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Space Robots Diagnose, Treat Breast Cancer

November 5, 2014 9:13 am | by NASA | News | Comments

We may not be driving flying cars to work yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to be excited about from technology advances related to the space age. Instead of zipping past traffic jams, International Space Station-derived robotic capabilities...

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5 Indicators the Medical Device Industry Is Hitting Its Midlife Crisis

November 5, 2014 8:09 am | by Dave Powell, Partner A.T. Kearney | Blogs | Comments

The medical device industry, which has enjoyed the enviable position of gaining five percent average annual growth and operating margins between 23 and 25 percent, is next in line to get turned on its head by industry disruptors. The future of...

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Cut to the Bone

November 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Nicole Ashton, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Articles | Comments

With an aging population comes a host of medical diseases and conditions. One of those is osteoarthritis, the most common type of knee arthritis. It is a very slow progressing degenerative disease where the joint cartilage gradually wears away...

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Discipline and Project Management Skills for Cutting Costs

November 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Brian Weller, VP of Quality/Regulatory Affairs, D&K Engineering | D&K Engineering | Blogs | Comments

For those of us who've had the experience of looking back on a development project that ran late and over budget, we probably had to endure some Monday morning quarterbacking about "doing it right the first time". Easier said than done. But...

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Stryker Lawsuits Reach Resolution

November 4, 2014 4:05 pm | by Stryker | News | Comments

On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized...

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Be Thankful Marketing Isn't Running the R&D Lab

November 4, 2014 3:53 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

In such a highly regulated marketplace that so strongly depends on relationships, is your absence at an industry trade event going to significantly impact the perception your customers or manufacturing partners have? If it does, perhaps you haven’t…

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Medical Grade AC/DC Desktop Power Adapters

November 4, 2014 3:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower launches the TMP60 series of medical grade AC/DC desktop power adapters, which deliver up to 40 watts of dual to triple outputs power. Meeting CEC and Energy Star level IV requirements, the TMP60 power supplies (dual/triple output models) have an average efficiency 68-74% minimum and standby power consumption less th...

Developing Devices for Disabled Patients with FDA Encouragement

November 4, 2014 2:15 pm | by William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Center Director for Science, FDA, and Chief Scientist CDRH | Blogs | Comments

For people with disabilities, medical devices can offer a vital and potentially life-changing option. Take, for example, a patient who has had his arms amputated. Medications can treat phantom pain, but they can’t help that patient pick up a glass...

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Replacement CO2 Laser Optics Approved for Low Power Cutting Lasers

November 4, 2014 1:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Laser Research Optics | Product Releases | Comments

A line of field-replacement CO2 laser optics that meet OEM and ISO-10110 specifications for popular low power cutting and engraving lasers is available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research CO2 Optics feature focal lengths from 1” to 25”, in 1/2” increments, and come in 1/2” to 1-1/2” dia. sizes. Shipped within 24-hours to minimize production downtime, t...

Degradable Implants Means Fewer Surgeries

November 4, 2014 1:22 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrades in the body...

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Exploring Non-Injectable Drug Delivery Options for Ebola Vaccine

November 4, 2014 1:08 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics...

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A Safer, More Reliable Oxygen-Delivery Device

November 4, 2014 11:15 am | by Wake Forest Innovations | News | Comments

A new oxygen-delivery device with the potential to replace an apparatus that has been standard medical equipment for more than 60 years has been invented by R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center...

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Eliminating the Need for Breast Biopsies

November 4, 2014 10:23 am | by Seno Medical Instruments | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced that the use of the Seno Imagio breast imaging system and the associated predictive model...

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Living Healthier with the Microsoft Band

November 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Microsoft | Videos | Comments

Microsoft Health is a new service that helps you live healthier by providing actionable insights based on data gathered from the fitness devices and apps that you use every day. It's designed to work for you, no matter what phone you have...

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Thinking Outside the 3-D Printing Box

November 4, 2014 9:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

When an aspiring mechanical engineer on a budget wants a top-of-the-line guitar, what does he do? He makes it himself, of course. At age 13, Nathan Spielberg — now an MIT senior — began building his first guitar, a process that consumed...

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