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Autonomous, Energy-Scavenging, Micro Devices Serve as Biomedical Monitors

June 14, 2013 9:10 am | by SPIE | News | Comments

Out in the wilds or anywhere off the grid, sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket will one day scavenge power from sunlight, body heat, or other sources to monitor water quality or bridge safety or function as wearable biomedical monitors, enabling analysis in the field rather than bringing samples and data back to the lab.

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Testing Method Promising for Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis

June 14, 2013 9:00 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms.

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Industry’s Smallest Low-Power Controllers for Portables

June 13, 2013 5:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced two tiny push-button reset controllers for space-constrained, power-sensitive applications such as pedometers, fitness bands, cell phones and tablets. The dual-channel TPS3420 and TPS3421 feature low power consumption and a selectable reset time delay to improve system stability.

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Compact, Pulsed Laser Provides Superior Solid-State Performance

June 13, 2013 5:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Flare, a compact, pulsed laser from Coherent provides a superior and cost-effective alternative to older gas lasers and first-generation solid-state lasers for life sciences and instrumentation applications. The Flare series has three wavelength versions available - near infrared (1064 nm), green (532 nm) and ultraviolet (355 nm).

Wireless Pulse Counting Data Logger

June 13, 2013 5:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TandD Corp. has introduced the NEW RTR-505P Wireless Pulse Counting Data Logger. This NEW model can record pulses from devices such as flow meters, anemometers or the opening and closing of switches from a variety of sensors. By using any of the RTR-500 Series Base Units, the recorded data can be collected via wireless communication.

Wireless Bonded LED Provides Brightest Output in Industry

June 13, 2013 5:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex has announced the global launch of its TitanBrite Wireless Bonded LED featuring “flip chips” that are up to 15% brighter than any others in the market. In addition to the standard 3W and 6W LEDs, Lumex’s TitanBrite Wireless Bonded LED is also available in 9W, ensuring Lumex’s wireless bonded LED is the brightest light source in the industry.

Codman Neuro Obtains CE Mark for Thrombectomy Device

June 13, 2013 4:33 pm | by Codman Neuro | News | Comments

Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has obtained CE marking for REVIVE SE, a next-generation self-expanding clot removal device for use in treating acute ischemic stroke, the company announced today at the Live Interventional Neuroradiology & Neurosurgery Course (LINNC) in Paris.

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Girl Who Took on Transplant Rules Gets New Lungs

June 13, 2013 4:20 pm | by Keith Collins and Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery. Sarah Murnaghan underwent a six-hour surgery Wednesday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a procedure her aunt said resulted because of the larger list of available organs.

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Court Says Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

June 13, 2013 4:13 pm | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The high court's unanimous judgment reverses three decades of patent awards by government officials.

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The Scent of Melanoma

June 13, 2013 4:05 pm | by Monell Chemical Senses Center | News | Comments

According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions, odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In addition to detecting a unique odor signature associated with melanoma cells, the researchers also demonstrated that a nanotechnology-based sensor could reliably differentiate melanoma cells from normal skin cells.

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Manufacturing Combinations Products & FDA Regulations at MD&M East Workshop

June 13, 2013 3:38 pm | by Microtest Laboratories | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | News | Comments

Medical device professionals will learn what they need to know about manufacturing combinations products and FDA Regulations at a workshop to be featured at MD&M East, the world's largest medical OEM event, in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

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Accessible CO2 Technology Increases Caregiver Efficiency

June 13, 2013 3:09 pm | by Linda Broido, Global Product Manager, Covidien | Blogs | Comments

In today’s medical facilities, healthcare providers face heavy workloads and care for more patients with decreased clinical staff. They need products and technologies that help them provide effective care as efficiently as possible. At Covidien, our goal is to provide monitoring solutions that enhance patient care in a range of clinical environments.

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Bluestar Silicones Presents Elastomer Solutions At Medical Design And Manufacturing (MD&M) East Show

June 13, 2013 2:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bluestar Silicones' new 1 Shore A (ShA) hardness product, Silbione LSR 4301, uniquely combines strong physical properties and easy processing in a low-durometer material. This product rounds out the company's 5 and 10 ShA soft LSR range, delivering high tear strength and elongation for soft cushioning and vibration dampening applications.

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Supreme Court Ruling Today Allows DNATraits to Offer Low Cost BRCA Breast and Ovarian Cancer Gene Testing in U.S.

June 13, 2013 2:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Thanks to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the door to greater access to genetic medicine by American patients and their health care providers, testing for genes specifically linked to breast, ovarian and other cancers will now be more widely available and at a lower cost than ever before.

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UDI Inspection Guidelines

June 13, 2013 2:06 pm | by Jonathan Ludlow, Machine Vision Promoter, Microscan Systems | Articles | Comments

New unique device identification labeling rules are on the way for medical devices, so it’s best for engineers to be aware of what impact they may have prior to them being mandatory. This article looks at the main points behind the coming rule and the considerations for ensuring proper symbol quality and label/mark verification.

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