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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.