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Insulation Displacement Connectors

March 17, 2015 10:15 am | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a single contact version of its proven 9176 Series insulation displacement connectors (IDCs), which are widely recognized for providing highly reliable, gas-tight wire-to-board...

6 Ways Electrical Engineers Have Changed the Face of Healthcare

March 17, 2015 9:48 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

One of the most prominent industries to benefit from the aid of electric engineering is the field of medicine. With more intelligent innovations regularly being made, doctors and medical professionals are able to work with stronger and more...

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Photos of the Day: How Electrical Engineers Are Impacting Healthcare

March 17, 2015 9:35 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems...

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FDA Approves Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device

March 17, 2015 9:04 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. The WATCHMAN Device offers a new stroke risk reduction option for high-risk patients with...

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Expect More IVD Acquisitions

March 17, 2015 8:44 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies have been very active with acquisitions to boost market share, and Kalorama Information sees that trend continuing. The finding was made in a recent report from the healthcare market research publisher...

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The Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge

March 16, 2015 3:46 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

In the search for a wearable or otherwise discreet device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in real time, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has issued the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge. The wearable...

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Non-Contact 'Breath Sound Analysis' Evaluates Sleep Disorders

March 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a groundbreaking approach to determine sleep quality using their new breath sound analysis (BSA). This is less expensive and invasive than current polysomnography (PSG)...

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Safer, More Accurate Imaging Tool to Diagnose Heart Conditions

March 16, 2015 3:36 pm | by Intermountain Medical Center | News | Comments

New heart imaging technology to diagnose coronary heart disease and other heart disorders is significantly more accurate, less expensive and safer than traditional methods, according to a new study by researchers from the Intermountain Medical...

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Injectable Oriented Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Repair

March 16, 2015 3:32 pm | by DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V. | News | Comments

The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop a minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury. Her goal and her scientific approach...

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Polymers that Reversibly Change Shape with Temperature

March 16, 2015 3:29 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature. The technology could have applications...

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Apple’s ResearchKit Must Outlast Novelty Value to Aid Medical Insight

March 16, 2015 11:30 am | by Niharika Midha, MSc, GlobalData Medical Device Analyst | Blogs | Comments

GlobalData believes that Apple’s ResearchKit, which allows researchers to create apps and collect data for disease management by recruiting subjects via iPhones, has the potential to redefine the medical research dynamics, especially for...

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Coating Success Depends on More Than Material Selection

March 16, 2015 11:10 am | by Tim Kissling, Owner & President, Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing Inc. | Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Many medical device designers have worked with coatings suppliers to identify the right material for an application, but have later encountered unforeseen issues that result in higher costs, production delays, and sometimes, even product...

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Devices Safeguard Patient Safety Only When They Work

March 16, 2015 10:57 am | by Ellen Turner, Market Development Manager, Specialty Plastics, Medical Devices, Eastman Chemical Company | Blogs | Comments

Medical devices are under a lot of pressure — doing more for caregivers and patients with each innovation, all while having to withstand the wear and tear that comes with constant use. A heightened focus on patient safety, resulting from evolving...

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Engineering Live: How Do We Keep Students in STEM?

March 16, 2015 10:43 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

Statistics show that 38% of students who start with a STEM major in college do not actually graduate with a degree in the same discipline. What needs to change to prevent these losses? What can professors, and even businesses, do to keep...

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50 Watt Conduction Cooled Termination

March 16, 2015 10:41 am | by BroadWave Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Model series 552-308-050 is a 50 Watt of RF power (average) rated conduction cooled termination that has been deployed in commercial and military applications. This 50 Ohm device has an operating frequency range of DC-4 GHz and features maximum VSWR of 1.35:1. The RF connector...

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