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Stanford researchers publish comprehensive model for medical device development

WASHINGTON, DCIn an effort to increase understanding of the medical device development process and help companies execute the bench-to-bedside process of product development more effectively, researchers at Stanford University have published the first comprehensive model representing the medical d...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

Baltimore, MD, and Christchurch, NZ June 25, 2009 Veritide Ltd., a developer of innovative biological identification and detection solutions, today reported that new independent data to be presented at the Biodetection Technologies 2009 conference confirm the exceptional accuracy of its Ceeker (...

Promising device snags young inventors coveted spot at IShow

The IShow is for young inventors what "American Idol" is for young performers, and a pair of local researchers has won a coveted spot in the IShow finale in Palm Desert, Calif., this weekend. If their unique health-monitoring device wins at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovatio...

New device detects heart disease using less than one drop of blood

Testing people for heart disease might be just a finger prick away thanks to a new credit card-sized device created by a team of researchers from Harvard and Northeastern universities in Boston. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ), they describe h...

MIT’s implantable device offers continuous cancer monitoring

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Surgical removal of a tissue sample is now the standard for diagnosing cancer. Such procedures, known as biopsies, are accurate but only offer a snapshot of the tumor at a single moment in time. Monitoring a tumor for weeks or months after the biopsy, tracking its growth and h...

NIST-Cornell team builds world's first nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces

GAITHERSBURG, Md.Researchers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Cornell University have capitalized on a process for manufacturing integrated circuits at the nanometer (billionth of a meter) level and used it to develop a method for engineering t...

BIO-key(R) Granted Patent for Trusted Biometric Device Security Solution

Patent to Digitally Secure Private Data in Transit from Capture Point Protects Privacy of Users While Enhancing Organizational Security WALL, N.J., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification an...

Nanodiamond drug device could transform cancer treatment

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A Northwestern University research team has developed a promising nanomaterial-based biomedical device that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumors have been surgically removed. The flexible microfilm device, which resembles a piec...

Kount Receives Patent for Device Fingerprinting

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Kount Inc. ( http://www.kount.com ), a leading provider of fraud control for ecommerce merchants, today announced that the company has received a US patent for its device fingerprinting technology. Kount officials say patent number 7,330,871 "Online Mac...

NSF awards two grants to Stevens for nano/micro device fabrication and nano sensor development

HOBOKEN , N.J. A team from Stevens Institute of Technology has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for the project, "MRI: Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Etching System for Nano/Micro Device Fabrication." The Stevens team includes Yong Shi, the PI, an Assistant...

Silex Introduces SX-SDWAG 802.11a/b/g SDIO Radio Card for OEM Portable Device Applications

World's First Tri-Band WLAN Module in SDIO Card Form Factor TUSTIN, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Technology today announced the SX-SDWAG, the first world's first wireless module that provides 802.11a/b/g capabilities in an SDIO card form factor. Designed for wireless local area ...

Automated microfluidic device reduces time to screen small organisms for genetic studies

Genetic studies on small organisms such as worms and flies can now be done more quickly using a new microfluidic device developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The new "lab-on-a-chip" can automatically position, image, determine the phenotype of and sort small animals, su...

Scientists test device to track medication adherence in patients with HIV/AIDS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Most of us have missed a dose of antibiotic or forgotten to take a daily vitamin. But when the stakes are higher as they are for people with HIV/AIDS a skipped pill could mean the difference between health and hazard for the entire population. Now, a breath monitoring devic...

Needle-size device created to track tumors, radiation dose

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Engineers at Purdue University are creating a wireless device designed to be injected into tumors to tell doctors the precise dose of radiation received and locate the exact position of tumors during treatment. The information would help to more effectively kill tumors, s...

Analysis calls for medical device information to better serve patients and doctors

The approval process for medical devices does not involve the same rigorous review used for pharmaceuticals, and this needs to change in order to improve health outcomes, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. The UCSF team analyzes the problem and proposes steps to...

Portable device quickly detects early Alzheimer's

ATLANTA (January 16, 2008) The latest medications can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, but none are able to reverse its devastating effects. This limitation often makes early detection the key to Alzheimers patients maintaining a good quality of life for as long as possible. Now, a new...

Silex Introduces World's First Wireless USB Device Server With Streaming Video and Audio Data Transfer

New Isochronous Capability Enhances Company's Leadership in USB Networking Technology TUSTIN, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Technology today announced the SX-2000WG+ USB device server with isochronous data transfer support. The SX-2000WG+ allows streaming v...

Stanford researchers publish review of US medical device regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. Researchers at the Stanford University Program in Biodesign have released a review of the background, mission and statutory requirements of medical device regulation in the United States. The report, published in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Medical Devices, highlig...

Atmospheric measuring device for understanding smog formation

UPTON, NY - Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new tool for quantitatively measuring elusive atmospheric chemicals that play a key role in the formation of photochemical smog. Better measurements will improve scientists' understanding of t...

Researchers developing device to predict proper light exposure for human health

Troy, N.Y. Scientists have long known that the human body runs like clockwork, guided by a circadian system that responds to daily patterns of light and darkness. Now a team of researchers is developing a personal device to measure daily light intake and activity, which could allow them to predic...

