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Medtronic-Covidien Deal Creates Patient Monitoring Powerhouse

December 2, 2014 9:36 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Medtronic’s roughly $43 billion acquisition and merger with Covidien has been widely discussed in the media for its US Federal tax implications, but it’s also creating a stronger leading player in one of the fastest growing device markets, according...

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CT and 3D Printing Offering Assist in Facial Transplants

December 2, 2014 9:31 am | by RSNA | News | Comments

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society...

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Custom Motors and Gearmotors Ordered Online

December 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Groschopp, Inc. | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Groschopp Inc., a consistent innovator in the field of fractional horsepower motor manufacturing, is breaking new ground in internet sales techniques, offering customers the ability to order custom motors and gearmotors online. A recent redesign of Groschopp’s website features a number of new functions and abilities that make it easier for them to deliver precisely what customers need in a...

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Wide Variety of Extrusion Tooling

December 2, 2014 7:44 am | by Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Guill Tool, a West Warwick, RI designer and builder of extrusion tooling, offers an assortment of literature for machine builders and extruders on its website. Individual brochures are offered, depicting the wide array of tooling possibilities -- straight inline heads, rotary heads...

Have A Solid Team in Place for UDI Compliance

December 2, 2014 7:30 am | by Linda Chatwin, Esq, RAC Manager, Medical Regulatory Advisory Services North America, Life and Health, UL LLC | Blogs | Comments

Preparing for UDI requires a well-thought through project plan. Someone in the organization needs to own the project and manage it carefully, or bring in outside resources to help. The key to success lies in examining current labeling processes...

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Quadrant Photodiode

December 1, 2014 8:24 pm | by Opto Diode Corporation | Opto Diode Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode, a division of ITW, introduces the SXUVPS4, a new multi-element detector with a 5 mm² active area in a quadrant configuration. Designed to resist radiation damage from high intensity UV lasers, the SXUVPS4 photodiodes are ideal for laser alignment applications. Offering unmatched stability, the SXUV series of photodiodes are the only commercially available...

Low-Power, Single-Chip Microcontroller with Innovative Touch Sensor IP

December 1, 2014 2:44 pm | by Renesas Electronics Corporation | Renesas Electronics America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announces the new RX113 Group of microcontroller (MCU) - a single-chip solution with innovative touch sensor IP and leading-edge low-power technologies to ease design complexities for touch screen displays in healthcare, building automation and home appliance applications. The new MCU group is ideal for the growing IoT market implementing MCUs that use reduced power,...

Artificial Pancreas Performs Well in Clinical Trial

December 1, 2014 12:04 pm | by Universite de Montreal | News | Comments

The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret. The study confirms that...

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Harry Potter’s Next Adventure — Stroke Treatment

December 1, 2014 11:52 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects...

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Bat-Inspired Device Could Help Blind Navigate

December 1, 2014 11:42 am | by Bonnie Davis Office of Communications and External Relations, Wake Forest | News | Comments

When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen. Cool things such as a sonar device to assist the visually impaired. The idea came from biology professor William Conner, who for decades...

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Mobile Phone Microscope Can Address Worldwide Health Concerns

December 1, 2014 11:14 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | Videos | Comments

Many major global health threats (malaria, tuberculosis, parasitic infections but also cancer and nutritional issues) require quality diagnostic tests for both clinical and public health purposes; however, such tests are not available in resource-constrained...

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Novel Imaging System Offers Lower Radiation Exposure for Liver Cancer Patients

December 1, 2014 11:01 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers report that their test of an interventional X-ray guidance device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 has the potential to reduce the radiation exposure of patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy...

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Survey: UDI Compliance Poses Significant Challenge

December 1, 2014 10:37 am | by PRISYM ID | News | Comments

A recent survey of medical companies in Europe and North America has identified some of the key issues for packaging and labeling operations in the complex and changing medical device market. The survey, carried out by PRISYM ID, a leading...

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Test Detects Blood Cancer Before It Even Develops

December 1, 2014 10:19 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, "pre-malignant" state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood that an individual will...

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Using Math to Fight Cancer

December 1, 2014 10:06 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | News | Comments

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond to infection and disease. The finding, published...

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