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Green Tea Could Help Improve MRIs

March 18, 2015 9:44 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Green tea’s popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role — to improve the image...

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Micro Milling Capabilities

March 18, 2015 9:25 am | by Hoowaki, LLC | Hoowaki LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Hoowaki LLC announces expanded micro milling capabilities as a result of significant strategic investments. These capabilities now allow Hoowaki to provide a broader range of services to the Surface Treatment markets, including Fluid Power, Hydraulic Seal and Medical Device manufacturers...

FDA Advances Medical Product Innovation

March 18, 2015 9:03 am | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration | Blogs | Comments

On March 10, I had the pleasure of appearing with my colleague Dr. Francis Collins before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to testify at a hearing on the subject of “Continuing America’s Leadership in Medical...

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Powering Wearable Health Devices

March 18, 2015 8:42 am | by Christian Defeo, eSupplier Manager, Newark element14 | Blogs | Comments

Our competitors are hard at work in element14’s Sudden Impact design challenge - creating wearable health solutions for athletes, coaches and trainers to use on the field in real time. As we move toward the May 8 deadline to submit the final...

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How Long Does Clearance on a 510(k) Submission Take?

March 17, 2015 5:13 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Debate rages on over the FDA — Has it become less efficient? More efficient? Is it a barrier to innovation? Is it doing exactly what it needs to do? While these questions are not likely to be definitively answered anytime soon, one query that many do have regarding the FDA could be resolved...

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Top 5 Medical Devices from SXSW 2015

March 17, 2015 4:24 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The SX Health and MedTech Expo was presented for the first time on March 16th and 17th, the last two days of SXSW's "Interactive" portion. The stage was host to programming and panels, providing opportunities to learn from leading experts...

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March 2015 Digital Edition

March 17, 2015 3:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this month's cover feature... Every project is going to have unexpected challenges. The project team needs to analyze the situation and respond quickly to keep the project on-track. Experience is key. If working with seasoned medical device professionals who have been in the trenches, are well-connected in the industry, and appreciate the “speed-to-market” mindset...

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Shaft Collars, Couplings, and Mounts

March 17, 2015 2:03 pm | by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

A standard line of shaft collars, couplings, and mounts developed to make it easier to design and build packaging machinery and systems is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford Shaft Collars, Couplings and Mounts are available...

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Ultra-High K Dielectrics

March 17, 2015 12:35 pm | by Knowles | Product Releases | Comments

The DLI brand of Knowles Capacitors will be launching an increased range to their ‘UX’ Ultra-High K Dielectric at the MTTS show on Booth 129. ‘UX’ material has the highest dielectric constant of any of DLI’s wide variety of materials and allows for higher capacitance values...

Glucose Sensor Allows Single Point-of-Entry 'Artificial Pancreas'

March 17, 2015 11:18 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have used "additive manufacturing" to create an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1 diabetes, part of a system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable for the patient...

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'Smart Bandage' Detects Invisible Wounds

March 17, 2015 11:11 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration...

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Personal Wi-Fi-Connected Air Quality Monitor

March 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Speck, a personal air pollution monitor introduced today at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, will enable people to monitor the level of fine particulate matter suspended in the air inside their homes, helping them assess if...

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Genome-Editing Tool Thwarts Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

March 17, 2015 10:56 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game-changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease-carrying animals. Writing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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New CT Scan Displays Animals' Organ Movements

March 17, 2015 10:48 am | by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) | News | Comments

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo & Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, today inaugurates the world’s most advanced state-of-the art computer tomograph currently available in veterinary research. The new CT enables fascinating virtual...

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Robot ‘Listening’ to an Unborn Child Wins Photography Award

March 17, 2015 10:37 am | by Aberystwyth University | News | Comments

An image of a robot ‘listening’ to an unborn child has won the ‘People’ category in this year’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science Photography Competition. “The Greatest Discovery” was taken by Sandy Spence...

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