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The Future of Medical Imaging

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Texas Instruments

In a technology enabled future, a bathroom mirror with a retinal scanner behind the glass collects vital signs and looks for clues to retinopathy, and a toilet with an embedded processor analyzes urine to identify kidney infections or the progression of chronic conditions such as diabetes.

The Effect of Gamma Sterilization on Select TPE Materials

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by RTP Company

It is well known and published that modern sterilization techniques can have a detrimental effect on polymers. In particular, gamma sterilization, which is the most common ionization method, can cause substantial changes in polymeric materials.

Technical Guide: How to Match Today’s Laser Cutting Technology to Application Requirements

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Spartanics

Laser cutting, a.k.a. digital die cutting, uses high-powered lasers to vaporize materials in the lasers’ beam path. The powering on and off of the laser beam and the way in which the beam path is directed towards the substrate effects the specific cuts that the artwork requires.


Software Automation Trends in the Medical Device Industry

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by MasterControl Inc.

Medical device companies can reduce development costs and accelerate time to market by automating cross-departmental information sharing systems. This white paper discusses business content and process applications and product content and process applications, and explains how companies are utilizing these systems.

Single-Axis Actuators... When to Build, When to Buy

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Misumi USA, Inc.

A variety of linear motion devices are available today for performing the function of single-axis movement, whether it be for an assembly operation, testing, packaging or simple motion control.

Selection of Materials for Medical Applications

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by RTP Company

Applications in the healthcare industry, medical devices in particular, have some demanding requirements for thermoplastic materials that are unique to this arena.

Selecting Cell Chemistries for your Portable Battery Systems

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Micro Power

Three cell chemistries currently dominate the growing portable application market: Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), and Lithium Polymer (Li-polymer).

See the Difference: DSPs in Medical Imaging

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Texas Instruments

Over the past 15 years, there have been many advances in medical imaging technology, from ultrasound, to Digital X-Ray and magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). New applications are also being developed, including hyperspectral imaging and 3D/4D scans which can produce clinically relevant images.


Regulatory Asset Management: Harmonizing Calibration, Maintenance & Validation Systems

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Blue Mountain Quality Resources

With new regulatory pressures and in search of greater productivity and efficiency, leaders in the life science industries have explored harmonizing calibration, maintenance and validation management systems. Until recently, the available options required significant compromises to productivity.

Protecting Against Counterfeits, Generics and Substitutes with RFID

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by SkyeTek

Product authentication is the process of verifying or guaranteeing that a product or its consumable is either genuine or permitted to access a particular application.

Pipe Thread Types and Designations

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Colder Products

Different types of screw threads have evolved for fastening, and hydraulic systems. Of special concern are plastic-to-metal, taper/parallel threaded joints in hydraulic circuits.

Nano-Air-Flow Based Differential Pressure Sensor for Medical Respiration Measurement Applications

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Microbridge Technologies

Microbridge Technologies has developed a thermo-anemometer micro-air-flow sensor principle, having very high flow-impedance, that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures, over a wide dynamic range.

Moving from Paper to Electronic Records: Hardwiring Compliance into Product Development

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by PTC

This white paper describes how compliance can be “hardwired” into the product development processes with a validated system that automatically captures required records for regulatory purposes.

Motion Control Requirements in Medical Imaging Systems

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Learn how medical device manufacturers are turning to motion control platforms that help control costs, streamline production on a global basis, and provide systems capable of delivering the most sophisticated 2-D and 3-D clinical images possible.

Medical Device Manufacturers Can Leverage ERP and CRM Software to Facilitate FDA Compliance

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Syspro

Medical device manufacturers have long embraced ERP and CRM software systems. However, they have primarily employed them to achieve operational efficiencies as well as to further sales and marketing objectives.


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