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3 Likely Trends in MedTech in 2015

February 4, 2015 10:30 am | by John Smith, Partner, Hogan Lovells | Blogs | Comments

FDA’s premarket data requirements continue to increase, with a broader range of devices subject to clinical data requirements and expectations for pre-clinical data continuing to increase. The result has been a significant increase in the regulatory...

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Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder

February 4, 2015 9:35 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Seeking to boldly go where medical science has not gone before, the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at the University of California, San Diego has been named the official testing site for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder...

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Next Generation Mobile Medical Alarm

February 4, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc., creator of the patented MediPendant personal medical alarm device that provides users with a reliable and innovative way to communicate with emergency personnel and loved ones whenever... 

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Tiny Robotic 'Hands' Could Improve Diagnostics and Drug Delivery

February 4, 2015 9:07 am | by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces | News | Comments

Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in the field of ‘soft robotics.’ One of the latest advances is a flexible, microscopic hand-like gripper. The development could help doctors...

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Inventor of 'Artificial Skin' Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

February 4, 2015 8:49 am | by Alissa Mallinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT | News | Comments

Ioannis V. Yannas, professor of polymer science and engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recognized as one of the highest achievers in his field last week when the National Inventors Hall of Fame announced it would...

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Chemical-Resistant Cleanroom Furniture

February 4, 2015 8:40 am | by Connect 2 Cleanrooms Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

A brand new range of chemical-resistant cleanroom furniture has been unveiled by specialist firm Connect 2 Cleanrooms. The range is built from Trespa Toplab Base – a brand of high pressure laminate plate – giving an attractive appearance and a range of inherent benefits. As well as being chemical-resistant and antistatic, it has low dirt pick-up...

3 'Coopetition' Trends for Healthcare in 2015

February 4, 2015 8:30 am | by Neil Smiley, Founder and CEO, Loopback Analytics | Blogs | Comments

The healthcare industry is shifting toward fee-for-value payment models based on outcomes. For fee-for-value to reach its full potential, healthcare providers need to develop systems that span the full continuum of care. In 2015, I foresee three...

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Heart Simulation to Spur Innovation

February 4, 2015 8:30 am | by Steve Levine, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes | Articles | Comments

Simulation is something with which many people are familiar, whether from video games, occupational training, or movies. However, it’s not often thought of as being involved with the development of medical device technology. A collaborative...

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Sapphire Viewport Windows

February 3, 2015 7:23 pm | by Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom fabricated sapphire viewports and sight windows for builders of UHV systems and process machinery that permit viewing in hostile environments are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire Viewport Windows provide Moh 9 hardness...

Graphic Overlays

February 3, 2015 7:13 pm | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom fabricated graphic overlays that are ideally suited for OEMs who want to private label products without modifying their housing or chassis are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, MA. NFi Graphic Overlays are highly durable and feature subsurface...

Custom Clad Metal Wire

February 3, 2015 7:04 pm | by Anomet Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured clad metal wire that can combine properties such as high strength and conductivity, radiopacity, and biocompatibility to improve design flexibility is available from Anomet Products of Shrewsbury, MA. Anomet Medical Clad Metal Wire can be formulated to achieve...

HD Video Camera with USB 3.0 Option

February 3, 2015 6:12 pm | by Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.’s Imaging Systems Division, announces the IK-HD5U, its first high-definition, 3-CMOS video camera with full frame rate HD output via USB3.0. The new progressive-scan full-HD 1080p/1080i video camera features both DVI-D...

A Day in the Life of a Medical Device Testing Technician

February 3, 2015 3:57 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Last week, I was invited to attend the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was an interesting look at what's going on at one of the country's only independent organizations that tests and evaluates medical device technology...

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Model Based Systems Engineering in Healthcare Summit

February 3, 2015 3:25 pm | Events

Please join us for the second Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in Healthcare Summit, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Reston, VA. This Summit explores how to leverage MBSE to support modernization, integration, and innovation of... 

Improving Blood Volume Measurements In Critical Care

February 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

FAST BioMedical Inc. announces the conclusion of a Phase II clinical trial for a technology designed to provide timely, precise and convenient plasma volume and kidney function measurements. This is especially useful for patients undergoing...

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