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Fluid Dispensing Refinement in Large-Format Platform

February 27, 2014 4:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced the Quantum Q-6800 high-performance, large-format dispensing system for SMT, PCB packaging, and microelectronics assembly applications. Quantum's dispense area of 423 x 458 mm handles a wide range of substrate sizes and is large enough so the dispense area isn't compromised...

Precision-aligned Xenon Light Sources

February 27, 2014 3:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Excelitas Technologies Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Excelitas Technologies has announced the 6-watt LS-6 series, the newest addition to its PAX Family of Xenon light sources. The new LS-6 series features improved efficiency, upgraded electronics and enhanced enclosure design for advanced performance in biomedical technology applications...

4:1 Input, 1" x 2", 50W DC/DC Converters

February 27, 2014 3:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MB5000RU series delivers 50W of isolated, tightly regulated output power in a compact 1 x 2 x 0.4 inch case. They are designed for applications requiring very wide inputs, compact size, high power, robust performance and long term reliability...

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Implementing an Effective Hardware Platform for Hearing Aids

February 27, 2014 2:23 pm | by Christophe Waelchli, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

As with the portable consumer electronics sector, hearing aid design is subject to pressures to enhance operational performance, add new functionality, and extend battery life, while simultaneously retaining compact form factors. This constant...

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Ellman International Enters Body Treatment Market

February 27, 2014 1:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ellman International, Inc., a global leader in advanced radiofrequency (RF) and laser technology for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures, announced today that the company has received clearance from US Food and Drug Administration...

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A Speedier Recovery: Advances in Repair Hardware and Techniques Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

February 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made...

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Medical Device Platforms: Times They Are a Changin’

February 27, 2014 11:54 am | by Renjith Ponnappan, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

What do a BMW, a fridge and a portable ultrasound have in common? Ten years ago the answer would have been “nothing”, but the answer now is “low-power GPµs” spawned from the world of mobile phones. Ten years ago the answer would have been...

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AdvaMed Statement on FDA 510(k) Report to Congress

February 27, 2014 11:45 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Janet Trunzo, senior executive vice president, technology and regulatory affairs, for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement in response to FDA’s report to Congress on requirements for submitting...

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AdvaMed Commends Inclusion of Device Tax Repeal in Chairman Camp's Tax Reform Proposal

February 27, 2014 11:44 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today issued the following statement by Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO, in response to the comprehensive tax reform proposal released today by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the...

Exporting Medical Devices

February 27, 2014 11:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The rules that companies must follow when exporting medical devices depend on whether or not their devices have been approved or cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Medical devices that are legally marketed in the U.S. may be exported...

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DNA Blood Tests Show Prenatal Screening Promise

February 27, 2014 11:35 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A DNA test of a pregnant woman's blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down syndrome and other common disorders, new research finds. If other studies bear this out, it could transform prenatal care by giving a more...

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Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

February 27, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure...

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3D Microgels 'On-Demand' Offer New Potential for Cell Research

February 27, 2014 11:20 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications...

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Cancer Cells: Finding the Few Foes Among Billions of Friends

February 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Steven Powell, University of South Carolina | News | Comments

Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect just a few lurking tumor cells...

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Optoswitches Turn Pain Off and Sight On

February 27, 2014 10:34 am | by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich | News | Comments

All modes of sensory perception are based on communication between nerve cells. Both the response to the primary stimulus and the transmission of the resulting signal depend on the function of specialized receptor proteins that are associated...

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