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Laser Marking System

April 11, 2014 8:20 am | by MDT Staff | Primera Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DL500 allows fast and easy in-house production of highly durable labels for a wide range of rough-service applications, including the U.S. Department of Defense’s IUID program labels, UDI labels for medical devices and healthcare equipment...

Precision Sapphire Windows

April 11, 2014 8:20 am | by MDT Staff | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces its new TECHSPEC Precision Sapphire Windows. These windows are ideal for use in a wide variety of demanding applications, including imaging and spectroscopy...

First Patient in U.S. to Receive MRI Scan in Clinical Study of MRI-Compatible Pacemaker

April 10, 2014 8:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to conduct an MRI scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible pacemaker – a breakthrough because metal implants often exclude patients from this imaging...

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Medtronic CRT Devices Now Approved to Treat Patients with AV Block and Reduced Heart Function

April 10, 2014 7:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers and -defibrillators (CRT-P and CRT-D)...

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Varian Medical Systems Settles Patent Dispute with University of Pittsburgh

April 10, 2014 5:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Varian Medical Systems today is reporting that it has settled patent litigation with the University of Pittsburgh.  Varian will pay a lump sum of approximately $35 million to fully settle this matter.  The settlement will be largely...

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Patents Should Be Free in the U.S.A.

April 10, 2014 4:08 pm | by Peter Guckenheimer, Design Engineer | Blogs | Comments

I have been a design engineer for over 50 years. During my time in Silicon Valley, I have had the good fortune to design a lot of solutions to difficult problems, offering simple, low-cost ideas. It was only when I worked at Hewlett Packard...

Bxtel Releases iPhone Tinnitus App

April 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by Bxtel | News | Comments

Bxtel LLC, maker of healthcare mobile apps, has announced the release of its tinnitus treatment app, Serene Ears. Tinnitus is most often an annoying ringing sensation that affects the hearing of up to 80% of all adults. Serene Ears soothes...

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The Sore Problem of Prosthetic Limbs

April 10, 2014 3:31 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t...

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3D Implantable Marker Reported to Clearly Identify Surgical Area in Breast Cancer Patients

April 10, 2014 3:20 pm | by Focal Therapeutics | News | Comments

The BioZorb three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual...

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Infographic: The Impact of Electrical Engineering on 21st Century Innovations

April 10, 2014 3:03 pm | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Electrical engineering is a science that has played a major role the lives we live in the 21st century. In today’s technology driven world, electrical engineering is the cornerstone and driver of innovation of the devices we utilize daily...

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Synthetic Collagen Promotes Natural Clotting

April 10, 2014 2:32 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood. The material, KOD, mimics natural collagen, a fibrous protein that binds cells together into organs and tissues. It could improve...

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Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Tissue Generation Technique

April 10, 2014 11:25 am | by UT Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting. The process, which has been successful in previous lab experiments...

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Infographic: Making Counterfeit Obsolete with Social Media

April 10, 2014 11:16 am | by Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN) | News | Comments

Product obsolescence and end-of-life poses a serious problem for engineers and one that has contributed to a dramatic increase in counterfeiting. A part used by an engineer in their design today has, on average, three years before it is...

From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part I

April 10, 2014 11:02 am | by Lynn Manning, Science and Technology Writer | Ximedica | Articles | Comments

Robotic surgery has become a widely-accepted medical procedure over the past decade, offered by an increasing number of hospitals worldwide. The tele-manipulator and software of robotics restore intuitive movement control to the surgeon...

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Top-Paid Medicare Doctors Say They Have Reasons

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as...

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