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Wyss Institute Awarded DARPA Contract to Further Develop Soft Exosuit

September 11, 2014 10:07 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a first-phase $2.9 million follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop a...

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Apple Watch an Underwhelming Offering for Mobile Healthcare

September 11, 2014 10:01 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The Apple Watch is a robust offering for health and fitness enthusiasts, as it tracks steps, heart rate and calories while allowing users to set fitness goals. However, Apple’s health and fitness trackers are largely dependent on the iPhone’s...

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Medtronic NC Euphora Coronary Balloon Receives FDA Clearance

September 11, 2014 9:58 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and launch of the NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter. The new device will be featured for the first time in the United States at the...

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Monitoring the Response of Bone Metastases to Treatment Using MRI and PET

September 11, 2014 9:50 am | by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer | News | Comments

Imaging technologies are very useful in evaluating a patient's response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using RECIST, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. However, RECIST works well for...

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Nerve Impulses Can Collide and Continue Unaffected

September 11, 2014 9:46 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

According to the traditional theory of nerves, two nerve impulses sent from opposite ends of a nerve annihilate when they collide. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute now shows that two colliding nerve impulses simply pass through each...

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Artificial Lungs That Can Be Worn at Home

September 11, 2014 9:38 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the...

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Automated Anti-Müllerian Hormone Test to Improve Fertility Assessment and Treatment

September 11, 2014 9:29 am | by Beckman Coulter | News | Comments

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has obtained CE Mark on its new automated Access anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) assay. The new test is the company’s latest innovation in women’s health testing and further advances Beckman Coulter’s rich 15-year...

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AdvaMedDx Supports FDA Oversight of LDTs

September 11, 2014 9:24 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Andrew Fish, executive director of AdvaMedDx, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee today in support of FDA taking a risk-based approach to the regulation of lab-developed tests (LDTs), which have...

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AdvaMed Questions FDA Classification Proposal

September 11, 2014 9:20 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Citing an increased burden on industry, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revisit its proposed amendments to regulations governing the classification and reclassification...

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The World's Smallest Breathalyzer

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | by Elevator Communications | News | Comments

Nearly every day a record breaking crowdfunding campaign catches the attention of the world with new devices that meld the worlds of software with hardware. And one key player in this revolution is 3D printing. The DrinkMate project, now on...

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Device to Help People with Parkinson's Disease Communicate Better

September 11, 2014 9:11 am | by Cynthia Sequin, Purdue University | News | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday, Sept. 10 the commercial launch of the SpeechVive device intended to help people with a soft voice due to Parkinson's disease speak more loudly and communicate more effectively. The device is now available...

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Medical Approved 24, 40, and 60 Watt AC-DC Power Modules

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of the TMM Series of medical approved AC-DC power modules that meet protection class II and are ideally suited for patient vicinity applications. The TMM Series offers three power classes of 24, 40 and 60 Watts and...

High Accuracy Portable CMM Arm

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Hexagon Metrology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hexagon Metrology today announced the release of the ROMER Absolute Arm 1.2m portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The portable measuring arm uses industry-proven technology from the ROMER Absolute Arm to provide high-accuracy 3D measurement in...

3D-Printed Mold Components Save 80% in Prototype Development Costs

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by Diversified Plastics, Inc. | Diversified Plastics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Development costs and time are critical considerations for today’s manufacturers when developing prototype parts. Accurately evaluating the geometry, design, performance and feel of plastic injection molded parts is necessary before creating...

Miniature Spring-Loaded Plunger for Limited Space Applications

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Southco | Product Releases | Comments

Southco, Inc. has recently expanded its captive hardware line with the addition of a miniature plunger designed for use in limited space applications and minimum 0.8 mm thick panels. The new 56 Miniature Spring-Loaded Plunger enables quick-access fastening...

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