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Cortical Modem Implant Promises Cyborg Vision

February 20, 2015 1:52 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

DARPA is taking wearable technology to the next level with its recent cortical modem concept. This tiny implant plugs into users’ DNA and visual cortex to help cure vision loss by exhibiting a heads-up display in front of their eyes. What makes...

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Developing MedTech Down Under

February 20, 2015 1:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

An Australian business accelerator is seeking medical innovators to work with professional mentors in a nine-month incubation program. Innovyz, based in Adelaide, is going through some changes of its own: previous programs were three months...

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Vortex Flowmeter

February 20, 2015 12:06 pm | by Krohne, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces the availability of the new OPTISWIRL 4200 vortex flowmeter, ideal for advanced energy management systems. Used to measure both conducting and non-conducting liquids, gases and steam, the new OPTISWIRL 4200 vortex flowmeter can be used for internal monitoring of energy flows for saturated and superheated steam or hot water, and heat metering applications. It...

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NIR Spectrometer System

February 20, 2015 12:03 pm | by Krohne, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces its new SpectroBAY process near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer system for efficient process control in the chemical industry. Improving chemical plant reliability and profitability through automated control, the SpectroBAY system is ideal for a range of applications, including fluids, gases, and suspensions in conjunction with optical sensors. Chemical plants...

Sanitary Flanges with Barbs

February 20, 2015 10:10 am | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of seven new sanitary flanges with barbs, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Available in two sizes, 0.5 inch/0.75 mini (#51617 - #51619) and 1 inch/1.5 inch standard (#51620 - #51623). Sanitary flanges have an oversized hose barb design that facilitates a strong adhesion to a biopharmaceutical tubing line...

FDA Eases Access to 23andMe's DNA Screening for Inherited Diseases

February 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are easing access to DNA tests used to screen parents for devastating genetic disorders that can be passed on to their children. The surprise announcement offers a path forward for Google-backed genetic testing...

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'Superbug' Outbreak Raises Questions about Medical Scope

February 20, 2015 9:49 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the design of a hard-to-clean medical instrument used on more than half a million people in the U.S. every year. At least...

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Blood Test Rules Out Heart Attacks to Reduce ER Burden

February 20, 2015 9:33 am | by Bournemouth University | News | Comments

A new test that rules out heart attacks in patients could reduce hospital admissions by as much as 40%, for patients with chest pain, according to research published by Bournemouth University (BU). The research found that a quick protocol...

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Adjustable Prosthetic Among Pediatric Award Winners

February 20, 2015 9:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Five companies were chosen to receive $50,000 each to support of new products that fill unmet pediatric needs. These five winners, named on Feb. 12, were deemed the most promising out of 31 submissions and 12 finalists in the National Capital...

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Biomedical Engineering Department To Create Heart Science Program

February 20, 2015 9:14 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a grant from the American Heart Association to create a program to train undergraduate students to apply their biomedical engineering education...

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Medical Tools and Technologies from Solutions Found in Nature

February 20, 2015 8:46 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Jeff Karp, bioengineer and Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, illuminates the art and science of developing medical tools, treatments, and technologies from solutions found in nature...    

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Improved Implantable Technologies to Combat Chronic Degenerative Diseases

February 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Mark Russell, Senior Global Market Manager, Medical Electronics, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Implantable devices—especially those for cardiac and neuro applications—are among the most significant medical innovations in the last 20 years. As the population has continued to age, elderly patients find themselves faced with chronic...

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The Phrase 'Long-Term Implant' is a Moving Target

February 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Mark Geiger, VP, Sales and Marketing, Interface Catheter Solutions | Interface Catheter Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Our kids will live until they’re 100 years old. That’s a fact. Forever is becoming a long time so the phrase “long-term implant” is a moving target. Some implants with moving parts require millions of cycles to simulate physiologic norms...

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MedTech’s Patient-Centric Trajectory Is Fueled by Technology

February 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

There is little doubt we are on a patient-centric trajectory that is fueled by technology. Can regulation keep up with the changing environment? Herein lies the challenge. To accelerate innovation and speed to market, I see an increased...

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Hypervisor

February 19, 2015 5:21 pm | by QNX Software Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The QNX Hypervisor 1.0 is a realtime Type 1 hypervisor that can be used for developing medical devices. By using the QNX Hypervisor, medical device developers can consolidate multiple operating systems onto a single compute platform or system-on-chip (SoC), thereby reducing the cost, size, weight, and power consumption of their products. The QNX Hypervisor is designed to simplify certification...

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