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Misonix Supports Uganda Spine Surgery Mission with Ultrasonic BoneScalpelT

September 12, 2013 5:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. announced today that it supported this year's Uganda Spine Surgery Mission organized by leading spine surgeon Dr. Isador Lieberman, from the Texas Back Institute in Plano, TX, by donating the use of the ultrasonic BoneScalpel during the performed spinal surgeries.

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How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa

September 12, 2013 4:30 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In a little over a decade, Africa has gone from a region with virtually no fixed-line telecoms infrastructure to a continent where one in six of the billion inhabitants now owns a cell phone. But as this mass adoption of technology continues to gather momentum, it is causing a fundamental shift that goes beyond merely connecting people...

40W and 65W Convection Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies

September 12, 2013 4:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Murata Power Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the introduction of its MVAD040 and MVAD065 open frame, convection cooled AC-DC power supplies. Packaged in the industry standard 2 x 4 inch format with a low profile, 1U compatible 1.3 inch height (50.8 x 101.6 x 33.02 mm), the low power MVAD series is suitable for use in a wide range of high volume applications.

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Stress Urinary Incontinence From Mesh Implant?

September 12, 2013 4:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can be an embarrassing condition for many female sufferers who find they have to deal with accidents at some of the most inconvenient moments of their lives. With stress urinary incontinence, which is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, ordinary actions like laughing and even walking can lead to the involuntary release of urine.

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Can Be Used for Safeguarding as Well as for Housekeeping

September 12, 2013 3:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Danray Products is offering free-standing shields that can be used in many applications for safeguarding as well as for housekeeping. Ideal for lathes and milling machines, these shields can be applied between machines, on the backside of machines, and along aisles.

Ultra-high Precision Hollows with Small Diameter Drill/Depth Ratio

September 12, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tube Hollows International’s roots go back over 50 years providing high quality, innovative deep hole, (aka gundrilling) services. Building on the ability to machine holes in tubular components with uniform wall thickness, Tube Hollows International has become the leading supplier of tube hollows...

All-new Line of Regulated AC-DC Converters

September 12, 2013 3:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

UltraVolt has announced the launch of its newest line of single output high-voltage modules – the B Series. The new line of “Basic” performance AC-DC high-voltage modules, the B Series, consists of 12 models that provide fixed outputs of 1kV to 12kV at 4, 20, 30, or 50 watts of output power. B Series units are available with an input voltage of either 115VAC or 230VAC.

Appeals court reverses St. Jude Medical win over Access Closure

September 12, 2013 2:10 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal appeals court overturned a portion of a legal win for St. Jude Medical yesterday, ruling that a lower court erred in invoking the "safe harbor" provision against double-patenting claims in a patent infringement lawsuit against Access Closure Inc.

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Appeals court upholds Medtronic win over Gore in stent graft suit

September 12, 2013 1:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's decision to toss a lawsuit filed in 2010 accusing Medtronic of violating patents held by W.L. Gore & Associates covering stent graft manufacturing techniques. Judge Mark Davis of the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia dismissed Gore's claims last year, saying the ruling made Medtronic's counterclaims moot.

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II-VI Buys Oclaro's Semiconductor Laser Business

September 12, 2013 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Laser and optics manufacturer II-VI Inc. has acquired the semiconductor laser business of Oclaro Inc. for $92 million. As part of the deal, Oclaro retained $15 million in accounts receivable. In addition, $6 million of cash is being held back by II-VI for 15 months and another $2 million is being held back by II-VI for...

Virginia Tech Carilion Researchers Find Surprising Relationships in Brain Signaling

September 12, 2013 11:48 am | by Paula Byron, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

If the violins were taken away from the musicians performing Beethoven's 9th symphony, the resulting composition would sound very different. If the violins were left on stage but the violinists were removed, the same mutant version of the symphony would be heard. But what if it ended up sounding like "Hey Jude" instead?

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Catching the Silent Thief of Sight

September 12, 2013 11:04 am | by A-Star Research | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by Jun Cheng of the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, has developed a novel automated technology that screens for glaucoma more accurately and quickly than existing methods.      

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Spatial Reach for Infection and Cancer Detection

September 12, 2013 10:59 am | by Team Consulting | Videos | Comments

Team Consulting (a UK-based medical product development consultancy) has unveiled an innovative concept that has the potential to address two significant unmet clinical needs; early detection of cancer regrowth following surgery and detection of infection within chronic wounds.

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Titan Medical Completes Functional Prototype of SPORT Surgical System

September 12, 2013 10:52 am | by Titan Medical | News | Comments

Titan Medical Inc. has announced that it has successfully completed development of a functional prototype of its Single Port Orifice Robotic Technology (SPORT™) Surgical System. The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system, including...

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How Technology Allowed Me to Read

September 12, 2013 10:46 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read – and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers...

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