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Taking 'Charge' of Your Mood

October 22, 2014 9:51 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

As we go about our daily activities, we’re at the mercy of whatever mood we’re in. That’s all well and good when in a favorable mood, as productivity peaks, any obligation becomes more enjoyable, and whistling or singing accompanies your work...

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Thermosponges Soak up Proteins for Drug Delivery

October 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

A research team led by Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed and tested a novel nanoparticle platform that efficiently delivers clinically important proteins in vivo in initial proof-of-concept tests. Nanoparticles, which are particles measuring nanometers...

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Bonding Can Present a Sticky Situation

October 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Applied Silicone Corporation | Articles | Comments

Adhesives in the medical device space refer to a variety of different types of technologies. While they all involve the bonding of two substrates, the actual applications vary greatly. With medical device adhesives, bonding can be achieved...

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Smart Batteries for Various Applications

October 22, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New from Accutronics, the CMX series launch brings together high voltage, high power and smart battery functionality in a package that exceeds the strict regulatory requirements for batteries used in medical devices," said Rob Phillips, managing director of Accutronics...

CLM Machine for Conservation and Maximization of Resources

October 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Walter Zic, Chief Operating Officer, EDM Department Inc. | EDM Department | Blogs | Comments

I believe the solution to cutting costs in the development of medical devices lies within the technology of CLM (closed loop manufacturing). Traditional measurement procedures can be both elaborate and error-prone as they necessitate constant...

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1080P HD Microscopy Camera

October 22, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACCU-SCOPE Inc and UNITRON Ltd are pleased to announce the new, full-featured Excelis HD digital microscopy camera offering fast 60fps video preview with color fidelity, built-in mouse control software for HDMI viewing without a computer, and on-board image...

Extremely High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging

October 21, 2014 3:45 pm | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Conventional magnetic resonance imaging, well-known from its use in hospitals, can typically resolve details of up to one tenth of a millimeter, for example in cross-sectional images of the human body. Together with colleagues at the ...

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October 2014 Digital Edition

October 21, 2014 3:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

With the advantages plastics can offer, along with the flexibility in material selection and physical characteristics, it’s no wonder why molding is used to some degree in a large percentage of medical device designs. Moving Molding Forward is a Roundtable feature that highlights...

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Medical Imaging Tech to Detect Cancer Earlier

October 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. The potentially lifesaving technique uses nanotechnology...

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High School Sisters Develop Screening Tools for Lung and Heart Disease

October 21, 2014 1:57 pm | by American College of Chest Physicians | News | Comments

Two Michigan high school students, sisters Ilina and Medha Krishen, have developed screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease. The sisters will present their findings at CHEST 2014 in Austin, Texas next week. Ilina Krishen became aware...

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Exploring X-Ray Phase Tomography with Synchrotron Radiation

October 21, 2014 1:48 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

X-ray phase tomography is an imaging technique that uses penetrating X-rays to create volumetric views through "slices" or sections of soft biological tissues, such as tumors, and it offers strongly enhanced contrast compared to conventional CT scans...

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Affordable Care Act Boosts Demand for Telehealth Innovation

October 21, 2014 12:56 pm | by Teladoc | News | Comments

With the expansion of health insurance to an estimated 8 million new patients through the Affordable Care Act, innovations are needed to meet the primary care needs of all Americans. Dallas-based Teladoc, the nation’s largest telehealth provider, has proven that telemedicine...

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Large-Area Nanoimprint Lithography

October 21, 2014 12:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new SmartNIL large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process provides a low-cost, large-area and high-volume-manufacturing solution for a variety of advanced devices. These include: photonic-based devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers and photovoltaics; micro arrays and nano-devices for medical devices and bioengineered applications; and advanced storage media, including...

World's First Breath-Test for Portal Hypertension

October 21, 2014 12:43 pm | by Exalenz Bioscience | News | Comments

Exalenz Bioscience announced the start of a pivotal study investigating the potential of its BreathID test as a non-invasive tool to diagnose Clinically Significant Portal Hypertension, the most common complication of cirrhosis that accounts for significant morbidity...

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Health-Tech Mentorship with a Soul

October 21, 2014 12:18 pm | by The Health Lab | News | Comments

The Health Lab Manhattan-based health-tech incubator with a soul—announced that it is accepting applications for a dedicated and concentrated mentorship program that includes potential seed capital funding and assistance in writing and submitting proposals for research grants...

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