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3D Printing Medical Devices in Just Minutes

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Today, I was honestly flabbergasted over what crossed my path. In a TED video, I watched as Joseph DiSimone, CEO of Carbon3D, spoke about a new approach to 3D printing that didn’t involve layer after layer of 2D printing being performed to create a 3D part...

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Built-In Blood Alcohol Tester for Cars

March 20, 2015 10:43 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent? Researchers...

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Serial Number Labeling for Medical Cords

March 20, 2015 10:24 am | by Interpower Corporation | Interpower Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Interpower is pleased to announce that it can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the UDI (Unique Device Identification) System, a new process...

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Photos of the Day: High-Tech Probe Battles Bed Sores

March 20, 2015 10:01 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In 1870s, the famous French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, who influenced his young student Sigmund Freud so much that Freud named his son after him, took on a painful subject – the pressure ulcer. “I have often been a witness to this fact...

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Brain-Wide Association Analysis Displays Autistic and Non-Autistic Brain Differences

March 20, 2015 9:46 am | by University of Warwick | News | Comments

The methodology can potentially isolate the areas of the brain involved with other cognitive problems, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD and schizophrenia. The functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have...

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Wafer Processing Adhesive

March 20, 2015 9:39 am | by AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) | Product Releases | Comments

Temporary wafer bonding for thin wafer processing is one of the key technologies for wafer level 3D system integration. AI Technology, Inc (AIT) is proud to be the first known provider of a film format high temperature temporary bonding adhesive for thin wafer processing of bonding device...

Kidney Cancer Detected Early with Urine Test

March 20, 2015 9:20 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

If kidney cancer is diagnosed early -- before it spreads -- 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease's greatest challenges. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

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First Blood Test for Osteoarthritis Could Soon Be Available

March 20, 2015 9:17 am | by University of Warwick | News | Comments

The first blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be developed, thanks to research by the University of Warwick. The research findings could potentially lead to patients being tested for osteoarthritis and diagnosed several years before the...

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FDA Focuses on Reprocessing Instructions in New Guidance

March 20, 2015 9:00 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized guidance that includes recommendations for writing clear reprocessing instructions for reusable medical devices. The document comes at a time of heightened interest in the sterility of...

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Infographic: The Intersection of Healthcare & IT

March 20, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Healthcare and information technology are two niches that have not traditionally been associated. However, with the evolution of the healthcare industry has come the need to be more efficient, affordable and effective. That’s where health...

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No One Risk Applies to All Devices

March 20, 2015 8:46 am | by Steven W. Badelt, Ph.D., Director of Outreach, Healthcare Working Group, INCOSE | Blogs | Comments

Medical device companies sometimes fail to follow a robust risk identification process. That process can neglect the risks that emerge when a device is integrated into the larger healthcare system. There is no one risk that applies to all...

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Corner Guards for Walls and Doors

March 19, 2015 8:01 pm | by Boss Metal Fabricators, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Corner Guards Help Protect Walls and Doors New stainless steel corner guards from Boss Metal Fabricators protect walls and doors in high traffic areas, while providing a smooth, polished sheen. Easy to clean and sanitize, stainless steel is durable, corrosion resistant, non-porous...

Ignoring Component Obsolescence Won’t Make It Go Away

March 19, 2015 2:46 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

MDT recently conducted a survey on component obsolescence in the medical device design space. While some responses were expected, I was rather surprised by several others. Considering how much of an impact a component obsolescence issue...

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Ultrasound, Gold Nanoparticles, and Lasers Relieve Acne

March 19, 2015 2:28 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, University of California, Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have...

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Using Tablets to Screen New or Expecting Moms for Perinatal Depression

March 19, 2015 2:21 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Pregnant women and new mothers at one central Illinois public health clinic will soon receive depression screenings using mobile health - also called mHealth - technology. Researchers from the School of Social Work at the University of...

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