Music is the engine of new U-M lab-on-a-chip device

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Music, rather than electromechanical valves, can drive experimental samples through a lab-on-a-chip in a new system developed at the University of Michigan. This development could significantly simplify the process of conducting experiments in microfluidic devices. A paper on...

Futronic Launches FS22 Fingerprint Access Control Device

HONG KONG, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Futronic Technology Company Limited, a global provider of biometric software and hardware products, announces the commercial release of FS22, a high performance fingerprint access and attendance control device with Mifare. Together with its previously launched FS...

Caltech engineers build firast-ever multi-input 'plug-and-play' synthetic RNA device

PASADENA, Calif.--Engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created a "plug-and-play" synthetic RNA device--a sort of eminently customizable biological computer--that is capable of taking in and responding to more than one biological or environmental signal at a time. ...

A viral cloaking device

PASADENA, Calif.--Viruses achieve their definition of success when they can thrive without killing their host. Now, biologists Pamela Bjorkman and Zhiru Yang of the California Institute of Technology have uncovered how one such virus, prevalent in humans, evolved over time to hide from the immune ...

EMD Serono launches easypod, new electronic growth hormone injection device

Rockland, Massachusetts, December 6, 2007 - EMD Serono, Inc. announced today the availability of easypod, the first of its kind automated device in the growth hormone therapeutic area. easypod was developed for the administration of Saizen [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection], the companys tr...

MIT device draws cells close -- but not too close -- together

On a popular children's game participants stand as close as possible without touching. But on a microscopic level, coaxing cells to be very, very close without actually touching one another has been among the most frustrating challenges for cell biologists. Now MIT researchers led by Sangeeta Bha...

Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives

Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) researchers at the University of Utah have created a prototype device that could make it possible for anyone ?even those with no emergency medical training ?to perform life-saving actions for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The just-in-time support, or JITS, devic...

New device could cut chemotherapy deaths

A new method of delivering chemotherapy to cancer patients without incurring side effects such as hair loss and vomiting is being developed. The method, produced at the University of Bath, England, involves using tiny fibres and beads soaked in the chemotherapy drug which are then implanted into...

FDA approves first medical device using rutgers biomaterial

Rutgers scientists and TyRx Pharma, Inc., have announced the Food and Drug Administration's clearance of a new medical device for hernia repair that incorporates a biodegradable technology developed at the university. This action signals a paradigm shift in the application of biomaterials from perm...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

Three-dimensional ultrasound probes built by researchers at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering have imaged the beating hearts of dogs. The engineers said their demonstration showed that the probes could give surgeons a better view during human endoscopic surgeries in which operations are performed ...

New defibrillator signals doctor of patient's irregular heartbeat or device malfunction

Loyola first in U.S. to implant new FDA-approved device In a major advance for heart patients, Loyola University Health System is the first hospital in the U.S. to implant into a patient a new FDA-approved defibrillator which automatically signals the doctor via wireless satellite transmission i...

Team Invents Device For Weighing Individual Molecules

Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have created the first nanodevices capable of weighing individual biological molecules. This technology may lead to new forms of molecular identification that are cheaper and faster than existing methods, as well as revolutionary new instruments ...

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

Interventional cardiologists from Columbia University Medical Center have shown that a commonly used procedure to remove fatty debris from blocked arteries during a heart attack does not improve patient outcomes. The procedure, called distal microcirculatory protection, is commonly and successfu...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

...c material from wastewater," said Bruce Logan, Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State The team modified a microbial fuel cell -- a device that uses naturally occurring bacteria to convert wastewater into clean water producing electricity -- so it could desalinate salty water. "Our mai...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

...stock of Q Tech Systems, Inc., an Ontario, Canada Corporation. The primary asset to be acquired by Q Tech is the del-ID technology, a patented device and system of authenticating individuals through biometric means invented by Pierre de Lanauze, the former President & CEO of delSECUR. Q Tech, w...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

...ed the first autonomous programmable DNA computing device in 2001. So small that a trillion fit in a drop of water, that device was able to perform such simple calculations as ch...ly. The train of deduction used by this futuristic device is remarkably familiar. It was first proposed by A...

'Microfluidic palette' may paint clearer picture of biological processes

...dient of colors on a palette. In a similar manner, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created an innovative device called the "microfluidic palette" to produce multiple, steady-state chemical gradientsgradual changes in concentration across an areain a miniature ch...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...Tuning the acoustic trigger adjusts the frequency so that each droplet containing a protein or virus meets an incoming pulse of x-rays. The entire device which the researchers call a gas dynamic virtual nozzle (GDVN) is only about a millimeter in diameter (not counting feed lines and cables) and fits ...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

...ased forensic tools such as FTK, EnCase, X-Ways, and many more. With SAFE's use of Windows, and the rapid and consistent availability of Windows-based device drivers, the forensic market has been long awaiting such a product. "Like most Law Enforcement Digital Forensics Units, we are constantly look...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...echnocoating) The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe - A new device provides X-ray imaging and analysis at a spatial r... enables virtually any wireless telecommunications device to safely store sensitive personal information and... Water Sample Concentrator Automated portable device that concentrates and packages a sample of suspect...
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