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Stanford Scientists Develop High-Efficiency Zinc-Air Battery

May 30, 2013 10:27 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

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.

New Possibilities for Prostate Cancer Treatment Revealed

May 30, 2013 10:20 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

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 Center

May 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 Announces Clinical Solution for Medical Device Infection

May 30, 2013 9:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

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 to Acquire New Zealand-based Pulsecor and New Blood Pressure Products

May 30, 2013 3:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

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.


PVC Medical Technologies for IV Tubes, Medical Bags, and Medical Garments

May 29, 2013 3:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

OEM Component Compressor

May 29, 2013 3:18 pm | by MDT Staff | GSE - OEM Compressors & Pumps | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Multispectral Photodiodes at Sensors Expo

May 29, 2013 2:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.


IEC Appliance Inlet for Printed Circuit Boards

May 29, 2013 2:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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 Acquires Unisyn Medical Technologies’ Transactional Business

May 29, 2013 2:30 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

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.


Ultra-high-density Push-pull Interconnect Solutions

May 29, 2013 2:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Fischer Connectors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Considerations and Complexities of Catheter Design & Development

May 29, 2013 12:00 pm | by Sean Lynn, Engineering Manager, Teleflex Medical OEM | Teleflex Medical OEM | Articles | Comments

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.

Medical Device Technology: Our Best Hope for Delivering Global Healthcare

May 29, 2013 11:36 am | by Simon Karger, Associate Director, Surgical & Interventional, Cambridge Consultants | Blogs | Comments

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.


Charlotte Based Compression And Vacuum Therapy Technology Helps Train Cyclist In Race Across America

May 29, 2013 11:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Austrian Cyclist Gerald Bauer will be directly benefiting from Charlotte based HYPOXI therapy and equipment to give him a possible racing edge in the Race Across America. Gerald will specifically use the Charlotte HYPOXI Multispectrum S120 device one week prior to the race and each day after the race. Dr. Fedor Fomin of HYPOXI will be providing the therapy.


Research Shows Copper Destroys Norovirus

May 29, 2013 10:03 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper and copper alloys will rapidly destroy norovirus - the highly-infectious sickness bug. The virus can be contracted from contaminated food or water, person-to-person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning surfaces made from copper could effectively shut down one avenue of infection.



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