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Fraunhofer MEMS enable Vuzix video glasses goal

July 18, 2011 11:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) is helping video eyewear company Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) develop micro electromechanical system (MEMS) devices optimized for augmented and virtual wearable displays.

Advanced Diamond Technologies closes $5.2 million in series D funding

July 18, 2011 11:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT), the world leader in developing diamond films for industrial, electronic, and water treatment applications announces the successful close of its $5.2 million Series D financing.

RF Energy Harvesting Perpetually Powers Wireless Sensors

July 18, 2011 1:18 pm | by Harry Ostaffe, Powercast Corporation, www.powercastco.com | Articles | Comments

While the power from RF energy is typically very low, RF energy is unique among energy-harvesting options because it can either be harvested from ambient energy or intentionally broadcasted to provide more reliable power-over-distance using very little energy from the electric grid.

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Army Surgeon Develops Prosthetic Leg for Afghan IED Victims

July 18, 2011 9:47 am | by Sgt. Jonathan W. Thomas | News | Comments

Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb for people in the developed world, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare.

Power Rocker Switch Suits Compact Applications

July 18, 2011 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-10 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 10 A 125 VAC, and VDE rating at

Extruded tubes and rods ideal for high volume medical and aerospace applications

July 18, 2011 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) announced that its Latrobe, PA-based manufacturing site has expanded its capabilities and can now produce extruded micro-sized rods and tubes in high purity Alumina and Steatite. The rods and tubes are widely used in medical, aerospace and electronic applications.

LeMaitre Vascular due $1.3M in early exit from stent graft deal

July 18, 2011 7:28 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Burlington medical devices firm LeMaitre Vascular Inc. has left the stent graft market in favor of focusing on its vascular products, chairman and CEO George W. LeMaitre said in a news release today, following two separate transactions driving the strategy shift.

Module Offers Simplified Connectivity and Achieves Faster Analog Conversions

July 18, 2011 6:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces VBA-2E-G11-I/U/PT100-F G11-style AS-Interface Analog Modules. The new IP68/69k-rated and field-mountable G11 style housing...

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Model of Enigmatic Alzheimer’s Protein Described for First Time

July 17, 2011 9:24 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale School of Medicine researchers have described for the first time the structure of a member in an enigmatic family of proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, a crucial early step in understanding key mechanisms of the disease and designing drugs to combat dementia.

Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh

July 15, 2011 8:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Warning health care providers and patients that surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options.

Multi Axis Motor Control Motherboard

July 15, 2011 7:30 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Intelligent control applications often call for multi-axis solutions to meet demanding performance requirements. Configuring a control solution in a mother board/daughter board array is a convenient...

LTE SMT Antenna Achieves 70% Efficiency

July 14, 2011 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas Limited (www.taoglas.com) today launched the PA.700.A “Viking” antenna, a LTE, septa-band, surface mount antenna (SMT). It delivers efficiency of over 70% in a design that is significantly smaller than current market wide-band antennas.

M12 Over-molded CAN-Bus Cable Connectors

July 14, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Binder-USA, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors and cordsets, has expanded its M12 Series 763 product line with a new cable specifically designed for CAN-bus applications.

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Through-Shaft Steering Angle Rotary Sensor Offers Small Package

July 14, 2011 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Piher International Corporation has announced the immediate availability of a new shaft angle rotary sensor - the PST-360 Through-Hole Position Sensor.

PositiveID Corporation Successfully Completes Development of Its Continuous Glucose Sensor to Accurately Measure Glucose Levels in Human Blood

July 14, 2011 8:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Successfully Completes Development of Its Continuous Glucose Sensor to Accurately Measure Glucose Levels in Human Blood

EU project tackles engineered nanomaterials risk

July 14, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

EU-funded scientists have developed risk assessment criteria for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) that will help support experts in making innovation and policy decisions. An outcome of the NANOHOUSE ('Life cycle of nanoparticle-based products used in house coating') project...

Multitest names new President

July 13, 2011 2:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that Reinhart Richter has been promoted to President of the Multitest Group effective immediately.

Sermo serves up mobile app for MDs

July 13, 2011 10:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Physician-only social network Sermo Inc. has launched Sermo Mobile, an application that gives physicians real-time access to the knowledge base that resides with the network’s member base of doctors, officials said.

New method defibrillates heart with much less pain

July 13, 2011 10:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell scientists have helped develop a new method to end life-threatening heart fibrillations with much less pain and potential damage. Their study is published in Nature.

Manufacturing Successes and Changing Role of Design are Highlights of 2011 DFMA Forum

July 13, 2011 9:57 am | News | Comments

With U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse providing a video address on manufacturing’s key role in boosting the American economy, the 2011 International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) in Warwick, R.I., quickly established that early product design strategies are the new business model for competitive companies.

Mobile Display Operates on Single USB Cable

July 13, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

iKey announced the release of the FP10-USB flat-panel display powered by a single USB cable. The 10.4-inch display has a slim polycarbonate case and an operating temperature of 0C to +40C.

MCUs Integrate USB and High-Precision Analog

July 13, 2011 9:14 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announced additional features to the already-successful 8/16-bit AVR XMEGA microcontroller (MCU) family with the industry’s lowest power consumption of 100nA with 5µS wake-up time.

Green 250 W Power Supplies

July 13, 2011 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas, a group company of the TDK Corporation, has introduced a new line of “green” 250-watt power supplies that comply with the European energy saving requirements...

SiTime introduces industry?s first MEMS VCTCXO with ±0.5 PPM stability

July 12, 2011 12:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

VCTCXO products with 1 to 220 MHz frequencies, industrial temperature and 500 fs jitter are optimized for telecom, networking, and wireless applications.

Medicare's Straube joins NxStage board

July 12, 2011 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Former Medicare official Barry M. Straube has been named to the board of directors at Lawrence medical device company NxStage Medical Inc.

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