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Twin-Head Miniature Diaphragm Pump

December 18, 2013 4:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Thomas Division | Product Releases | Comments

Using an innovative twin-head design, the Thomas Model 1420 miniature diaphragm pump achieves higher flows than conventional standard diaphragm pumps of the same physical size. The durable, oil-less Model 1420 pump is designed for applications requiring high flow in an extremely compact package, especially in the medical, automotive and business equipment markets.

FDA: Intuitive Surgical recalls are Class II

December 18, 2013 4:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A pair of recalls affecting more than 110,000 components of Intuitive Surgical's flagship da Vinci surgical robot pose only a slight risk of serious consequences, the FDA said this week. Intuitive notified customers Nov. 15 of the potential...

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Leverage IEC 62304 to Improve Product Software Development

December 18, 2013 4:31 pm | by Dan Goldman, Systems Architect, Foliage Inc. | Articles | Comments

This article focuses on one of the cornerstones of the application of IEC 62304—the software architecture and how developing an architecture strategy early can support more effective deployment of development resources, ultimately leading...

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Low Maintenance Handheld Dispensing Valve

December 18, 2013 4:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Dymax Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new Dymax Model 300 dispensing system features a pneumatic, normally closed diaphragm valve that is designed for use with low- to medium-viscosity fluids. The valve’s diaphragm design prevents fluid from contacting the actuating components.

Wireless, Disposable Sensors for Patient Monitoring on the Way

December 18, 2013 4:11 pm | by Jonathan Sbert, Product Line Manager for Healthtech, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Technology that enables wireless and disposable human diagnostic sensors for ECG, pulse oximetry, heart monitoring, temperature, and other measurements will be prevalent in 2014. Imagine the day when a patient lies in a hospital bed completely...

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Polymer Coatings Based on Molecular Structures

December 18, 2013 4:05 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A novel method developed by researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jacobs University Bremen enables manufacturing of polymer layers with tailor-made properties and multiple functions: A stable porous gel (SURGEL)...   

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Computer-Controlled Table Could Direct Radiotherapy to Tumors While Sparing Vital Organs

December 18, 2013 3:55 pm | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Swiveling patients around on a computer-controlled, rotating table could deliver high doses of radiotherapy to tumors more quickly than current methods, while sparing vulnerable organs such as the heart, brain, eyes and bowel. Sophisticated...

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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

December 18, 2013 3:48 pm | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of the nation's leading healthcare executives say they believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform. Additionally...

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Health R&D Spending Moves Slowly Upward

December 18, 2013 3:40 pm | by Research!America | News | Comments

After declining in FY10-11, health-related research and development (R&D) spending in the U.S. increased by $4.3 billion (3.5%) in FY11-12, according to "Truth and Consequences: Health R&D Spending in the U.S. (FY11-12)", the 10th...

Optimized Coatings for Implants Reduce Risk of Infection

December 18, 2013 3:37 pm | by Aalto University | News | Comments

Implants are commonly made from metals such as titanium alloys. These materials are being made porous during processing used to prepare them for medical use. Whereas this is important to ensure good contact between the implant and the bone...

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Biotech Showcase Program Speakers Have Their Fingers on the Pulse of Biotech

December 18, 2013 2:23 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Biotech Showcase investor and partnering conference returns to San Francisco for the sixth year. This established innovation showcase for life science investors will be held January 13–15, 2014 at Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union...   

Health regulators open $40M in BRAIN funding for 2014

December 18, 2013 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health this week opened the 1st funding opportunities associated with the BRAIN Initiative, looking initially to spur research and development in basic brain sciences. Healthcare regulators released $40 million in...

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11th Annual Anglonordic Biotech Conference & 3rd Annual Anglonordic Medtech Conference

December 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by Anglonordic Conferences | Events

The Anglo-Nordic region is one of the strongest and most innovative in the world for biotech and medical technologies. The annual Anglonordic Biotech and Medtech Conferences aim to provide the ideal one-stop opportunity to discover ...

Cells from the Eye Are Inkjet Printed for the First Time

December 18, 2013 11:51 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time. The breakthrough could lead to the production of artificial tissue grafts made from the variety...

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DNA Motor 'Walks' Along Nanotube, Transports Tiny Particle

December 18, 2013 11:45 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube. The design was inspired by natural biological motors that have...

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