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Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers

March 13, 2014 6:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32 L1 series of ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 32-bit microcontrollers with new 512KB flash devices...

High Temperature, Lead-Free Solder Paste Technology

March 13, 2014 5:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Indium Corporation will feature its new high-melting lead-free solder paste technology, BiAgX, at Semicon China on March 18-20 in Shanghai, China. BiAgX was created specifically for high-reliability electronics assembly applications...

The First IoT-Capable LaunchPad in the TI Ecosystem

March 13, 2014 5:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the latest addition to its popular microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem – the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. At $19.99, this Internet of Things, innovative platform enables engineers and makers to rapidly prototype a wide range of cloud-enabled applications...

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Table Top Chain Conveyor Snakes Up and Down, In and Out

March 13, 2014 5:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dorner’s new AquaGard 7100 Series Stainless Steel Table Top Chain Conveyor can twist and turn into the tightest of spaces. The flexibility is ideal for product routing in wipe down sanitary applications in the food, packaging and pharmaceutical industries...

Milestone in Fabrication of Smart Bolus-Type Micro-Pump for Drug Delivery

March 13, 2014 4:43 pm | News | Comments

Eveon and CEA-Leti today announced the demonstration of liquid-pumping for smart drug delivery in the bolus mode using a silicon-based micro-pump fabricated with a standard MEMS process. The milestone is the first functional micro-pump...

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Earlier Detection of Cancer

March 13, 2014 3:30 pm | Articles | Comments

Finding treatments for advanced stage cancer isn’t easy. Therefore, early detection methods are paramount in the fight against the disease. Motivated by the opportunity to intervene as early as possible in the course of cancer, Dr. Muneesh...

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China in Your Hands: Grasping the Potential of Emerging Markets

March 13, 2014 3:23 pm | Blogs | Comments

In 2011, China officially became the third biggest pharmaceutical market in the world – almost 50% bigger than fourth-placed Germany. Brazil, meanwhile, overtook mature European markets such as the UK, Italy and Spain, to climb to sixth place...

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DNA Cages for Drug Delivery

March 13, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. The structures are some of the largest and...

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Technology Depicts Patients’ Optimal Body Position to Aid Caregivers in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

March 13, 2014 2:08 pm | News | Comments

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Critical Care, “Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping and Rates of Hospital-Associated Pressure Ulcers in a Medical Intensive Care Unit,” continuous bedside pressure mapping (CBPM)...

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FDA Approves First ICD to be Evaluated in US Clinical Trials for Use in MRIs

March 13, 2014 12:31 pm | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of BIOTRONIK’s ongoing ProMRI trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

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Study: AQUACEL Cover Dressing Could Save U.S. Health System $375 Million Annually

March 13, 2014 11:35 am | News | Comments

A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S...

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Healthcare Industry Still Lacking in Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations of all types and sizes continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyber threat preparedness and...

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Heat-Based Technique Offers New Way to Measure Microscopic Particles

March 13, 2014 11:14 am | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The technique is less expensive than light-based techniques and can be used on a wider array of materials than electricity...

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Scientists ‘Herd’ Cells in New Approach to Tissue Engineering

March 13, 2014 11:05 am | News | Comments

Researchers at UC Berkeley found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications...

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Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

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