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Photos of the Day: Walking Without a Heart

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by SynCardia | News | Comments

Randy and Tiffany Shepherd share smiles before walking in Pat's Run. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to enter and complete the 4.2-mile course. Doctors at the University of Arizona...

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RF & Waterproof Connectors

May 2, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF and waterproof connectors offers a wide range of connectors suitable for use in diagnostic, treatment and wearable medical device technologies...

2.5/3.3V Oscillators

May 2, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions and an IDT company, now offers an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version of its next generation ultra precision oscillator technology...

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Wearable LEDs

May 2, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has announced the availability of dotLED products for the wearables market. Plessey's smallest packaged MaGIC LED is manufactured using their patented GaN-on-Si technology and is aimed at the rapidly growing...

Surge Protective Device

May 2, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has added a new surge protective device (SPD) for signal and data line applications to its industry-leading portfolio. Designated Bourns Model...

Small, Light Health Patch with Enhanced Accuracy

May 2, 2014 8:00 am | by Marianne Van de Casteele, Valer Pop | Articles | Comments

Holst Centre and imec have developed a prototype flexible health patch weighing just 10g – half the weight of current products. The patch uses real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), tissue-contact impedance and accelerometer information...  

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UF Receives $1 Million to Study Skin Regeneration Without Scarring

May 1, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Florida | News | Comments

The University of Florida has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to tackle one of health care’s greatest challenges: to heal wounds without scarring. After an injury, human skin repairs itself but does not regrow as...

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Engineers Grow Functional Human Cartilage in Lab

May 1, 2014 2:40 pm | by Columbia Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at Columbia Engineering announced today that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from fat tissue. Their study, which demonstrates new ways to better mimic the... 

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Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 1, 2014 2:36 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come...

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FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Sleep Apnea Implant

May 1, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. The Food and Drug Administration approved the... 

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Experiment Grows New Muscle in Men's Injured Legs

May 1, 2014 11:15 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle. The research, funded by the...

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Biocompatible Piezoelectric Mechanical Energy Harvesters for Heart and Lung

May 1, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren, PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, was recognized for outstanding innovation by receiving the $20,000 Illinois Innovation Prize last Friday, April 25th. This award is administered by the Technology...   

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First-of-its-Kind Medical Device Available to Patients Who Use Suppository Medication

May 1, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Jennifer Davagian Ensign, Founder & CEO of Cristcot Inc. today announced that Sephure, a first-of-its-kind disposable suppository applicator, is now available to the millions of people who require suppository medication therapy.  Although...

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Ceterix Announces Results From Biomechanical Studies of Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Suturing Device

May 1, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc., a developer of novel surgical tools for minimally invasive soft tissue procedures, today announced positive findings of recent biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch technology. Adam Anz...

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Researchers Unveil Wearable Computational Jewelry to Monitor Health

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Researchers from Clemson University and Dartmouth College revealed their computational jewelry to support mobile health applications at the third USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The interdisciplinary team of... 

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