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Hill-Rom Innovative Envision(R) E700 Wound Surface Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award

BATESVILLE, Ind., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC ) has received a Gold 2009 Medical Device Excellence Award for the Envision(R) E700 Wound Surface. The award recognizes excellence in medical device engineering and design. This is the third consecutive year that a Hill-Rom(...

Particle Sciences Completes Development of First Product Incorporating its Unique Surface Modification System

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Particle Sciences Inc. today announced the development of a unique film-forming system with applications ranging from tissue hydration to the passivation of medical device surfaces. "The backbone of the system is a series of patent-pending polymers that all...

DARPA awards research team $1.2M grant to study surface enhanced Raman scattering

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 17, 2008 -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $1.2 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of Harvard University researchers to study surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for the first phase of a potential three-year effort. If all...

CaviWipes(R): Taking Surface Disinfection to a New Level

Unique design offers enhanced convenience, ease-of-use, and helps optimize space ORANGE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Metrex Research Corporation is pleased to announce the newest member of its surface disinfection line, CaviWipes in a flat pack. Its unique pa...

Harland Medical Systems to Offer March Plasma Systems Surface Materials

CONCORD, Calif. and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- March Plasma Systems, a Nordson company (Nasdaq: NDSN ), and Harland Medical Systems, Inc. continue to build on their joint business relationship. Harland Medical Systems has agreed to license March Plasma Systems application me...

Decision Biomarkers Awarded U.S. Patent for Protein Array Surface Chemistry

Strengthens DBI's Portfolio of Technologies for Enabling Faster, Easier Quantification of Protein Biomarkers in Translational Medicine and Adaptive Clinical Trials WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Biomarkers Inc (DBI), a leading developer of protein b...

Hill-Rom Introduces New Wound Therapy Surface With Innovative Safety and Treatment Features

New surface addresses key factors in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers to enhance patient safety and comfort BATESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HB ) today announced its Hill-Rom subsidiary has introduced a revolution...

Physicists pin down spin of surface atoms

Berkeley -- Scientists who dream of shrinking computers to the nanoscale look to atomic spin as one possible building block for both processor and memory, yet setting the spin of an atom, let alone measuring it, has been a challenge. Now, University of California, Berkeley, physicists have succ...

Latest issue of Science: Nanosonar uses electrons to measure under the surface

Jlich, 27 February 2009 Just as sonar sends out sound waves to explore the hidden depths of the ocean, electrons can be used by scanning tunnelling microscopes to investigate the well-hidden properties of the atomic lattice of metals. As researchers from Gttingen, Halle and Jlich now report in th...

Latest issue of Science: Nano-sonar uses electrons to measure under the surface

Jlich, 27 February 2009 Just as sonar sends out sound waves to explore the hidden depths of the ocean, electrons can be used by scanning tunnelling microscopes to investigate the well-hidden properties of the atomic lattice of metals. As researchers from Gttingen, Halle and Jlich now report in th...

Nanotech Students Offer High End Surface Analysis

Nanoscience Technology students at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire are offering up to eight hours of nano- and micro-level surface analysis to firms or organizations with an economic interest in nanotechnology projects. Instructor Hans Mikelson says three students will comprise ...

Unique Surface Treatment of Novel TSK-GEL ODS Columns Provide Separation of Aqueous and Fat Soluble Vitamins

Introduction With the introduction of two new reversed-phase column types, TSKgel ODS-100V and TSKgel ODS-100Z, excellent chromatographic performance and selectivity can be achieved for a wide range of sample types. TSKgel ODS-100Z ...

Microbial Diversity in Ground and Surface Water Analyzed by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Using the DCode System

Bernd Eschweiler and Beate Kilb, Institute for Water Research, Schwerte, Germany Introduction Bacterial diversity in environmental samples is usually determined by a characterization of isolated strains. A problem for the analysis and ...

REPEL-CV(TM) Adhesion Barrier Receives Endorsement of Kids With Heart

...ength and cost of the surgical procedure. About REPEL-CV REPEL-CV is a bioresorbable adhesion barrier film designed to be placed over the surface of the heart at the conclusion of an open-heart surgical procedure to reduce the extent and severity of adhesions. It was recently approved by the US...

The Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer Wins 6+ Million Dollar Verdict

...n cause skin loss of between 10% and 30% of the total skin surface. TEN is the more severe form of the disease where more than 30% of the body's skin surface is affected and it has a 90% mortality rate. "As a doctor and pharmacist, the defendant should have known that a differential diagnosis and mo...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial Proven To Be Completely Inert to Steel In Independent Corrosion Testing

...s tested were found to be corrosive: Lysol(R) Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner 4N1; Odo Ban(R) Silver Formula Germ Control 24; Clorox(R) Anywhere Hard surface Daily Sanitizer Spray; Lysol(R) Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner 4N1; Clorox(R) Regular Bleach; and Green Works(TM) Natural Bathroom Cleaner. Careful ste...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

...the dewatering of ethanol, and as additives in laundry detergents. Zeolite membranes are commonly formed by depositing zeolite crystals on a porous surface and inter-growing these crystals into a continuous film. Several challenges have kept zeolite membranes from achieving their full industrial potential...

Nanotech particles affect brain development in mice

...h engineering at the molecular scale. Materials reduced to nanoparticles behave in ways dissimilar to those we're used to - altering their reactivity, surface area to volume and any number of other properties. While larger TiO2 particles are commonly used in paints and sunblocks, nanoparticles of TiO2 are sp...

Independent Study Confirms Superior Properties of ZPC(TM) Enhanced Calcium Composite Bone Grafts

...ale. The samples taken from the graft site at 6 months, showed the negative surface charge of Fortoss Vital had accelerated the bone formation cascade and rapi...a unique, bi-phasic calcium composite bone graft material having a negative surface charge which attracts the key proteins and cells for rapid osteogenesis and...

Novavax Announces Selection of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate for Advanced Preclinical Studies

...rcial manufacture. This new candidate is directed against a protein on the surface of the virus, the "F" or "fusion" protein, which is the protein that the vi...these particles is identical to the configuration in which it exists on the surface of the native virus. The particle nature of the vaccine holds the promise ...

Laser technology creates new forms of metal and enhances aircraft performance

...lionths of a second. That intense blast forces the surface of the metal to form nano-structures and micro-str...sing the femtosecond laser once again to alter the surface of metal and create unique nano- and micro-scale s...archers need only about half an hour to change the surface of metal that is approximately the size of a quart...

New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation

... rapid expansion and contraction capabilities of a new liquid developed by PNNL researchers called biphasic fluid. When exposed to heat brought to the surface from water circulating in moderately hot, underground rock, the thermal-cycling of the biphasic fluid will power a turbine to generate electricity. ...

Improving Transfusion Safety: Fenwal, Verax Biomedical Sign Agreement for Rapid, Point-of-Care Bacteria Test

...teria can cause fatal reactions, especially in immune-compromised patients. The Verax PGD(R) test, a rapid immunoassay, targets antigens found on the surface of a wide spectrum of common bacteria known to be pathogenic to humans in high concentrations. "Bacterial contamination in platelets is a ser...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves World Class Independent Test Results in Killing Life Threatening Spores/Organisms

...ch a timely fashion is an impressive and significant accomplishment." "Killing these extremely dangerous microorganisms on a flat non-porous surface is one thing. Having now proven that our Hospital Grade Ygiene(TM) can hunt them down and kill them where ever they may hide is something else entirel...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

...tage applied across the material's two-dimensional surface by means of a third, gate electrode. Plots of volt...bstance that interacts with graphene's single atom surface layer can be detected, causing a huge change in th...ideration would involve functionalizing graphene's surface with antibodies, in order to precisely study their...

Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

...e a typical two-dimensional solar cell, a nanopillar array offers much more surface for collecting light. Computer simulations have indicated that, compared to...w, and the holes are conducted to thin copper-gold electrodes placed on the surface of the window above. The efficiency of the test device was measured at ...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

...Such a structure is not known for DNA," says Jagota, "but we've shown that it is possible as long as you allow the DNA to adsorb on a surface. If the surface is cylindrical, like a CNT, you get a variant called the beta-barrel." While the researchers do not have absolute proof, they say circumstantial ev...

High-Tech 'Smart' Face Mask Helps Hong Kong Families Combat Swine Flu

...ir surfaces (viruses) and cell walls (bacteria). Many viruses, including influenza viruses, are known to bind to a terminal sialic acid residue on the surface of the human cell membrane. The binding agent in the BioFriend(TM) textile mimics the binding action of sialic acid on influenza viruses. Typic...

