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Advanced Pouching for Medical Materials

June 9, 2014 4:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical is now offering advanced pouching for medical materials. Typically used for delicate or sterile medical devices and disposables, medical pouching is an innovative segment of standard packaging...

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Fluid Dispensing Techniques to Improve Assembly and Lab Processes

June 9, 2014 4:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Nordson Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD will be demonstrating several fluid dispensing techniques to improve medical device assembly and laboratory processes at MD&M East, in booth #2021...

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Hansen Medical's Sensei X Robotic Catheter System to Be Featured at Cardiostim Congress

June 9, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, will showcase its new Sensei X2 Robotic System prototype at Cardiostim Congress from June 18 - 21 at the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France. The Sensei X2 features...

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FDA Clearance for Newest Model of WatchPAT Device

June 9, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Itamar Medical reported that the new and upgraded model of the WatchPAT, Itamar Medical's leading sleep apnea diagnostic device, has been cleared by the FDA. The FDA clearance came earlier than anticipated, and was announced at the Annual...

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Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery Markets to Reach $4.6 Billion in 2019

June 9, 2014 10:25 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical (MRCAS) technologies is expected to grow to $4.6 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7%...

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Why Bother? Is the Fight Really Worth It?

June 9, 2014 10:17 am | by Emily L. Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In some eyes, TecMed, Inc. might be considered the world’s longest standing medical ‘start-up.’ Even CEO Alan Leszinske claims that the name ‘start-up’ might be a bit erroneous since the company has been in full swing for nearly 2 decades...

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Woman Sues After STD Diagnosis Posted on Facebook

June 9, 2014 10:09 am | by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook, revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis, has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker who accessed her information. The 20-year-old Cincinnati woman, who filed...

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Fully Automated DNA Lab-on-a-Chip Microfluidic System Wins Competition

June 9, 2014 10:03 am | by Dolomite | The Dolomite Centre Ltd | News | Comments

Dolomite have announced the winner of their 2013 Productizing Science competition as Molbot Pte. Ltd. The company submitted the concept of a low-cost bench-top molecular biology “Minilab” for automating molecular biology applications...  

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A Tiny Molecule May Help Battle Depression

June 9, 2014 9:41 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving...

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New Molecule Enables Quick Drug Monitoring

June 9, 2014 9:31 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Monitoring the drug concentration in patients is critical for effective treatment, especially in cases of cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and immunosuppression after organ transplants. However, current methods are expensive, time-consuming...

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Targeting Tumors Using Silver Nanoparticles

June 9, 2014 9:23 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique — and important — properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor...

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Regenerating Bones with Beer

June 9, 2014 9:05 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at the UPM and the CSIC have developed biomaterials for bone regeneration from beer brewing waste. As a result of a research study conducted by researchers from the Centre for Biomedical Technology of Universidad Politécnica de...

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The Quest for Long-Lasting Blood

June 9, 2014 8:58 am | by University of Essex | News | Comments

A team of scientists at the University of Essex are hoping to develop a one-size-fits-all, third generation artificial blood substitute. Every day thousands of people around the world have their lives saved or improved thanks to someone...

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Photos of the Day: Life-Saving Shirt

June 9, 2014 8:51 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have designed a lightweight, easy-to-conceal shirt-like garment to deliver life-saving shocks to patients experiencing serious heart problems. The students say their design improves upon a wearable...

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Heart-Shocking ‘Shirt’ May Save Lives when Paramedics Are Not Nearby

June 9, 2014 8:51 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have designed a lightweight, easy-to-conceal shirt-like garment to deliver life-saving shocks to patients experiencing serious heart problems. The students say their design improves upon a wearable...

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