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Innovation Prize Winner Helps Create Flexible Piezoelectric Energy Device

May 29, 2014 3:47 pm | by Mike Koon, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren has always been interested in science. At a very young age, this Turkish native tried to find the atom by cutting stones into pieces. Her supportive father introduced her to electron microscopy, where she realized that was...

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Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $9.9M

May 29, 2014 3:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers. Medtronic has not admitted...

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Samsung Debuts SAMI, Simband Health Sensor Platforms

May 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

At an event held in San Francisco, Samsung's Ram Fish showed off a prototype of the company's new modular wristband. Also, Dr. Luc Julia shows off how the SAMI platform could make use of the data collected. The Samsung Digital Health Initiative...

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Photos of the Day: Putting Your Best Shoe Forward...in Space

May 29, 2014 10:43 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

To reduce the loss of bone and skeletal muscle strength experienced by astronauts during long duration spaceflight, NASA developed the ARED. The device provides crew members with the ability to perform weight-bearing exercises in space by...

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May the Force (Shoes) Be with You

May 29, 2014 10:42 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA, and now the agency is "forcing" the issue with a new investigation. On May 29, 2014, NASA will fly the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, to the...  

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Unique Device Identification: Three Steps to Compliance

May 29, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Articles | Comments

In the medical device industry, accurate identification has never been more important. Failure to adhere to rules and regulations can be the difference between life and death for patients. Growing concerns about product recalls, counterfeit...

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Low Trauma Tapes

May 29, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lohmann Precision Die Cutting (previously G&L Precision Die Cutting) and Lohmann Technologies will be exhibiting in booth 869 featuring new low trauma pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for advanced wound care, chronic wound care...

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High-Heat Molding Cell

May 29, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PTI will be offering their customers a high-heat molding process commonly used with plastic resins like PEEK. This new molding cell has two injection molding machines outfitted for handling high process temperatures as high as 850° F and mold...

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Light Pipes

May 29, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | VCC | Product Releases | Comments

VCC, the global leader in indication and specialty illumination solutions, provides design flexibility in new installations and retrofit/replacement applications with its FLX44 Series light pipe. Part of the Flexfire light pipe family, the FLX44 Series...

Bluetooth Smart SDK

May 29, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the immediate availability of the Bluetooth Smart Software Development Kit (SDK) for Arduino-based projects. The SDK is compatible with a range of Arduino...

A Cure for Dry Eye Could Be a Blink Away

May 28, 2014 4:41 pm | by Rochester Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A treatment for dry eye—a burning, gritty condition that can impair vision and damage the cornea—could some day result from computer simulations that map the way tears move across the surface of the eye. Kara Maki, assistant professor in...

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Medical Innovation Summit 2014

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

Cleveland Clinic's 12th annual Medical Innovation Summit will convene over 1,500 great thinkers and leaders for a candid exchange on new medical technology, its future, recent breakthroughs and continuing challenges. Many regard...

Study Affirms Value of Epigenetic Test for Markers of Prostate Cancer

May 28, 2014 3:18 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A multicenter team of researchers report that a commercial test designed to rule out the presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer may be accurate enough to exclude the need for repeat prostate biopsies in many — if not most — men...

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Bed Sensor Keeps Unobtrusive Eye on Vital Signs

May 28, 2014 2:58 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A bed sensor developed by an Israeli team is proving to be an effective and more reliable alternative to conventional patient monitoring technology. The sensor is designed to unobtrusively monitor a patient's vital signs from beneath their...

Cell Transplant Recipient Celebrates Decade without Diabetes

May 28, 2014 2:53 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Georgia man who was once a diabetic, is celebrating his tenth year of being diabetes-free, thanks to experimental surgery undertaken in 2004. Rob Allen underwent a transplant procedure that cured him of type-1 diabetes and hopes it will...

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