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July/August 2013 Digital Edition

August 27, 2013 5:07 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. “A New Dimension in Diagnostics,” this issue's cover story, looks at intuitive controls for radiological applications.

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InVivo tanks on push-back for spinal injury trial

August 27, 2013 4:05 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics announced a push-back on its time-lines for enrollment in a clinical trial examining its spinal cord injury treatment, a move that brought NVIV shares down by nearly half today. InVivo announced that, under the terms of its FDA investigational device exemption, each trial patient must be followed for 3 months...

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Designing Medical Electronics

August 27, 2013 3:16 pm | by Guy Francfort, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MEGA Electronics Inc. | Mega Electronics, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Guy Francfort, vice president of sales and marketing for MEGA Electronics Inc., was a part of the staff written article, “Portability Is the Name of the Game.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

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Dual Channel MOSFETs Simplify Synchronous Buck Design

August 27, 2013 3:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting synchronous buck dc/dc converter power designs.

B. Braun Awarded Premier Healthcare Alliance Contract for Dual-Source IV

August 27, 2013 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) announced today that it has been selected by Premier, a collaborative nationwide healthcare alliance of approximately 2,900 hospitals and health systems, with a dual-source IV Solutions contract award through January 31, 2020.

Emulator Provides Software Designers a Mid-range Option for Embedded Designs

August 27, 2013 2:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Building upon its robust embedded processing software and tools ecosystem, Texas Instruments announced a new class of JTAG emulator, the XDS200 for $295. This new emulator can be utilized for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI’s embedded processors.

Conduction-Cooled, 200µm Fiber-Coupled Modules at 1470nm and 1530nm

August 27, 2013 2:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Dilas Diode Laser, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS expanded its conduction-cooled, fiber-coupled diode laser modules at 1470nm and 1530nm to include 200µm, NA0.22. With 12W output power, these fiber-coupled modules are ideal for the medical market primarily for surgical applications that demand high-power, stable sources with the smallest fiber diameters. 

Collaborative Development of Innovative Blood Testing Technology

August 27, 2013 2:33 pm | by Geert Van Steenberge, Ph.D., Research Team Leader, and Jeroen Missinne, Ph.D., Post-Doc Research Engineer, CMST (imec’s associated lab) | Articles | Comments

Leading companies and institutes in protein diagnostics and micro-nano-bio research, including Philips, imec, Hytest, PolyAn, Bremen University, and Eindhoven University of Technology, have joined forces to investigate next-generation technologies with the goal of enabling new, highly sensitive, point-of-care blood tests.

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Highly Mobile Workstations: Adjustable, Efficient, and Convenient

August 27, 2013 2:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Lista International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation announced the availability of mobile bases for almost all of their workbenches and workstations, including the Arlink and Align brands. This maximizes convenience and allows customers to easily reconfigure their workspace to keep up with changing demands.

South Korea is a "key market" in Covidien's global strategy

August 27, 2013 1:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medical device maker Covidien is opening the doors on a new Center of Innovation in South Korea, a country that the company calls "a key market in our global strategy." Covidien plans to spend $21 million over the course of 3 years to support the center...

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Wet Platinum Personal Lubricant Receives FDA 510(k) Medical Device Approval

August 27, 2013 12:48 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Wet Platinum Premium Personal Lubricant has received Section 510(k) medical device approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which allows this 100% silicone, latex-friendly product to be marketed in interstate commerce as substantially similar to other legally marketed predicate products.

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Medtronic hands Pioneer Plus catheters to Volcano in closed-doors deal

August 27, 2013 12:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device giant Medtronic is handing its Pioneer Plus re-entry catheter product line over to Volcano for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced this week. The deal, which Volcano hopes will help it expand its reach in peripheral indications, is expected to close this month and is structured as an "asset purchase."

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Device Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for Dehydration in Young Children

August 27, 2013 11:57 am | by Bodkin Design and Engineering | News | Comments

Bodkin Design and Engineering, LLC is an electro-optic system and solutions research and design firm serving the bio-medical and healthcare industries. Bodkin developed a beta prototype by using unique biomedical sensors to monitor Capillary Refill Time more objectively.

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Mind-Reading Headset Monitors Brainwaves

August 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Kickstarter, we are monitoring our brainwaves and moving objects with just our thoughts with the Emotiv Insight, a 5-channel, wireless headset from Tan Le, founder and CEO.             

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Non-Invasive Technology Helps Patients 'Walk'

August 27, 2013 11:47 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

The BMI works by interpreting brain waves that allow patients to control, with their thoughts, robotic legs and below-elbow amputees to control neuroprosthetic limbs. Contreras-Vidal has partnered with Dr. Robert Grossman at TMHRI on the research project.

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