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PE Resin Blend Sheet Foam with Multidirectional Stretch

May 21, 2013 2:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pregis has introduced Stretchfoam, an “industry first” proprietary polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam with multidirectional stretch for protective packaging applications. Stretchfoam represents the latest addition to the company’s Microfoam line.

Transparent Polyamide for Home Healthcare Applications

May 21, 2013 1:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arkema has introduced Rilsan Clear G-170 MED, a fully transparent polyamide for use in breathing masks, tubing and other transparent medical components. Rilsan Clear G-170 MED is more transparent than glass, lighter and more flexible than polycarbonate for applications in which patient comfort is required.

Compact Valves with High Flow Rate and Power Density

May 21, 2013 12:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the TwinPower technology the fluid technology specialist Burkert has developed a new actuator design for solenoid valves that increases the power density by using two coils. This innovative actuator technology, which allows a very compact design, is now available as a complete standard valve line in widths of 10mm and 16mm...

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Lasers at 594 nm for Fluorescence-Based Applications

May 21, 2013 12:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of Sapphire lasers from Coherent at 594 nm are ideal for fluorescence-based applications in life sciences. Formerly, this wavelength was only available from inefficient, low-power HeNe lasers, or from diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers utilizing complex frequency-mixing schemes.

New Study Finds Blind People Have the Potential to Use Their 'Inner Bat' to Locate Objects

May 21, 2013 11:51 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

New research from the University of Southampton has shown that blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object. The study, which is published in the journal Hearing Research, examined how hearing, and particularly the hearing of echoes, could help blind people with spatial awareness and navigation.

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Scientists from NTU and Lund University Develop New Tumor-Killer

May 21, 2013 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Lund University, Sweden, have bioengineered a novel molecule which has been proven to successfully kill tumor cells. This molecule is based on a natural protein present in human breast milk, which has been found to have strong and wide-ranging tumor killing properties when bound to certain lipids.

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Challenges Encountered in Surgical Management of Spine Trauma in Morbidly Obese Patients

May 21, 2013 11:34 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | News | Comments

Physicians at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia describe the logistic, medical, and societal challenges faced in treating spine trauma in morbidly obese patients. The authors categorize difficulties faced in the care of morbidly obese patients from on-scene immobilization and medical transport through spinal imaging, surgery, and postoperative care.

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ACRO Joins Coalition of Small Business Innovators

May 21, 2013 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--The Association of Clinical Research Organizations announced today it has joined the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI). CSBI is a national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in...

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Non-Wetting Fabric Drains Sweat

May 21, 2013 10:48 am | by University of California, Davis | News | Comments

Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.

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Water-Repellent Fabric

May 21, 2013 10:47 am | by University of California, Davis | Videos | Comments

Graduate students developed a new textile microfluidic platform using hydrophilic threads stitched into a highly water-repellent fabric. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.

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BIO Joins Coalition of Small Business Innovators

May 21, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today it has joined the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI). CSBI is a national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in small,...

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Coalition of Small Business Innovators Launches to Encourage a Tax Code that Creates Jobs and Promotes Long-Term Economic Growth

May 21, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--The Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI) launches today with 15 organizations representing thousands of pre-revenue small businesses that employ millions of Americans in all 50 states. The Coalition aims to promote small business advancement as...

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Elixir Medical Announces Excellent Six-Month Safety and Efficacy Results for the CE-Marked Fully Bioresorbable DESolve® Novolimus Eluting Coronary Scaffold System at Late Breaking Clinical Trial Session of EuroPCR

May 21, 2013 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced excellent six-month clinical trial results today from the DESolve Nx international pivotal clinical trial for...

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St. Jude Medical EnligHTNment Study Highlighted at EuroPCR During Trials That May Change Clinical Practice Session

May 21, 2013 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced the start of its landmark EnligHTNment clinical study. This is the largest randomized, prospective trial to determine whether renal denervation and...

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Economic Model of the Life-time Cost Impact of Heart Valve Prosthetic Choice to be Presented at ISPOR Meeting

May 21, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--On-X® Life Technologies, Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that a cost analysis entitled, “Initial Heart Valve Replacement Prosthetic Choice Has Long-Term Complications and Cost Impact: A Comparative Analysis,” will be presented in poster form at the...

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