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Q&A: Injecting Smarter Design into Diabetes Management Device

November 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Vaishali Kamat, Associate Director and Head of Digital Health of Cambridge Consultants participated in a brief Q&A on the KicoPen, a new injection pen design that incorporates smart technology for precise glucose monitoring and insulin delivery...

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Glass Substrates for MEMS Devices

November 21, 2014 9:42 am | by SCHOTT North America | Product Releases | Comments

The international technology group SCHOTT is expanding its HermeS wafers with hermetically sealed, solid through glass vias (TGV) into MEMS applications. HermeS glass substrates are fully gastight, and therefore enable long-term, robust enclosures for MEMS devices...

Design Software Key to Development of Implantable Artificial Heart

November 21, 2014 9:19 am | by PTC Creo | News | Comments

PTC has announced that researchers at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, pioneers in the development of artificial hearts, are using PTC Creo design software for the development of a Total Artificial Heart. The renowned institution...

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Multi-Specimen Perfusion Bioreactor

November 21, 2014 8:18 am | by Bose Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Bose Corporation has introduced the 3DCulturePro™ system, a new multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor designed for biologists, biomedical researchers and scientists who require reproducible and reliable tissue growth. The 3DCulturePro system supports cell growth and 3D tissue culture in an easy-to-use, scalable configuration. Versatile and portable, the Bose® 3D CulturePro bioreactor is...

PZT (lead zirconate titanate) Components

November 21, 2014 8:02 am | by Morgan Technical Ceramics | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials (Morgan) announces the availability of PZT (lead zirconate titanate) components, and assemblies at its Bedford, Ohio facility. Also offered are advanced PZT dicing, cutting, and grinding capabilities. The materials are ideal for use in consumer and high...

Converging Medical Device, Drug, and Biotech Companies

November 21, 2014 7:30 am | by Michael Drues, Founder & President, Vascular Sciences | Blogs | Comments

Most device development is evolutionary, (i.e., come out with one device, tweak it a bit to make a new device, etc.) I understand the advantages of evolutionary device development from a technology perspective, from a business perspective...

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Top 10 Ways to Cut Manufacturer Supply Chain Costs

November 20, 2014 3:34 pm | by Denise Odenkirk, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, GHX | Blogs | Comments

Although over 85% of med-surg manufacturers are transacting electronically with providers, manual, paper-based supply chain processes for other medical devices, such as implantables continues to contribute significantly to the soaring costs in healthcare...

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Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things (On Demand)

November 20, 2014 3:29 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication. As we enter an age ...

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DIP Coded Rotary Switches

November 20, 2014 2:47 pm | by APEM, Inc. | APEM Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of high quality man-machine interface products offers its P65 Series DIP Coded Rotary Switches for North American distribution. The P65 Series comes in a 10mm square package with multiple actuator accessory options...

Top 10 from Medica & CompaMed

November 20, 2014 2:37 pm | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Welcome to MDT’s Top 10 list from the Medica and Compamed shows, which took place in Dusseldorf, Germany. This was my first visit to the event, so to say it was overwhelming, yet fantastic, would be an understatement. Watch my list of the ten best things I saw.

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Hemopurifier to Be Used in Ebola Treatment under FDA 'Emergency Use'

November 20, 2014 2:01 pm | by Aethlon Medical | News | Comments

Aethlon Medical, Inc. disclosed that it will provide Hemopurifier therapy under FDA expanded access "emergency use" provisions to support requests from qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States...

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Mobile Health Joins the Cloud in Clinical Trials

November 20, 2014 1:33 pm | by Medidata | News | Comments

Medidata announced the completion of a method development project conducted in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline plc to evaluate the impact of unifying mobile health devices with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial setting. The joint initiative assessed...

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Magic Gel Can Stop Traumatic Bleeding

November 20, 2014 1:15 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Forget stitches — there's a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention — a medical gel that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding without the need to apply pressure ...      

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Wearable Technology Inspired by Air Bags

November 20, 2014 11:10 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Engineer and entrepreneur Drew Lakatos has repurposed the notion of car airbags and is developing a wearable technology to protect us during our everyday movements ...         

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Penetrating Bone and Metal with Ultrasound

November 20, 2014 10:58 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers...”

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