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Miniature Liquid Level Switches

April 28, 2014 8:58 am | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers the LL-01 Sentio Series of miniature ultrasonic liquid level switches that combines ultrasonic technology with reliable analog circuitry to precisely measure...

Styrenic Block Copolymers

April 28, 2014 8:48 am | by MDT Staff | Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., a leading global innovator and producer of Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBCs) and other engineered polymers, today announced the introduction of two new high-performance styrenic block copolymers (HSBCs)...

Bausch + Lomb Secures Exclusive License to 3-D Surgical Navigation Technology for Cataract Surgery

April 28, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced it has entered into an exclusive license agreement for a three-dimensional surgical navigation technology, the Cirle Surgical Navigation System, from Cirle, Inc., a medical...

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Orthotics Technology Forum 2014

April 28, 2014 8:33 am | by MDT Staff | Events

One of the emerging topics that will be presented and discussed at this year's OTF events is the possibility of using additive manufacturing or 3D printing for the creation of custom orthotic insoles...

‘Flappy’ Device Delivers Fat to Preemies

April 28, 2014 7:49 am | by Patrick Kurp, Rice University | News | Comments

Fat, the bane of many an adult, is precisely what babies born prematurely need to gain weight and grow strong and healthy. Some students at Rice University have invented a device to ensure preemies get enough fat, which has been a challenge...

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Photos of the Day: Delivering Fat Efficiently

April 28, 2014 7:49 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The Nutriflow device invented by Rice University students assures the flow of all of the nutrients in mothers' milk to premature infants by flapping the bag containing the milk to keep it mixed and flowing to ensure nutrients don't attach...

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AventaMed Wins MedTech Idol at IN3 Dublin

April 28, 2014 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RCT Ventures announced that AventaMed is the winner of the MedTech Idol competition at Informa's IN³ Medical Device 360° Dublin 2014. Unlike those that have preceded it, MedTech Idol is a venture competition that allows the audience to choose...

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SI-BONE, Inc. Closes $33 Million Growth Capital Financing

April 28, 2014 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that has pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System@, a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device used to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint, announced today the completion of a $33 million growth capital...

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Mauna Kea Technologies Receives Regulatory Approval for Cellvizio in Japan

April 28, 2014 3:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies, a leader in the optical biopsy market, announced today it received regulatory approval in Japan for the company’s Cellvizio flagship product. The approval by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) includes...

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Skin Grown from Stem Cells for Testing

April 25, 2014 2:55 pm | by King's College London | News | Comments

An international team led by King's College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost skin layer - with a functional permeability barrier akin to real...

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New Sensor Molecules Have Potential for Early Cancer Detection

April 25, 2014 2:51 pm | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

A research team lead by Academy Professor Kari Rissanen at the University of Jyväskylä has discovered a new water-soluble fluorescent detection system that is extremely sensitive to pyrophosphate (PPi). Pyrophosphate has a key role in energy...

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Revolutionary 'Metamaterial' Has Potential to Reshape Neurosurgery

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | News | Comments

The development of graphene — a highly advanced metamaterial with many unique and varied properties — may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue...

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Restoring Sense of Touch to Amputees

April 25, 2014 12:17 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

To understand the meaning of “proprioception,” try a simple experiment. Close your eyes and lift your right arm above your head. Then, move it down so that it’s parallel to the ground. Make a fist and release it. Move it forward, and then...

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Channel Makeover Bioengineered to Switch Off Neurons

April 25, 2014 12:09 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research funded by the National Institutes of...

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Regulatory Considerations and Revalidation Tests for Managing Change in Packaging Materials or Critical Supplies

April 25, 2014 11:35 am | by Stacey Drosner, Director of Regulatory Affairs, and Wendy S. Mach, Packaging Section Leader, BS, RM(NRCM), CQA(ASQ), Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In light of recent material changes within the medical device packaging industry, it is imperative manufacturers respond to triggers built into their change management process so they can (1) assess the impact a change in materials or processes...

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