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Phototype exhibits new business intelligence tool

Phototype–a provider of fully integrated graphic solutions to the consumer packaged goods, medical/pharma, retail, printing and converting industries–will showcase Phototype BizIQ, its proprietary business intelligence tool, in Booth #3346 at EastPack 2016, June 14-16 in New York City. The robust data engine seamlessly integrates customer, supply chain and print quality analytics into intuitive reporting that

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Hearing snap, crackle, pop may help heal your knee

Editor’s Note: This article is written by Caitlin N. Teague, Sinan Hersek, Hakan Töreyin, Mindy L. Millard-Stafford, Michael L. Jones, Geza F. Kogler and Michael N. Sawka, all from Georgia Tech. It was funded under contract number W911NF-14-C-0058 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. You’ve injured your knee. A doctor straps a listening device to it,

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Mutation protects against heart disease

According to new international research, just less than 1% of the population is naturally protected against developing chronic coronary artery diseases. The New England Journal of Medicine, a renowned health journals, has just published the results of international genetic research collaborations. Researchers from Iceland’s deCode Genetics headed the project, which involved 292,000 participants of European origin, of

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breast cancer

Breast cancer drug discovery offers hope of new treatments

A drug for breast cancer that is more effective than existing medicines may be a step closer thanks to new research. Scientists have identified a chemical compound that is highly effective at blocking the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory. The compound—called eCF506—targets a molecule called “Src tyrosine kinase” that is required for breast

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Surgical Specialties Corporation announces approval of expanded use for BioSentry Track Sealant System in Europe

Surgical Specialties, a provider of branded, private label and OEM medical devices for advanced surgery, wound closure, ophthalmology and radiology, announced approval for expanded European labeling for its BioSentry Track Sealant System. This approval expands the number of patients that can benefit from this technology now that it can be used with a larger 17

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cardiac regenerative therapies

Long-term effects of cardiac regenerative therapies in a left ventricle

Heart failure (HF) continues to pose a significant burden on our society. One of the most common heart diseases is myocardial infarction (MI), which results in a permanent loss of contractile function in the infarcted region. Cell-based cardiac regenerative therapies have garnered a considerable interest lately as a way to restore the contractile function in

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A better way to diagnose PTSD and TBI: Draper approach could help ensure vets receive proper care

As many as 20% of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many others go undetected and do not receive care for the condition, often leading to substance abuse, less than honorable discharges and suicide, which claims approximately 22 veterans each day. Clinicians today diagnose PTSD based on discussions

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MICRO acquires new PEM machine to increase capacity

To expand the commercialization of the MICRO Electrolytic Dissolution (MED) process, MICRO has added a new PEM machine to its arsenal. This brings the total of PEM work cells at MICRO’s disposal to four. The machine was added to the company’s newly expanded precision machining center. MICRO’s MED process is an advanced machining method that is

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Integrated single source for components and devices

Crescent Industries is an employee-owned, custom injection molding partner to support a device or product requirements. Its focus is to provide supply chain management for plastic components, devices or machined components by making available customer service, design guidance and support, manufacturing and shipping of product. Its flexibility allows its customers to choose the supply chain arrangement that best suits

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Clean room injection molding for your next project

Crescent Industries provides an integrated single source manufacturing solution for plastic components or devices by offering design and development services, new injection mold builds, custom injection molding and contract assembly and packaging services. Crescent is a FDA-registered and ISO-13485 certified custom injection molder and mold builder which ensures full program documentation and component/device lot traceability. Crescent

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EtQ to debut its new app, traqpath, at WCQI

EtQ will be showcasing their free application, traqpath, for Compliance Events and Corrective Action Tracking at the 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) on May 16 to May 18, 2016 in booth 819. Attendees will learn how to drive collaboration and gain control with traqpath for both small and large businesses. traqpath allows business to:

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SDP/SI supplies high-quality mechanical components to make products a success

Today’s engineers are working harder than ever before, more complex designs, shorter design cycles and increased pressure to get the product to market quickly. SDP/SI specializes in supplying the highest quality metal and plastic components to a wide variety of OEM customers. It offers a broad range of services from prototype and small volume work through large

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Solvay streamlines access to Aquivion PFSA portfolio

Solvay Specialty Polymers, a global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics, fluoropolymers and specialty materials, has named the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, to be the authorized global distributor of its high-performance Aquivion perfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA) product line. Solvay’s innovative materials technology is a key enabler

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Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled

A prototype for an interactive mobile device, “Cubimorph,” which can change shape on-demand, will be presented this week at one of the international forums for robotics researchers, International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden from May 16 to 21, 2016. There has been a growing interest toward achieving modular interactive devices in

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EPOS4 position controller: Compact power for motion control applications

maxon motor’s EPOS range of controllers achieved success in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2005, more than 100,000 units are in use worldwide. To build upon this success, the Swiss drive specialist launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers. The first product in maxon’s new line is the high-performance EPOS4 module with

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