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Mindray to Acquire ZONARE Medical Systems

June 12, 2013 8:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Mindray Medical International Limited has announced a definitive agreement to acquire ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., an ultrasound technology leader in the high-end radiology segment for US$105 million. Mindray's management expects the deal to strengthen its high-end ultrasound R&D and U.S. sales capabilities, furthering the company's goal of becoming a leading provider of high-quality imaging products to markets worldwide.

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Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners Meet Demanding Applications

June 12, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages are the best-in-class in combining speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability and size. They are offered in two models (ANT95-L-Z and ANT130-L-Z) and two accuracy grades. Only noncontact direct-drive technology offers the robust, accurate and high-speed positioning...

New Best in Class Additions to Micro Brushless Motor Series

June 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

MICROMO has announced the new 8 and 10 mm brushless motors from the FAULHABER Group. These two new, extremely compact brushless DC servo motors combine power, robustness and high-resolution feedback in a unique way. This innovative drive concept underlines FAULHABER's successful tradition in the area of micro drive technology...

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Converting Services Cut Lead Times, Streamline Manufacturing Process

June 12, 2013 4:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced bulk material conversion increases the efficiency of manufacturers. Performing material bulk roll modifications in advance eliminates the expense of preparing material onsite. TMI’s free new, comprehensive conversion services brochure details its wide range of available services.

New Era in Medicine Comes to Arizona

June 12, 2013 4:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lung transplant surgeons at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have performed Arizona's first "breathing" lung transplantation. Even in transport, these lungs are kept breathing and circulating with blood. This experimental sci-fi technology, nicknamed "Lung-in-a-Box," could revolutionize the field of lung transplantation.

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Abyrx,T Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for New Absorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty (AHBPT)

June 12, 2013 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

  Abyrx, Inc., a privately-held therapeutic device company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has cleared its new Absorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty (AHBP) for clinical use in the United States. AHBP is provided ready-to-use (without requiring mixing or warming)...  

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Teamwork: The Key to a Successful Medical Device Development Project

June 12, 2013 1:59 pm | by Martine Janicki PhD, PEng, PMP, Project Management Officer, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

As a project manager leading teams of highly educated, experienced, and intelligent engineers and industrial designers, I spend a lot of time creating a positive upbeat project culture where everyone feels included, free to speak up, and reassured that their contributions matter. I welcome all news and road blocks, and I listen when team members worry about any aspect of the project.

Adhesives: Managing the Skin/Device Interface

June 12, 2013 11:59 am | by Neal Carty, Ph.D., Research Associate, Vancive Medical Technologies | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Articles | Comments

Medical adhesives are often relied upon to provide the critical linkage between the body and a medical device. To effectively interface the two, adhesives are called upon to manage a host of factors at play at the skin/device interface, such as moisture and movement, and also control the environment with respect to things like microbial flora, odor, or skin hydration.

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Wristband Revolutionizes Blood Pressure Measurement

June 12, 2013 11:33 am | by Empa | News | Comments

The consequences of high blood pressure are one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Despite this, according to the World Health Organization WHO, fewer than one in two of those affected measures their blood pressure regularly.

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Micell Technologies Receives CE Mark Approval for MiStent SES

June 12, 2013 11:03 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Micell Technologies, Inc. received CE (Conformite Europeenne) Mark approval for its MiStent® Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System (MiStent SES®) introducing a thin-strut stent that features elimination of the coating from the stent in 45-60 days and the complete absorption of the polymer coating within 90 days. 

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Study Assesses Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on Joint Replacement Surgery Outcomes

June 12, 2013 10:56 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

Two new studies by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have shed light on joint replacement outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). One study overturns the common belief that RA patients have worse outcomes after a total knee replacement (TKR) than patients who undergo the operation for osteoarthritis.

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Nanofiber Sensor Detects Diabetes or Lung Cancer Faster and Easier

June 12, 2013 10:52 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | News | Comments

Today's technological innovation enables smartphone users to diagnose serious diseases such as diabetes or lung cancer quickly and effectively by simply breathing into a small gadget, a nanofiber breathing sensor, mounted on the phones. Il-Doo Kim, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology...

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Exhaled Breath Sensor for Diagnosis of Diabetes Using Platinum-Loaded SnO2 Nanofibers

June 12, 2013 10:48 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | Videos | Comments

Professor Il-Doo Kim of Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST, developed an exhaled breath sensor that is composed of highly porous tin dioxide (SnO2) nanofibers with a unique nanostructure functionalized by catalytic platinum (Pt) particles. This unique structure reacts to acetone gas, which is known as a biomarker of diabetes, for the fast diagnosis of the disease within 10 seconds.

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Nerve Interface for Direct Sensory Feedback

June 12, 2013 10:33 am | by DARPA | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University used a flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) to demonstrate direct sensory feedback. By interfacing with residual nerves in the patient's partial limb, some sense of touch by the fingers is restored. Other existing prosthetic limb control systems rely solely on visual feedback.

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Targeted Muscle Re-innveration for Advanced Prosthetic Control

June 12, 2013 10:26 am | by DARPA | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) demonstrated a type of peripheral interface called targeted muscle re-innervation (TMR). By rewiring nerves from amputated limbs, new interfaces allow for prosthetic control with existing muscles. Former Army Staff Sgt. Glen Lehman, injured in Iraq, recently demonstrated improved TMR technology.

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