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News : Medical
New Diagnostic Device Designed to Prevent Stroke at Home

With a rapidly aging population and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke is becoming one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and across the world. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented but currently there is no way to assess and...

News : Medical
New Amgen Video Details How to Use its AutoTouch Injection Device

Amgen has released a new video detailing the use and operation of its Autotouch device for the company’s Enbrel arthritis drug. The eight-minute video describes how the automatic device allows a patient to administer the drug by simply placing it painlessly on the skin.

News : Medical
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
News : Medical
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early

A microfluidic device the size of two quarters has the ability to catch and release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — cancer cells that circulate in a cancer patient's blood. Such a device could lead...

Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections
Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections

Researchers have turned to 3D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study...

Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections
News : Medical
Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off
Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off

Researchers are working on “erasable” contrast agents that would have the ability to blink off, on command, thereby revealing their location in the body.

Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off
News : Medical
Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback
Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that regulates current so that a prosthetics user feels steady sensation, even when the electrodes begin to peel off or when sweat builds...

Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback
News : Medical
Lab-on-a-Chip Delivers Critical Immunity Data for Vulnerable Populations
Lab-on-a-Chip Delivers Critical Immunity Data for Vulnerable Populations

A team of researchers has developed a portable, reconfigurable lab-on-a-chip diagnostic platform and field-tested the system in remote Kenya. Their validated platform...

Lab-on-a-Chip Delivers Critical Immunity Data for Vulnerable Populations
News : Tubing & Extrusion
Cadence Expands, Adds New PEEK Machining, Molding Capabilities

Cadence, Stauton, VA, recently completed the expansion of its machining capabilities to include polyetheretherketone (PEEK) machining and molding capabilities as the use of PEEK components continues to rise in implantable medical devices.

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Launches Innovation Challenge for Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use

FDA has launched an innovation challenge to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health and diagnostic devices, to help combat the opioid crisis and to help prevent and treat Opioid Use Disorder — a serious health condition that can be a...

News : Imaging
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog

An inability to handle misty driving conditions has been one of the chief obstacles to the development of autonomous vehicular navigation systems that use visible light. These systems are...

Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog
News : Medical
New AI Technique Dramatically Improves Quality of Medical Imaging
New AI Technique Dramatically Improves Quality of Medical Imaging

A radiologist's ability to make accurate diagnoses from high-quality diagnostic imaging studies directly impacts patient outcome. However, acquiring sufficient data to...

New AI Technique Dramatically Improves Quality of Medical Imaging
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Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases
Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases

Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's,...

Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases
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High-Resolution Brain Imaging Provides Clues About Memory Loss
High-Resolution Brain Imaging Provides Clues About Memory Loss

As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience "senior moments," but are these memory lapses normal? There is currently no good way to tell. However, researchers at the...

High-Resolution Brain Imaging Provides Clues About Memory Loss
News : Medical
Inside Story: Zeus Industrial Products Inc.
Inside Story: Zeus Industrial Products Inc.

Medical product manufacturers share the ideals of a circular economy, in which high value is given to the recovery and recycling of resources whenever possible. Zeus Industrial Products Inc.,...

Inside Story: Zeus Industrial Products Inc.
News : Medical
Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier
Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers have fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous...

Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier
News : Wearables
Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity
Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a wearable, noninvasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours — essentially an electrocardiogram but for...

Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity
News : Medical
Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors
Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors

Engineers have for the first time demonstrated that wood can be directly converted into a carbon sponge capable of withstanding repeated compression and other extreme mechanical...

Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors
News : Medical
Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care
Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care

Researchers have created a mobile version of the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. Instead of sending...

Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care
News : Medical
Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound
Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound

Development of a theoretical basis for ultrahigh piezoelectricity in ferroelectric materials has led to a new material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric...

Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound
News : Medical
Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages
Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages

Engineers have developed a thin, lightweight, rubber-like adhesive film that can stick to highly deformable regions of the body, such as the knee and elbow, and maintain its hold even after 100...

Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business
Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business

NuTec Tooling Solution has released the compiled results of its first annual Industrial Automation Impact Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The survey evaluated the degree to which industrial...

Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business
News : Medical
Evonik Intensifies Research into Regenerative Medicine

Evonik has launched a Tissue Engineering Project House where up to 20 scientists from various disciplines will work to make reliable solutions possible for tissue regeneration following accidents or disease. The aim is to develop materials for biological implants in medical applications....

News : Test & Measurement
Mahr Signs Cooperation Agreement with NanoFocus

Mahr and NanoFocus, the German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, have signed a cooperation agreement. In May 2018, Mahr will be offering confocal microscopes from NanoFocus as the new Mahr product family MarSurf CM. This expands Mahr’s tactile portfolio with optical metrology.

News : Test & Measurement
Sotera Health LLC to Sell Nordion’s Medical Isotopes Segment to BWXT

Sotera Health has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell the Medical Isotopes segment of its Nordion business to a subsidiary of BWX Technologies. According to the company, the transaction will create a platform that will accelerate growth for both...

News : Test & Measurement
ORS Acquires Silicon Cert Laboratories

ORS Labs, the parent company of Oneida Research Services, Inc. (ORS), has acquired Silicon Cert Laboratories in Reading, PA. Silicon Cert Laboratories is an internationally recognized leader in environmental and mechanical testing and qualification of products and components for multiple industries,...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cadence to be Acquired by Kohlberg & Company

Cadence, Inc., a provider of complex high-precision components and finished devices for advanced surgical and specialty industrial applications, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, NY.

News : Electronics & Computers
TT Electronics Acquires Stadium Group

TT Electronics plc has completed the acquisition of Stadium Group plc. Stadium is a supplier of design-led technologies with product capabilities including connectivity solutions, power supplies, human machine interface (HMI), and electronic assemblies.

News : Test & Measurement
Nelson Labs Expands Itasca Lab Operations and Testing Capabilities

Nelson Laboratories, LLC, a Sotera Health company, has made significant investments to expand the operations and service capabilities at its Itasca, IL, laboratory facility to better service customers.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?
Robotics are increasingly find a role in patient rehabilitation. But are the technologies safe?
Answering Your Questions: Are Assistive Robotics Safe for Patients?

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