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15-Minute Diagnosis Using A Smartphone

February 5, 2015 9:11 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A team of researchers, led by Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three...

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Microscopy Technique Allows Mapping Protein Synthesis in Living Tissues

February 5, 2015 8:53 am | by Jessica Guenzel, Columbia University | News | Comments

Researchers at Columbia Univ. have made a significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community. In a recent study...

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Drone Surgery and HoloLens: Hello 2015

February 5, 2015 8:30 am | by Zev Ginzburg, UX Research Copywriter, Codal Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In 2001 the medical world got its first real taste of remote robotic surgery when operating surgeons in New York performed a gallbladder removal procedure on a patient in France. A three armed robot was at their disposal, and the surgery was a...

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360 Watt Battery Controller

February 4, 2015 6:36 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the addition of the new 360 Watt TSP BCMU360 Series of DIN-Rail universal battery controller modules for uninterruptible 24VDC and 48VDC bus voltage to our TRACO Power portfolio. This modular line of DIN-Rail battery controllers are highly efficient and have an operating temperature range –25°C to +70°C. Features include redundant inputs for two indepe...

AC/DC Switching Power Supply

February 4, 2015 5:36 pm | by Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower launches a new addition to its AC/DC switching power supply line-up with the TWM280 series, which serve medical and ITE applications. The compact (3” x 5” x 1.18”) open frame unit is capable of delivering 280W of continuous output power at 18 CFM forced air or 210W with convection cooling. It has an active efficiency of >91% typically and features a power factor of 0.9 to 0.95. Th...

Listening to Patients’ Views on New Treatments for Obesity

February 4, 2015 4:32 pm | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director, Kathryn O’Callaghan, Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships; FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health | Blogs | Comments

The world was a very different place in 1976, when the Food and Drug Administration launched its medical device program. Since Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were just that year launching a computer company called Apple, doctors weren’t yet able to...

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Let's Not Make 'Precision Medicine' an IT Horror

February 4, 2015 3:49 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

About two weeks ago, during his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled the initiative (with a $215 million budget) to fund “Precision Medicine”. He didn’t go into a huge amount of detail explaining it, but put simply...   

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KFx Medical Defends Patent for Reconstructive Surgery Procedure

February 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

KFx Medical won a $35 million patent infringement case against Arthrex Inc. regarding three patents related to a procedure for anchoring soft tissue to bone in reconstructive surgery. KFx first filed a complaint against Arthrex in August of...

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Multi-Stranded Flexible Shaft

February 4, 2015 1:51 pm | by Asahi Intecc Usa, Inc. | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

The ACTONE CABLE TUBE Ultra-Thin (UT) is a hollow, single-layer, multi-stranded flexible shaft composed of flat stainless wire drawn by Asahi Intecc to reduce the wall thickness. Medical device and industrial device designers can achieve a customized solution with a reduced device profile, 1-1 torque in tortuous paths and anatomies, excellent flexibility, and a high resistance to deformation...

Stainless Steel Gearbox

February 4, 2015 1:11 pm | by Neugart | Product Releases | Comments

Neugart USA’s hygienic HLAE gearbox is the world’s first planetary gearbox certified to 3-A Sanitary Standards. Neugart products meeting this stringent certification for hygienic equipment design include the HLAE070, 090 and 110 gearbox series. All HLAE gearboxes are also certified to IP69K, the high...

Spring Pin QFN Socket

February 4, 2015 1:06 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new QFN socket addressing high performance requirements for testing QFN devices - CBT-QFN-7039. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 17 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 50,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.75 nH, insertion loss < 1 dB at 31.7 GHz. The current capacity of each contactor is 1.5 amps at 20C...

Obama Supports Tailored Approach to Medicine

February 4, 2015 12:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

When people get blood transfusions, the blood is matched to their precise type. People who need glasses are given a prescription, not a generic pair. President Barack Obama has included in the 2016 federal budget $215 million to focus on Precision...

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Magnetic Safety Switches with Integrated LED Technology

February 4, 2015 11:55 am | by Wieland Electric Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has enhanced its proven non-contact magnetic safety switches with integrated LED technology, providing machine operators with an immediate indication of a safety door's interlock status to reduce the incidence of unscheduled equipment downtime. The tamper-proof interlock switches are rated for...

An End to the Medicine Dropper for Eye Injuries?

February 4, 2015 11:55 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

For years, treating scratches and burns to the eyes has usually involved dropping medicine onto the eyes several times a day, sometimes for weeks — a treatment that lends itself to missed doses and other side effects. But scientists are now... 

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A Phone So Smart, It Sniffs Out Disease

February 4, 2015 11:45 am | by Jennifer Frey, American Technion Society | News | Comments

A research consortium headed by Professor Hossam Haick of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is developing a product that, when coupled with a smartphone, will be able to screen the user’s breath for early detection of life-threatening...

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