Human-care company Elekta needed to test their latest technological innovation in high resolution beam shaping. The world’s fastest multi-leaf collimator (MLC) had already been developed, successfully defeating many challenges engineers had otherwise believed insurmountable along the way. But, re-defining benchmarks of patient care in radiotherapy doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. The next challenge was a rigorous testing […]
At some point in their lives, 15% of people with diabetes will develop a painful and hard-to-treat foot ulcer. Twenty-four percent of those will require a lower-leg amputation. And, in some instances, what seems initially like a harmless sore might even lead to death. A Northwestern University team developed a new treatment for this severe and […]
Neuroscientists revealed a new way of mapping the brain at the resolution of individual neurons, which they successfully demonstrated in the mouse brain. The new multiplexed analysis of projections by sequencing (MAPseq) method makes it possible in a single experiment to trace the long-range projections of large numbers of individual neurons from a specific region or regions […]
Scientists at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne developed a completely new type of heart pump that does not make any contact with blood. There are a number of pumps on the market, including total heart replacements and left-ventricular assist devices, but they all can damage red blood cells. Moreover, the turbulence produced by the pumps can […]
If your job leaves you exposed to any kind of wetness or debris being thrown into your face, you need protection—from the sun, from impact, from splash—and even from dangerous, temporarily impaired vision caused by your eye protection fogging up. These combined hazards require a combined solution: the Vader Combo from Brass Knuckle. Vader Combo is […]
The compliance date for device labelers to place Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs) on their Class II devices is approaching quickly. Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final rule, Class II devices must be labeled with UDIs starting September 24, 2016. FDA consulting firm Registrar Corp is providing tips to help labelers of Class […]
After the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, GILUPI GmbH announces that it has received EN ISO 13485 certification for its German operations. This ISO 13485 certification is an important milestone in the development of the GILUPI GmbH medical device and downstream in vitro diagnostics (IVD) business, particularly in the fields of […]
Teleflex Medical OEM, a global developer in fiber-based products, announces the availability of bioabsorbable sutures, yarns and resins that can be custom-configured to meet the performance requirements for specific applications. The bioabsorbable product portfolio includes: Bondek Plus and Monodek sutures; multi-filament yarns constructed of PGA (polyglycolic acid), PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) and PGLA (poly acid-co-poly-L-lactic acid); and […]
A pioneer of direct-drive pick & place and multiple-axis modules, WEISS and its subsidiary, WEISS North America, recently completed three, turnkey TR1100, ring-style chassis systems for a west-coast medical parts manufacturer. Their client‘s diverse medical product line provides patients and caregivers safe, innovative, life-enhancing medical devices that help improve patient outcomes by minimizing bacterial ingress […]
Researchers may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson’s disease before its symptoms develop. Scientists at University College London (UCL) say their early animal tests could lead to a cheap and non-invasive way to spot the disease. Parkinson’s affects 1 in 500 people and is the second most common […]
By Sarah Faulkner Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are using light to create 3D structures that remember their shape when triggered by external stimuli like temperature. These structures, also known as shape-memory polymers, could be useful as delivery vessels for drugs in the human body. The materials are made from […]
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