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Catheter Adhesive Provides Easy Cure Confirmation and Post-Cure Inspection

January 27, 2014 3:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

212-CTH-UR-SC is the latest in a series of Dymax adhesives to be formulated with both Ultra-Red and patented See-Cure technologies. It’s designed for use in catheter assembly and offers excellent bond strength to a variety of substrates including platinum and polycarbonate...

Transforming the Medical Devices Industry Through Unique Device Identification

January 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by Rajeev Kapoor & Chris Paddison, A.T. Kearney | Articles | Comments

As consumers, of course, we’re all familiar with bar codes. But consider the profound transformations resulting from this universal product identifier. Today’s consumer-goods industries rely on bar code–powered innovations in inventory... 

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Thermal Management Solutions for MedTech

January 27, 2014 12:21 pm | by Matt Connors, Engineering Group Leader, Thermacore, Inc. | Thermacore, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Regardless of whether the 2.3% medical device tax is here to stay or not in 2014, regulatory and competitive pressures are forcing medical OEMs to consider new technologies to reduce costs. Active thermal management technologies, such as...

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New Biomedical Diagnostics Using Personalized 3D Imaging

January 27, 2014 12:16 pm | by Universidad Carlos III of Madrid | News | Comments

This innovation enables 3D images of living organisms to be obtained with greater speed and precision. In broad terms, helical optical projection tomography consists in rotating a sample while moving it vertically in order to then obtain...

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New Microscopy Technique Improves Imaging at the Atomic Scale

January 27, 2014 12:09 pm | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images – and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University...

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Expanding Our View of Vision

January 27, 2014 12:05 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Every time you open your eyes, visual information flows into your brain, which interprets what you’re seeing. Now, for the first time, MIT neuroscientists have noninvasively mapped this flow of information in the human brain with unique...

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The Future of Healthcare: QuantuMDx's Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

January 27, 2014 11:26 am | by QuantuMDx | Videos | Comments

On February 12th, QuantuMDx will launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to support the humanitarian health challenge to eradicate malaria by further developing and trialing their 15-minute malaria/drug resistance test using their handheld...

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Surgeon Working to Bring New Stent for Aortic Aneurysms to Patients in U.S.

January 27, 2014 11:18 am | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

Temple University Hospital (TUH) could be among the first U.S.-based hospitals to test a new device known as a multilayer stent in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm, a condition characterized by the formation of a potentially life...

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New Method Increases Supply of Embryonic Stem Cells

January 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

A new method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells of high clinical quality. It also allows for production of such cells without destroying any human embryos. The discovery is a big step forward for stem cell research...

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Robotic Operation for Heart Valve Reconstruction Holds Promise

January 27, 2014 11:05 am | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

A potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart, infective endocarditis frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage. But a reconstructive technique, in which the valve is repaired with a...

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‘Seeing’ Radiation Treatment in the Human Body

January 27, 2014 11:01 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center | News | Comments

A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter...

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Photos of the Day: Imaging Radiation Beams in the Human Body

January 27, 2014 10:51 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center | News | Comments

As a first step, engineers at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth modified a regular camera with a night vision scope to take photos of radiation beams as they passed through water. What appeared on the photos is the Cherenkov...

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Model Pump Combines Long Life with High Efficiency

January 27, 2014 10:13 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Thomas Model 2250 pressure/vacuum pump provides unprecedented levels of mobility and efficiency, combined with long life, in applications such as medical, analytical and air sampling equipment and office machines. The quiet, low-vibration WOB-L Piston design Model 2250 utilizes magnesium components...

LifeCell Corporation Acquires Advanced Adipose Tissue Injector

January 27, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced today that LifeCell Corporation has acquired an advanced adipose Tissue Injector (aTI) for improved fat grafting procedures from the TauTona Group, a medical device incubator based in Menlo Park, California...

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First Patient Enrolled in Gore TAG Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis LSA Feasibility Study

January 27, 2014 8:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates today announced that Himanshu Patel, MD and David Williams, MD at The University of Michigan enrolled the first patient in the Gore TAG Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis LSA Feasibility Study, a U.S.-based, multi...

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