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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...

Evaluation Boards for RS-485-Based Applications

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of two new evaluation boards for RS-485-based applications.

High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire for Extreme Environments

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Rated for voltages up to 42,000 Volts DC, Cicoil’s High Flex – High Voltage Silicone Wire is durable, flame retardant (UL 94V-0), free of halogens and performs exceptionally well in extreme temperature conditions...


Hybrid Micro-Nano Connector Reduces Weight and Space

August 8, 2011 7:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Omnetics Connector Corporation, the leading manufacturer of miniature high-rel connectors, has a hybrid Micro/Nano Connector designed to reduce weight and space while meeting design requirements.

CandM Announces Release of New White Paper

August 8, 2011 4:33 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the release of a new white paper entitled, -Understanding the Electrical Performance of Category Cables-

A MEMS motor for watches developed by EPFL

August 5, 2011 7:33 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

An electromagnetic three-phase motor, invented by EPFL?s Integrated Actuators Laboratory, will enable the watchmaking industry to build watches that are three times more efficient and that can include more applications.

13th Annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

August 5, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) is accepting paper, panel and speaker proposals, as well as exhibitor and sponsorship applications, for its 13th annual event.

New USB to Digital Level Interface Cabling Solutions from FTDI

August 5, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

FTDI has added two new cables to its USB to digital level serial interface portfolio. The new C232HM-DDHSL-0 (3.3V output power) and C232HM-EDHSL-0 (5V output power) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) cables offer a …

Wireless network in hospital monitors vital signs(3)

August 4, 2011 5:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington University in St. Louis) A clinical warning system undergoing a feasibility study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis will include wireless sensors that take blood oxygenation and heart-rate readings from at-risk patients once or twice a minute. The data and lab results in...

Polymer's hunt for nicotine

August 4, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective...

U.S. health care costs higher than Canada

August 4, 2011 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A survey of doctors on both sides of the border finds physicians in Ontario, Canada, spend almost $60,000 less per year on interacting with insurers.

Glove that Vibrates Fingertip Could Improve One's Sense of Touch

August 4, 2011 10:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch. Applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance, according to their research results.

Diode Laser System Series With Extended Beam Quality

August 4, 2011 8:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

DILAS Industrial Laser Systems today introduced a new diode laser system based on a diode laser module with an optical output power of 30W CW and increased beam quality.

Precision Position Control for Translating Screw Jack Systems

August 4, 2011 8:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Nook Industries, a leading linear motion control systems and components manufacturer, has recently introduced its patent-pending Nook Sensor System (NSS).

Agilent Technologies and University of California, Davis, Announce New Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Wave Research Center

August 4, 2011 7:59 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of California, Davis, announced they will establish the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center. The DMRC will focus on advancing technology in millimeter wave and THz systems for radar, imaging systems, sensors, communications and integrated passive devices found in electromagnetic metamaterials and antennae. The DMRC is vertically integrated, with research involving

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