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'Heart-on-a-Chip' Could Replace Animal Testing for Drug Screening

March 9, 2015 9:16 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

When University of California, Berkeley, bioengineers say they are holding their hearts in the palms of their hands, they are not talking about emotional vulnerability. Instead, the research team led by bioengineering professor Kevin Healy...

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'Nanobody' Detects and Destroys Norovirus

March 9, 2015 9:01 am | by German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) | News | Comments

Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient. "Additionally...

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Miniaturization is a Prerequisite when Operating Within the Body

March 8, 2015 9:30 am | by Zahl Cama, Quality Manager, American Swiss Products, Co. | American Swiss Products Co., Inc. | Blogs | Comments

It's almost a prerequisite when (no pun intended) operating within the body – or even in more abstract research environments – that the devices and instruments have to be small. The fact is that miniaturization – even sub-miniaturization...

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Shifting Paradigm in Healthcare Industry

March 8, 2015 9:30 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on minimally invasive surgery (MIS) devices and equipment, the growing number of surgical procedures has created a multibillion-dollar market for specialized devices and instruments used for these practices...

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Get to Know the Design Rules at This Scale

March 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Shawn Martin, Sales Manager, Metrigraphics, LLC | Metrigraphics, LLC | Blogs | Comments

From our perspective, we look at it more as, “how is medical design impacting miniaturization?” As a micron-scale process developer and manufacturer, we’re receiving more and more requests from biosensor and device designers looking to...

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Next-Generation Viral Load Assay for HBV

March 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche announced today the commercial availability of the cobas HBV quantitative nucleic acid test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems—adding to the viral load monitoring portfolio on the newest molecular diagnostic platforms from Roche...

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Stainless Steel Rotary Vane Pumps

March 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by Clark Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Clark Solutions announces its PA Series Stainless Steel Rotary Vane Pumps. PA Series pumps are an excellent choice for a very wide variety of applications, including beverage handling systems, reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration systems, cooling and temperature control systems, misting systems...

SS Turbine Flow Meter / Flow Sensor

March 6, 2015 3:55 pm | by Clark Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Clark Solutions introduces the SS Turbine Flow Meter / Flow Sensor. Featuring a unique and revolutionary Infrared Reflected Digital Output Technology, these flow meters/flow sensors provide highly accurate flow monitoring and totalizing for liquids in pressures up to 363PSI. The flow sensors...

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Diaphragm Pumps

March 6, 2015 3:49 pm | by Clark Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Clark Solutions’ Boxer 5100 Diaphragm Pumps are designed for the pumping and/or transfer of gases. These high performance OEM pumps can be configured for serial or parallel operation in order to deliver smooth and level flow, often eliminating the need for dampening components...

Thermometer App Monitors School-Wide Health

March 6, 2015 3:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

It’s important for parents to know their child’s health when they decide whether to send that child to school for the day, but what about the health of other students? What if you could track the cold going around the elementary school and...

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Cochlear Implants Give Boy with Down Syndrome New Lease on Life

March 6, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stacy Finz, Stanford Children's Health | News | Comments

Born profoundly deaf, Joshua Copen, 5, has learned to talk and hear with the help of cochlear implants, which many doctors would consider an unconventional approach for a child with Down syndrome. There was something wrong with Joshua Copen’s...

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3 Prescriptions for the 'Video Game Treatment'

March 6, 2015 3:33 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I’m not just playing around when I claim that video games and their accompanying technologies prove themselves quite useful as medical devices. These games won’t just involve collecting experience to level up or upgrade a character’s powers or...

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5 Key Benefits of Using Rapid Prototyping for Product Design & Development

March 6, 2015 10:38 am | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Articles | Comments

One of the prominent challenges that product designers face, is not having the ability to make clients or in-house management staff to realize how the product will look and feel actually. Despite the possible advancements in 3D CAD technologies...

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First Validated Breath Test for Illicit Drugs

March 6, 2015 10:17 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Drug testing is most commonly performed using urine samples. The methodology and regulations for reliable urine testing are well developed and can be considered the current gold standard for drug testing. However, one problem with urine testing...

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Quick and Early Diagnosis of Cancer with Two or Three Drops of Blood

March 6, 2015 10:12 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

To develop a device based on nanophotonic technology that enables a quick and early diagnosis of different types of cancer –specifically breast, prostate, lung and colorectal– analyzing only two or three drops of blood. This is the objective of...

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