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Shire HGT wins FDA OK for HAE drug

August 25, 2011 6:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc. has won approval for Firazyr, a drug to treat a rare condition called hereditary angioedema (HAE), according to a release from the FDA.

Yale Researchers Use Genetic Code To Engineer a Living Protein

August 25, 2011 9:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have successfully re-engineered the protein-making machinery in bacteria, a technical tour de force that promises to revolutionize the study and treatment of a variety of diseases.

3-CMOS Line Scan Camera Family Expanded

August 25, 2011 7:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

JAI announces the release of the LT-200CL, a new industrial grade color line scan camera based on JAI’s advanced prism technology. Featuring a light beam splitter prism...


Oscilloscopes Provide Low Front-End Noise, Deliver High Signal Fidelity

August 25, 2011 7:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Designated the R&S RTO Series, the digital scope utilizes a single core A/D converter to ensure an accurate representation of signals when debugging biomedical sensors and equipment.

DACs Provide Highest Precision, Lowest Power Consumption

August 25, 2011 7:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced a family of dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that provides the industry’s highest precision and lowest power consumption.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduces first generation IGBT technology platform

August 25, 2011 5:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited ("AOS"), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, introduces a new line of Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) to meet the growing need for energy efficient switching devices for motor control and...

Nemotek Technologie debuts new WLOptic product line with thinner VGA camera

August 25, 2011 5:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Offering high quality features in a very small form factor, the new Exiguus leads next-generation of wafer-level cameras.

High power caps available with high-frequency performance

August 25, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

AVX has expanded its HQ Series MLC surface mount RF power capacitors to include P90 dielectric versions for high power high frequency applications. The HQ Series MLC with the P90 dielectric material features an ultra-low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and …


A chronology of Steve Jobs at Apple

August 24, 2011 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some key dates from the life and work of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., who resigned Wednesday as CEO.1955: Stephen Paul Jobs is born on Feb. 24.1972: Jobs enrolls in Reed College in Portland, Ore. but drops out after a semester.1974: Jobs works for video game maker Atari and attends...

Greenscape Announces 40% Acquisition of CapTherm Systems

August 24, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Greenscape Capital Group Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire a 40% interest in the issued and outstanding shares of CapTherm Systems Inc. for the sum of...

Twin-Pin ECG Cables

August 24, 2011 8:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Twin-pin connectors are used in the conductive circuit from the patient to an ECG device. The shielded leads protect the weak ECG electrical waveforms from the effects of extraneous RF energy.

Foil Connectors for Crimp to Wire, Foil, Film

August 24, 2011 8:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

A line of terminals for connecting wire to aluminum and copper-foil, and film laminates that comes in strip form to speed wire processing operations is being introduced by ETCO Inc.

Low-Noise, Ultra-High-Performance, Auto-Zero Operational Amplifiers

August 24, 2011 8:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The new devices feature a self-correcting auto-zero architecture, which enables ultra-high precision, including an input offset voltage of just 2 microvolts and a gain bandwidth product of 2 MHz.


Google settles pharmacy ad probe for $500 million

August 24, 2011 7:05 am | by LAURA CRIMALDI - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Google Inc. has agreed to pay $500 million to settle a U.S. government investigation into the Internet search leader's distribution of online ads from Canadian pharmacies illegally selling prescription and non-prescription drugs to American consumers, a U.S. attorney...

Prosthetic Leg Has Powered Joints

August 24, 2011 6:31 am | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

A new prosthetic design is the first to include powered knee and ankle joints that move in unison, making it much easier for an amputee to walk. Source: Futurity Read more:

Gene found to play role in early cancer

August 23, 2011 12:29 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Mutations to a gene called p53 have been linked to half of all cancers, leading to tumor growth and the spread of cancerous cells.

Roger Grace to Produce Exclusive MEMS High-Volume Workshop at SENSORS Tech Forum

August 23, 2011 5:43 am | News | Comments

SENSORS Tech Forum has reached out to one of the leading MEMS authorities in the industry, Roger Grace and asked him to produce an exclusive all-day session geared toward enlightening their audience...

Communication Still Key to Customer Service

August 23, 2011 5:17 am | by Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials, LORD( | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

EBV and Aptina sign European distribution agreement

August 23, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

EBV Elektronik and CMOS image sensor company Aptina, a spin off from Micron, have announced a distribution agreement to promote and deliver Aptina products to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Image sensors, and sensors in general, are …

HP unit gets $72.3M contract renewal for Medicare

August 22, 2011 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co. has received a $72.3 million, five-year contract renewal for claims processing for home medical equipment and other services under the federal government's Medicare program, the company announced Monday.The renewal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare &...

14-bit ADCs Address Requirements for Communications, Instrumentation and Test

August 22, 2011 6:56 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices released single and dual-channel 14-bit high-speed A/D converters for use in communications, instrumentation and test and measurement applications. The new converters are asserted to

Rugged Metal Electro-Optic Sensor

August 22, 2011 6:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems, introduces the new low cost, miniature ELS-950M...

STMicroelectronics, a leader in MEMS technology, to highlight key industry trends at MICROTech World

August 19, 2011 8:31 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Market leader displays its comprehensive and cutting-edge MEMS technology for automotive, consumer and mobile, healthcare applications under the theme of ?Sense the Future with ST MEMS?

250-W Medical Power Supply Comes In a Low-profile 3” x 5” Package

August 19, 2011 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Partners’ PPWAM250 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies offers 250 Watts of power with 17 cfm of forced air and is compliant to UL/cUL60601-1 and TUV 60601-1 medical safety standards. The units also

Radicom Research Introduces Low-Cost Bluetooth Modules For Short Distances

August 18, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the launch of its new RB4000 and RB4000HM Bluetooth modules for short-range wireless data connectivity.

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