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3D Inspection Profiling for Parts Measurement

July 31, 2013 8:03 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a new 3D Profiling capability to inspection measurement, Heidenhain’s versatile IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK PC software system now gives operators the ability to quickly measure and determine parts profiles within desired tolerance zones.

Down-Leaded Point of Load Interpoint Series

July 31, 2013 7:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Crane Aerospace & Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced the introduction of a new, down-leaded version of its Interpoint MFP Series Point of Load (POL) converters. This new version, available in both flanged and non-flanged packages, is a single output 16-watt dc-dc converter providing output voltages...

Proprietary Process System Provides Superior Quality for Extruded Flexible PVC

July 31, 2013 7:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TMI has developed a new proprietary process control system for its flexible PVC extrusion process. This new system ensures complete dimensional uniformity and tension throughout the bulk PVC rolls produced.


Made in China…But at What Cost?

July 31, 2013 4:56 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to business and manufacturing, I have to admit, I’m not always the “Rah! Rah! USA!” guy. As a consumer, I believe in getting the best product for my dollar, regardless of where it is made. My mother used to continue to buy U.S. cars because she believed in “buying American” even though each and every car she got would give her some sort of mechanical problem for a significant amount of the time that she owned it.


A Drug Delivery Technology Revolution

July 31, 2013 4:18 pm | by Tristan Sedgwick, Marketing Communications Manager, Farm | Farm | Blogs | Comments

These are exciting times in the drug delivery industry. A host of new delivery platforms is in development, some of which have recently reached the market. The primary goal of these developments is to create systems that optimize a drug’s therapeutic value, but it’s also believed that finding better ways to get a drug into a patient’s system in a safer and more consistent way will lead to better compliance and outcome.


Micro Molding: Reduce the Cost to Manufacture a Medical Device

July 31, 2013 3:28 pm | by John Whynott, Technical Product Manager, Mikrotech, LLC | Mikrotech | Articles | Comments

Micro molding can provide an excellent alternative for designing and manufacturing medical devices used in minimally invasive surgery. Micro manufacturing processes overcome the limitations of established technologies, facilitating smaller components, incorporating complex features, reducing the number of components, eliminating outdated processes, reducing manufacturing costs, and increasing production yields.

ConforMIS raises $168M Series E round

July 31, 2013 3:22 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ConforMIS closed a Series E round worth $167.7 million, raised from a consortium of 88 unnamed investors, according to regulatory filings. The Bedford, Mass.-based medical device company makes personalized knee implants based on scans detailing patients' physiology, creating customized instruments and implants that are shipped in a sterile package surgeons can open on the operating table.


Siemens replaces CEO Löscher with CFO Kaeser

July 31, 2013 1:31 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

After a week of speculation about Peter Löscher's grasp on the chief executive title at Siemens (NYSE:SI), the board of directors made good on its promise to "decide on early retirement" today, ousting the former CEO 4 years before his contract was up.


NeuWave Medical zeros in on $19M in equity financing

July 31, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Wisconsin medical device maker NeuWave Medical is more than halfway to wrapping up a hoped-for $19 million equity funding round, with $14 million in the bank so far and 22 accredited investors, according to an SEC filing. The new filing offered more details on a fundraising round that began almost 1 year ago.

Tiny, Brightly Shining Silicon Crystals Could Be Safe for Deep-Tissue Imaging

July 31, 2013 12:14 pm | by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Tiny silicon crystals caused no health problems in monkeys three months after large doses were injected, marking a step forward in the quest to bring such materials into clinics as biomedical imaging agents, according to a new study. The findings suggest that the silicon nanocrystals, known as quantum dots, may be a safe tool for diagnostic imaging in humans.


Chemists Develop Innovative Nano-Sensors for Multiple Proteins

July 31, 2013 12:07 pm | by Universität Mainz | News | Comments

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have developed a new method for parallel protein analysis that is, in principle, capable of identifying hundreds or even thousands of different proteins. It could be used to detect the presence of viruses and identify their type in tiny samples.


Solutions for Improving First Aid in Cardiorespiratory Arrests

July 31, 2013 11:52 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

An algorithm capable of diagnosing heart rhythm with just 3 seconds’ worth of signal, and the demonstration that it is possible to come up with the diagnosis without stopping cardiac massage, constitute the types of solutions and proposals being developed by researchers in the Signal and Communications Group of the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao.


Insect-Inspired Super Rubber Moves Toward Practical Uses in Medicine

July 31, 2013 11:51 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The remarkable, rubber-like protein that enables dragonflies, grasshoppers and other insects to flap their wings, jump and chirp has major potential uses in medicine, scientists conclude in an article in the journal ACS Macro Letters. It evaluates the latest advances toward using a protein called resilin in nanosprings, biorubbers, biosensors, and other applications.

Cells Reprogrammed on the Computer

July 31, 2013 11:45 am | by Université du Luxembourg | News | Comments

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have developed a model that makes predictions from which differentiated cells – for instance skin cells – can be very efficiently changed into completely different cell types – such as nerve cells, for example.

A Step Toward a Bioartificial Liver Device

July 31, 2013 11:34 am | by Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Liver cells are very sensitive hence are difficult to cultivate outside the body. However, scientists from the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences have shown that with an appropriately designed microreactor such cultivation is possible.



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