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October 15, 2013 4:22 pm | by Michigan Tech | Videos | Comments

Dr. Mo Rastgaar and Evandro Ficanha talk about the testing of steerable ankle-foot prosthesis for amputees. An evaluation platform is being developed that consists of a circular treadmill and a gait emulator mechanism. The platform allows...

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US Research Team Wins $1 Million Prize in Israel

October 15, 2013 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Israeli nonprofit group has awarded a $1 million prize to a U.S.-based research team that is developing technology that allows paralyzed people to move things with their thoughts. Israel Brain Technologies presented the award on Tuesday...

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Using M2M Technology to Measure Concussions

October 15, 2013 4:09 pm | by Stan Marszalek, Avnet Electronics Marketing | Avnet Electronics Marketing | Articles | Comments

Concussions, also known as mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), are a very serious topic in the world of sports today. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly four million MTBIs are reported each year due to impacts in sports and...

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How Will Proposed ISO 10993-1 Change Impact Your Biocompatibility Plans?

October 15, 2013 3:42 pm | by Mark Drlik, Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

Document UCM348890 (FDA’s April 2013 proposal to change the guidance document for ISO 10993-1) seems pretty straight forward—with things like testing details associated with genotoxicity and how to go about labeling your device as “BPA-free”...

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Researchers Developing an Artificial Leg with a Natural Gait

October 15, 2013 3:24 pm | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Tech | News | Comments

Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait...  

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New 3D Method Used To Grow Miniature Pancreas

October 15, 2013 3:19 pm | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

An international team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen have successfully developed an innovative 3D method to grow miniature pancreas from progenitor cells. The future goal is to use this model to help in the fight against diabetes...

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20-megapixel High Performance Industrial Cameras

October 15, 2013 3:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Jai Inc., Usa | Product Releases | Comments

JAI has introduced the Spark SP-20000M-PMCL and Spark SP-20000C-PMCL, two new 20-megapixel industrial cameras featuring a global shutter and a full frame rate of 30 frames per second. The cameras, which were previewed in November at the Vision 2012 event in Stuttgart, are the first models in JAI’s new Spark Series of high performance industrial cameras.

Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Compressor

October 15, 2013 3:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Thomas Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Thomas 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor is designed for medical applications requiring a compact, lightweight compressor with variable output. The 2220 is small (3.77” high x 2.64” wide x 4.70” long) and weighs only 1.48 lb. (0.7 kg).

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Ultra-small P-channel Enhancement-Mode Power MOSFETs

October 15, 2013 2:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has launched a new P-channel Enhancement-mode Power MOSFET, the AP2325GEU6-HF-3, which is well-suited for use in applications such as load switches.

Encoder Interface Box Increases Accuracy of Angle Encoders

October 15, 2013 2:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Due to increased accuracy demands for angle encoders exceeding an inside diameter of 100 mm, Heidenhain has developed the EIB 1500 External Interface Box. The EIB can be used by OEMs to increase accuracy, or as an upgrade path for current installations in the field by adding extra scanning heads.

Covidien's got a 'new approach' to peripheral arterial disease

October 15, 2013 2:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medical device giant Covidien released results from a pair of studies, supporting use of the company's EverFlex self-expanding stent and combining directional atherectomy with drug-coated balloons in treatment of patient with...

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Amedica Launches Valeo II Anterior Lumbar Interbody Spinal Fusion Device

October 15, 2013 2:22 pm | by Amedica Corporation | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a biomaterial company, today announced the launch of its new Silicon Nitride Anterior Lumbar (AL) Interbody Fusion Device. The Valeo II AL Interbody Fusion Device includes enhancements that contribute to improved surgeon...

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Pulsar Vascular Receives CE Mark Approval for PulseRider

October 15, 2013 2:14 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Pulsar Vascular, a leading innovator in neurovascular technology, today announced it received European CE Mark approval for its lead product, the PulseRider®. This unique implant is used to bridge the neck of cerebral aneurysms previously not...

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Johnson & Johnson settles another DePuy ASR lawsuit

October 15, 2013 1:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson settled another of the thousands of lawsuits it's facing over its recalled DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant, according to court records. The lawsuit, MacDonald et al v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. et al, filed in the...

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Legal: Ivera takes another swing at rival catheter cap maker

October 15, 2013 1:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ivera Medical is taking a new tactic in targeting rival Catheter Connections, accusing the company of falsely advertising its catheter protection caps as U.S.-made. Ivera is asking for a jury trial to determine whether Cather Connections' label...

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