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High Speed Microscope Performs Real-Time 3D Imaging

January 20, 2015 9:02 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Opening new doors for biomedical and neuroscience research, Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has developed a new microscope...

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Product Lifecycle Management Software

January 19, 2015 1:35 pm | by Omnify Software | Product Releases | Comments

Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today announces the immediate availability of its next-generation Empower PLM product, version 6.0. This product release highlights Omnify’s commitment to their customers, boasting a new User Interface (UI), customer communication portal, product configuration module, and...

SCD-B Infrared Detectors

January 16, 2015 5:41 pm | by Opto Diode Corp. | Opto Diode Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode, an ITW company, introduces the SCD-B line of CalSensors’ infrared detectors with anti-reflective-coated silicon windows. The new IR detectors provide superior sensitivity across the mid-IR spectrum from 1.2 µm to 5.5 µm. The devices will be ...

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Using Stem Cells to Treat Non-Healing Bone Fractures

January 16, 2015 4:29 pm | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. UC Davis surgeons plan to...

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Regenerating Bone and Cartilage with Stem Cells

January 16, 2015 4:06 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell...

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Zinc Oxide-Based Energy Harvesting Devices Could Power Implants

January 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Today, we’re surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us – we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies. Many types of smart devices are readily available and convenient to...

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3D Printing for Surgery Practice

January 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is starting to sound a lot like alchemy - countless objects from cars to guitars to food are being printed, with new printouts occurring all the time. It seems like manufacturing companies are looking at everyday items, turning...

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Zapping Away the Pounds, but What Zaps Away the Habit?

January 16, 2015 3:06 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

There is no doubt that losing excess weight can help to eliminate an array of health concerns or reduce the risk of their occurrence. Unfortunately, the process of actually shaving off those pounds can pose a significant challenge. So it will come as great...

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Wireless Foot Switch Design Considerations

January 16, 2015 12:04 pm | by Peter Engstrom, Managing Director, and Maurizio Lauria, Product Manager; STEUTE MEDITECH, INC. | Steute Meditech, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Medical equipment users and OEMs have long expressed an interest in wireless foot switches. Their interest has been kindled by: their desire to eliminate the “tripping” hazard cables may represent in the application, their desire to have greater...

Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator

January 16, 2015 11:18 am | by W.L. Gore & Associates | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced an online tool designed to complement the existing GORE™ Microwave/RF Assembly Builder. The new GORE™ Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator is used to calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for different cable types. The Calculator is particularly useful when the initial cable...

Stratasys Introduces Its Most Versatile 3D Printer for Digital Dentistry

January 16, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced the Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D Printer. The new system delivers expanded solutions for digital dentistry. Engineered to meet...

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Connectivity and Internet of Things Will Transform Availability of Healthcare

January 16, 2015 9:55 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Connectivity, which is often referred to as the “Internet of Things” and associated wireless capabilities, are providing a new framework for improving virtually every aspect of healthcare. This includes shifting from reactive to preventative healthcare...

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'Triggered-Release' Mechanism Could Improve Drug Delivery

January 16, 2015 9:45 am | by University of Warwick | News | Comments

More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles. The new method, developed at the University of Warwick, uses two 'parent' nanoparticles that are designed to...

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Booking a Trip to the ER on Your Smartphone

January 16, 2015 9:30 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings. Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling...

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FDA Approves First Disposable Spinal Instrument Fixation Kit

January 16, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ECA Medical Instruments, the leading designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and procedural kits, developed the industry’s first fully disposable spine implant fixation instrument kit...

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