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High-Powered X-ray Watches Non-Addictive Painkillers Bind to Neuroreceptors

February 18, 2015 11:54 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Using a newly developed X-ray source, scientists have revealed how a new type of pain-relievers works - bonding to the same neuroreceptors that morphine does, but without the accompanying physical dependence. "If you know how the binding physically works...

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3D Engineered Bone Marrow Makes Functioning Platelets

February 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Tufts University | News | Comments

A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three-dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human bone marrow...

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Turning Smartphones into Personal, Real-Time Pollution Monitors

February 18, 2015 11:12 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated health risks also increase, especially for children and seniors. But air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location...

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Smartphone Reader for Detecting Ebola

February 18, 2015 11:04 am | by Novarum DX | News | Comments

Novarum DX, the world’s leading mobile point of care technology company, specializing in creating smartphone apps for reading and sharing diagnostic test results, has announced it will demo a newly created app which reads a rapid, point...

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Catheter Coating Reverses a Common Hospital-Acquired Infection

February 18, 2015 10:55 am | by Jacquie Van Santen, Southern Health News | News | Comments

Up to 25 percent of patients have a urinary catheter inserted during their hospital stay, with many of them going on to develop urinary tract infections associated with the use of the catheter. It’s not surprising really, because... 

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EMS Achieves UDI Compliance, Reduces Print Time to Less than One Second

February 18, 2015 10:38 am | by Loftware, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland, EMS Electro Medical Systems is a manufacturer of micromechanical instruments. The company designs and develops orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis devices, and has a multinational...

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NFC/RFID Tags

February 18, 2015 9:47 am | by STMicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The SRTAG NFC/RFID tags from STMicroelectronics combine the wide memory range, data retention and write-erase cycles, and strong data protection, opening new possibilities for short-range wireless connectivity in consumer electronics, computer peripherals, home appliances, industrial automation, and healthcare products...

Advancements in Artificial Pancreas Technology

February 18, 2015 9:30 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc is advancing the development and commercialization of artificial pancreas technology with new research demonstrating progress toward future innovations and new systems coming to market. The first clinical study results on...

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A Breakthrough in Nanotoxicology by INRS Researchers

February 18, 2015 9:22 am | by Stéphanie Thibault, INRS | News | Comments

Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? Researchers...

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Miniature Solenoid Valve

February 18, 2015 9:09 am | by Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

New from Parker Hannifin, the Series MX – Model 7 is a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device manufacturers a high performing, energy efficient pneumatic on/off control valve in a compact 10 mm size. “With the growing pressure to improve patient recovery rates and to reduce health...

Ultrasound Technology Burns Fat

February 18, 2015 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. a global leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, launched a national advertising campaign on February 12, 2015 that promises to help achieve a "flatter tummy without the torture." The multi-channel campaign...

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Future of Molding Lies in Development of Automation

February 18, 2015 8:30 am | by Jason Nelson, Tech Center Manager, ProMed Molded Products | ProMed Molded Products, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Implantable devices serve a variety of functions from regulating the beat of a heart to restoring the range of motion in knee and hip joints. Over the last few years we’ve seen the merging of implantable devices and drug therapies. Incorporating...

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Ergonomics is Better in Today’s Design and Manufacturing Capabilities

February 18, 2015 8:30 am | by Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The capabilities of injection molding are continually expanding. In 2014, Proto Labs advanced two processes: metal injection molding (MIM) for smaller, stainless steel parts and liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) molding, which is often used for...

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Diaphragm Isolation Liquid Valve

February 18, 2015 6:47 am | by Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

This 6.4 mm diaphragm isolation valve improves performance of Clinical Diagnostic and Analytical Chemistry systems that require precision fluid, plus it delivers liquid dispense performance in a very small package. At just 6.4 mm wide it can be easily mounted over microplates improving performance and saving space. When mounted on a manifold the R6’s ultra-small footprint enables smaller and...

Development in Infusion Pump Connectivity Needed to Support Home Care

February 17, 2015 4:19 pm | by Jessica Edge, Analyst, Clinical Care Devices, IHS Medical Technology | Blogs | Comments

The continued pressure on healthcare spending in mature markets is driving demand for cost-effective treatment solutions. In response, home and alternate-site care markets are growing in number and expanding their reach. Patients requiring...

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