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New Diabetes Therapy to Replace Insulin Injections

April 25, 2014 9:26 am | by Sernova | News | Comments

Last week, a New York Times article by Elisabeth Rosenthal accused the medical industry of, "borrowing business models from technology companies like Apple," pointing out that "the captive audience of Type 1 diabetics has spawned lines of...

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Ultrasonic Sensors

April 25, 2014 8:13 am | by MDT Staff | Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors. These IO-Link compatible sensors establish a new level of versatility and convenience with simple pushbutton programming. Pushbutton programming provides fast and easy on-site...

Self-Clinching Standoffs

April 25, 2014 8:12 am | by MDT Staff | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

New PEM Type TSO4 self-clinching stainless steel standoffs introduced by PennEngineering provide ideal fastener solutions for stacking or spacing components to (or from) ultra-thin stainless steel panels. These specially hardened stainless...

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Compact Objective Assemblies

April 25, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces new TECHSPEC Compact Objective Assemblies. They are designed to reduce the overall weight and size of an imaging system, while maintaining outstanding...

Metrology Software

April 25, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Now available, the latest release of Heidenhain’s PC-based IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK metrology software (version 3.0.3) provides advanced functionality for both new and used quality control inspection equipment.  The IK 5000 can be used to retrofit...

Droplet Lens Turns Smart Phones into Microscopes

April 24, 2014 3:04 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope. Costing less than a cent, the lenses promise a revolution in science and medicine...

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Engineering Update: The 3D-Printed Creation that Replaced a $42,000 Prosthetic

April 24, 2014 2:52 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Jeremy Simon from 3D universe was able to create a 3D-printed hand that he calls the Cyborgbeast. It's a completely mechanical device made from ABS plastic with a series of flexible cords that allow it to act like a real hand. It turned out...

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New SPECT Device Greatly Improves Sensitivity, Resolution

April 24, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

A new device NPRE Associate Prof. Ling-Jian Meng and his students have developed should greatly improve sensitivity and resolution capabilities available through radiological imaging. The advanced technology holds promise for gamma camera...

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Proto Labs Acquires FineLine Prototyping; Launches New Additive Manufacturing Service

April 24, 2014 2:35 pm | by Proto Labs Inc. | Proto Labs, Inc., FineLine Prototyping, Inc. | News | Comments

Proto Labs Inc., a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has announced today the launch of its additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc. a leading provider of...

J&J: Business Doing Well on New Product Approvals

April 24, 2014 2:32 pm | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Thursday that all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year. Gorsky told about 1,650 shareholders at J&J's annual meeting that the company is...

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Collaboration and Medical Countermeasures: Furthering Regulatory Science

April 24, 2014 2:31 pm | by Stephen Ostroff, M.D., Acting Chief Scientist, FDA | Blogs | Comments

“I hope no one ever needs these products,” isn’t something you hear too often, particularly from those developing drugs, biologics, or devices. That point of view—and a universal desire to protect the American public—is what sets biodefense....

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Engineers Help Make Advances in Virtual Artificial Heart Implantation

April 24, 2014 10:44 am | by Rosie Gochnour and Joe Kullman, Arizona State University | News | Comments

Some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation are being achieved by an Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have performed what they believe is the first virtual...

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Photos of the Day: Implanting a Heart...Virtually

April 24, 2014 10:43 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU engineer David Frakes examines a 3D print of an optimized, patient-specific artificial heart that was virtually implanted into a pediatric patient. Frakes has been working with technology developed by the Tucson-based company SynCardia...

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Zimmer Buying Biomet in Deal Valued at $13.35B

April 24, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet for about $13.35 billion in a move aimed at helping expand its product offerings and services. Even though it is the buyer, Zimmer shares rose more than 17 percent in morning...

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Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

April 24, 2014 10:08 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack...

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