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Embedded Video Interface for GigE Vision 2.0 Cameras and Imaging Systems

December 9, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Pleora Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pleora Technologies has introduced the industry’s first embedded hardware product for integrating GigE Vision 2.0-compliant video connectivity into cameras, x-ray detector panels, and imaging systems. The iPORT NTx-GigE Embedded Video Interface is now in trials, with full availability scheduled for early 2014. 

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Developing a New Process for Hypotube Stripping

December 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Paul Ogden, Director of Sales, Syneo | Syneo, Comco, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Syneo was already familiar with Comco Inc’s microblasting technology, but had never used it. A customer who had experimented with manual microblasting asked if a system could be developed that incorporated all the benefits of the Syneo’s...

GND Grooving Tool Holders Reduce Chatter and Eliminate Vibration

December 9, 2013 3:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New GND Grooving Tool Holders from Sumitomo Electric Carbide are engineered to reduced chatter and eliminate vibration. Featuring high rigidity bodies and single-piece special steel construction, the GND produces less chatter and eliminates vibration.

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Boston Scientific faces more questions over Watchman implant's effectiveness, risks

December 9, 2013 3:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific may have to confront some tough questions when it faces a panel of FDA experts reviewing its Watchman stroke-preventing heart implant. In panel documents released ahead of this week's meeting, the FDA asked its advisory...

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PPS Shapes are More Resilient and Easier to Machine

December 9, 2013 2:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Ensinger | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger has introduced new and improved TECATRON PPS stock shapes for industrial applications. The new TECATRON PPS maintains particularly good chemical resistance and high purity while exhibiting increases in tensile strength, tensile modulus, compressive modulus, and greatly improved elongation properties.

IEDM Conference Gives Opportunity to Learn About State-of-the-Art Chips for Biology and Medicine

December 9, 2013 2:45 pm | by Mina Rais-Zadeh, 2013 Chair of the Sensors, MEMS, and BioMEMS Committee, IEDM | Blogs | Comments

Increasingly more powerful electronics technology is making possible innovative medical products for a range of uses from diagnostics to treatment. What underpins that progress are continuing advances in the transistors, sensors, and related...

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First Human Implant of World's Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker

December 9, 2013 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Continuing its leadership in advanced pacing technology and device miniaturization, Medtronic, Inc., today announced the first-in-human implant of the world's smallest pacemaker: the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System. The device was implanted...

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Soft Tissue Regeneration raises $4.7M for biodegradable scaffold

December 9, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Orthopedics maker Soft Tissue Regeneration is closing in on a $5 million funding round, with $4.7 million raised so far. The New Haven, Conn.-based company is raising funds through sales of equity, options, warrants and other securities, with...

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Hologic hands corner office to former Stryker chief, takes on 2 Icahn board members

December 9, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medtech maker Hologic did some top-line rearranging, naming Steven MacMillan its new CEO and adding 2 members to its board of directors to appease an activist investor. New CEO MacMillan has spent some 24 years in the medtech...

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Bruin Biometrics, LLC Achieves Significant Milestone with Receipt of ISO 13485 Certification

December 9, 2013 12:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC an innovative medical device manufacturer, announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certification, including CMDCAS certification, for its Quality Management System with its notified body...

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Morphing Material Has Mighty Potential

December 9, 2013 12:02 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Heating a sheet of plastic may not bring it to life – but it sure looks like it does in new experiments at Rice University. The materials created by Rice polymer scientist Rafael Verduzco and his colleagues start as flat slabs, but they...

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Measuring Life's Tugs and Nudges

December 9, 2013 11:58 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now scientists at Harvard University have devised the first method to measure these forces in three-dimensional...

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Breakthrough in Treating Leukemia, Lymphoma with Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

December 9, 2013 11:49 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Now a study lead by a Loyola University Medical Center oncologist has found that growing cord blood stem cells...

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Ultrasound Microscopy: An Aid for Surgeons to Make the Invisible, Visible

December 9, 2013 11:47 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

An ultrasonic microscope emits a high frequency sound at an object, and the reflected sound captured by its lens is converted into two dimensional image of the object under scrutiny. Ultrasonic microscopes have a wide range of applications...

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Concussion Secrets Unveiled in Mice and People

December 9, 2013 11:42 am | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | News | Comments

There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly...

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