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FDA Clears 3D Printed Fusion Implant

July 13, 2015 1:06 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The German company joimax, developer of technologies and training methods for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery, today announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Endoscopic Lumbar...

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Graphene-based Sensor Is Tunable and Highly Sensitive

July 13, 2015 12:12 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Many areas of fundamental research are interested in graphene owing to its exceptional characteristics. It is made of one layer of carbon atoms, which makes it light and sturdy, and it is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. Despite its...

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Kids Can Now Build Lego Attachments for Their Bionic Arm

July 13, 2015 10:55 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar of the Umeå University in Sweden has invented a prosthetic arm that is compatible with Legos, so kids can design their arm in any way they can think of. The IKO system features an arm similar to traditional...

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Radiation Hardened Multiplexers

July 13, 2015 10:45 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation today introduced the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH, new radiation hardened (rad hard) multiplexers that offer electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, and signal chain accuracy and timing performance...

Light as a Universal Tool in the Field of Medicine Technology

July 13, 2015 10:25 am | by Klaus Jopp, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

For many years, light has been an essential aid in the field of medicine. Photonic procedures today in the fields of endoscopy, laser surgery, lab-on-a-chip systems, biomedical optical sensors, as well as other fields, are indispensable...

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Photos of the Day: First Lab with 100 Percent Digital Diagnosis

July 13, 2015 9:49 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips announced that the Netherlands-based LabPON has become the first clinical pathology laboratory in the world to have transitioned completely to digital diagnosis. With this shift, all clinical histology cases are now being assessed...

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Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing

July 13, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. Researchers from the University of Sheffield's...

Keeping Athletes' Injuries on the Sidelines

July 13, 2015 9:15 am | by Victoria Ifan, GE Reports | News | Comments

As an engineering student at Stanford University in the 1980s, Garry Gold was leading an active lifestyle, running marathons and playing sports. But then he tore his ACL - the connective tissue that links the thighbone to the shinbone at...

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Tiny Chip Provides Speedy, Lab Quality Diagnostics

July 13, 2015 9:09 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

The postage stamp-sized square of fused silica Kjeld Janssen is holding may not look like a whole lot to the untrained eye, but inside the clear chip lies the potential to improve how medicine and medical research is done. “If you can integrate...

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Next Generation Glucose Monitoring: Design Challenges

July 13, 2015 9:04 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The challenges that come with building a device for the consumer are to really approach the product design from a consumer’s perspective, not a patient, but a person living with a chronic condition with everyday habits, challenges, and psychology...

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Watching the Dangerous 'Hardening' of the Arteries

July 10, 2015 2:28 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to highlight the build-up of unstable calcium...

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MEMS in Medical Devices: Hockey-stick Growth, Standards, and the Internet of Things

July 10, 2015 2:15 pm | by Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group (MIG); Ravi Subramaniam, Technical Director, IEEE Standards Association Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) | Blogs | Comments

The current, rapidly increasing use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), the advent of an Internet of Things (IoT) and the interactive role these technologies will play in healthcare going forward will likely change the world as we know it...

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New 'Fab Lab' Looks to Doctors for Device Innovations

July 10, 2015 12:38 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A gift to the Morgridge Institute for Research will help spur medical device innovations coming directly from doctors — the people who know firsthand where the advances are needed. The BerbeeWalsh Foundation, created by James Berbee and...

Alternative Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

July 10, 2015 11:58 am | by IHS Medical Technology | News | Comments

As the needs of a growing number of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients continue to be unmet by current sleep apnea therapies, demand for alternative treatment is beginning to increase. Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy remains...

Photos of the Day: Translating Brainwaves into Sound

July 10, 2015 11:51 am | by Centre for Genomic Regulation | News | Comments

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Starlab and the University of Barcelona presented Brain Polyphony, an interdisciplinary project that aims to improve communication for people with disabilities. Scientists in the project are developing a...

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