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Multi-Head, High Speed Camera System

October 21, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Photron USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Photron, Inc. announces the FASTCAM Multi, a flexible, multi-head camera system that is tethered to a remote processor – current cable lengths are 16 ft. (5m) and 33 ft. (10m) with longer lengths planned. The small, sealed camera heads...

Establish Cost Based on Time and Materials

October 21, 2014 8:30 am | by Chris Zandstra, Engineering Manager, Rose Technologies | Rose Technologies | Blogs | Comments

As a contract manufacturer, when we quote development projects to our customer, we prefer to use a time and materials basis instead of a flat rate. This method gives the developer the flexibility to keep the project moving when the scope...

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All Electric Medical Tray Sealer at Pack Expo

October 20, 2014 7:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Atlas Vac Machine, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Atlas Vac Machine, LLC will unveil the industry’s first medical tray sealer with an all-electric press at Pack Expo/Pharma Expo 2014. This new model, which is available with single or dual shuttle configurations, features a servo drive system to apply, measure and control direct force output far more accurately and with greater repeatability than standard pneumatic versions...

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Ultra-Low Profile Top-Actuated Tactile Switches

October 20, 2014 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has developed a series of surface mount ultra low profile top-actuated tactile switches with extended operating lifecycles up to 500,000. The switches measure just 3.7mm x 3.7mm with a board-mounted profile of 0.35mm. The PTS 540 Series tactile switches are RoHS...

Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 20, 2014 4:39 pm | by AnthroTronix | News | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

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Blood Test for Relapsing Kidney Disease

October 20, 2014 4:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Test could help prevent kidney failure In patients with an autoimmune disease that often involves the kidneys, monitoring the blood for autoantibodies may help doctors predict the chance of relapse. The findings are from a study appearing...

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$2.25 Million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Finalists Announced

October 20, 2014 4:07 pm | by XPRIZE | News | Comments

XPRIZE has announced the 11 finalist teams selected for the $2.25M Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring...

Virtual Tech Offers Mental Health Treatment in Space

October 20, 2014 2:06 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form...

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25 Testing Innovations Critical to IVD Market Growth

October 20, 2014 1:55 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

New test innovations will be the source of revenue growth in the in vitro diagnostic test industry, especially as companies struggle with reimbursement challenges, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market researcher listed more than 25 testing innovations...

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Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

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Intelligent Autonomous Clothing Monitors Vitals

October 20, 2014 12:49 pm | by AITEX | News | Comments

AITEX is developing technical textiles to act as antennas that harvest energy from RF fields. This energy is used by Farsens RFID chip to drive embedded sensors such as those monitoring temperature or heartbeat...

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iPhone Ophthalmoscope Rivals Traditional Methods for Diabetic Eye Disease Monitoring

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 118th annual meeting...

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Implant Could Eliminate Reading Glasses

October 20, 2014 12:18 pm | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

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Why Might the Medical Device Industry Lose $34 Billion?

October 20, 2014 11:05 am | by A.T. Kearney | News | Comments

The medical device industry has enjoyed stability, strong growth, healthy margins and above average price-to-earnings ratios over the last 20 years. However, disruptive change is already underway and the future of the industry will be different...

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iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:49 am | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting...

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