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ACCU-CHEK Meters Rank Highest in Overall Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

February 13, 2014 11:19 am | by ACCU-CHEK | News | Comments

J.D. Power has announced that Roche Diabetes Care’s ACCU-CHEK products rank "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Blood Glucose Meters” among adults living with diabetes in the U.S. for the second year in a row according to the ...     

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Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Brings New Possibilities for the Disabled

February 13, 2014 10:56 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the University of Minnesota have created a brain-computer interface with the goal of helping people with disabilities, such as paralysis, regain ...

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FDA Clearance for First Ever 5mm Classic Surgical Stapler

February 13, 2014 10:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

JustRight Surgical, a micro-laparoscopic medical device company devoted to miniaturizing surgical instrumentation, has received 510 (k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its JustRight™ 5mm Stapler. The stapler...

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NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells

February 13, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael E. Newman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process governing a wide variety of cellular functions that may become the basis for a ...     

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Device Enables Easy Medication Administration for Patients Unable To Swallow

February 13, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hospi Corporation, a privately-held medical device company focused on nurse invented products that optimize patient care, today announced receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first product, the Macy...

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NIH Clinical Center Deploys TRU-D SmartUVC Disinfection Robot

February 13, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, has deployed TRU-D SmartUVC™, a 5-foot-5 germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to help protect against infection...

Data Supports Use of iRhythm's ZIO Service to Identify Cardiac Arrhythmias

February 13, 2014 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a stroke or transient...

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Advanced Techniques Yield New Insights into Ribosome Self-Assembly

February 12, 2014 4:50 pm | by Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how the ribosome, the master assembler ...

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Power-to-Board Connector Provides High Current Single-Point of Connection

February 12, 2014 4:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Amphenol Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has expanded its line of RADSOK high current connectors with a new power-to-board connector. PowerBlok WTB (wire-to-board), a simple and cost effective latching connector, provides a high current single-point of connection to a PCB of up to 70 A...

Microchip Technology Announces Acquisition of Supertex

February 12, 2014 4:41 pm | by Microchip | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated has announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to ...      

EMI Shielding Material for Precision Die-Cuts

February 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Many electronic enclosures have gaps that allow unwanted RF and electromagnetic interference to escape into the surrounding environment. These openings are commonly found around the I/O panel, backplane and access panels of the enclosure...

Medical Materials Innovation Showcasing at MD&M West 2014

February 12, 2014 4:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

At the MD&M West event in Anaheim, California, the Electronics Group of Henkel will show visitors why it is the leading materials innovator for medical device manufacture. From booth #453, Henkel will showcase some of its most recent materials developments...

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Interconnect Products Offer Advanced Technology Solutions

February 12, 2014 4:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex is committed to helping medical design engineers meet the growing demand for smaller, more portable devices without sacrificing performance and reliability. The company will showcase a wide range of its advanced products at MD&M West, February 11–13, Anaheim, CA, Booth 1746, including customized interconnects...

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Filling Me Softly

February 12, 2014 3:00 pm | by Becky Allen, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Surgical implants are widely used in modern medicine but their effectiveness is often compromised by how our bodies react to them. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that implant stiffness is ...     

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New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition

February 12, 2014 2:53 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose a common congenital heart abnormality, bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. A Northwestern Medicine team reported ...

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