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Medical Equipment Design’s Competitive Advantage: One-Stop OEM Precision Metal Fabrication

December 4, 2014 12:27 pm | by Del Williams, Summit Steel and Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

With rising material costs, government regulations, and customers resisting price increases, today there is no room for waste in the medical equipment design, metal fabrication supply chain. While once medical equipment OEMs had the time, margins...

Select-Skin RTV Elastomers

December 4, 2014 11:12 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Select-Skin RTV Elastomers for applications requiring a skin-like material with tough performance properties. Select-Skin RTV Elastomers are two-component, 1:1 ratio, heat-cured, and addition-cure silicone rubber compounds featuring low hardness (46 – 65 Shore 00), high tear strength, low viscosity, and high elongation. The new material is uniquely engineered and ideal for applicat...

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Video Measuring Microscope With Image Processing

December 4, 2014 11:08 am | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, the flagship product for a new line of Mahr optical measuring instruments, at MD&M West, February 10-12, 2015, Anaheim Convention Center...

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Device-Based Therapy for Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Now Possible

December 4, 2014 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ExThera MedicalCorporation that its Seraph Microbind Affinity Blood Filter (Seraph) removed 99.9% of two Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae ('CRE Superbugs') — E. coli and Klebsiella pneumonia — from blood samples spiked with the bacteria...

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POSEIDON Gives People with Down’s Syndrome Independence

December 4, 2014 10:30 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

An ICT research EU project is producing visual and touch apps to help people with Down’s syndrome become more independent in their daily lives. Many people with Down’s syndrome face barriers to taking part in community activities the rest of us take for granted....

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IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

December 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California...

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Smart Fabric Monitors Wearer's Health

December 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Université Laval | News | Comments

Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks...

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Develop an Internal Team for UDI

December 4, 2014 7:30 am | by Deborah Kacera, Regulatory & Industry Strategist, Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Working with industry, we still see a need for more internal conversations among various stakeholders within organizations for an effective rollout of UDI. This is because the regulation has “amended” many existing regulations that will impact...

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Sensorless Control for Stepper Motors

December 4, 2014 6:24 am | by Nanotec Electronic US, Inc. | Nanotec Electronic US, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

At this year‘s SPS IPC Drives Show in Nuremberg, Germany, Nanotec launched a sensorless control for stepper motors in which the speed of the rotor is determined by means of a “virtual encoder” within the controller. This enables the stepper motor to be operated...

1,550nm Pulsed Laser Diode with Integrated Micro Lens

December 3, 2014 5:28 pm | by OSI Laser Diode, Inc. | OSI Laser Diode, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, introduces a 1550 nm pulsed laser diode with an integrated micro lens that delivers a far-field beam pattern. The beam pattern’s divergence is equivalent in both the Fast (perpendicular) and the Slow (parallel) axes of...

Low-Cost OEM Thermal IR Imagers

December 3, 2014 2:50 pm | by Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI) | Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, launches a new commerce website offering high-resolution, high-value advanced thermal cameras for purchase online. Customers...

World’s Fastest 2-D Camera May Enable New Scientific Discoveries

December 3, 2014 1:55 pm | by Tony Fitzpatrick, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a device that can capture...

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See It, Touch It, Feel It

December 3, 2014 1:45 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed an invisible 3D haptic shape that...

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3 Questions: Lee Gehrke on a New Paper Diagnostic for Ebola

December 3, 2014 12:16 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Once a patient infected with the Ebola hemorrhagic virus starts showing symptoms, it can take several hours under the best conditions, and up to several days in remote areas, to get diagnostic results using conventional tests, such as identification...

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Characterizing Tomorrow’s Medical Devices

December 3, 2014 12:07 pm | by Robert Green, Senior Market Development Manager, Keithley Instruments | Articles | Comments

Accurately measuring the load current of an implantable medical device can be quite a challenge. Although an implantable defibrillator might draw just 0.5 microamps of current in sleep or standby mode, the current draw could jump to 5A or higher...

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