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The Pulse: Replacing a Skull with a 3D Printed Version

April 3, 2014 9:01 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re 3D printing a human skull for implantation, checking blood pressure with a patch, helping disabled children learn to walk, and monitoring pressure sores. This episode features:       

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Digital Signal Processors

April 3, 2014 9:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has added two new devices to its RHYTHM family of preconfigured Digital Signal Processing (DSP) systems designed specifically for use in hearing aid devices...

Fiber Optic Absolute Position Sensor System

April 3, 2014 8:50 am | by MDT Staff | Micronor Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Micronor MR330 series Fiber Optic Absolute Position Sensor System now features 14-bit single-turn resolution.  The enhanced performance is accomplished via improved electronics and new firmware-based algorithm update...

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QR1 Pneumatic Push-in Fittings

April 3, 2014 8:27 am | by MDT Staff | Bosch Rexroth Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Series QR1 fittings from Rexroth Pneumatics are a light-weight, polymer design suitable for all Rexroth pneumatic products such as valves and cylinders. The push-to-connect style fittings have an oval release ring...

Torquers

April 3, 2014 4:41 am | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of three new Torquers, #97344 for use with guide wires 0.008 inch - 0.018 inch (0.20 mm - 0.46 mm, 0.6 FR - 1.4 FR) and #97345 or #97346 which fit 0.014 inch - 0.038 inch...

Google Glass May Help Government Reduce $30b In Annual Health Care Expenses, While Saving Lives

April 2, 2014 8:38 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the total annual cost of fall injuries for older Americans is estimated to be $30 billion. By 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9...

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Biosensors & Analytics Conference 2014

April 2, 2014 4:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

In the coming years biomedical research will accelerate at a rate far exceeding the rates of the past few decades. People will start to be individually distinguished with great accuracy through personal requirements as it relates to medications, devices, the environment...

Sprinting at Startup Speeds

April 2, 2014 2:58 pm | by Katie Wylie, Boston Device Development | Boston Device Development | Articles | Comments

Boston Device Development (BDD), a company that primarily works with VC-backed startups in the development of first generation devices, recently collaborated with ZSX Medical in the making of the Zip-Stitch, a novel laparoscopic instrument...

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Polymer Solution Casting Thin Layering Process Overcomes Multilayer Tubing Challenges

April 2, 2014 2:47 pm | by Paul Schmeling, Director of Operations, Avalon Labs | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Medical device manufacturers are demanding polymer tubing that offers increased functionality for market competitive demands while remaining cost-effective or reducing manufacturing costs. Co-extrusions or multilayer tubing is commonly used...

Speechvive Completes Funding to Move Speech Aid for Parkinson's Patients to the Public

April 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by Research Park News | News | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday (April 2) the completion of nearly $700,000 in funding to move a speech aid innovation for people with Parkinson's disease to the public.Ambassador Enterprises, an Indiana-based for-profit philanthropic...

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An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

April 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology.   The research team...

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‘Sewing Machine’ Idea Gives Insight into Origins of Alzheimer’s

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lancaster University have invented a new imaging tool inspired by the humble sewing machine which is providing fresh insight into the origins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.   These diseases are caused by tiny...

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J&J Accepts $4B Carlyle Offer for Diagnostics Unit

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close by mid...

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Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs

April 2, 2014 11:46 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to...

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Photos of the Day: Prosthetics for Syrians

April 2, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mustafa Ahmad, a 19-year-old who lost his leg in his hometown of Deir Hafer in Aleppo province in November 2011 when government warplanes bombed his neighborhood, is fitted with a prosthetic leg by a Lebanese prothesis supplier at the Syrian...

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