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High-Performance Radial Connectors at ATX/MD&M West

January 21, 2014 5:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Everett Charles Technologies’ (ECT) Compliant Connector Solutions will introduce the SCM family of high-performance Radial Connectors – SC1 – in booth 4569 at ATX/MD&M West, scheduled to take place February 11-13, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

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Orfit Receives FDA Clearance for Nanor Technology

January 21, 2014 4:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Orfit Industries America, North American subsidiary of Orfit Industries, a world leader in patient immobilization systems, today announced that it has received FDA clearance to market its Nanor™ hybrid thermoplastic technology for use in an...

'Icy' Technique Improves Robotic Kidney Transplants

January 21, 2014 3:49 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation...

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Sciton's NanoLaserPeel Takes Facial Peels High Tech by Restoring Bright, Smooth Skin More Easily than Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels

January 21, 2014 1:43 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sciton, a leading manufacturer of high-quality laser and light systems in the aesthetic medical market, announces their latest laser treatment innovation. The NanoLaserPeel offers a faster, more comfortable alternative to microdermabrasion and...

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Researcher Develops Energy-Dense Sugar Battery

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable. The findings...

Intuitive Surgical urges rejection of TRC's sub-market mini-tender offer

January 21, 2014 12:08 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Robot surgical devices maker Intuitive Surgical today asked shareholders to reject a "mini-tender" offer from TRC Capital, which offered less than market value for a small slice of Intuitive's shares. Mini-tender offers, for which TRC Capital is...

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Older Brains Slow Due to Greater Experience, Rather than Cognitive Decline

January 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

What happens to our cognitive abilities as we age? Traditionally it is thought that age leads to a steady deterioration of brain function, but new research in Topics in Cognitive Science argues that older brains may take longer to process...

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The First Research Results from the Neurobiology Centre

January 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Do dyslectic children have a slightly different brain structure than their colleagues? What chemical reactions cause the immune system to support the development of malignant brain tumours? Why are certain events etched so firmly in our...

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Motors on the Go

January 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Lin Engineering, New Scale Technologies, Inc., Pro-Dex, Performance Motion Devices, Inc., Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Articles | Comments

With an influx of wireless, portable medical devices continuing to hit the market, often used by patients in their home or on the go, suppliers need to accommodate designers’ needs for smaller, more energy efficient device components. Since...

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Ventilator Improvements Through Motion Control Advancements

January 21, 2014 11:41 am | by Dave Beckstoffer, Product Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Blogs | Comments

High end ventilation and BPAP equipment continually require high efficiency at high speeds for optimum flow generation. As the equipment strives to improve on performance without being noticed by the patient, advancements in motion technology...

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Training Your Brain Using Neurofeedback

January 21, 2014 11:35 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

A new brain-imaging technique enables people to 'watch' their own brain activity in real time and to control or adjust function in pre-determined brain regions. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital—The Neuro, McGill...

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Photos of the Day: Robotic Rehab for the Ankle

January 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Among the innovations in the device are sensors made of a touch-sensitive artificial skin, thin rubber sheets that contain long microchannels filled with a liquid metal alloy. When these rubber sheets are stretched or pressed, the shapes...

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Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Aid Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation

January 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie...

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Covidien to Exit OneShot Renal Denervation Program

January 21, 2014 10:46 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc has announced it will exit its OneShot Renal Denervation program. This voluntary action is primarily in response to slower than expected development of the renal denervation market. The OneShot system is an over-the-wire...   

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Infectious Disease Immunoassays Lead Market in IVD

January 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Immunoassays conducted for the purpose of determining the presence of infectious disease in a patient lead the market for this important IVD test, both in size of market and in the rate of revenue growth, according to The World Market for...

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