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Rotary Encoders

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s high-performance IXARC optical rotary encoders are now available with EtherCAT communications interfaces. EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a special form of industrial Ethernet that eliminates...

Drop the Joystick

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by Paul C. Cain, General Manager, North America, Piher Sensors & Controls | Articles | Comments

Piher Sensors and Controls met the electronic sensor input requirements needed for the redesign of the revolutionary JoyBar, an intuitive control for electric wheelchairs developed by Active Controls. The original JoyBar model was a vast...

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ORTHOWORLD's 10th Annual OMTEC

May 7, 2014 3:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

ORTHOWORLD, Inc., leading producer of strategic intelligence for the orthopaedic industry, announced its education curriculum for OMTEC 2014, the 10th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference...

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Surgeons ‘Light Up’ GI Tract to Safely Remove Gall Bladder

May 7, 2014 2:34 pm | by University of Illinois - Chicago | News | Comments

UI Health surgeons used near-infrared light to make the indocyanine green dye light up, allowing them to better see the biliary tract. Injury to the bile duct is rare – only 0.3 percent of the nearly 600,000 cholecystectomies performed...

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App Turns Cell Phone Into a Medical Monitor

May 7, 2014 2:25 pm | by University of Illinois - Chicago | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University...

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Recall Report: PT/INR Test Strips Had Significantly Innacurate Results

May 7, 2014 2:13 pm | by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | News | Comments

Alere is recalling this product due to complaints of patients who had a therapeutic or near therapeutic INR with the Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strip but a significantly higher INR (outside of therapeutic range) when performed...

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Phillips-Medisize Partners With Golden Gate Capital

May 7, 2014 1:50 pm | by Phillips-Medisize | Phillips-Medisize | News | Comments

Phillips-Medisize Corporation (the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Golden Gate Capital will acquire the Company from funds managed by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. Phillips-Medisize...

CASMED Receives FDA Approval for Oximeter in Non-Cerebral Tissue

May 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by CAS Medical Systems Inc. | News | Comments

CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (CASMED), a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of an expanded label claim for the Company's FORE-SIGHT ELITE...

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A Hydrogel that Knows When to Go

May 7, 2014 12:11 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature – and then degrades at precisely the right pace. The gel shows potential as a bioscaffold to support the regrowth...

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Photos of the Day: 'Smart' Hydrogel Makes Room for Bone

May 7, 2014 12:10 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Brendan Watson, a graduate student at Rice University, led a project to create a hydrogel bioscaffold that is liquid at room temperature and instantly solidifies as it approaches body temperature. A second process allows the hydrogel to break...

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Content Management and Migration Strategy in the Healthcare Industry

May 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Mark Gross, President & CEO of Data Conversion Laboratory | Articles | Comments

A new survey of life sciences and healthcare professionals, jointly conducted by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and The Rockley Group (TRG), highlights three top data concerns of the respondents’ organizations: proliferating formats (56%)...

Covidien Opens Advanced Medical Training and Research Center in Turkey

May 7, 2014 11:49 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Further expanding its training and research capabilities in emerging markets, Covidien plc, has officially opened its Covidien Center of Innovation Turkey (CCI Turkey). Located in Istanbul, the new facility offers clinicians in Turkey and...

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Boston Scientific to Acquire IoGyn Inc.

May 7, 2014 11:42 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IoGyn, Inc., a pre-commercial stage company. The transaction is expected to close within days. IoGyn has developed and received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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Needle-Based Imaging Technology to Improve Ultrasound Procedures

May 7, 2014 11:29 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

Significant funding from NIBIB has enabled researchers to develop a unique technology to help physicians perform ultrasound-guided procedures involving needle placement such as needle biopsies, central line insertion, and local anesthesia...

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FDA Approves BIOTRONIK Entovis Pacemaker System with ProMRI Technology

May 7, 2014 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for its Entovis pacemaker system with ProMRI ® technology. The Entovis system allows patients...

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