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New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments. They can...

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Logic PD Teams with Maxim Integrated to Develop Wearable Devices

October 2, 2014 10:07 am | by Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | News | Comments

Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, has teamed up with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a pioneer in analog integration, to develop proof-of-concept products for the $70 billion wearable device market...

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GE Scientists are Building a Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

October 2, 2014 9:46 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe our brains on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients...

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Healthcare Companies Rush to Partner For Big Data Healthcare Applications

October 2, 2014 9:38 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Over 100 significant partnerships occurred in Big Data and healthcare in the last two years, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare industry is currently undergoing a revolution of sorts, which revolves around the acquisition and...

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Immucor Acquires Sentilus

October 2, 2014 9:31 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, today announced that it has acquired Sentilus, Inc., a privately-held company focused on developing a novel, inkjet-printed antibody microarray-based technology...

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New Enhanced Properties for Bright 17-7 PH Stainless Steel

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by Don Jordan, VP of Technology & Corporate Metallurgist, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. | Articles | Comments

17-7 PH is classified as a semiaustenitic stainless steel that has extensive use in aerospace and is finding new applications in the medical industry. The material is most often used in sheet and strip form, with springs, clips, and bellows...

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Versatile Media Isolated Pressure Sensor

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has now expanded its 154 Series of media isolated, piezoresistive silicon pressure sensors with the small profile, backside compensated 154B. Housed in a 316L stainless steel...

5 Benefits of Best-Sourcing Medical Device Teams

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by Martine Janicki PhD, PEng and a PMP, Project Manager for IHealth | Blogs | Comments

“Talent management is more than an operational practice, it is skilled art form. Human resources acquisition is the single most important area that will determine the design success or failure.” Best-Sourcing was coined by Tom Peters and...

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'Smart' Technology Platform

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing, an industry leading innovator of actuation technology, today announced the introduction of IntelliSense, a technology platform that will enable users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization. A one-of-its-kind...

'Virtual Breast' Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 2:54 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That's why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are imperfect at...

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'Bubble Boy' Biomarker Discovered

October 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Many people recognize "the bubble boy" as an unusual character from a "Seinfeld" episode or a John Travolta movie. But in reality, a genetic disease called SCID, short for severe combined immunodeficiency, forces patients to breathe filtered...

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First Comprehensive Meshfree Numerical Simulation of Skeletal Muscle Tissue Achieved

October 1, 2014 2:23 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data points for the computer simulation — a method...

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Photos of the Day: Drug Injections via a Pill

October 1, 2014 11:43 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed. When the pill reaches the desired...

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New Drug-Delivery Capsule May Replace Injections

October 1, 2014 11:42 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately, many drugs, especially those made from large proteins, cannot be given as a pill because they get broken down in the stomach before...

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BU Receives NIH 'BEST' Grant to Promote Biomedical Careers Beyond Academia

October 1, 2014 11:11 am | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

Boston University (BU) is one of seven institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research...

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