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Angela Vicari, a partner in Kaye Scholer’s New York office with widely recognized experience in product liability and mass tort defense, explains the legal implications of the surge in 3D-printed medical devices.

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Qutoplex plastic from Minnesota Rubber & Plastics is ideal for metal conversions

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics specializes in metal to plastic component conversions using Qutoplex a proprietary high performance plastics (HPP). Proven to lower costs, reduce weight, increase corrosion resistance and perform better in many applications, Qutoplex is a new option for component designers. Qutoplex is another “first” in the advances in HPP technologies allowing conversions of

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New study reports spring loaded technology’s bionic knee brace reduces fatigue and enhances performance

Spring Loaded Technology reports the findings of a recent third-party study which links its Levitation, the world’s first compact bionic knee brace, to a significant reduction in factors that can lead to muscle fatigue. Research scientists observed the oxygen intake, carbon dioxide production and muscle activity of three healthy individuals as they repeated a squat

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FDA-cleared bed linens engineered to reduce development of pressure ulcers

No other preventable hospital complication occurs as frequently as pressure ulcers. In fact, patients who experience pressure ulcers are more likely to die during their hospital stay and are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after discharge. While there are currently hundreds of products on the market to address pressure ulcers, the solution

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Medical Device Testing Services expands orthopaedic capabilities

Medical Device Testing (MDT) Services has added spine and knee wear testing to its extensive orthopaedic device testing portfolio. For the past 26 years, MDT has served the medical device industry as a contract test laboratory focused on mechanical testing and materials characterization. MDT was founded in 1990 as a division of EnduraTEC Systems Corporation,

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NEO Tech offers microelectronics miniaturization for medical implantable device OEMs

NEO Tech, a provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and mil/aero markets, announced that its highly miniaturized electronic manufacturing capabilities were being deployed in advanced implantable devices and electroceuticals for the medical industry. Advanced implantable devices such as neuro stimulation devices, drug pumps, cochlear implants,

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Southco adds miniature embedded hinge with expanded torque for smaller applications

Southco, a global developer in engineered access hardware solutions, has recently expanded its successful line of ST Constant Torque Positioning Hinges with the addition of a new embedded hinge for smaller applications. The miniature ST-5A Embedded Positioning Hinge provides precise positioning of smaller doors and panels that require increased torque. The ST-5A Embedded Positioning Hinge features

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New chilling and heating dry bath two blocks at two temperatures

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its new two-position EchoTherm Model IC22 Digital Chilling/Heating Dry Bath for use in chilling or heating biological samples from -10° to 100° C. The unit is two dry baths in one saving valuable bench space. The IC22 can run two separate or identical temperatures and two different sample blocks at the

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Hospira launches LifeShield Supercath 5 safety IV catheter to help reduce blood exposure and needlestick injury risk

Hospira, a Pfizer company and a provider of infusion technologies, announced the launch of the new LifeShield Supercath 5 safety IV catheter in the U.S. The new Supercath 5 debuted at the Association for Vascular Access annual meeting being held through Sept. 19 in Orlando, Florida. Healthcare workers are predisposed to certain occupational hazards, such

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Promising new imaging tool allows surgeons to detect malignant tissue during breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer

Every year, an estimated 1.6 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide. It is one of the most common forms of cancer to affect women, second only to skin cancer. It is also deadly, killing an estimated 522,000 women annually. The development of mammography technologies has aided in the detection of earlier-stage breast cancers.

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World’s first operation inside the eye using a robot

Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology, assisted by Dr. Thomas Edwards, Nuffield Medical Fellow, used the remotely controlled robot to lift a membrane 100th of a millimeter thick from the retina at the back of the right eye of the Rev. Dr. William Beaver, 70, an Associate Priest at St. Mary the Virgin, Iffley, Oxford. He

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Capillus earns ISO13485 certification for U.S. and Canada through the medical device single audit program pilot

Capillus, a medical device manufacturer focused on providing customers with the best products in treatment for hair loss, announced that it is one of the first companies in the world to receive ISO 13485:2003 certification for its quality management system through the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) pilot. MDSAP is an international initiative led

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Q45U Wireless Node

New Banner Engineering K50U Ultrasonic Sensor features plug-and-play compatibility for wireless tank level monitoring

Banner Engineering has introduced its Sure Cross U-GAGE K50U Ultrasonic Sensor for use in wireless tank monitoring applications. Optimized for use with Banner’s Q45U Wireless Node, the pair provide a cost effective, plug-and-play solution to monitor levels in mobile or remotely located tanks and totes. The K50U reliably detects distance from target to sensor in ranges

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One way that providers are improving care is to literally bring the hospital to the patient in a mobile stroke unit (MSU).

New model for stroke care brings the hospital to the patient

In the U.S., the 2015 rate of stroke incidence was just under 800,000 people a year. A particularly disturbing contribution to this statistic is the increasing number of strokes among those aged 50 to 55, which has resulted in a corresponding increase in hospitalizations. With these changes, stroke is an increasingly important topic of concern

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3Shape Abutment Designer receives 510(k) clearance from FDA

The U.S. FDA has issued a 510(k) clearance for 3Shape Abutment Designer, a functionality within 3Shape Dental System CAD/CAM software. The 510(k) clearance covers all implant cases being designed using 3Shape Dental System software. A 3Shape Abutment Designer and/or Implant Bridge and Bars license is needed to use the functionality. “There has been considerable discussion

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Nexsan launches E-Series P high-density storage solution to power growing applications demands

Nexsan, a global developer in unified storage solutions, announced the launch of the next generation E-Series P high-density storage solution. Long popular in a variety of data and capacity intensive markets, the new solution increases read performance 134% and write performance 116% over previous models. The storage system incorporates a hardware platform that is future-ready for

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