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Electric Rod Cylinders

April 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Tolomatic, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new ERD22 electric rod cylinder from Tolomatic is a low-cost, versatile replacement for pneumatic cylinders and an alternative to manual processes. With force capabilities up to 1,700 lbf (7 kN), the all-300 series stainless-steel ERD22 is a standard catalog item featuring...

115W AC-DC Power Supplies

April 30, 2015 11:58 am | by Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new PMAM115 Series of compact 115W AC-DC power supplies that are specifically designed for direct patient contact (BF Rated) Medical applications (not for life-support equipment) and meets 2x MOPP and EN/UL 60601-1 3rd edition safety standards. The single...

Moving Closer to Engineering New Blood Vessels in People

April 30, 2015 11:01 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Scientists moved a step closer toward coaxing the body into producing its own replacement blood vessels after discovering that suppressing parts of the innate immune system may raise the chances of a tissue engineered vascular graft's success...

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Hacked Kinect Controller Treats Distressing Parkinson's Symptoms

April 30, 2015 10:57 am | by Brunel University | News | Comments

Scientists at Brunel University London have developed a system for Parkinson’s sufferers to counter two of the most common and distressing symptoms of the degenerative disease. Many patients are afflicted by freezing of gait (FOG) where...

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Monitoring Progress of Stem Cells After Transplantation into Brain

April 30, 2015 10:44 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to monitor neural stem cells after they’ve been transplanted into the brain. The scientists were able to determine not only whether the stem cells transplanted into...

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Obtaining Robust Ultrasonic Welds for Medical Device Assemblies

April 30, 2015 10:35 am | by Jeffrey Thumm, Charles Aubin, and Benjamin Piecuch, Proven Process Medical Devices; Barbara Donohue, Technical Writer | Proven Process Medical Devices | Articles | Comments

Ultrasonic welding is particularly suited for bonding medical devices because it uses the device material itself to form a bond and does not introduce glues or adhesives into the device. A fast, clean, efficient and repeatable process...

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Projection LED

April 30, 2015 10:09 am | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced the P2W 01 LED, a highly reliable addition to its Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips that can be controlled in two separate groups. This provides an integrated solution that, in the event of emergencies...

Torque Inserts

April 30, 2015 9:59 am | by Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Reell has introduced a dual-ended attachment design as an additional mounting-profile option for newly patented TI-300 Series Torque Inserts. The dual-ended attachment version (developed for the TI-340 package) allows use of a single torque insert in an application and results...

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Genetic Testing Moves into World of Employee Health

April 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health...

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World’s First Multi-Modality Cellular Sensor

April 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The research can have positive impact on semiconductors being used in the development of health care applications, including the more cost-effective development of pharmaceuticals and point-of-care devices and low-cost home-based diagnostics...

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Will Bio-Inspired Robots Sniff Out Disease?

April 30, 2015 9:46 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

With just a sniff, our noses can detect smells that trigger specific memories, tell us food has gone bad, or even connect us to a potential mate. What if a robot could 'smell' as effectively as we do? In a new study funded by the Human Frontier...

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First Miniature Synchrotron Now in Commercial Operation

April 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Lyncean Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. today announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source employing state-of-the-art laser and electron beam technology. The Lyncean CLS was...

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'Must-Have' Guide for Endoscope Reprocessing

April 30, 2015 9:27 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

A new standard that compiles information on the reprocessing of flexible and semi-rigid endoscopes from a number of sources into a single volume has made its debut. The standard, titled ANSI/AAMI ST91:2015, Comprehensive guide to flexible and...

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Self-Clinching Fasteners

April 30, 2015 9:10 am | by PennEngineering | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

New patented microPEM TackPin Type T4 self-clinching fasteners have been introduced by PennEngineering as ideal hardware solutions for installation into stainless steel or higher-strength aluminum alloy sheets. This latest addition to the microPEM...

Urine Profiles Provide Clues to How Obesity Causes Disease

April 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Being overweight or obese is associated with higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, but the mechanisms connecting body fat and disease are not well understood. The new study, led by Imperial College London, shows that...

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