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Life-Saving, Smart Regulation on Behalf of Patients with Aortic Stenosis

June 17, 2014 9:50 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director – Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

At FDA’s medical devices center, we have a vision — it’s what we strive for each day in our review and assessment of new medical technology. And patients are at the very core of that vision: “Patients in the U.S. have access to high-quality...

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Regenerating Our Kidneys

June 17, 2014 9:38 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Doctors and scientists have for years been astonished to observe patients with kidney disease experiencing renal regeneration. The kidney, unlike its neighbor the liver, was universally understood to be a static organ once it had fully...

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Leatt Corporation Introduces Watershed Knee Brace

June 17, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leatt Corporation, a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace, announced today that its new 3-point...

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Engineer to Grow Replacement Tissue for Torn Rotator Cuffs

June 17, 2014 9:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an...

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Research Set to Improve Quality of Life for Denture Patients

June 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Manchester University | News | Comments

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is managing a trial into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme...

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Photos of the Day: Walking Smarter

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

The SmartGait is designed as a tool to aid health care officials in assessing a person's risk of falling and identifying ways to avoid injury. It captures the gait length - the distance from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the back...

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Smartphone Adapted to Measure Person's Gait, Reduce Falls

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease.The innovation, being...

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Portable Brain Scanners Will Change Everything We Know About Concussions

June 17, 2014 8:26 am | by Humboldt State University | News | Comments

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...   

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Researchers Develop High-Quality 3D Metal Parts Using Additive Manufacturing

June 17, 2014 8:25 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing – using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters...

Automating Laboratory-on-a-Chip to Cut Healthcare Costs

June 17, 2014 8:24 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical... 

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Trapping the Light Fantastic

June 17, 2014 8:23 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Jeremy Baumberg and his 30-strong team of researchers are master manipulators of light. They are specialists in nanophotonics – the control of how light interacts with tiny chunks of matter, at scales as small as a billionth of a meter. It’s...

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Smiths Medical Launches Tracheostomy Tubes for Neonates and Pediatric Patients in Europe

June 17, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that its Portex Bivona FlexTend TTS tracheostomy tubes will now be included in the company’s standard product offering for European countries. The Bivona FlexTend...

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Gyros Deliver Higher Performance in Harsh Environments

June 17, 2014 12:55 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Qualtre, Inc is introducing the QGYR330H BAW MEMS gyroscopes, fully integrated, three-axis angular rate sensors with optional digital output based on Qualtré’s patented Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) MEMS technology...

1-Watt DC-DC Converters with No Minimum Loading

June 17, 2014 12:49 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aimtec’s AM1A-Z series regulated 1-Watt DC to DC converters now come in a smaller package. This SIP6 is smaller than the industry standard SIP7 package and supports single and dual outputs and operate with no minimum loading...

Validation, Testing, and Regulatory Consulting Services

June 17, 2014 12:39 am | by MDT Staff | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nelson Laboratories announced the expansion of its services with the addition of a dedicated Technical Consulting Services group for MedTech companies. Technical Consulting Services encompasses product development...

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