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EtherCAT Based Closed Loop Control for Pulse/Direction Drives

June 29, 2014 4:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has strengthened its line of EtherCAT network products with the development of a dual/quad axis pulse/direction drive interface module that delivers...

Sapphire Optics are Durable and Impervious to Chemicals

June 29, 2014 4:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom sapphire optics for integration into medical instruments that come in frequent contact with the skin, blood, medications, cleaners, and other harsh chemicals are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI...

Trends and Developments in the European Companion Diagnostics Market

June 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Frost & Sullivan recently released a report entitled, “Western European Companion Diagnostics Market.” This study provides a global outlook of the companion diagnostics market, specifically focusing on Western Europe. The report discusses...

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Nanopore Technique Rapidly Decodes Long DNA Strands

June 27, 2014 2:52 pm | by Michael McCarthy, University of Washington | News | Comments

A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques. The research advances a technology, called nanopore DNA sequencing. If perfected it could someday be used to create handheld...

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This Rainbow Leads to New Medical Innovations

June 27, 2014 2:45 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Efi Cohen-Arazi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rainbow Medical, talks with Elliott Gotkine about innovations to help those who have lost their vision and their partnership with Medtronic on a nerve stimulation product. He speaks...

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Researchers Develop App Focused on Making Obese Adults Less Sedentary

June 27, 2014 2:20 pm | by Lifespan | News | Comments

Even individuals who exercise a lot can be at risk for health problems if they also spend a lot of time in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for...

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Filling Information Gaps for Women in Medical Device Clinical Trials

June 27, 2014 1:58 pm | by David Strauss, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

At FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), results from clinical trials often serve as the foundation for our decisions to approve the most important medical devices — devices, such as implantable heart devices, that carry...

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Notorious Pathogen Forms Slimy 'Streamers' to Clog Up Medical Devices

June 27, 2014 1:46 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A group of researchers from the U.S. has moved a step closer to preventing infections of the common hospital pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, by revealing the mechanisms that allow the bacteria to rapidly clog up medical devices. In a study...

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Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies

June 27, 2014 11:48 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted...

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Bioengineer Demos Medtech Innovations at White House Maker Faire

June 27, 2014 11:26 am | by Kris Newby, Stanford | News | Comments

Recently Manu Prakash, Ph.D., assistant professor of bioengineering, received a call he couldn’t refuse: an invitation to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire to show attendees how to build a 50-cent microscope out of laser-cut paper...

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Philips, Salesforce Cooperate on Medical Platform

June 27, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV and Salesforce.com say they are jointly developing a software platform for medical services. In a statement Thursday the companies said the system would be used for "patient relationship management," for instance allowing...

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A New Use for Touchless Technology in the Operating Theater

June 27, 2014 10:55 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Dr. Mark Rouncefield and Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University were part of a collaborative team from Microsoft Research, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College...

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A Non-Invasive Cancer Test Expands Laboratory

June 27, 2014 9:59 am | by ONCOblot Labs | News | Comments

Cancer is rarely black and white, and it's no small matter no matter how small, but a new discovery in the field of cancer screenings has come to light that signals a shift to an earlier, more certain and specific cancer diagnosis. That...

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Blood Test for Predicting Breast Cancer

June 27, 2014 9:44 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation, according to research published in the open access journal...

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Encision Receives FDA 510(k) Approval on its AEM EndoShieldT Burn Protection System

June 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents dangerous stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) premarket notification approval...

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