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Building a Better Bandage: Why Hydrogels Are the Key

August 8, 2013 8:40 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In the 1967 movie The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman's character, Ben, is told that the future lies in one word: plastics. In 2013, in the real world of wound protection, that one word is: hydrogels. Those who have never heard of them should read on.


Inova Translational Medicine Institute and GNS Healthcare Partner To Advance Diagnosis and Prevention of Preterm Birth

August 8, 2013 8:01 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) at Inova Fairfax Hospital and GNS Healthcare today announced a partnership to develop and commercialize computer models capable of predicting risk of preterm live birth, built using next generation sequencing and electronic medical record data.


Sen. Cruz's war cry against Obamacare

August 8, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

In a dramatic appeal this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) urged Americans to form a "grassroots army" to help him defund President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Cruz has promised to reject legislation that would spend any amount of money on healthcare reform, and he is calling on other Republicans to join him.


Cochlear Announces the Nucleus(R) 6 System -- Simply Smarter in Every Hearing Situation

August 8, 2013 3:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has announced CE mark approval for Nucleus 6, its next generation cochlear implant sound processor. Nucleus 6 delivers industry first innovations designed to provide superior outcomes in a way that makes hearing a lot easier for the recipient -- in the smallest sound processor on the market.


A Breathalyzer That Knows When You’re Burning Fat

August 8, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

People trying to lose weight  may not always be able to tell whether a new diet or exercise regime is having the hoped-for fat-burning effects. Researchers at Japan’s NTT Docomo, the country’s largest mobile-phone provider, may have a solution—a smartphone-connected device that measures acetone in the breath as a sign of fat-burning.


Presentations posted for Battery-Powered Medical Devices Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities, July 30-31, 2013

August 8, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Batteries play a significant role in the overall safety, performance, and reliability of many life-saving and life-sustaining medical devices. As more medical devices become computerized, compact, and mobile, the number of battery-powered medical...


Class I Medical Device Recall: Cordis Optease Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter

August 8, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Optease Retrievable Vena Cava Filter is used for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism in patients under specific situations. The device is implanted into the inferior vena cava and is designed to be retrieved when the patient no longer requires a filter.


Interference on the Call

August 7, 2013 5:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

While the headline of this article may seem unusual to some, it’s a common problem we all deal with. On a daily basis, there are millions of electronic devices that operate in close proximity on a very narrow portion of the wireless communications spectrum that spans from 30Hz to 300GHz.


Stainless Steel Mold Bases with Faster Delivery Times

August 7, 2013 5:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Customers with complex, exacting mold requirements can now order a DME stainless steel mold base in any configuration. Ideal for applications such as clean rooms, corrosive plastics and high-humidity environments, mold bases made with DME #7 stainless steel will not rust or corrode, dramatically increasing the longevity of the mold.

New Temperature Data Loggers

August 7, 2013 5:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TandD Corp. has introduced two NEW Temperature Data Loggers. The TR-701 comes in two versions: The TR-701NW with integrated Ethernet and the TR-701AW with Wireless integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. The new units will automatically “push” current readings and recorded data via ftp to a server of the customer’s choosing...

20 GHz Bandwidth PC Oscilloscopes

August 7, 2013 5:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced PicoScope 9300 Oscilloscopes, which use sequential sampling technology to measure fast repetitive signals without the need for expensive real-time sampling hardware. With an input bandwidth of up to 20 GHz, acquisition of signals with rise times of up to 17.5 ps...

Tengion raises $74M for organ programs

August 7, 2013 4:04 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Tengion said it raised $74.3 million from 22 unnamed investors as it puts a pair of clinical programs through their paces. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based medical device company is developing the Neo-Kidney Augment and Neo-Urinary Conduit, human organs that are grown using a bioabsorbable scaffold and patients' own cells.


Medical Manufacturing Growing in Unexpected Places

August 7, 2013 3:08 pm | by Lauralyn McDaniel, Industry Manager-Medical, SME | Blogs | Comments

Another surprising location for growth is Ontario—in particular, Toronto. The number of people directly employed in medical device manufacturing makes this Canadian center similar in size to the hot bed of medical technology—San Jose, California. 

Cook Medical gets its Zilver PTX back on the market

August 7, 2013 2:25 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Three months after the recall of its Zilver PTX peripheral stent, Cook Medical has the device back on the market across the globe. Rob Lyles, vice president and global leader of Cook’s peripheral intervention business, told today that the FDA cleared the device to go back on the U.S. market July 25.


Bioprinting: From Concept to Reality

August 7, 2013 2:24 pm | by Stephen L. Pentoney Jr., PhD, MBA, and Sharon C. Presnell, PhD, Organovo | Articles | Comments

The field of Tissue Engineering, an interdisciplinary field focused on building or regenerating functional three-dimensional tissues, has deployed several fabrication strategies aimed at bringing cells and structure together to generate tissue.  



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