Sparton's Cary Wood explains the benefits of refurbishment of medical devices

June 28, 2011 8:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Cary Wood, president and CEO of Sparton, discusses the contract manufacturing company's unique refurbishment offerings for medical device manufacturers. The company relies on its testing and engineering capabilities to help OEMs rejuvenate a device and return it to the field, ready to...

Farm and Hologic share insights on the design of a breast imaging system

June 28, 2011 8:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Nikolaos Gkanatsios, Ph.D., director & senior principal systems architect, breast imaging at Hologic, and Darrin Manke, director/program manager at Farm, provide insights into the challenges and successes that were experienced in the development of a breast tomosynthesis system. They...

MicroCare Medical's Jay Tourigny offers a new component cleaning solution

June 28, 2011 8:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Jay Tourigny, VP of Operations at MicroCare Medical, shows how the combination of an innovative solution with a vapor degreaser offers an excellent cleaning system for medical device manufacturers. The solution enables an effective clean on virtually any part geometry. Visit...


Shin-Etsu's Eric Bishop presents silicone that is chemically bonded to plastic in mold

June 28, 2011 8:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Eric Bishop, North American marketing manager for Shin-Etsu, shows a molded component that has a strip of silicone chemically bonded to it in mold. The bond is strong enough that the silicone fails before the bond when attempting to separate the silicone from the component. Visit...

NDC's Dave Niedermaier reviews the unique properties of nitinol material

June 28, 2011 8:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

David Niedermaier, VP of sales at Nitinol Devices & Components (NDC), offers several demonstrations of the unique properties of nitinol, including its thermal shape memory. The company provides the material to medical device manufacturers to utilize in the industry. Visit...

Evonik Cyro's Larry Gabriel discusses antimicrobial polymer

June 28, 2011 8:31 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Larry Gabriel of Evonik Cyro shares the background to the story of the company's decision to introduce an antimicrobial polymer. The CYROLITE acrylic-based multipolymer compounds offer a number of advantages to medical device designers and manufacturers beyond the antimicrobial benefit....

China Array Plastics's Russel Johnson discusses high performance thermoplastics

June 28, 2011 8:31 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Russel Johnson, president of China Array Plastics, talks about the company's capabilities and their high performance thermoplastics offerings. On display are several examples of their material solutions in real world medical device applications. Visit for more...

Bayer's Bruce Fine introduces new material targeted at medical devices

June 28, 2011 8:31 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Bruce Fine, at the MD&M East 2011 show, discusses the benefits of a new Bayer MaterialScience material that's targeted to fulfilling the needs for medical device designers and manufacturers. The material is Makrolon 2258. Visit for more information about Bayer MaterialScience.


Cincinnati Test Systems' Dave Kralovetz shows off the company's testing system solutions

June 28, 2011 8:31 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Cincinnati Test Systems offers custom and standard leak, flow, and functional test instruments. Dave Kralovetz shows some of the product solutions the company offers, including the CTS Blackbelt. Visit for more information about CTS.

SciFri 062411 Hour 2: Sleep and Hammocks, Robopocalypse, Pervious Pavement, Science Diction: Radio

June 26, 2011 9:37 pm Podcasts Comments

Your brain on hammocks, preparing for the robot uprising, greener paving options, and the origins of the word radio.

Futures In Biotech 82: Bionic Brain Symbionts: The Next Phage of Human Slurry

June 24, 2011 2:36 pm Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier We discuss everything from symbiotic devices to human proteome phage to the race between transcription and translation, genetics gone wild. Guests: Andre Nantel and Justin C. Sanchez, Ph.D. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...

SciFri 061711 Hour 2: Voyager 1, History of Information

June 19, 2011 10:46 pm Podcasts Comments

A trip to the outer edge of the solar system, and a look at the history of information and how people interact with it.

Futures in Biotech 81: Worm Research: The Buck Starts Here

June 17, 2011 2:35 pm Podcasts Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Simon Melov Dr. Gordon Lithgow bridges the science of protein folding and life extenstion. Guest: Gordon Lithgow, Ph.D., professor at the Buck Institute. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also...

SciFri 061711 Hour 1: Black Holes, Untested Stem Cell Therapies, Solar Update

June 17, 2011 12:37 pm Podcasts Comments

New research into black holes, use of untested therapies by athletes, solar energy business.

SciFri 061011 Hour 2: Disasters, Retooling the Electric Grid

June 12, 2011 9:37 pm Podcasts Comments

Looking at black swan events, how aging infrastructure and outmoded communications hobble the electrical grid.


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