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Another Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Goes to Trial in W.Va.

February 14, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Another lawsuit involving pelvic mesh has gone to trial in West Virginia. Media outlets report that jury selection began Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. A dozen plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in Texas in 2012. It is among about...

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Medtronic’s Distributes i-port Advance Injection Port Device for People with Diabetes

February 14, 2014 10:45 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has begun distribution of i-port Advance® as part of a continued focus to provide meaningful therapy management solutions for people with diabetes. i-port Advance can be used for people on insulin injection therapy who want...

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Proves Accurate for Kids with Suspected Appendicitis

February 14, 2014 10:33 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound...

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3D Printing Lab Opens New Window into Cancer Research

February 14, 2014 10:24 am | by University of Alabama | News | Comments

The first 3D print of a G-quadruplex DNA sequence and its molecular structure was recently created at The University of Alabama in the UA 3D Printing Lab, allowing researchers a potentially valuable new tool in the fight against cancer... 

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Teleflex launches the Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle

February 14, 2014 7:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced the launch of the Rusch® DispoLED™ Single-Use Fiber Optic Laryngoscope Handle — a cost-neutral* way to combat cross-contamination...

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Pins Offer Alternative to Screws in Compact Electronics

February 13, 2014 5:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New microPEM TackSert pins introduce reliable fastener solutions to attach top panels securely to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. These pins provide practical alternatives to micro screws by eliminating the typically costly issues associated with threaded hardware...

High Capacity Tension, Compression Force Tester

February 13, 2014 4:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mark-10 has introduced their new Model ESM1500 force tester, a highly configurable single-column force tester for tension and compression measurement applications up to 1,500 lbF (6.7 kN). Suitable for laboratory and production environments, the ESM1500 may be used with an indicator-load cell combination or with a force gauge...

Automated Precision Dispensing Options at MD&M

February 13, 2014 4:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD announced that it will exhibit in Booth #2911 at the upcoming MD&M West Conference and Expo, from February 11-13, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Nordson EFD's technical experts will showcase a range of advanced fluid dispensing systems...

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Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors

February 13, 2014 3:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation has introduced a low energy wireless sensor platform for monitoring pressure, temperature, and humidity in liquid and gas applications. Parker’s SensoNODE Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors and SensoNODE mobile iOS application are the first in a family of products the company is launching in 2014...

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Obamacare Boosts U.S. Market for Sub-Acute COPD Ventilators

February 13, 2014 3:19 pm | by IHS | News | Comments

Spurred by cost-reduction efforts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. shipments of ventilators used for hospital patients undergoing sub-acute treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will rise by more than ...     

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Researchers Reveal Structure of Key CRISPR Complex

February 13, 2014 3:10 pm | by Haley Bridger, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Tokyo to form the first high definition picture of the Cas9 complex – a key part of the CRISPR-Cas system used by scientists as a ...    

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Laser Technology Lets Parkinsonism Patients Walk Again

February 13, 2014 3:07 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a device that re-routes brain signals in Parkinsonism disorder patients, allowing them to regain mobility. For at least one patient in Florida, the device is ...            

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ONR Technology Helps Sailors Toe the Line

February 13, 2014 2:36 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The TechSolutions office at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) gets requests for new technologies directly from Sailors on the high seas, or Marines on the front lines—and in answer to just such an inquiry, new footwear could soon be ...

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Brain Process Takes Paper Shape

February 13, 2014 2:31 pm | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signaling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China. The thin-film transistor (TFT) has been designed to ...             

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Metal Implants May Cut Chemotherapy Side Effects

February 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jen Middleton, University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery that opens the door for more targeted treatments. Researchers have identified a possible way of ...             

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