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Powerful Stainless Steel Flat Air Nozzle Saves Space, Money, Resists Corrosion

November 18, 2013 2:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's new 1" Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target.

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Next-Generation Implantable Medical Devices

November 18, 2013 2:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Spectra Physics | Product Releases | Comments

Palmaz Scientific, Spectra-Physics, and Innovative Laser Technologies (ILT) announced the demonstration of femtosecond laser micromachining of next-generation implantable medical devices.

Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers

November 18, 2013 2:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. 

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Standing Out from the Crowd with Your Reputation

November 18, 2013 2:10 pm | by Mike Nowaczyk, Vice President of Operations, SMC Ltd. | SMC, Ltd. | Blogs | Comments

Companies stand out in this industry by providing outstanding service levels, having a good value proposition, offering low cost alternatives within and outside U.S., providing quick time-to-market solutions, having superior supply chain management...

Safe and Secure: Medical Device Packaging

November 18, 2013 1:51 pm | by Tom Egan, Vice President, Industry Services, PMMI | Articles | Comments

As any manufacturer knows, product packaging plays several prominent roles. It encases a product, preventing it from damage once it leaves the manufacturing facility, while also serving as a canvas for vital product information and brand...

Vascular Solutions signs 'cooperation agreement' to get ITGI's stent on the U.S. market

November 18, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Stent makers Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) and ITGI Medical Ltd. (TASE:ITGI) joined forces this week in pursuit of regulatory and commercial progress for ITGI's Aneugraft Dx coronary covered stent. Under the terms of the agreement Vascular...

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Trial Shows Significant Delay in Atrial Fibrillation Disease Progression with Medtronic-Exclusive Pacing Features

November 18, 2013 12:09 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

New research shows that Medtronic Inc. pacemakers with enhanced pacing features have the ability to slow the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with bradycardia, or a slow heartbeat. Presented as a late breaking clinical trial...

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SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by Caltech | News | Comments

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many qualitative tests that provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer...

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Scientists Generate "Mini-Kidney" Structures from Human Stem Cells

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

Diseases affecting the kidneys represent a major and unsolved health issue worldwide. The kidneys rarely recover function once they are damaged by disease, highlighting the urgent need for better knowledge of kidney development and physiology...

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Siemens Provides Financing Solution to Support Key Healthcare Customer in the U.S.

November 18, 2013 11:42 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) – the financing arm of Siemens – is providing U.S. medical imaging company Tri-State Imaging Group (Tri-State) with a five-year $50 million loan. The SFS senior debt package enables the refinancing of Tri-State’s...

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Designing With the Blind in Mind

November 18, 2013 11:40 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that...    

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Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 18, 2013 11:31 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background...

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ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Report for 2014

November 18, 2013 10:41 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, offers an invaluable patient safety service to the healthcare community. The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises...

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This Robot Is Changing How We Cure Diseases

November 18, 2013 10:00 am | by WSJDigitalNetwork | Videos | Comments

Every week at an NIH drug-testing lab, a robotics system performs millions of experiments faster and with greater precision than any human could. The simple goal: to find new treatments and cures. Find out what's behind this innovation!  

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' Into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:49 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California...

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