The new materials microscope Leica DM2700 M from Leica Microsystems is ideal for all kinds of routine inspection tasks in metallography, earth science, forensic investigation, and materials quality control and research.
An ever increasing proportion of plastic components have integrated membranes. These membranes are used as pressure compensating elements (PCEs). A newly developed machine can punch and weld PCE membranes in a single cycle.
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, today announced the APE2902, a high-efficiency VFM Step-up DC/DC converter for small, low input voltage or battery powered systems with ultra-low quiescent supply current.
Workers in the Medical device industry earn, in general, higher salaries than their counterparts across American business, according figures recently released by the Federal Bureau of Labor & Statistics. The good news for medtech starts at the top, where executives and top line managers earn an annual mean salary of $139,620, about 21% higher than their counterparts in business who earn $114,850 on average.
Dementia’s financial impact on the U.S. economy in 2010 was around $109 billion, reported researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. That figure largely consists of the costs of nursing-home care and home-based care, and it will likely double by 2040 as the population ages, according to the study.
St. Jude Medical was slapped with multiple lawsuits in California courts yesterday over its recalled Riata defibrillator lead, alleging that the heart wires were defective and led to injuries or death for more than 30 patients. The lawsuits generally accuse St. Jude of violating both state and federal requirements for reporting issues with medical devices...
The FDA put its highest-risk category on Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Animas Corp.'s insulin pump recall over concerns that the devices may cause patient harm or even death. Certain pumps were recalled over concerns that a "component" issue could trigger a false alarm or a sudden warning requiring that the patient rewind, load and prime the device.
XP Power today announced availability of the ECP225 series of highly efficient low profile AC-DC power supplies. Delivering up to 150 W by convection cooling alone, the units deliver a maximum of 225 W when a forced air flow of only 10 CFM is applied.
The MPU-400F series, available now from MicroPower Direct, provides 400W of output power in a very compact package. These power supplies feature a universal AC input; active power factor correction; full safety approvals; robust filtering and compact construction.
Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the release of the APS43MI/APS50MIG/APS63MI series of 2 x4” medical approved switching power supplies with the industry’s lowest profile of only 0.92” and single outputs ranging from 3.3 to 60 VDC.
Singapore-based Hoya Surgical Optics recalled 5 models of its intraocular lenses after receiving reports of higher-than expected rates of inflammation from doctors in several countries. Healthcare regulators in the U.K. and in Australia have both reported the recall, asking doctors to stop using the implants immediately.
CLEVELAND, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-in-human study of the NeuroBlate™ Thermal Therapy System finds that it appears to provide a new, safe and minimally invasive procedure for treating recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), a malignant type of brain tumor. The...
The FDA's Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Devices Panel postponed today's meeting over scheduling conflicts that meant key players couldn't attend. The meeting was convened to discuss a possible reclassification of shortwave diathermy devices, which are used to therapeutically heat tissue with an electric current with applications in joint inflammation treatments and physiotherapy.
A federal appeals court says that a Johnson & Johnson heart stent does not infringe a patent held by a doctor and inventor, overturning a $482 million decision against the company.
Animas has identified a component issue affecting Animas(R) 2020 Infusion Insulin Pumps manufactured from March 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. The component issue may trigger the pumps to sound a false alarm or warning related to one of the following...