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Series of High Capacity Power Rockers Are Ideal for Heavy Duty Applications

June 30, 2010 11:58 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the SW3800 Series of high-capacity rocker switches. The series devices have a robust design and high electrical capacity.

The State of the Distribution Workforce

June 30, 2010 11:34 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) have funded a research project titled State of the Distribution Workforce and What It Means for the Material Handling Industry. MHIA

Keeping weight down can decrease risk of arthritis

June 30, 2010 11:33 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Losing weight reduces the risk of developing arthritis, especially in the knees.

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End-of-arm-tooling vacuum systems provide millisecond attach-and-release

June 30, 2010 11:25 am | Anver Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

A line of micro-miniature venturi vacuum pumps, suspensions, and vacuum cups for fast attach-and-release EOAT (end-of-arm-tooling) in automation systems is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

MELA Sciences offering shares at a discount

June 30, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker MELA Sciences Inc. said Wednesday it will publicly offer 2.2 million shares of common stock at a discount.The company offered the shares at $7.50 apiece, marking a 9.6 percent discount from the stock's closing price of $8.30 on Tuesday.Shares of MELA fell 98 cents, or 11.8...

Shire Purchases Strategic Site in Massachusetts

June 30, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts , June 30, 2010 /- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced its purchase of the Lexington Technology Park campus in Lexington, Massachusetts . The purchase signifies an investment in the growth of its...

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Positioner assembly tool for back and spinal surgery

June 30, 2010 10:26 am | by Par3 Technology | Articles | Comments

The new design used to complete the surgery is named the Positioner Assembly Tool. The single tool design assembly includes details within the assembly which work with individual tools to complete all the necessary functions. During the product development process, Par3’s Analysis Driven Design Process was used to create features and functions to enhance and optimize the product. This process uses computer aided analysis software to optimize the design of a product and reduce the need for costly sample building and speed up the development cycle.

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TomoTherapy signs supply deal with Premier

June 30, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiation therapy device maker TomoTherapy Inc. said it signed an equipment supply group purchasing deal with Premier Inc.Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.The deal, which was announced late Tuesday, gives TomoTherapy greater reach into Premier's not-for-profit hospitals and...

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New cochlear implant could improve outcomes for patients

June 30, 2010 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Medical College of Georgia) More electrodes and a thinner, more flexible wire inserted further into the inner ear could improve conventional cochlear implants, a team of Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say.

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Genetic code 2.0

June 30, 2010 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) The creation of synthetic proteins plays an important role in science. By integrating artificial amino acids into proteins (genetic code engineering), their already existing qualities can be systematically improved, allowing new biological features to...

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CISSOID introduces isolated DC-DC converter platform

June 30, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CISSOID released their new STROMBOLI? technology, a flexible and scalable reference design and demonstration boards for high temperature, high voltage isolated dc-dc converters which are said to operate reliably and with high efficiency from -55 to +225°C.

Asia pump experiences global success

June 30, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Syrris sells 40 flow pumps in under 4 months

A new angle on biosensing

June 30, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tuning a little-known parameter optimizes plasmonic crystal biosensors for biomedical and environment applications.

S & P raises Kinetic Concepts corp. credit rating

June 30, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Wednesday it raised its corporate credit rating for medical technology company Kinetic Concepts Inc., citing its improved financial risk profile.S&P increased the rating to "BB+" — its highest non-investment or junk grade rating — from "BB." The outlook...

Retailer Finds Sustainable DCs Provide Positive ROI

June 30, 2010 8:35 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Crate & Barrel has found that operating a sustainable distribution center (DC) has financial benefits in addition to environmental ones.John Ling, vice president of supply chain management for Crate & Barrel spoke on the "Business Case for

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