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IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition Risk Management Requirements and Product Design

July 22, 2015 10:46 am | by Michael Brousseau, Safety Engineer and Operations Manager, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

The third edition of IEC 60601-1 has been on the books for nearly a decade, and an amendment has been out for three years. Yet the standard still challenges many in the medical device industry, particularly when it comes to risk assessment...

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Professor Conducts World’s First Bionic Eye Implant

July 22, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The world’s first implant of a bionic eye has been carried out by a University of Manchester academic. Professor Paulo Stanga led the four hour operation on pensioner Ray Flynn at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital which implanted a device...

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Smartphone App Replaces the Pulse Oximeter

July 22, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By simply carrying their cellphone, equipped with the health-tracking app, MoveSense, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a patient's oxygen saturation level can be passively monitored with medical accuracy...

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Diagnosing Using the Light of Fireflies

July 22, 2015 9:10 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The lab of Kai Johnsson at EPFL, led by Alberto Schena and Rudolf Griss, were able to add a small chemical tag on the enzyme luciferase, which produces the light of fireflies. The tag detects a target protein, and the luciferase gives out a...

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NASA Testing Technologies to Study How Human Body Fluid Shifts in Space

July 21, 2015 4:19 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

NASA and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) are studying the effects of how fluids shift to the upper body in space and how this adaptation to space flight affects changes in vision. This research will help prepare for a human journey...

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Ultrasound Elastography: A Diagnosis Technique with Great Potential

July 21, 2015 4:02 pm | by Dr. Thomas Kron, Freelance Medical Journalist | Articles | Comments

For years, ultrasound procedures have been of great importance in the medical sector and developments of new methods and applications are ongoing. Just one example is elastography, a procedure with which tissue elasticity can be assessed...

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Infographic: The Connected Body

July 21, 2015 2:27 pm | by Wireless Lift Sciences | News | Comments

By leveraging new, innovative health devices and technologies, users now have the means to better manage their health and access health care outside of traditional medical settings. Let’s take a look at some trending connected health technology...

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Buyer Beware, Dental Implants Prone to Fracture

July 21, 2015 1:58 pm | by American Technion Society | News | Comments

When Keren Shemtov-Yona, DDS, a dental researcher at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, examined 100 discarded dental implants under a scanning electron microscope, she found that more than 60 percent of the implants had cracks...

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Surgical Protein Glue Inspired by Mussels

July 21, 2015 1:06 pm | by Pohang University of Science & Technology | News | Comments

Inspired by nature's wonders, Korean scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a light-activated, mussel protein-based bioadhesive (LAMBA) that works on the same principles as mussels attaching...

Stepper Motors

July 21, 2015 11:48 am | by Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

Kollmorgen is pleased to introduce the next generation of stepper motors, the PMX series, adding smaller 08, 11, and 14 frame sizes to the traditional 17, 23 and 34 frame size offering. Thanks to a wider range of sizes and options, OEMs...

'Drug Delivery' Drone Makes Its FAA-approved Debut

July 21, 2015 11:21 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

This past Friday, the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the U.S. took place. What was it delivering, you might ask? 24 packages of medicine! The delivery was a part of the "Let's Fly Wisely" project, delivered to a free clinic operated by Remote...

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Curing Cancer Through Open Source Solutions

July 21, 2015 10:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

In a connected world, hope, inspiration, and support can be just a few clicks away. The internet brings with it a wealth of information and support communities established specifically for the purpose of coming together to discuss “best...

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Does Your Medical Innovation Have Legs in the New Healthcare Reality?

July 21, 2015 10:47 am | by Tim Pelura, PhD, CEO, Surpass Inc. | Surpass, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In the present era of affordable and accountable healthcare, how that care is delivered and managed has come under tremendous pressure – and cost containment is the order of the day. Likewise, the role of technology in the care continuum has...

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An Accurate Test to Diagnose Debilitating Lyme Disease

July 21, 2015 9:48 am | by The Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research into the development of a quick, affordable...

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How Effective Is Total Knee Replacement in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients?

July 21, 2015 9:24 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

Studies that have assessed the effects of total knee replacement on quality of life are scarce and have been almost exclusively limited to patients with osteoarthritis, even though rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis...

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