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The Tinker's Toolbox - Alex Zilberman of Intel on Medical Electronics

August 11, 2011 6:02 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Alex Zilberman, Market Development Manager  of Intel on their efforts in the area of medical electronics.

Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells.

iNEMI workshop to focus on MEMS needs & opportunities

August 11, 2011 5:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

September 15-16 meeting follows EMPC 2011

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Cree announces blue LED and remote-phosphor licensing program

August 11, 2011 1:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Royal Blue XLamp XT-E LED targets remote-phosphor SSL applications, and Cree is offering licenses for its remote phosphor-technology for ready usage by lamp and luminaire vendors.

A Brief Look at ECG Sensor Technology

August 10, 2011 12:35 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Biomonitoring electrodes have progressed quite a long way from early research into how they function during the 19th century. With ongoing innovations in both sensor and medical technology, as well as further understanding of the human body, these devices continue to evolve. This...

Polymer light-emitting devices tout stretchability

August 10, 2011 11:37 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science showcase an "intrinsically stretchable" polymer light-emitting device, in which every part of the device is stretchable.

Translucent announces commercial availability of vGaN? wafer templates for low-cost epitaxial growth of GaN devices

August 10, 2011 11:37 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Translucent, Inc., a provider of rare-earth-oxide (REO) engineered silicon substrates for low-cost, high-performance epitaxial semiconductorapplications, announced today the commercial availability of its vGaN? family of silicon-based wafer templates.

AZZURRO opens regional office Asia

August 10, 2011 11:36 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

AZZURRO Semiconductors, a pioneer and leader in GaN-on-Si technology strengthens its customer support reach by establishing a regional office in Taipei, TAIWAN R.O.C. for its Asian customers.

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Board mount pressure sensor serves medical, HVAC & industrial applications

August 10, 2011 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell continues to expand its TruStability Board Mount Pressure Sensor platform with a new Ultra-Low Pressure Sensor that provides industry-leading long term stability, Total Error Band (TEB), accuracy, flexibility, and high burst and working pressures.

Flat Wire Inductors Excel At High Temperatures

August 10, 2011 9:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Featuring a “flat wire” design that is coiled and mounted directly to the circuit board to allow efficient heat dissipation, the new DR79892 and DR79893 Flat Wire Inductors from Datatronic Distribution...

Board Mount Ultra-Low Pressure Sensors

August 10, 2011 9:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) continues to expand its TruStability® Board Mount Pressure Sensor platform with a new Ultra-Low Pressure Sensor that provides industry-leading long term stability...

Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 Serological Assays

August 10, 2011 7:25 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

This special controls guidance document was developed to support the reclassification of the herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV 1 and 2) serological assays into class II. HSV serological assays are devices that consist of antigens and antisera...

Important Information on the Medical Device User Fee Rates for FY2012 (Updated)

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

This letter is to notify you of the fiscal year 2012, (October 1, 2011-September 30, 2012), fee rates and payment procedures for medical device user fees payable to the United States Food and Drug Administration, (US FDA).

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Public Meeting - Advancing Regulatory Science for Highly Multiplexed Microbiology/MCM Devices, October 13, 2011

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

These diagnostic devices present several advantages, such as identifying potential disease etiology in situations where many different pathogens share a common clinical manifestation and the simultaneous detection of co-infections...

Boston Scientific Second Quarter Results Exceed Consensus Sales and EPS; Full-Year Guidance Raised

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company also announces new share repurchase, China investment and restructuring program

Boston Scientific's WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent Receives Canadian Approval for Expanded Indication

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company's fully covered metal stent now approved in Canada for use in treating benign biliary strictures

Boston Scientific Launches Neuromodulation Learning Institute To Enhance Clinical Education For Spinal Cord Stimulation

August 10, 2011 7:23 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company also introduces industry's first iPhone®/iPad® app for healthcare professionals using SCS

LED professional Symposium and Exhibition 2011 ? Europe's foremost technology LED-event

August 10, 2011 4:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

LpS 2011 is the first symposium that focuses exclusively on LED lighting technologies.

Nuance posts 3Q profit, shares tick up

August 9, 2011 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuance Communications Inc. posted a profit Tuesday for its fiscal third quarter, edging past Wall Street's expectations. The stock rose.The Burlington, Mass.-based company reported higher sales to medical facilities, which use Nuance's speech recognition software for transcription, and to...

What Happens If the Overuse of Antibiotics Leads to Them No Longer Working?

August 9, 2011 5:26 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Antibiotics have been a miraculous tool to keep up healthy. Like vaccines this tool is useful unless it is used improperly. Vaccines value is wasted when they are not used enough. Antibiotics lose potency when they are overused. The overuse … Continue reading →

Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250 W

August 9, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower’s TMA250 Series of 250W AC/DC power adapters provides DC output voltages ranging from 12 V to 48 V. The series features a 90 V to 264 VAC universal input and 0.9 active power factor. With efficiency being

Study of Tricuspid Valve Mechanics Uncovers Causes for Leakage

August 9, 2011 8:28 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Millions experience leakage from their heart's tricuspid valve, but what causes it is not well understood. A new study found that either dilating the valve opening or displacing the papillary muscles that control its operation can cause the valve to leak.

High Voltage Large Case MLCCs Target High-rel Applications

August 8, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices uses

Flagship Spartan-6 FPGAs Built Into New NI Devices

August 8, 2011 10:05 am | News | Comments

Xilinx announced at NIWeek 2011 that National Instruments has expanded its NI Reconfigurable I/O (RIO) advanced control and monitoring product portfolio with the introduction of the highest performance and first multicore NI CompactRIO systems and smallest NI Single-Board RIO devices built using Xilinx flagship Spartan-6 FPGAs.

National Instruments Honors Engineering and Science Innovation With 2011 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards

August 8, 2011 8:15 am | News | Comments

National Instruments honored 17 innovative applications developed by engineers, scientists and researchers from around the world at the fourth annual Graphical System Design Achievement Awards. At the award ceremony held during the annual NIWeek conference and exhibition...

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