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Compact and Extremely Small-Scale Incubator Microscope to Examine Cells in Time Lapse

May 27, 2014 12:04 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | News | Comments

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small...

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Medical Grade Power Supplies

May 27, 2014 11:49 am | by MDT Staff | Protek Power | Product Releases | Comments

The PMP220 Series of desktop power supplies from Protek Power deliver up to 220W of power and are certified to EN60601-1 3rd edition medical safety standards. The PMP220 Series are Class I and Class II medical grade units that accept a 90-264VAC...

A New Molecule for High-Resolution Cell Imaging

May 27, 2014 11:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones. These network-like structures maintain the cell's shape, provide mechanical support, and are involved in critical processes...

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Teaching Innovative Medical Mechanics

May 27, 2014 11:06 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Removing a malignant tumor from the head of the pancreas is a risky and demanding operation. The surgeon must carefully navigate around the stomach, the gallbladder, the bile duct, lymph nodes, and several high-pressure blood vessels. But...

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Understanding and Treating Networks of the Brain

May 27, 2014 10:49 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Work on DARPA’s Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program is set to begin with teams led by UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The SUBNETS program seeks to reduce the severity...

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Photos of the Day: Treating Neuropsychological Illness in Vets

May 27, 2014 10:48 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

UCSF and MGH will oversee teams of physicians, engineers, and neuroscientists who are working together to develop advanced brain interfaces, computational models of neural activity, and clinical therapies for treating networks of the brain...

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Creation of the First Human-Voice Simulator

May 27, 2014 10:04 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | News | Comments

The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, a partner centre of the UPC and the Government of Catalonia, and the Media Technology research group of La Salle R&D are participating in the European Union–funded project...

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Oxford Technology Creates Heat-Resistant Enzymes

May 27, 2014 9:54 am | by Oxford | News | Comments

An Oxford DPhil student has discovered that treating enzymes with a bacterial superglue allows them to be boiled without loss of function. Being able to stabilize enzymes in this way could have huge benefits for manufacturing processes and...

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Polyester-Based Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Huntsman Polyurethanes’ AVALON polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) have been added to APS Elastomers portfolio for use in a variety of applications. Durable, dependable and extremely versatile, AVALON TPUs improve...

Pulse Withstanding Resistors

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RPC Series of pulse withstanding chip resistors utilizes thick film technology. This series is well known for its outstanding pulse handling for both repetitive and single high power pulses. The RPC Series now offers tolerances as tight...

Medical Converting Capabilities

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical works with medical OEMs and contract manufacturers to test and recommend the right materials, converting services, and advanced assembly methods in order to deliver high quality medical device components and finished products...

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Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Medicare Reimbursement and the Affordable Care Act

May 23, 2014 2:10 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, the continuing economic recovery and the expansion of the health insured population nationwide through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are expected to increase health expenditures beyond the U.S. economy’s growth rate...

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iRhythm Secures $17 Million in Funding for ZIO Service

May 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that it closed a $17 million Series E financing led by Novo A/S, a global life science investment firm. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the company's...

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J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

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First FDA-Approved Diagnostic for Molecular Typing of Donor and Recipient Red Blood Cells for Blood Transfusions

May 23, 2014 11:58 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA...

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