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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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World Market for Power Supplies in Medical Applications to Grow by $100 Million in Five Years

August 12, 2013 10:15 am | by IMS Research | News | Comments

Unlike the market for power supplies in many sectors that declined or remained flat in 2012, the power supplies business used in medical applications remained resilient and grew 4.0 percent last year. Moreover, strong annual growth is forecast for the space in the next five years, driving an additional $100 million during this period.

The US Spinal Implant Market Will Grow Modestly To Reach $6.6 Billion by 2021

August 12, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group, the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, spinal nonfusion volumes will grow rapidly over the forecast period due to an accumulation of positive clinical evidence and the emergence of new segments within this market.

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Century Medical Submits Cardica MicroCutter XCHANGE™ 30 Cartridge for Japanese Approval

August 12, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cardica, Inc. and Century Medical, Inc. today announced that Century Medical filed for regulatory approval of Cardica's MicroCutter XCHANGE™ 30 cutting and stapling cartridge in Japan. The submission to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) includes design, validation and verification data for the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 cartridges.

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Cyborg Parts

August 12, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Lab-made organs could do more than just serve as ready options for patients in need: with the right blend of biology and materials science, they might even be able endow people with superhuman abilities. That’s what researchers at Princeton University see as the future of tissue engineering, and they believe 3-D printing is the way there.

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Captive Panel Screws Minimize Parts Count

August 9, 2013 5:52 pm | by MDT Staff | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Types PF50 and PF60 self-clinching captive panel screws keep hardware parts count to a minimum by integrating a captive screw in a spring-loaded assembly to promote easy and efficient handling and installation. 

Strong, Improved Delta Robot Handles up to 100 Cycles Per Minute

August 9, 2013 5:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ABB Robotics has added an 8 kg model to its IRB 360 FlexPicker line, supplementing the existing 1 kg and 3 kg models and expanding the high speed picking and packing performance of the most widely used Delta robot in the industry to heavier items.

Nylon Foam Sheets Mold Into Simple or Highly-Complex Shapes

August 9, 2013 5:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pres-On is bringing manufacturers a cost-effective alternative to silicone foam with its N3000, a lightweight, closed cell, cross linked foam based on Nylon 6. It is offered in 39" x 78" sheets in thicknesses ranging from 1/16-inch to 1/2-inch, and can be specified with or without an acrylic adhesive.

Evaluation Platform Enables Designers to Evaluate MCUs Safety Features

August 9, 2013 5:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has welcomed the newest member to its popular microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad ecosystem. At $19.99, the Hercules LaunchPad is the lowest cost evaluation platform for Hercules MCUs and provides an entry-level option enabling developers to gain familiarity with TI Hercules MCUs and evaluate the MCUs’ performance and safety features.

Filtering Out All the ‘Noise’

August 9, 2013 3:51 pm | by Bob Ydens, President, EMI Solutions | Articles | Comments

As processing speeds in electronics continue to rise and packaging continues to shrink, sensitive internal components are located closer and closer together. Higher clock speeds coupled with increased density of components leads to increasing amounts of electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference noise.

Diagnostic Image Viewers Are Not All Created Equal

August 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Today, a diagnosis is now possible even if the medical professional isn't at their workstation, or even in the hospital at all. In fact, diagnostic images can be securely reviewed over smartphones, tablets, and laptops from any location in the world. The benefits of this flexibility are endless.

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