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Panel Builder Pressure Gauge

September 27, 2013 3:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Ashcroft Type 2008S panel builder’s gauge incorporates exclusive, field-proven performance features into a rugged, all welded front-flanged pressure gauge. The gauge dial measures 63mm in diameter and combines stainless steel wetted parts and case along with the patented PowerFlex spring suspended movement to ensure superior reliability and longevity.

JDRF Applauds Launch of New Low Glucose Suspend Technology

September 27, 2013 3:04 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its commitment to ensuring patients in the United States can access insulin pumps that can temporarily stop insulin delivery once sensor glucose levels fall below a predetermined threshold.

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U.S. Defense Dept. awards $84M in contracts to medical device companies

September 27, 2013 1:30 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Defense Dept. issued $83.9 million worth of contracts to 4 medical device companies, according to the agency's daily press release. Cardinal Health was the biggest recipient, with the government exercising a 4th-year contract option with the Illinois-based company, for more than $40 million. The contract is for "various medical and surgical products."

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OEM 2.8 MPixel Scientific CMOS Board Level Camera

September 27, 2013 1:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu has introduced the C11440-50B board level camera for OEM scientific and industrial customers. It has a unique scientific CMOS sensor and is designed to deliver high performance and cost-effective imaging in a small, board-level format.

Data Driven Labeling Solution Promises Revolution in Label Lifecycle Management

September 27, 2013 12:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PRISYM ID has launched a revolutionary new solution – PRISYM 360, to transform global Label Lifecycle Management in the medical device industry through intelligent use of data. The launch follows a comprehensive customer engagement exercise between PRISYM ID and medical device manufacturing stakeholders...

Department of Defense Grant to Cover Skin Regeneration Research by UF Professor

September 27, 2013 12:43 pm | by UF Health | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $1.2 million to the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery for skin regeneration research that may benefit injured troops and also may help civilians. Adam Katz, M.D., a UF Health physician and an associate professor in the department of surgery’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery...

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Proposed Vascular Stent Standard Being Developed by ASTM International Surgical Materials Committee

September 27, 2013 12:36 pm | by ASTM International | News | Comments

All interested parties are welcome to join in the development of a proposed new ASTM International standard that will provide guidance on how to conduct axial, bending and torsional fatigue testing of stents. The proposed new standard, ASTM WK23330, Guide for in Vitro Axial, Bending and Torsional Durability Testing of Vascular Stents...

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A*STAR, NSC, NTU Collaborate To Advance Skin Research

September 27, 2013 12:06 pm | by ACN Newswire | News | Comments

Singapore is committing close to S$100 million to skin research, with the announcement of the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS) today. A collaboration between the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), National Skin Centre (NSC) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the SRIS will harness the expertise of scientists, clinicians and engineers...

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New Approach to Global Health Challenges

September 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT’s new Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) is tackling some of the world’s biggest health challenges through an interdisciplinary approach that will seek new ways to diagnose and treat infectious, neurological and cardiovascular diseases.

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Amulyte looks to crowdsource $2M for emergency alert device

September 27, 2013 11:50 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Amulyte, a Canada based startup, said it's opted to go the crowdfunding route in its aim to get an emergency alert device on the market by next year. Amulyte is developing an emergency response system for senior citizens, aiming to lengthen the broadcast range for emergency medical alert devices, by using cellular systems, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

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Photos of the Day: Affordable Blood Flow Imaging

September 27, 2013 11:48 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Blood flow is routinely measured in the clinic, and laser speckle contrast imaging is one way of measuring these changes; however, this technique requires professional-grade imaging equipment, which limits its use. Now, using $90 worth of off-the-shelf commercial parts including a webcam and a laser pointer, researchers have duplicated the performance of expensive, scientific-grade LSCI instruments at a fraction of the cost.

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Scientists Rig Hospital-Grade Lightweight Blood Flow Imager on the Cheap

September 27, 2013 11:40 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Tracking blood flow in the laboratory is an important tool for studying ailments like migraines or strokes and designing new ways to address them. Blood flow is also routinely measured in the clinic, and laser speckle contrast imaging is one way of measuring these changes; however, this technique requires professional-grade imaging equipment, which limits its use.

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Researchers Develop New Type of Fluorescent Camera for Blood Diagnostics, Brain Mapping

September 27, 2013 10:49 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method for analyzing the molecular composition of biological specimens. Target molecules, when they are present, can be "tagged" with a fluorescent label and made visible. This highly sensitive technique, which is used in screening blood for cancer cells and studying biochemical reactions, is very good at detecting molecules present in extremely low concentrations.

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New Breast Cancer Imaging Technique Could Cut Down on False Positives

September 27, 2013 10:32 am | by BYU | News | Comments

A joint BYU-Utah research team is developing a new breast cancer screening technique that has the potential to reduce false positives, and, possibly, minimize the need for invasive biopsies. The group has created an MRI device that could improve both the process and accuracy of breast cancer screening by scanning for sodium levels in the breast.

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Medtronic Gains Approval of First Artificial Pancreas Device System with Threshold Suspend Automation

September 27, 2013 10:19 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the FDA approval of the MiniMed 530G with Enlite, a breakthrough, first-generation artificial pancreas system with Threshold Suspend automation for people with diabetes. Medtronic’s system is the first in the United States that can automatically stop insulin delivery when sensor glucose values reach a preset level...

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