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Stanford undergrads win Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Stanford undergrads win Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
  A team of Stanford ChEM-H undergraduates has won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their development of proteins that could combat multidrug-resistant bacteria, which the World Health Organisation has described as one of the most serious public health threats the world faces today.
21st April 2017

Smallest MR conditional pacing lead is available in the US

Smallest MR conditional pacing lead is available in the US
BIOTRONIK has announced the commercial launch of Solia S ProMRI, with a 5.6 French lead body, the smallest MR conditional pacing lead available in the United States. Solia S ProMRI is available in 45, 53 and 60 centimeter lengths. Solia received FDA approval on June 9, 2016 based on data collected during the Pre-Market Study (IDE) phase of the SIELLO clinical study. All Pre-Market Study primary safety and efficacy endpoints were met with statistical significance:
19th April 2017

Helping healthcare facilities meet environmental challenges

Helping healthcare facilities meet environmental challenges
Located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, the Texas Children’s Hospital stands as one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the US and is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
12th April 2017


AVX wins 2016 Readers' Choice Product of the Year Award

AVX wins 2016 Readers' Choice Product of the Year Award
  AVX has won Medical Design Briefs’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award for its Accu-P MP series medical-grade thin film chip capacitors for RF signal and power applications in implantable medical devices, marking their second win in the awards’ four year history.
10th April 2017

binder adds Anglia to UK/Ireland distribution network

binder adds Anglia to UK/Ireland distribution network
binder is stepping up its push into the UK and Ireland connector market by signing a distribution agreement with Anglia. The deal is the latest move by the Germany-based circular connect specialist to raise its brand profile amongst the UK and Ireland customer base.
9th April 2017

The holy grail of asset tracking tags could now be a reality

The holy grail of asset tracking tags could now be a reality
  Many organisations rely on having the right equipment available in the right place at the right time. Whether it’s sophisticated healthcare apparatus in a hospital, machinery in a manufacturing plant, or portable test kit used by field engineers, being able to track the location and condition of this often high-value gear is essential to the smooth operation of many organisations.
7th April 2017

The impact of Brexit on the medical device industry

The impact of Brexit on the medical device industry
Fabien Roy, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells, presented a talk entitled 'The Impact of Brexit on the Medical Device Industry' at Medtec 2017, in Messe Stuttgart, Germany. Brexit is expected to have significant implications for business in various industry sectors. For the medical devices industry, Brexit could result in uncertainty over key elements of the medical devices legislation, which includes manufacturers and authorised representatives, notified bodies, and data privacy issues and clinical investigations.
6th April 2017

Digital health technology is saving the NHS billions

Digital health technology is saving the NHS billions
  A report has shown the issue of bed blocking in the NHS is being solved via the use of remote monitoring technology. The widespread roll-out of mobile and digital health technology could have already saved the NHS over £1bn in the last five years by enabling patients to leave hospital sooner, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
29th March 2017

Load cell chosen for bag sealing in sterilising process

Load cell chosen for bag sealing in sterilising process
Netherlands-based med-tech instrument innovator, Novuqare has developed a range of bag sealing machines for medical instruments that use specially modified ZEMIC miniature load cells to precisely measure sealing force. As an intrinsic part of the sterilisation process, the award winning ProSeal perfectly seals the instruments in special pouches in preparation for autoclave sterilisation.
28th March 2017

An improvement in STEM access for the blind

An improvement in STEM access for the blind
How would you learn geometry without seeing the shapes? How would you calculate Pythagoras’ lengths without seeing the measurements? MIT graduate students Pranay Jain and Anshul Singhal asked these questions, seeking to address the fact that most blind students drop out of math and science after 8th grade because content becomes unavailable and the laboratory becomes inaccessible.
23rd March 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen