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5 Devices to Keep Close to Your Heart this Valentine's Day

February 13, 2015 2:00 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Ah, Valentine’s Day – a tribute to happy couples marked by romantic dinners, endless boxes of chocolate, and Hallmark-generated tidings of love. For those of us without a significant other, the gooey romanticism of the holiday can seem...

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Silicone Products

February 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. is the largest chemical company in Japan, and is in its 62nd year of manufacturing silicone materials worldwide−producing over 4,000 different silicone products. Its subsidiary, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA), recently introduced its new Low Dn LIMS™ product line at the MD&M West 2015 in Anaheim, CA on February 10, 2015. The KEG2003H Low Dn LIMS produ...

Innovation and Adaptation Offer a Thriving MedTech Industry

February 13, 2015 10:39 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

One of my favorite aspects of this industry is the transcendent nature of the work that we do. It is amazing to be involved with companies that are making products that improve the quality of life. This year, I’ve been especially impressed...

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Photos of the (Valentine's) Day: Imaging Love

February 13, 2015 10:09 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

How deep is your love? Stanford neuroscientist Melina Uncapher has a system in her lab that can supply the answer. In 2013, Dr. Uncapher and her friend, the filmmaker Brent Hoff, invited seven men and women ranging in ages...

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Destroying Kidney Stones with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

February 13, 2015 9:55 am | by Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Graz | Wien | News | Comments

The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or thermotherapy. Lithotripsy – the demolition of kidney...

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Simulation Technology Shows Navy How to Take a 'HIT'

February 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced today. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) model provides a...

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Gold Nanotubes Launch a Three-Pronged Attack on Cancer Cells

February 13, 2015 9:45 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells. The study, published...

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Government Maps Out Interoperability Plan for EHRs

February 13, 2015 9:31 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is asking for public feedback on a draft plan for the seamless sharing of electronic health records (EHRs). Released Jan. 30, Connecting Health and... 

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FDA Approves Fecal Incontinence Device for Women

February 13, 2015 9:08 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the Eclipse System for the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI) in adult women. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements and is a common problem, especially...

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Nerve Cell Growth Stimulating Implant Slows Alzheimer's Progression

February 13, 2015 9:02 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated a new Alzheimer’s therapy in which the patients receive an implant that stimulates the growth of a certain type of nerve cell. The results, which are published in the scientific journal...

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Teen’s Wearable Sensor Designed for Alzheimer's

February 13, 2015 8:54 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Sixty percent of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his...

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Motion Controller

February 13, 2015 8:44 am | by Siemens Industry Inc. | Siemens Industry Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users many new functions that make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient. Simotion applications, such as packaging, can be quickly, easily and efficiently engineered, configured and commissioned through...

Manufacturability and Miniaturization in the Molding Market

February 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Tim Reis, VP of Healthcare Business Development, GW Plastics | GW Plastics, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Two-shot molding from a soft touch perspective, surface finishes, color, and in-mold decorating are all driving the aesthetic view of the devices, right down to the shape of the device. Using plastic allows the product designer to manipulate...

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3D Printing Making Enormous Strides in Molding, but Still Has Limitations

February 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Dale Gildemeister, Program Manager, Sil-Pro | Sil-Pro, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Soft touch molding with materials such as silicone and thermoplastic elastomers allow for some part features to be molded into the geometry without the use of mold actions to create undercuts. The ability of elastomers, especially silicone...

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5 GS/s Digitizers

February 13, 2015 6:35 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum is offering a solution to engineers and scientists looking to capture and analyze fast electronic signals in the DC to 1.5 GHz frequency range. The company has greatly extended the performance of its PCIe based instruments by adding nine new models to its M4i series of digitizers...

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