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The Pulse: How to Patent Bone

July 25, 2013 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV. Today, we’re patenting new biomaterial to make artificial bones, creating pain-free prosthetics, using ultrasound waves to improve your mood, and using magnets to steer stem cells.                 

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Tattoo Biosensor Warns When Athletes Are About to 'Hit the Wall'

July 25, 2013 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A new biosensor, applied to the human skin like a temporary tattoo, can alert marathoners, competitive bikers and other “extreme” athletes that they’re about to “bonk,” or “hit the wall,” scientists are reporting.       

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IBIS Could Make Keyhole Robotic Surgery Cheaper

July 25, 2013 10:44 am | by Diginfonews | Videos | Comments

The IBIS system, developed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, uses many off-the shelf devices to perform the same or similar tasks that the more well-known da Vinci surgical robot can perform. Essentially, providing a quality keyhole surgery technology for potentially one tenth the cost, according to the researchers.

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A Promising Test for Pancreatic Cancer ... From a Teenager

July 25, 2013 10:12 am | Videos | Comments

Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday.

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Stem Cell Research Reveals Clues to Epilepsy Origins and Possible Treatment

July 25, 2013 10:00 am | by Kara Gavin, University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the disease, and may help in the search for better medicines to treat all kinds of seizure disorders. The findings, reported by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School and colleagues, use a technique that could be called "epilepsy in a dish".

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Workspace Solutions for Manufacturing Facilities

July 24, 2013 5:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Lista International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation offers a wide variety of storage and workstation solutions to improve efficiency and organization in manufacturing facilities. Lista’s modular workbenches and workstations are ideally suited for use in cellular manufacturing, world class manufacturing, and lean manufacturing initiatives.

New Multi-Mono Series Achieves Higher Material-Burst Strength

July 24, 2013 5:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Market demand for increased product-burst strength is more important than ever for many newer extrusion applications, which include medical tubing, irrigation hoses, automotive fuel lines, pipes, and more. Guill engineers have taken this problem head on with their newly designed Multi-Mono extrusion tooling line.

Tiny Lab Under the Skin

July 24, 2013 5:32 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Amid yet more claims of illegal drug-taking by high-profile athletes, scientists in Switzerland say they may have found a foolproof way to prevent the use of banned substances in sports. They say their chip implant, designed to monitor naturally-occurring substances in the blood, could also be used as a weapon against drug cheats.

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Standard and Custom Probes at Clinical Lab Expo

July 24, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diba Industries will feature its extensive line of probes and fluid connection systems at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Clinical Lab Expo in Houston. Attendees can visit booth No. 2605 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston July 30 to Aug. 1 to view Diba’s fluidics products.

Hose Clamps in Three Styles

July 24, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | New Age Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Available from plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries are three styles of clamps to secure fittings to tubing. The three styles – double bond, ear type and worm gear – are used in a wide range of industries. Clamps are often necessary when assembling tubing or reinforced hose with a fitting.

Medical Device Security—Beyond the Password

July 24, 2013 3:21 pm | by Alan Grau, President and Cofounder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The FDA and Department of Homeland Security recently issued an alert urging medical device makers and medical facilities to upgrade security protections to protect against potential cyber threats. This came in response to an ICS-CERT publication of a list of more than 300 devices with hard coded passwords.

Equipment Financing Offers Flexible Solutions for the Medical Device Industry

July 24, 2013 2:47 pm | by William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association | Articles | Comments

Acquiring equipment through leasing and other financing methods is more flexible and customizable to meet unique business needs than most funding options. This makes medical equipment finance a perfect fit, especially for start-up and small businesses, which may have trouble getting traditional bank loans.

Best Practices for and Common Pitfalls in Creating Device Listing Files

July 24, 2013 2:32 pm | by Howard Shatz, SPL and ACA 6004 Project Manager, Data Conversion Laboratory | Articles | Comments

Since June 2009, all drug listing submissions have been done electronically using Structured Product Labeling (SPL) files. Now, devices can be listed using SPL as well. While the FDA does not require that devices be listed using SPL, the ability to do is there, with benefits including providing product exposure on sites such as the National of Library of Medicine’s (NLM) DailyMed.

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A Quick Test for the Black Death

July 24, 2013 11:54 am | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Diagnosing the presence of Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, may soon be easier than ever before. Scientists working with Peter Seeberger, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPIKG) in Potsdam and Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, have come up with a simple, inexpensive and reliable method of detecting the bacterium.

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Researchers Develop New Approach for Studying Deadly Brain Cancer

July 24, 2013 11:40 am | by University Of Illinois | News | Comments

A team of engineers has developed a three-dimensional hydrogel that more closely mimics conditions in the brain. In a paper in the journal Biomaterials, the researchers describe the new material and their approach, which allows them to selectively tune up or down the malignancy of the cancer cells they study.

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