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Smartwatches to Put Dent in Fitness Tracker Market

November 19, 2014 9:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Thinking about a fitness tracker? In the future you may defer that purchase in favor of a smartwatch. According to a new report from Gartner, by 2015 fully 50 Percent of people in the market for smart wristbands will choose a smartwatch instead ...

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Quality Management Solution

November 19, 2014 8:48 am | by TIP Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

TIPQA™ is a simple, flexible, yet complete solution for manufacturers who view quality as a competitive advantage. TIPQA™ is optimized for the Aerospace & Defense Industry, Medical Device Industry, and complex manufacturing markets. Use of the TIPQA™ solution has resulted in proven, documented success by countless companies that demand delivery of highly regulated, quality products. TIPQA™...

Linear Roller Block and Rail Systems

November 19, 2014 8:08 am | by Lm76 | Product Releases | Comments

LM76 140 Industrial Dr. November 10, 2014 E. Longmeadow, MA 01028 413-525-4166 Narrow, Low Cost, High Linear Accuracy, Linear Roller Block and Rail Systems E. Longmeadow, MA – Low cost, SAIBO SB-LGB Linear Roller Block and Rail Systems are available from LM76 in three sizes to meet load requireme...

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Preventing and Reducing Hospital Admissions

November 19, 2014 7:30 am | by Marc Dubreuil, Vice President of Business Development, Farm Design | Blogs | Comments

We are beginning to see more integration of capabilities in order to provide imaging, diagnostics, and tissue manipulation within a single device and procedure. This allows the clinician, after confirming suspicious tissue, to biopsy, ablate...

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Compact, High-Speed, Six-Axis Aseptic Robot

November 18, 2014 8:57 pm | by Denso Robotics | DENSO Robotics | Product Releases | Comments

DENSO Robotics announced introduction of its new compact, high-speed, VS-050 six-axis aseptic robot, which features an ISO 5 cleanroom rating and specially designed coverings, for applications where biocontamination control is required. “We created the VS-050 aseptic robot because of rapidly increasing demand in the pharmaceutical, medical and life sciences sectors,” said Peter Cavallo, robo...

Industrial Thin Mini-ITX Motherboard

November 18, 2014 6:15 pm | by congatec Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

congatec's first industrial Thin Mini-ITX motherboard, called conga-IC87, is now available. The flat design of Thin Mini-ITX – measuring 25mm in height with I/O-Shield – enables flat housings, such as those required for panel PCs. With the launch of the conga-IC87, congatec has risen to the challenge of supporting customers who need high quality SBCs with long term availability that can be cus...

Custom Connector Configurator and Savings Calculator

November 18, 2014 3:43 pm | by Harting, Inc. | HARTING North America | Product Releases | Comments

The free HARTING iPad App includes a slick and interactive Custom Connector Configurator AND Savings Calculator. The new app makes designing a modular connector a fast, simple task that can be performed in the field or in the office. The savings calculator does all the math - and demonstrates cost calculations for hardwired termination versus modular connectivity with HARTING trademark...

Blood Test Warns of Kidney Transplant Rejection

November 18, 2014 3:22 pm | by IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute | News | Comments

Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and doctors at University Hospital of Bellvitge, together with a team of researchers from the University of California, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, California Pacific Medical...

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Coating Drug-Eluting Stents with Cancer Drug to Prevent Heart Attacks

November 18, 2014 3:09 pm | by Mark Tuschman, Stanford | News | Comments

A new study has identified an FDA approved cancer drug, crizotinib, as a possible new coating for drug-eluting stents. Researchers found that crizotinib in mice helped prevent the narrowing of blood vessels after stenting without affecting the...

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Technology ‘Lights Up’ Cancer in the Blood

November 18, 2014 2:57 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long before the cells could settle somewhere in...

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Imaging Nanoparticles Could Monitor Cancer

November 18, 2014 2:49 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor...

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Microfluidic Device Could Significantly Improve Blood Storage

November 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions, which may offer an important new way to manage the world's blood supply. It's already possible to cryopreserve human red...

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Magnetic Micro-Actuators Could Serve as a Transport Mechanism Within the Body

November 18, 2014 2:15 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Scientists have been conducting research on micrometer-sized actuators which one day may make it possible to transport drugs or chemical sensor molecules to specific locations throughout the human body. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now taken...

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High Power LED Light Engines for Large FOV Fluorescence Imaging Systems

November 18, 2014 2:08 pm | by Innovations in Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics, Inc. offers high power LED Light Engines as excitation illuminators for large field-of-view fluorescent imagers used in life science instruments. Specific OEM applications are life science instruments such as: gel & Western blot documentation systems, real-time PCR thermocyclers, automated colony counters, chlorophyll fluorescence imagers, low density microarray...

PTFE Natural Forming Mandrels

November 18, 2014 2:07 pm | by Applied Plastics Co. Inc. | Applied Plastics Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A line of Teflon® coated forming mandrels for catheter fuse welding and tipping operations that are designed to optimize I.D. quality and produc-tion speed are available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc. of Norwood, MA. Applied Plastics’ PTFE Natural® Forming Mandrels feature a smooth surface that provides a 0.5 dynamic coefficient of friction to prevent sticking, block tubing from shrinking, ...

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