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Manifold Mounted Multi Check Valves

February 21, 2014 3:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Clippard’s efficient R-614 Multi Check Valve integrates four check valves in one compact valve body. Take advantage of the many features of this versatile line including easy manifold mounted design, integrated circuitry, Octoport outlet design, maximized performance and more...

Hemostasis Valve with Sideport Tubing & Stopcock

February 21, 2014 3:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina has introduced the addition of two new hemostasis valves with sideport tubing connection to a stopcock. The valves feature a closed seal, which eliminates the need for manual rotation, for items sized 0 FR - 9 FR (0 inch - 0.118 inch) (0 mm – 3 mm) in diameter...

First-of-its-kind 3L Fernbach Flask

February 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With support from SABIC, TriForest Labware has developed a polycarbonate 3L Fernbach flask that the company says is the first of its size made using the injection blow molding process. This new innovation enables enhanced safety within lab environments while also improving productivity during the culture sampling process...

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‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

February 21, 2014 2:55 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When the term “home health monitoring” was coined, the reference was not limited to the four walls we live between but rather to the monitoring of an individual’s vital signs when he or she was outside the hospital environment. Since the...

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Star Trek Healing Devices Are Coming to Your Local Hospital

February 21, 2014 2:24 pm | by Allegra Sparta, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Maybe we can transport patients with hover-stretchers and flying ambulances, too. Announcements like this are bound to raise a few eyebrows, but we live in a world where 3D-printed hearts and other highly advanced surgical procedures are...

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Powerful Muscles Made from Fishing Line and Sewing Thread

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles. The new muscles can lift a hundred times more weight and...

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Bioengineered Growth Factors Lead to Better Wound Healing

February 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

When we are wounded, our bodies naturally begin a process of repair of the damaged tissue. This process is mediated by biological molecules called growth factors, which are proteins that occur naturally in our cells and guide processes... 

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Blood Test Serves as 'Crystal Ball' for Heart Transplant Patients

February 21, 2014 12:26 pm | by Rachel Champeau, UCLA | News | Comments

A new UCLA-led study shows that a blood test commonly used to determine whether heart transplant recipients are rejecting their new organ can also predict potential rejection-related problems in the future. Reporting in the online edition...

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Survey Reveals Real World Impact of Medical Device Tax

February 21, 2014 12:22 pm | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has released new survey results examining the first-year impact of the medical device excise tax. The survey found a significant reduction in jobs, R&D, and U.S. investment. To...

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New Apps May Help Detect Seizures, Treat Strokes

February 21, 2014 10:57 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in...  

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Molecular 'Cocktail' Transforms Skin Cells into Beating Heart Cells

February 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

The power of regenerative medicine appears to have turned science fiction into scientific reality—by allowing scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble beating heart cells. However, the methods required are complex...

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Drug-Eluting Balloon Angioplasty Treatment Shows Encouraging Results in a Diabetic Population

February 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Journal of Endovascular Therapy | News | Comments

Despite good immediate results, in up to 40 percent of patients, obstructed arteries in the leg treated with a stent will again become blocked. This in-stent restenosis is typically treated with balloon angioplasty to clear the artery. The...

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3D-Printed Hybrid Robotic Exoskeleton Enables Paralyzed Woman to Walk

February 21, 2014 10:13 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it recently debuted the first ever 3D printed hybrid Exoskeleton robotic suit in collaboration with EksoBionics at a Singularity University-hosted event in Budapest. Amanda Boxtel acted as the test pilot for...

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Photos of the Day: Paralyzed Woman Walks Through Budapest

February 21, 2014 10:12 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

On Feb. 27, 1992, Amanda Boxtel took a fall while skiing in Aspen, CO that culminated in a freak somersault. The accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. At the hospital, Boxtel's doctor told her she would never walk again. Despite...

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New VeroGlaze Dental Material for Stratasys 3D Printers Delivers Color and Details of Natural Teeth

February 21, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced the immediate availability of VeroGlaze (MED620) dental material for use with its Objet EdenV and OrthoDesk 3D Printers...

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