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Bioheart launches clinical trial for stem cell vision loss therapy

December 17, 2013 3:24 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Regenerative therapies company Bioheart is about to embark on a clinical trial to evaluate its proprietary stem cell therapy in treatment of dry macular degeneration, a condition which results in loss of vision. Bioheart will enroll up to...


Compact Power Connector is Now V-Lock Compatible

December 17, 2013 3:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced that its compact KEA series power entry module, with 1- or 2-pole fuseholder, now mates with V-Lock cord sets. The KEA’s new V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment.

ISO/IEEE Personal Health Device Profiles Help Make Seamless Communication a Reality

December 17, 2013 2:59 pm | by Dr. Malcolm Clarke, IEEE 11073 PHD Working Group | Articles | Comments

Successful end-to-end data systems are typically comprised of a collection of dovetailing technologies managed by a comprehensive set of global standards that make interoperability possible at the product level. The strict regulations, rigorous...


Tough Unfilled Nylon for Additive Manufacturing

December 17, 2013 2:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys introduced FDM Nylon 12, the first nylon material specifically engineered for the company’s line of Fortus 3D Production Systems. Stratasys believes that with FDM Nylon 12, its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology creates tougher, more flexible unfilled nylon parts than other additive manufacturing technologies can.

60 Watts of Power in High Density Power Supply

December 17, 2013 2:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SL Power Electronics announced its MB60S single output, convection cooled, wide temperature range power supply that provides 60 watts of power in an ultra-compact  2” x 3” x 1.0” package. Joining SL Power’s line of high-density open frame AC/DC medical-grade power supplies, the MB60S is approved to the highest safety standards...

Reducing Costs by Extending Product Life

December 17, 2013 2:25 pm | by Tim Taylor, Director of Sales, Medical, XP Power | XP Power | Blogs | Comments

As a manufacturer of medical grade power supplies, we see many changes in the coming year. The U.S. healthcare industry is going through a transformation that will have a different landscape. The medical device manufacturers that are leading...


Highly Dynamic Brushless DC Motors

December 17, 2013 1:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

In automation and robotics, many applications are characterized by high energy and high torque at the same time. Spatial restrictions also mean that drives must be short, have a long service life and be maintenance-free. The newly redesigned EC-i motors from maxon motors offer solutions that fit these requirements perfectly.

GS1 Named an Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI by FDA

December 17, 2013 12:40 pm | by GS1 | News | Comments

GS1, a leading global standards organization, was accredited today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an issuing agency for unique device identifiers (UDIs). Global GS1 Standards, administered in the U.S. by GS1 US, were recognized...


Tinnitus Discovery Opens Door to Possible New Treatment Avenues

December 17, 2013 12:32 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

For tens of millions of Americans, there's no such thing as the sound of silence. Instead, even in a quiet room, they hear a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing, humming or other noise in their ears that isn't real. Called tinnitus, it can be...


Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities on MRI

December 17, 2013 12:29 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have confirmed an association between a common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and abnormalities on brain MRI, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The new study...


Highly Sensitive System Detects Individual Molecules for Diagnostics

December 17, 2013 12:02 pm | by Uta Bilow, HZDR | News | Comments

Medical diagnostics is searching for substances capable of documenting early on whether a serious disease is developing or what its course will be. In many cases, the treacherous molecules are present only in trace amounts – which is why...


Microprinting Leads to Low-Cost Artificial Cells

December 17, 2013 11:44 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Easily manufactured, low-cost artificial cells manufactured using microprinting may one day serve as drug and gene delivery devices and in biomaterials, biotechnology and biosensing applications, according to a team of Penn State biomedical...


Breathalyzer to Detect Lung Cancer

December 17, 2013 11:40 am | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Lung cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers. In the UK it accounts for six per cent of all deaths, largely because treatment is often ineffective by the time symptoms are diagnosed. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield...


Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks

December 17, 2013 11:27 am | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Supramolecular chemistry, aka chemistry beyond the molecule, in which molecules and molecular complexes are held together by non-covalent bonds, is just beginning to come into its own with the emergence of nanotechnology. Metal-organic...  


Photos of the Day: SOFs for Biomimetics

December 17, 2013 11:27 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have unveiled the first two-dimensional SOFs that self-assemble in solution, an important breakthrough that holds implications for sensing and separation...



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