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Facing Fears through Virtual Reality

June 16, 2015 2:19 pm | by Santa Clara University | News | Comments

While some might fear public speaking to the point of calling it a phobia, two students bravely face that anxiety by talking about their work to alleviate the fears of others. For their Senior Design project, Bryce Mariano (web design and engineering...

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Device Evaluates Efficacy, Toxicity of Drugs Metabolized Through Liver

June 16, 2015 2:06 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) has developed a novel approach that dramatically simplifies the evaluation of the liver's drug-metabolizing activity and the potential toxic...

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Thermoplastic Compounds

June 16, 2015 1:39 pm | by Rtp Company | Product Releases | Comments

RTP Company has developed a proprietary alloy technology designed to maintain strength, functionality, and integrity, even with repeated exposure to hospital cleaners used to disinfect medical devices. Known...

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Rebooting the Human Gut

June 16, 2015 1:32 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

For decades, American travelers to international destinations have been plagued by acute gastrointestinal illnesses that can arise from travel to other countries. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns that depending on the destination, between...

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MedTech Memoirs: Catheters

June 16, 2015 1:15 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

People have been using catheters to address urinary issues since before there were even urologists. There are historical texts from ancient Greek, Asian, and Syrian societies detailing the use of catheters in order to drain overfull bladders, as early as 3,000 B.C.

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Consumables, Consumption, and Consolidation: A MedTech Forecast over Breakfast

June 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Phillips-Medisize | Blogs | Comments

Want to get a bunch of editors into a room together first thing in the morning on the first day of an industry event? Offer them the promise of some industry insights over eggs and bacon...

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The Validation Game

June 16, 2015 11:12 am | by Dave Taylor, VP of Global Products, Prisym ID | Blogs | Comments

The battle to deliver supply chain efficiencies while minimizing the inherent disruption of implementing new technologies has long been a challenge for global medical device companies. The potential benefits of introducing new innovation...

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Wheelchair Climbs Steps Like a Tank

June 16, 2015 10:29 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

The prototype Scalevo wheelchair moves by using rubber treads that show military influence, moving very much like the treads on a tank. To climb, the user approaches and faces away from the stairs. The treads then extend, inclining the chair at...

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First UK User Receives World's Most Lifelike Bionic Hand

June 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Steeper | News | Comments

A congenital amputee from London has become the first user in the UK to be fitted with a new prosthetic hand that launches today and sets a new benchmark in small myoelectric hands. Developed using F1 technology and specifically in scale for women...

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High-Frequency Ground Straps

June 16, 2015 10:07 am | by Electro Static Technology | Product Releases | Comments

AEGIS High-Frequency Ground Straps ensure a very low-impedance path to ground for the high-frequency currents generated by VFD-driven motors and systems. Non-zero impedances within a ground system can...

Microshield Sheet

June 16, 2015 9:56 am | by King Plastic | Product Releases | Comments

A new license agreement with Gelest, Inc. gives King Plastic Corporation exclusive use of Biosafe antimicrobial additive in polyolefin sheet stock, enabling the company to offer products that retain all of their...

Mimicking the Body on a Chip for New Drug Testing

June 16, 2015 9:17 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

One of the biggest challenges for pharmaceutical companies is reducing the multi-million-euro cost of drug development and shortening the time to market of medicines in order to fully exploit them before patents run out. This led the EU to...

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Looking into the Brains of Chronic Itch Patients

June 16, 2015 9:13 am | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

It's long been known that scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch. Now, researchers in the Department of Dermatology and Temple Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) may...

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Anesthesia Monitoring Technology Offers Better OR Monitoring

June 16, 2015 9:10 am | by Wayne State University Division of Research | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a technology that will offer anesthesiologists better methods for monitoring and managing patients in the operating room. General anesthesia...

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Miniature Surrogate Human Organs to Test Toxins and Drugs

June 16, 2015 9:07 am | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

The development of miniature surrogate human organs, coupled with highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, could one day revolutionize the way new drugs and toxic agents are studied. “By developing this ‘homo minutus,’ we are stepping...

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