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U of Minn. Starts Medical Device Master's Program

January 10, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Minnesota is recruiting students for a new master's program in medical device innovation. The program is under the Technological Leadership Institute, part of the university's College of Science and Engineering. The new...

Endo Health Sells HealthTronics for up to $130M

January 10, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Endo Health Solutions said Thursday it will sell its HealthTronics urology unit for up to $130 million as it streamlines its business. Investment firm Altaris Capital Partners will pay $85 million upfront for HealthTronics, and Endo could...

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CareFusion to Pay $40.1M in False Claims Case

January 10, 2014 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CareFusion Corp. has agreed to pay $40.1 million to settle allegations it paid kickbacks and promoted its medical technology products for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Justice Department announced the settlement...

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High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

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Evidence of Harmful Effect of BPA-Based Plastics

January 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | News | Comments

Bisphenol A impairs the function of proteins that are vital for growth processes in cells. This finding has been reported by researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Wuppertal. The substance, short BPA, is contained...

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Stem Cells Injected into Nerve Guide Tubes Repair Injured Peripheral Nerve

January 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | News | Comments

Using skin-derived stem cells and a previously developed collagen tube designed to successfully bridge gaps in injured nerves in rat models, the research team in Milan, Italy that established and tested the procedure has successfully rescued...

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Researchers Develop Tool To Determine Individual Risk Of Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis

January 10, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Studies have found that prostate cancer is overdiagnosed in up to 42 percent of cases, prompting men to receive unnecessary treatment that can cause devastating side effects, including impotence and incontinence. Now, researchers at Fred...

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OhioHealth and IBM Scientists Join Forces to Prevent Infections in Hospitals

January 10, 2014 7:49 am | by IBM | News | Comments

OhioHealth and IBM today announced a collaboration to aid in the prevention of  infections using a first-of-a-kind network of wireless sensors and real-time Big Data analytics that measure hand-washing practices.  OhioHealth will... 

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Drill and Tool Grinders

January 9, 2014 4:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rush Drill and Tool Grinders have helped thousands lower their hole-making costs through higher precision, faster production, less down time and reduced tool inventory.

95% Efficient 200 W Convection Cooled Power Supplies

January 9, 2014 4:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Xp Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power has announced the CCB200 series of ultra-efficient “green” 200 Watt single output AC-DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of medical and industrial applications. Suiting convection cooled applications that require a very high efficiency in an open frame design, the series has a typical efficiency of 94% and a maximum...

Fully Programmable Temperature Sensor

January 9, 2014 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK has introduced the TS530 temperature sensor, the latest addition to the company’s temperature sensor line. Featuring an integrated resistance temperature detector (RTD), the TS530 combines the display, process connection and RTD all in a single part for fast and reliable performance.

Gateway to the Cloud for Connected Products

January 9, 2014 4:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Texas Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the newest additions to the Tiva C Series microcontroller (MCU) platform. The Tiva TM4C129x MCUs are the industry’s first ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs with Ethernet MAC+PHY, enabling customers to create a new class of sophisticated, highly connected products that bridge the cloud and amplify the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT).

Preventing Patient Falls with Advanced Medical Technology

January 9, 2014 3:21 pm | by Tim O’Malley, President, EarlySense | Articles | Comments

Patient falls are preventable, yet they occur in up to 3% of acute care hospitalizations. Of this substantial percentage, an estimated 30% of inpatient falls result in serious injury. A bedside fall, or an unexpected event in which a patient...

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EO Batch Release—Use for Specialized Medical Devices or Those that Need to Go to Trials

January 9, 2014 3:03 pm | by Derek Peterson, EO Sterilization Study Director, Nelson Labs | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Ethylene oxide (EO) is a widely accepted form of sterilization for medical devices that are sensitive to radiation or heat. Batch release sterilization is ideal for medical device manufactures whose devices are very specialized and expensive...

Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:56 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive...

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