DuPont launched its new perfluoroelastomer parts, DuPont Kalrez LS390, for use as sanitary seals in food handling, beverage and pharmaceutical applications where FDA, USP VI at 121° C and Japan Pharmacopeia compliance are required. Kalrez LS390 provides longer seal life and tighter sealing which improves productivity and process optimization as well as creating a safer […]
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University developed a coating made from antibiotic-releasing nanofibers to prevent bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. The work was published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Although the team used rodents’ knee joints to demonstrate the effects of the nanofiber film, they suggest that the coating […]
Researchers from the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab have come up with an efficient way to cool off waters hard at work, by “sweating” water right out of their exoskeleton. Demonstrating the technology at the IEEE/RSJ Internal Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Professor Masayuki Inaba and his team built Kengoro, a humanoid robot […]
Halt Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company, developing minimally invasive, uterine sparing solutions for women who suffer from symptomatic fibroids, announced today that with the support of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and other independent laparoscopic gynecologists, the American Medical Association (AMA) has […]
Research presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in early October in Washington, DC, showed that 60percent of adult patients who were diagnosed with primary headache had one or more comorbidities which raised the average annual cost of their healthcare to over $20,000. This compares with the annual average healthcare cost of […]
SpineGuard (FR0011464452 – ALSGD) recently announced that it will launch its next-generation PediGuard “Threaded” device enabled by DSG (Dynamic Surgical Guidance) technology at next week’s 31stannual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) in Boston on October 26-29. The innovative PediGuard Threaded device with DSG is a drilling instrument with a threaded shaft design […]
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. Neuroscientists at Newcastle University have developed the device, the size of a mobile phone, which delivers a series of small electrical shocks followed by an audible click to strengthen brain and spinal connections. The experts believe […]
Nexxt Spine, LLC, a privately held medical device company dedicated to increasing procedural efficiency and clinical outcomes for patients with debilitating spinal conditions, further demonstrates the company’s on-going commitment toward reducing post-operative surgical infections with the addition of an ISO Class 10,000 (International Standards Organization) Certified Cleanroom for pre-packaging sterile spinal implants within their manufacturing […]
Futudent introduces the EduCam – bringing the benefits of new video technology to the mass dental market for the first time in a convenient and affordable way. Futudent has spent the past 5 years pioneering the uses of recorded and streamed video for dental professionals and patients around the world. Video can be used for […]
The direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) process continues to evolve to meet medical device needs. The technology can be used in mission critical parts, but requires some tradeoffs. Smooth surfaces have been difficult to achieve, and handling the nano-sized metal powders required is difficult and potentially dangerous. Suppliers are attempting to resolve those flaws in […]
CTL Medical Corporation, a Dallas-based medical device manufacturing and service company, announced that it has applied for and been granted both ISO 13485 and CE Mark certifications. The International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent, non-governmental organization covering industry standards in a wide range of industries from technology to food safety, […]
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