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Mobile Vital Signs Monitoring Devices Will Revolutionize Healthcare

December 12, 2014 8:00 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Over the next five years, we are likely to see vital signs monitoring as a universal facet of everyday life. The sensing will be discreet, convenient, and painless. Expert systems will sit quietly in the background and occasionally rear their head to warn...

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Using Smartphone Cameras as Test Strip Reading Devices

December 12, 2014 7:30 am | by Thomas M. Tsakeris, President, Devices and Diagnostics Consulting Group | Blogs | Comments

In my experience as a regulatory consultant mainly in the IVD area, I have observed over the last year or so an increasing interest in linking traditional IVD home-use test strips such as urinalysis (protein, pH, glucose keytones, nitrite, etc...

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RF & Microwave Filters

December 11, 2014 9:41 pm | by TTE Filters (an affiliate of Gowanda Holdings) | Product Releases | Comments

TTE’s new LC9S is a high-quality filter series offered from inventory with competitive pricing and same day shipment for communication and signal processing applications. The 9-pole filters in the LC9S Series deliver fast roll-off, an insertion loss of 1.0dB maximum and 50 Ohm terminations. Nine part numbers are available, each at a specific -1dBc passband frequency, from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. T...

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Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Services

December 11, 2014 5:34 pm | by NUTEK Corporation | NUTEK Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Nutek Corporation is excited to announce the expansion of its Electron Beam (E-beam) contract sterilization business with the addition of SmartEO Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilization services. SmartEO is the only program in the industry that provides high-value ethylene oxide sterility solutions and an integrative approach for the entire product lifecycle...

Might Portable Clean Air Hold the Key for Better Health?

December 11, 2014 2:39 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

There’s little argument when it comes to the value of clean air. Air pollution – bad! Clean, fresh air – good! However, is creating an environment where someone is exposed to clean air exclusively a good idea? I happened upon a device that is being...

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High Resolution, HD LCDs with Wide Viewing Angles

December 11, 2014 12:58 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (TNAM) and Tianma Microelectronics USA have announced the introduction of new 4.66” and 5.7” 720 x 1280 (720 HD) TFT display modules. The TM046JDHP01 and TM057JDHP04 modules offer HD quality imaging and wider viewing angles...

Light-Based Tech Tracks Oxygen Levels Underwater

December 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

Swimmers looking to monitor and improve technique and patients striving to heal injured muscles now have a new light-based tool to help reach their goals. A research article by scientists at the University of Essex in Colchester and ... 

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Early Adoption of Robotic Surgery Leads to Organ Preservation

December 11, 2014 12:40 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy - the recommended treatment for localized tumors - when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study ...  

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Engineering with a Side of Origami

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for storing a satellite’s solar panel in a rocket’s cargo bay...  

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Meniscus Regenerated with 3-D Printed Implant

December 11, 2014 10:39 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own...

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Organic Electronics Could Lead to Cheap, Wearable Medical Sensors

December 11, 2014 10:04 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. "There are various pulse oximeters already on the market that measure pulse..."

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Apply Toyota’s Innovation Excellence to Accelerate Your Product Development

December 11, 2014 10:02 am | by David Jacobs, Boston Engineering | Articles | Comments

Toyota’s success as the world’s largest automaker is largely attributed to its Toyota Production System, which is rooted in Dr. Edwards Deming’s research to improve quality and business processes. Car brands and medical device companies are both...

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New Technology Tracks Carcinogens as They Move through the Body

December 11, 2014 9:40 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and eliminated...

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Collaborating With Clinicians to Set Standards

December 11, 2014 7:30 am | by Tom O’Dwyer, Director of Healthcare Technology, Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Home healthcare can really be divided into two sub-sections, clinical-grade and non-clinical grade. Clinical grade is currently limited largely to glucose testing and blood pressure cuffs. Non-clinical grade refers to areas such as...

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Wireless Data Transmission for Portable and Bench Gages

December 10, 2014 2:21 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal's broad line of mechanical comparative gages can now be configured for wireless data transmission with the addition of a MarCator 1086 or 1087 wireless digital indicator. The line includes a wide array of snap gages, ID & OD gages, fixed and...

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