Infections in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of people each year, and many institutions fight back by screening new patients to see if they carry a dangerous germ, and isolating those who do. But a big study suggests a far more effective approach: Decontaminating every patient in intensive care.
Japanese scientists, using a new material that can be molded into complex, highly conductive 3-D structures with features just a few micrometers across, are able to create shapes the size of a typical bacterium. Combined with state-of-the-art micro-sculpting techniques, the new resin holds promise for making customized electrodes for fuel cells or batteries, as well as biosensor interfaces for medical uses.
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the May 7 online edition of the journal Nature Communications, could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today.
Researchers have identified a sub-group of cells that could contribute to prostate cancer recurrence, opening up new ways to treat the disease, which claims more than 3000 lives a year in Australia. Published today in Science Translational Medicine, a study led by Monash University researchers has found prostate cancer cells that survive androgen withdrawal treatment.
Cook Medical Joins With Trifecta of Indiana Life Science Businesses, Academia and Government to Help Launch Unique Bioscience Research CenterMay 30, 2013 10:05 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments
Cook Medical is one of several Indiana life science companies, three research universities and the state government helping launch a unique, industry-led biosciences research center in Indiana. The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), which was announced today at a news conference in Indianapolis, will be a home for Indiana’s best and brightest minds to discover, develop and deliver bioscience innovations.
DiFusion announced today the completion of a series of in vitro tests and an in vivo study, carried out in part at Clemson University, to validate the efficacy of its new orthobiologic polymer-CleanFuze™. The in vivo study demonstrated that CleanFuze resists biofilm formation while third party in vitro antimicrobial testing revealed a 99.9999% reduction in S.aureus colonies...
Uscom (ASX: UCM) Uscom Limited today signed a deed to acquire all assets of Pulsecor Limited. Pulsecor Limited is a New Zealand company which has developed novel non-invasive central blood pressure measurement methods pioneered at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
The Lubrizol Corporation’s LifeScience Polymers business will showcase its advanced wound care tapes, films and dressings, as well as its non-polyvinyl chloride (PVC) medical technologies for IV tubes, medical bags and medical garments/drapes at the 2013 CHINAPLAS International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries.
The GSE model ZW400 oil-less air compressor offers OEM Engineers a viable option for applications in the medical, dental, environmental, lab, food processing and industrial markets. With high flow output, the most demanding design specifications will be covered.
Pixelteq will demonstrate its latest multispectral sensors and PixelSensor photodiodes at the Sensors Expo next month in Rosemont, Ill. Demonstrations at booth No. 629 will show how wavelength-selective photodiodes and multi-band imaging improve contrast and visualization for a variety of biomedical, industrial and scientific applications.
Schurter has developed a new IEC C20 appliance inlet for efficient printed circuit board mounting. The GSP4 appliance inlet can be easily sandwiched between split enclosures and tested before it is installed in the equipment.
GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of Unisyn Medical Technologies’ Transactional Business, a leading national provider of comprehensive ultrasound probe repair solutions to biomedical and clinical engineers, headquartered in Golden, CO. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Fischer MiniMax from Fischer Connectors is a first-of-its kind rugged push-pull interconnect solution for today’s smaller devices. An all-in-one 20 signal (0.5A) and 4 power (5A) connector with a patents-pending 24 mixed contacts, the MiniMax boasts a durability of over 500 mating cycles.
The extrusion of medical tubing can be a relatively “simple” task or it can present a number of challenges; it all depends on the application, materials to be used, etc. This article will focus on single lumen tubing and take a walk through a selection of the options available to the designer from the simplest to the most complex.
The technology at the heart of the next generation of medical devices is critical to our ability to offer comprehensive care in the coming decades. While our current systems of care have served us well thus far, they are crumbling under the pressures of modern expectations of care, economics, scale, and the sheer breadth of medical science.