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Stryker to Acquire Small Bone Innovations

June 30, 2014 9:20 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) has announced that Stryker Corporation will acquire substantially all the assets of SBi in an all cash transaction for up to $375 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014...

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FDA Approves Inhalable Diabetes Drug Afrezza

June 30, 2014 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels during meals. The FDA cleared MannKind Corp.'s Afrezza, a fast-acting form of insulin, for...

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High Precision Microscope Stages with Linear Motor Technology

June 29, 2014 4:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Prior Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Prior’s newest stage technology, the HLD117 Linear Motor Stages bring a new level of speed and precision to microscope automation. With superior repeatability of 0.15μm, scanning speeds of up to...

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Stepper Motors Offer Max Power, Minimum Space

June 29, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

With the new FDM0620 series, MICROMO presents a high performance FAULHABER stepper motor with minimal size. All components (including connections) are in a housing that measures...

Flexible Color Digital Materials for Realistic 3D Printing

June 29, 2014 4:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys released a previously announced extension to its range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer...

Composite Push-to-Connect Fittings

June 29, 2014 4:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing Company and its subsidiary Pneumadyne announced a new line of composite push-to-connect fittings. The broad new line, which combines plastic with existing metal barbed fittings...

EtherCAT Based Closed Loop Control for Pulse/Direction Drives

June 29, 2014 4:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Acs Motion Control | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has strengthened its line of EtherCAT network products with the development of a dual/quad axis pulse/direction drive interface module that delivers...

Sapphire Optics are Durable and Impervious to Chemicals

June 29, 2014 4:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom sapphire optics for integration into medical instruments that come in frequent contact with the skin, blood, medications, cleaners, and other harsh chemicals are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI...

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Trends and Developments in the European Companion Diagnostics Market

June 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Frost & Sullivan recently released a report entitled, “Western European Companion Diagnostics Market.” This study provides a global outlook of the companion diagnostics market, specifically focusing on Western Europe. The report discusses...

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Nanopore Technique Rapidly Decodes Long DNA Strands

June 27, 2014 2:52 pm | by Michael McCarthy, University of Washington | News | Comments

A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques. The research advances a technology, called nanopore DNA sequencing. If perfected it could someday be used to create handheld...

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This Rainbow Leads to New Medical Innovations

June 27, 2014 2:45 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Efi Cohen-Arazi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rainbow Medical, talks with Elliott Gotkine about innovations to help those who have lost their vision and their partnership with Medtronic on a nerve stimulation product. He speaks...

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Researchers Develop App Focused on Making Obese Adults Less Sedentary

June 27, 2014 2:20 pm | by Lifespan | News | Comments

Even individuals who exercise a lot can be at risk for health problems if they also spend a lot of time in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for...

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Filling Information Gaps for Women in Medical Device Clinical Trials

June 27, 2014 1:58 pm | by David Strauss, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

At FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), results from clinical trials often serve as the foundation for our decisions to approve the most important medical devices — devices, such as implantable heart devices, that carry...

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Notorious Pathogen Forms Slimy 'Streamers' to Clog Up Medical Devices

June 27, 2014 1:46 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A group of researchers from the U.S. has moved a step closer to preventing infections of the common hospital pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, by revealing the mechanisms that allow the bacteria to rapidly clog up medical devices. In a study...

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Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies

June 27, 2014 11:48 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted...

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