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Servo Drive-Based Solutions Satisfy Simple Single Axis Control

February 7, 2013 4:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

With the recent additions of the AKD® PDMM and AKD® BASIC to its servo drive family, Kollmorgen now has available a complete suite of high-performance and scalable motion solutions that enable OEMs to simplify the design, reduce the size and improve the performance of virtually any machine.

Anti-Backbend Chains for Medical Applications

February 7, 2013 4:11 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

iwis drive systems introduces anti-backbend chains for medical applications. Flexible in only one direction, anti-backbend chains are used for pushing loads and can bridge larger gaps without guidance system.

Precision Die Cutting Produces Medical Parts to Specification

February 7, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

If you need custom fabricated precision filters, gaskets, membranes, seals, shields, spacers, and related parts for medical applications, check with Interstate Specialty Products, Inc.

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CareFusion Reports First Half Fiscal 2013 Results

February 7, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today reported results for the three and six months ended Dec. 31, 2012. "Our consolidated first and second quarter financial results were led by strong performance across the Procedural Solutions segment, where each...

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Connector Has Multiple Mismating Preventive Features

February 7, 2013 3:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Hirose Electric Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed the DF60 Series, a board-to-wire connector with the capacity to handle up to 40 amps.

Camera with Fast 70 Frames per Second Readout

February 7, 2013 3:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics has released the ImagEM X2, a new electron multiplying (EM) CCD camera with even faster speed than previous ImagEM cameras.

LED-Based Ring Light

February 7, 2013 3:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Global Lighting Technologies ( Glt), Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), the world leader in edge-lit, LED-based light guides for general illumination, has introduced a new LED-based ring light that can be integrated into a wide variety of products.

Robust Gripper with High Sprue Control

February 7, 2013 3:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

High process reliability, compact construction: FIPA’s new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A now offers the optimal solution for the removal of injection-molded parts.

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Diabetes: Insulet and Dexcom Call It Quits on Development Agreement

February 7, 2013 3:34 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Insulet and Dexcom decide not to pursue a joint development agreement to integrate Dexcom's continuous glucose monitoring technology with Insulet's insulin-infusing OmniPod. Diabetes technology makers Insulet and Dexcom Inc. abandoned a 5-year-old joint development deal that would have merged Dexcom's continuous glucose monitoring technology with Insulet's OmniPod insulin delivery system.

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LARC Motors for Large Diameter Direct Drive Projects

February 7, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion routinely scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate with large assemblies for imaging.

Laboratory Automation Control Platform

February 7, 2013 3:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s new Ensemble® LAB control platform makes it easier than ever to automate laboratory and light industrial manufacturing applications. The full-color touch-screen display enables quick access...

Stung by Widening Losses, Accuray Plans $75M Debt Offering

February 7, 2013 2:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

On the heels of gaping losses and a more than 25% sales decline, Accuray announces plans for a $75 million debt round. Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) plans to issue $75 million worth of convertible senior notes as it gears up to restructure its business after a year of widening losses. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based medical device company said it will use the proceeds from the offering of debt due Feb. 1, 2018, to shore up its balance sheet.

Researchers Find a Genetic Marker for Aortic Valve Disease

February 7, 2013 2:13 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A research consortium tracks down a genetic variant that doubles the risk of buildup in the aortic valve that can cause heart failure, stroke and sudden cardiac death. A team of researchers have pinpointed a gene that may be responsible for double a patient's risk of calcium buildup in the aortic valve, a condition linked with heart failure, stroke and sudden cardiac death. The finding may lead to new research and therapies, which are very limited for patients with narrowing, or stenosis, of the aortic valve.

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Losses Soar, Shares Plummet for Accuray

February 7, 2013 2:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Accuray's fiscal 2nd quarter sales plunge and its losses gape wider, sending share prices down almost 10% today. Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) shares lost nearly 10% today after the medical device company reported soaring losses and a nearly 27% sales slide for its fiscal 2nd quarter. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company, which makes radiation oncology equipment, posted losses of $29.2 million, or 40¢ per share, on sales of $77.8 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2012.

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Fully Automatic AED Plus from ZOLL Granted 510(k) Clearance by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

February 7, 2013 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market and begin U.S. distribution of the new fully...

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