New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data

...erties and separating signals from noise and data artifacts. Data artifacts can be caused by such issues as the slippage of structures being studied, surface irregularities and inaccurate placement of the atomic force microscope tip onto samples. In measuring the effects of extremely small forces actin...

First step to converting solar energy using 'artificial leaf'

...research. Forests at nano scale They are the subject of dreams: artificial forests at nano scale. Or pavements and motorways where gaps in the surface are filled with pigment molecules that collect sunlight and convert it into fuel and other forms of clean energy. But before this can happen, artifi...

CEL-SCI Files Patent Application to Support Company's Treatment for More Virulent Strain of H1N1 Swine and Other Influenza Viruses

...roduction in animal models. The concept behind the L.E.A.P.S. technology is to directly mimic cell/cell interactions on the dendritic and T-cell surface with synthetic peptides. The L.E.A.P.S. constructs containing the antigenic disease epitope linked to an Immune/T-cell binding ligand (I/TCBL) can be ...

SyntheMed Receives Frost & Sullivan Health Innovation Award Nomination

...-CV is a bioresorbable adhesion barrier film designed to be placed over the surface of the heart at the conclusion of an open-heart surgical procedure to reduce the extent and severity of adhesions (scar tissue) that form between the surface of the heart and opposing tissue surfaces following the surgical procedure....

Greenway Medical Technologies To Display Live Interoperability Implementations at 2009 DIA Show

...tive integration tool as it can sync an EHR such as Greenway's Prime Suite with multiple clinical research sponsors. The investigator can then easily surface their electronic case report forms from within the workflow of the EHR," said Landon Bain of CDISC. "RFD also creates safeguards that enable the repor...

Researchers putting a freeze on oscillator vibrations

...f a human hair. A combination of cryogenic pre-cooling of the sphere to 1.4 Kelvin (minus 457.15 degrees Fahrenheit) and hitting the sphere's outer surface with a laser allowed researchers to extract energy from the mechanical oscillator and lower the level of phonon excitations to near 40 quanta. Ultimat...

BioSyntech Reports Positive Results from Pivotal Trial for BST-CarGel(R) Cartilage Repair Device

...ell Viability and Superficial Zone morphology in the biopsies. Furthermore, surface Architecture, collagen structure as observed by Polarized Light Microscopy,... at the time of biopsy, which included the extent of lesion filling, tissue surface characteristics and integration with surrounding tissue, was also significa...

Carbon Design Innovations, Inc. Introduces Carbon Nanotube Probe Technology for Atomic Force Microscopy, CNT-Probes Deliver New Level of AFM Imaging Performance

...ng overall cost of operation and opening new avenues for research. "The carbon nanotube AFM probes from C|D|I reveal the most accurate surface morphology, especially for cellular samples such as rat basophilic lymphocytes cells," states Dr. G. Y. Liu, University of California, Davis. &q...

A*STAR scientists invent the world's only controllable molecule gear of minuscule size of 1.2nm

...ed that the way to successfully control the rotation of a single-molecule gear is via the optimization of molecular design, molecular manipulation and surface atomic chemistry. This was a breakthrough because before the team's discovery, motions of molecular rotors and gears were random and typically consist...

Cynvec to Present at The 2009 New York Venture Summit

...ary cancer therapies based on the apoptotic sindbis oncolytic viral vector, a novel technology that targets the over expressed laminin receptor on the surface of many solid tumors without affecting normal cells. Under an exclusive worldwide license from the NYU School of Medicine, Cynvec is developing its le...

Australia: Face Mask That Kills Swine Flu Readied for Australian Pandemic Fight

...ir surfaces (viruses) and cell walls (bacteria). Many viruses, including influenza viruses, are known to bind to a terminal sialic acid residue on the surface of the human cell membrane. The binding agent in the BioFriend(TM) textile mimics the binding action of sialic acid on influenza viruses. Typic...

University of Texas 'Picosatellite' to be launched from space shuttle to begin milestone mission

...rategic thinkers are looking towards picospacecraft as the next revolution in space." The satellites will operate about 185 miles above the Earth's surface but below the altitude of the International Space Station. Kjellberg said its operational lifetime is between three to six months. However, it could r...
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