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Testing for Ion Release from Surgical Implants

January 23, 2015 3:22 pm | News | Comments

Although regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, frequently request information from manufacturers on the potential for ion release from surgical implants containing metal, there has not been a standard method for...

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Diaper Compound Could Enhance Brain Cell Imaging

January 23, 2015 3:13 pm | News | Comments

Pour, mix, set, add water and voila: highly detailed images of the inside of cells. A study, partially funded by the National Institutes of Health, showed that a modified form of the superabsorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand...

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The Future Is Here…Finally

January 23, 2015 1:50 pm | Blogs | Comments

As far as actually looking ahead when it comes to 3D printing, I foresee the need for a fundamental shift in the way medical device makers offer some types of medical technologies. Rather than buying a finished product from a manufacturer or distributor...

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Creating a Smarter Connection between Man and Machine

January 23, 2015 1:12 pm | SurModics, Inc. | News | Comments

As smart technology becomes more and more common in the medical field, new materials are developed to facilitate connection between the body and the devices that help it thrive. A new conductive coating could enable electrode miniaturization...

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Live Broadcast from Inside the Nerve Cell

January 23, 2015 10:49 am | News | Comments

Scientists estimate that our brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells have to constantly control their internal proteins with regard to quality and...

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Breast Imaging Technique Nearly Quadruples Cancer Detection

January 23, 2015 10:40 am | News | Comments

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of...

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The Brave New World of Medical Device Technology

January 23, 2015 10:40 am | Insight Product Development | Blogs | Comments

As a devout sci-fi fan, I will also say that remote digital health may become truly transparent. Permanently implanted sensors, potentially even in utero, or nanotechnology that is transferred from generation to generation as part of our cells and DNA...

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CHINA MED 2015

January 23, 2015 10:25 am | Events

From March 26 – 28, 2015, CHINA MED 2015, 27th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, will return to the China National Convention Center in Beijing. Certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI), CHINA MED 2015 will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the Health Department...

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Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and the US: Safeguarding Medical Devices

January 23, 2015 10:20 am | Blogs | Comments

The FDA and its regulatory counterparts abroad have the weighty responsibility of ensuring the safety of the thousands of regulated medical devices imported in their countries each year. To make this task more manageable, FDA and regulatory...

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FDA Approves Implantable Neurostimulator to Treat Serious Stomach Disorder

January 23, 2015 9:42 am | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, under a humanitarian device exemption* (HDE), for the Medtronic Enterra II System. The system is used to treat chronic, intractable...

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Sensory Substitution Devices Create 'Mental Images' for Blind Patients

January 23, 2015 9:18 am | News | Comments

Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can...

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Handheld Retinal Scanner Eases Childrens' Eye Exams

January 23, 2015 9:03 am | News | Comments

Picture a toddler getting his first eye exam. He’s seated in a strange room, with strange instruments and strange bright lights. He can’t sit still or open his eyes long enough for that diagnostic poof of air – especially if he has trouble seeing...

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Using Sound Waves to Heat-Treat Cancer Pain

January 23, 2015 8:51 am | News | Comments

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether focusing high-frequency sound waves onto the surface of bone where cancer has spread can burn away the source of pain. The cutting-edge technique focuses ultrasound beams to produce heat – just...

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Cyber Security Challenges for Personal Medical Devices

January 22, 2015 4:22 pm | Blogs | Comments

Personal medical devices (PMDs) governed by software, identified by an Internet Protocol (IP) address and connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) present a myriad of challenges. Certainly cyber security of the device and its personally...

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Sparton Acquires Real-Time Enterprises, Inc.

January 22, 2015 4:03 pm | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Design Services, LLC completed the acquisition of Real-Time Enterprises, Inc., a $4 million revenue business, on January 20, 2015 in an all-cash transaction. RTEmd will...

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