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First-of-Its-Kind Blood Test Aids in Early Pregnancy Detection

May 1, 2015 9:34 am | by Abbott | News | Comments

Women account for nearly 60 percent of visits to emergency departments (ED) in the United States. In emergency situations, it is critical for doctors to know the pregnancy status of women who are of childbearing age as soon as possible...

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FDA Approves World's Smallest Spinal Cord Stimulation System

May 1, 2015 9:29 am | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc, a global medical device company, today announced FDA approval of the company’s Protégé MRI spinal cord stimulation system. In addition to the approval of the new Protégé MRI system, St. Jude Medical has also secured FDA...

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Power Adapters

April 30, 2015 6:22 pm | by Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower introduces its new TSM100 series of medical grade power adapters that deliver many hard-to-find dual and triple output voltages. The TSM100 class I units meet 2 MOPP and are furnished with an IEC 320/C14 AC inlet plus optional power switch...

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BRAIN Initiative First: Switching Behavior 'On' and 'Off'

April 30, 2015 4:21 pm | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have perfected a noninvasive “chemogenetic” technique that allows them to switch off a specific behavior in mice – such as voracious...

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Surgical Instrument Allows Surgeons to Obtain Real-Time Biopsies

April 30, 2015 4:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

New York College of Health Professions announces a valuable addition to their world class Intellectual Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its Chairman under the College's Intellectual Properties policy. This patent...

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5 Health Apps Changing My Opinion of the Apple Watch

April 30, 2015 3:58 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Admittedly, I was a little pessimistic when I first heard about the Apple Watch - another wearable (albeit, a much more high-tech one) seemed like overkill. But there are some health technology companies starting to change my mind, and that's no easy feat.

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Microminiature LVDS Oscillators

April 30, 2015 3:03 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company Inc. has introduced three new ranges of surface mount micro-miniature LVDS (low voltage differential signaling) oscillators that offer femtosecond integrated phase jitter. The HDK3261 series of oscillators are housed in 3.2 x 2.5 x 1mm surface...

Electric Rod Cylinders

April 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Tolomatic, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new ERD22 electric rod cylinder from Tolomatic is a low-cost, versatile replacement for pneumatic cylinders and an alternative to manual processes. With force capabilities up to 1,700 lbf (7 kN), the all-300 series stainless-steel ERD22 is a standard catalog item featuring...

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115W AC-DC Power Supplies

April 30, 2015 11:58 am | by Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new PMAM115 Series of compact 115W AC-DC power supplies that are specifically designed for direct patient contact (BF Rated) Medical applications (not for life-support equipment) and meets 2x MOPP and EN/UL 60601-1 3rd edition safety standards. The single...

Moving Closer to Engineering New Blood Vessels in People

April 30, 2015 11:01 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Scientists moved a step closer toward coaxing the body into producing its own replacement blood vessels after discovering that suppressing parts of the innate immune system may raise the chances of a tissue engineered vascular graft's success...

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Hacked Kinect Controller Treats Distressing Parkinson's Symptoms

April 30, 2015 10:57 am | by Brunel University | News | Comments

Scientists at Brunel University London have developed a system for Parkinson’s sufferers to counter two of the most common and distressing symptoms of the degenerative disease. Many patients are afflicted by freezing of gait (FOG) where...

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Monitoring Progress of Stem Cells After Transplantation into Brain

April 30, 2015 10:44 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a way to monitor neural stem cells after they’ve been transplanted into the brain. The scientists were able to determine not only whether the stem cells transplanted into...

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Obtaining Robust Ultrasonic Welds for Medical Device Assemblies

April 30, 2015 10:35 am | by Jeffrey Thumm, Charles Aubin, and Benjamin Piecuch, Proven Process Medical Devices; Barbara Donohue, Technical Writer | Proven Process Medical Devices | Articles | Comments

Ultrasonic welding is particularly suited for bonding medical devices because it uses the device material itself to form a bond and does not introduce glues or adhesives into the device. A fast, clean, efficient and repeatable process...

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Projection LED

April 30, 2015 10:09 am | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced the P2W 01 LED, a highly reliable addition to its Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips that can be controlled in two separate groups. This provides an integrated solution that, in the event of emergencies...

Torque Inserts

April 30, 2015 9:59 am | by Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Reell has introduced a dual-ended attachment design as an additional mounting-profile option for newly patented TI-300 Series Torque Inserts. The dual-ended attachment version (developed for the TI-340 package) allows use of a single torque insert in an application and results...

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