Scientists have taken a vital step forward in understanding how cells from skin tissue can be reprogrammed to become stem cells. New research could pave the way to generate these stem cells efficiently to better understand and develop treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and muscular degeneration.
Through innovations to a printing process, researchers have made major improvements to organic electronics – a technology in demand for lightweight, low-cost solar cells, flexible electronic displays and tiny sensors. The printing method is fast and works with a variety of organic materials to produce semiconductors of strikingly higher quality than what has so far been achieved with similar methods.
Using the sensitive ears of a parasitic fly for inspiration, a group of researchers has created a new type of microphone that achieves better acoustical performance than what is currently available in hearing aids. The scientists will present their results at the 21st International Congress on Acoustics, held June 2-7 in Montreal.
Solta Medical, Inc., the global market leader in aesthetic skin treatments, today announced Isolaz ® 2, the next generation acne therapy device. Isolaz 2 effectively targets the root causes of acne through a unique, clinically proven combination of vacuum extraction for deep pore purification, broadband light to destroy...
Vasomedical to Raise Awareness about EECP@ Therapy as an Effective Treatment for Heart Disease in Diabetic PatientsJune 3, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
The American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Disease and Stroke 2013 Statistical Update reported that 19.7 million Americans over the age of twenty have physician-diagnosed diabetes, and there are an additional eight million Americans with undiagnosed diabetes. The top causes of disability and...
Continuing to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to advancing interventional treatments of peripheral artery disease and the evidence to support their adoption, Medtronic, Inc. announced today that enough patients have been enrolled in its clinical studies of the IN.PACT Admiral drug-eluting balloon to support the company's U.S. regulatory approval submission of the novel angioplasty device.
A new consumer-friendly form is now available for making reports to MedWatch, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) on-line system for collecting information about serious problems with drugs, medical devices and other FDA-regulated products.
The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) added the "De Novo" classification option as an alternate pathway to classify certain new devices that had automatically been placed in Class III due to lack of a predicate. The De Novo process applies to low and moderate risk devices that have been classified as class III because they were found not substantially equivalent (NSE) to existing devices.
Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.
Photofabrication Engineering (PEI) has expanded its manufacturing capabilities for custom-designed, photochemically-etched surface-mount and insert-mount lead frames for integrated circuit manufacturing. These lead frames are used in a wide variety of applications...
Transducers USA has announced the release of their new sounder, producing the world’s highest dB output in a package of matchbook size. The sound level of Transducers USA’s new model TRPS-07 is ideal for a product whose sound output level will override any other possible sounds that may be within its area.
Reell torque inserts have introduced a new category of torque control hinges delivering exceptional pivoting capabilities without the standard appearance of conventional hinges. Depending on model, the torque inserts uniquely press-fit into a variety of materials via a keyed cavity or can be plastic over-molded.
PEM spinning clinch bolts for use in thin metal sheets introduce one-piece captive screw solutions whose controlled clinching action during installation permanently captivates the screw while allowing it to spin freely in the sheet.
One of the most interesting things about my position is seeing the changes in one of the most dynamic industries around—the medical device industry (and, in a broader sense, the healthcare industry). In my 13+ years of reporting on this industry, I’ve seen many changes and technological advances. It truly is remarkable to think about how far certain sectors of the industry have come in what is really a very short period of time.
Ceramic materials have been used for artificial joints since the 1970s, yet the need for smaller medical implants with more complicated structures has created exciting new opportunities for those manufacturing ceramic solutions for the medical market. As a result, detailed and complex ceramic components are becoming increasingly specified for a wide range of applications.