 2:19 pm | by Robert Dostert, Director of Business Development, TÜV SÜD America | Articles | Comments

Ensuring compliance with IEC 60601-1 is simply a must for every medical device manufacturer. However, with revisions and updates, it’s difficult for a company to ensure they are constantly in compliance unless they have a dedicated expert on staff. Therefore, an excellent solution for this challenge is to partner with a company that is exactly that—an expert on the standard.

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FDA Awards Contract to Develop Promising New Technology to Test Radiation Countermeasures

August 12, 2013 2:14 pm | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded a $5.6 million contract to Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to apply its breakthrough organs-on-chips technology to assess medical countermeasures for treating acute radiation syndrome (ARS), also known as radiation sickness.

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The Quest for Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices and Robotics

August 12, 2013 2:02 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

The demand for less invasive devices is persistently growing, putting the pressure on engineers to put forth quality, innovative products, all while staying ahead of the competition. ER and surgical robotics and minimally invasive devices are currently holding the spotlight, seeing some of the most promising growth and innovation.

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Not All Contract Manufacturers Are Created Equal

August 12, 2013 12:56 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Xeridiem, SMC, Ltd., Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Donatelle Plastics Inc., Plastics One, Inc. | Articles | Comments

In an environment that requires ever increasing cost cutting measures, supply chain stability, and manufacturing flexibility, the contract manufacturer can be a critical partner in the financial success of a legacy device that is still enjoying profitability or in the launch of a brand new innovation that has beat the competition to market.

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A New Dimension in Diagnostics

August 12, 2013 12:29 pm | by Robert Kerner, R&D Manager, Grayhill | Grayhill, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. This article looks at intuitive controls that can be used for radiological applications that offer an interface much closer to familiar consumer devices.

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Final 12 Selected in Nokia’s XCHALLENGE Demonstrate Health Sensing Technology

August 12, 2013 11:32 am | by Nokia | News | Comments

XPRIZE and Nokia today announced the 12 finalist teams for the first competition in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, two separate and consecutive competitions to advance innovative sensing technologies that capture meaningful data about a consumer’s health and surrounding environment.

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CAS Medical wins a legal round against Covidien's Nellcor

August 12, 2013 11:31 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CAS Medical (NSDQ:CASM) won a round in a legal battle with Covidien's (NYSE:COV) Nellcor patient monitoring subsidiary over technology used to measure oxygen levels in the brain, after a federal judge in Michigan tossed a breach-of-contract claim against CasMed.

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Deep Brain Stimulation System Is First to Sense and Record Brain Activity While Delivering Therapy

August 12, 2013 11:27 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first implant of a novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) system that, for the first time, enables the sensing and recording of select brain activity while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy. This initiates research on how the brain responds to the therapy...

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Carbon Ion Radiotherapy Safe and Effective for Treating Inoperable Spinal Tumors

August 12, 2013 10:22 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed.

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