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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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Stop Smoking with World’s First Programmable, Wearable Nicotine Delivery Device

December 10, 2014 1:52 pm | by Sagentia | News | Comments

Sagentia, a global science, product and technology development company, has announced that it is working with Chrono Therapeutics on the development of SmartStop, the world’s first programmable and wearable nicotine delivery device to help...

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Tech Drawer Pull

December 10, 2014 12:30 pm | by Lista International Corporation | Lista International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lista, a STANLEY Industrial & Automotive, LLC business, proudly announces its new line of Tech Drawer Pull aluminum anodized drawer handle covers. Available in three attractive finishes, these sturdy handle covers are rugged, easy to clean, and dependable, making them ideal for automotive, laboratory, museum, and health care settings. The new Tech Drawer Pull has been carefully designed to s...

Prototype Point-of-Care Analyzer Enables Early Ebola Detection

December 10, 2014 12:16 pm | by STMicroelectronics | News | Comments

Driven by the ambitious objective to quickly detect the Ebola virus in the blood at a very early stage to minimize further transmission, STMicroelectronics and Clonit, in collaboration with Italy’s National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani...

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The Pulse: Pain-Free Lancing for Blood Testing and Tracking Surgeons’ Eyes

December 10, 2014 11:36 am | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re performing a blood draw pain-free, comparing heart vital signs, tracking the eyes of surgeons, and giving the disabled access to smartphones.           

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Integrating Patient Devices into Health IT Systems

December 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Articles | Comments

The launch of Apple’s HealthKit platform was the first real sign the fitness and health tracking movement had legs; Apple has always been intentional about its moves, and its fans are usually quick to adopt new offerings. They’ve already announced...

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Implementation of the UDI System Is Critical to Public Health

December 10, 2014 10:33 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

As the FDA works with manufacturers to launch a new system of identifying medical devices using standard bar codes and numbers, we look forward to the day when the system, called the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) system, will be fully set up — with...

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Electronic ‘Skin’ for Prosthetics Detects Pressure from Different Directions

December 10, 2014 10:19 am | by ACS Nano | News | Comments

Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable “electronic skin” closely modeled after...

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