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Minimally Invasive Innovation for Capsule Endoscopy Procedures

May 5, 2014 9:35 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation ENDOCAPSULE...

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Single Pogo Pin BTB Contacts

May 5, 2014 9:23 am | by MDT Staff | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new series of single pogo pin board-to-board (BTB) contacts designed for use in high lifecycle commercial, industrial...

Hall-Effect Joystick

May 5, 2014 9:17 am | by MDT Staff | Grayhill, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Grayhill, Inc. has introduced the compact Series 67B Joystick, a Hall-Effect joystick with a pushbutton and momentary knob rotation for additional interface options. The joystick travels 20 degrees in each X and Y direction as well as momentary...

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UV LEDs

May 5, 2014 9:12 am | by MDT Staff | Edison Opto USA Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

In order to meet high standard of quality, Edison Opto established an LM80-approved and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) laboratory certified products. We also created the LDMS Service Program, to which we offer customized professional...

Positioning Controller

May 5, 2014 9:04 am | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor launches the MAXPOS 50/5. This compact EtherCAT Slave unveils unprecedented possibilities as far as precision, dynamics, and synchronization are concerned. It also ensures reliability and durability even under harsh...

Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Healthcare System Utilization and Aging Demographics

May 5, 2014 8:58 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Kalorama Information (New York) recently released a report entitled, “The United States Market For In Vitro Diagnostic Tests.” This report examines the current state of the U.S. IVD market, analyzes the various emerging trends in the market...

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28th Annual Sensors Expo & Conference

May 5, 2014 8:33 am | by MDT Staff | Events

aSensors Expo, the largest event gathering of sensors and sensor-integrated technology professionals in North America is pleased to announce a multitude of new exhibitors who will be featured in the exhibit hall. This year's event...

Medical Implants, Ultra-Low Power Sensors, and Energy Harvesting

May 5, 2014 8:10 am | by Rich Miron, Digi-Key Technical Content Team | Texas Instruments Inc., Digi-Key | Articles | Comments

Medical implants have considerable potential for energy harvesting with the body itself providing the energy source. Today’s ultra-low power circuits and sensors are accelerating efforts to exploit energy harvesting with the objective being...

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Enabling the Treatment of a Moving Internal Organ Using Sound Waves

May 2, 2014 2:03 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

A European collaborative group has begun a translational research project to develop a clinical system that would enable the treatment of a moving internal organ, such as the liver, using focused beams of ultrasound. The TRANS-FUSIMO...   

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Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement

May 2, 2014 1:57 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The first is a group of excitatory interneurons that are needed to make accurate and precise movements; the second is a group...

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Smartphone Apps Help Doctors Manage Pain Patients

May 2, 2014 1:54 pm | by American Pain Society | News | Comments

Mobile medicine is helping chronic pain patients cope with and manage their condition thanks to new smartphone apps, which can track patients from a distance and monitor pain, mood, physical activity, drug side effects, and treatment compliance...

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World's Smallest, Leadless Heart Pacemaker Implanted at Ohio State

May 2, 2014 12:37 pm | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

It’s about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Doctors at Ohio State’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital...

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Meaghan’s Minute: Long-Life Hearing Aid Batteries

May 2, 2014 12:18 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Memory Protection Devices, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, VARTA Microbattery has developed new hearing aid batteries with unprecedented lifespans that allow for high-power uses, like audio streaming. More than 150 researchers...

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Video Game Processors Improve Cancer Patient Care

May 2, 2014 11:56 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care. In recent years, video game processors, known as graphic...  

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Students Step Up for Physically Challenged Children

May 2, 2014 11:50 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Five Rice University freshmen stepped up to a challenge — literally — when they designed a device for physical therapists who help children with balance issues. The StepUp Floor Ladder is a simple frame with movable rungs that tests children...

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