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MDPC Publishes Robust Security Risk Assessment Framework for Medical Devices

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Medical Device Privacy Consortium | News | Comments

The Medical Device Privacy Consortium's Product Security Working Group has developed a robust framework for medical device manufactures and developers to assess the security risks associated with the use of medical devices. The framework is...

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Virginia Tech Joins $30 Million Effort to Curb Head Injuries

September 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech is participating in a new, landmark $30 million national effort sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense to combat concussions among college athletes and active service military...

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High-Throughput Cell-Sorting Method Can Separate 10 Billion Bacterial Cells in 30 Minutes

September 26, 2014 10:37 am | by University of Hawaii at Manoa | News | Comments

University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering mechanical engineer Yi Zuo has developed a new, high-throughput method for sorting cells capable of separating 10 billion bacterial cells in 30 minutes. The finding has already proven useful...

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How Lack of Helium Fuels Innovation for Imaging

September 26, 2014 10:18 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Brigitte Prat runs Lulu’s Cuts & Toys, a popular hair salon for kids in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. She rewards new bobs with pretty orange balloons, but the practice is growing costly. “I used to put one on every arm and every stroller...

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Photos of the Day: Helium Shortage Is No Laughing Matter

September 26, 2014 10:18 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The U.S. is running out of helium. The shortage is no laughing matter for makers of magnetic resonance machines, who use it to cool down powerful superconducting magnets. GE is investing $17 million in a new plant in Florence, SC, to recycle...

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Mechanized Human Hands Improve Function Lost to Nerve Damage

September 26, 2014 9:52 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created...

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After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars

September 26, 2014 9:40 am | by National Jewish Health | News | Comments

Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk...

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Important to Establish Trust

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Steve Heckman, Sr. R&D Engineer, Plastics One | Plastics One, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

To a degree it has always been important. The OEM expects the part their subcontractor builds meets the specifications they require. As a contract manufacturer, we generally take responsibility for sourcing all of the components required...

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Mobile Ductless Fume Hood

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Air Science Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science USA has introduced its new Mobile Ductless Fume Hood. The Mobile EDU is excellent for classroom demonstrations and industrial training. It is totally self-contained and provides all around visibility. The EDU is easily moved... 

Expanded Fineblanking Capabilities

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Connecticut Spring & Stamping | Product Releases | Comments

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms and defense industries worldwide, announces that it has further expanded its capabilities to include fineblanking, ideal for economically producing highly complex...

Intelligent Structural Material for Medical Technology

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Bayer | Bayer Materialscience, Llc | Articles | Comments

Medical technology suppliers such as Swiss-based Emaform AG have high expectations when selecting appropriate structural materials. The polyurethane integral skin foam systems Baydur 66 FR and 110 FR from Bayer MaterialScience are right at...

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2nd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

September 25, 2014 3:37 pm | Events

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System is hosting its Second Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium, “Lessons from Drugs to Devices: A Pediatric Perspective,” a one-day forum bringing together...

Replacing the Wheelchair

September 25, 2014 3:33 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Depicted in fifth century Chinese art, the wheelchair is not a new invention. The invalid carriage, called a Bath chair, was developed in Bath, England, around 1760. The modern, steel-frame, collapsible chair dates to 1933. The wheelchair had...

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NIH Launches New Program to Spur Mobile Health Innovations

September 25, 2014 3:27 pm | by NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC) | News | Comments

A new NIH program is awarding nearly $2.5 million to spur innovation in mobile communication technologies and software applications used in biomedical research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fogarty has awarded the first round...

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Engineering Update #77: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 25, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Medical researchers have received approval to begin safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney. The federal Food and Drug Administration and the University of Washington Institutional Review Board accepted the protocol...

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