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High-Intensity Separation Conveyor Line

June 5, 2013 5:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bunting Magnetics has introduced a new line of high-intensity separation conveyors.  The first public showing of the product line will be in Booth 4667 at WasteExpo 2013 in New Orleans, May 21-23. Bunting Product Manager said: “These new separation conveyors are designed to provide extremely high magnetic fields..."

New Rugged SBC Offers Flexible I/O

June 5, 2013 5:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers a low power, rugged SBC that incorporates flexible I/O for demanding graphics environments. Using an Intel Atom processor running at 1.6 GHz, the new SC27 is compact, powerful and able to withstand harsh environments.

Precision High Voltage Amplifiers

June 5, 2013 5:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

UltraVolt has announced today the expansion of its popular line of precision high-voltage amplifiers - the HVA Series - capable of operating in DC, reversible, and amplifier modes. The new line of precision high-voltage amplifiers, the 10HVA-20HVA Series, is available with unipolar or bipolar output at 0 to 10kV, 15kV and 20kV.

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Combating Infections with the Right Materials (A Roundtable Q&A)

June 5, 2013 3:55 pm | by Gopal Saraiya, Global Segment Leader—Medical Devices, Eastman Chemical Company | Blogs | Comments

Eastman’s Gopal Saraiya, global segment leader of medical devices at Eastman Chemical Company, took time to address a number of questions related to the use of materials in medical device development. He was included in the staff written article, “Materials Impact Medical Device Design Trends.” Following are all of the responses he provided.

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Impact of Portable Medical Devices

June 5, 2013 3:27 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Articles | Comments

The portable medical devices industry is a fast growing world. With the advent of various smart technology and wireless capabilities, this medical field has become one of the most intriguing with the promise of great potential for future healthcare.

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Designing Micro Parts with High Volume Production in Mind

June 5, 2013 3:16 pm | by Marty Cavegn, Sales Engineer, Top Tool | Articles | Comments

Most often, it seems medical device manufacturers are deciding between machining and molding for their component fabrication needs. However, there are alternatives that should be explored. Stamping offers an array of excellent advantages for designers who need micro parts made from metal materials.

The Rise of Mobile Health and the Importance of Human Factors

June 5, 2013 2:23 pm | by Laurie Reed, Senior Human Factors Engineer, Farm | Farm | Blogs | Comments

Human factors engineering, as applied to the design of medical devices, has never been as important as it is today, especially since the release of the U.S. FDA’s draft guidance document Applying Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Optimize Medical Device Design. With the rise of mobile health apps, human factors engineering principles will become even more vital to the success of this industry and to the safety of the patients.

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More Than 100 Winning Medicare Bidders In Maryland Don't Have Proper Licenses To Provide Medical Equipment To Patients

June 5, 2013 1:55 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medicare's national bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME) is violating its own rules and may endanger beneficiaries after awarding contracts to winning bidders who haven't qualified for proper state and local licenses or accreditations, according to the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare).

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That A Class Action Has Been Filed Against Invacare Corporation

June 5, 2013 1:38 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of all those who purchased shares of Invacare Corporation between July 22, 2010 through December 7, 2011, inclusive.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That a Class Action Has Been Filed Against Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

June 5, 2013 1:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of all those who purchased shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. between October 19, 2011 and April 18, 2013, inclusive.

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UMSL Biochemists Develop New Technology to Transfer DNA into Cells

June 5, 2013 11:21 am | by Myra Lopez, University of Missouri–St. Louis | News | Comments

Much of Atkins and Patel’s research centers on ion channels – proteins that act as pores within cell membranes and enable electrical currents to pass in and out of cells. They recently developed new technology to transfer DNA into cells. The development is an inexpensive and non-toxic method to help DNA cross the cell membrane so that cells can be modified.

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Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage in Diabetes

June 5, 2013 11:14 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how to stop the destructive process that leads to cardiovascular disease in diabetic laboratory animals. It is well known that high blood sugar levels significantly raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is unclear, however, why this happens.

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Penn Researchers Integrate Origami and Engineering

June 5, 2013 11:04 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The quintessential piece of origami might be a decorative paper crane, but in the hands of an interdisciplinary University of Pennsylvania research team, it could lead to a drug-delivery device, an emergency shelter, or even a space station.

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Sleep Study Finds Important Gender Differences Among Heart Patients

June 5, 2013 10:39 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Many women get too little sleep, despite considerable evidence showing the importance of sleep to overall health. Now a new UC San Francisco study has discovered another reason why inadequate sleep may be harmful, especially to women and their hearts.

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Heart Health Matters to Your Brain

June 5, 2013 10:36 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | News | Comments

People suffering from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Lead author Christina E. Hugenschmidt, Ph.D., said the results from the Diabetes Heart Study-Mind (DHS-Mind) suggest that CVD is playing a role in cognition problems before it is clinically apparent in patients.

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