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Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery in Space

October 27, 2014 9:54 am | by Houston Methodist Research Institute | News | Comments

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control...

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Decide Where and How it is Best to Reduce Costs

October 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Robert Kim, Strategic Marketing Director, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

In today’s medical equipment market, one path towards increased competitiveness is to reduce component costs. However, OEMs must be thoughtful and think holistically about where and how to cut costs. For example, sensors are often critical...

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Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

October 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Peter M. Engstrom, Managing Director, Steute Meditech, Inc. | Steute Meditech, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical devices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators, one for...

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2mm Spring-Loaded Connectors

October 24, 2014 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is excited to introduce the addition of 2mm pitch spring-loaded connectors to our extensive line of spring-loaded products. As always, real estate is at a premium in electronic packaging with designers demanding tighter pitch interconnects that deliver high quality performance. These spring-loaded connectors (SLC’s) are an appealing option combining both durability and space saving...

Fully Illuminated 30mm Pushbutton

October 24, 2014 4:11 pm | by MDT Staff | APEM Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc. is pleased to announce the new FP30 series pushbutton. Available in either snap-in or threaded bush mounting, this large but lightweight pushbutton is only 1.5 to 2.5mm for the snap in version, and 1 to 9mm for the threaded bushing version...

Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: Germany and Switzerland

October 24, 2014 3:44 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A few more observations of the U.S. physician office lab (POL) market. According to the report, non-physician practice test users represent ancillary markets for POL test products. Community clinics are not expected to grow appreciably as an IVD...

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$100 Biosensors Toolkit Emerges on Kickstarter

October 24, 2014 3:06 pm | by pluxbiosignals | Videos | Comments

BITalino is a low-cost, purpose-built, all-in-one hardware and software toolkit designed for quick and easy creation of cool projects with body signals, development of quantified self wearable devices or apps, and/or learning how to build medical...

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Dip Coded Rotary with Vertical Thumbwheel

October 24, 2014 2:56 pm | by MDT Staff | APEM Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of high quality man-machine interface products, is launching the DH Series, a completely reflow solderable 10-position DIP coded rotary switch with a permanently fixed thumbwheel. Available as PCB left or right surface

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Engineering Nano-Sized Microfibers for Tissue Engineering and Biosensors

October 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create...

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Battling Brain Tumors with Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells

October 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer. A team led by neuroscientist Khalid Shah, MS, PhD, who recently demonstrated the value of stem...

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President Obama Seeks Ebola Help from MedTech

October 24, 2014 12:16 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is looking for a few smart ideas from the science and technology fields that could help address the challenge posed by Ebola. Obama met with members of his Council of Advisers on Science and Technology on Thursday...

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Medium Viscosity, UV/Visible Light Curing Cyanoacrylate Adhesive

October 24, 2014 12:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Ellsworth Adhesives | Product Releases | Comments

Presented by Ellsworth Adhesives, Henkel Loctite 4311™ Flashcure® is a light yellow-green, medium viscosity, UV/visible light curing cyanoacrylate adhesive designed for bonding applications that require very rapid fixturing, fillet cure or surface cure. Its UV/light cure properties assist in rapid curing of exposed surface areas, minimizing blooming and providing an alternative to using...

Blood Test Diagnoses Sepsis Within an Hour

October 24, 2014 11:26 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

A new test, developed by University of British Columbia researchers, could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately. Sepsis, a syndrome caused by infection, leads to...

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Reversing Blindness and Eliminating Deafness

October 24, 2014 10:59 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth...

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Diamonds Offer Potential for Enhanced Imaging, Drug Delivery

October 24, 2014 10:34 am | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

Nanodiamonds are very small particles (a thousand times smaller than human hair) and because of their low toxicity they can be used as a carrier to transport drugs inside cells. They also show huge promise as an alternative to the organic...

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