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Is a lack of medical engineers putting lives at risk?
21 September, 2014
A report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests that the low priority given to NHS engineers is leading to problems caused by faulty medical equipment, cancelled operations and - inevitably - poor value for money for
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Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
21 September, 2014
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in
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Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) interconnect with 10,000-cycle durability rating
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Molex : 29 December, 2014  (New Product)
Molex introduces the MediSpec Medical Plastic Circular (MPC) Interconnect System - an economical custom-off-the-shelf interconnect that delivers high mating cycles and low-mating forces at a fraction of the cost of machined-contact systems.
 
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Single axis positioning system plays enabling role for biomedical equipment
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LG Motion : 29 December, 2014  (Application Story)
LG Motion has just completed the supply of a customised positioning system for the bioengineering innovator MICA BioSystems.
 
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Extracting bioactive compounds from marine microalgae
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Universiti Putra Malaysia : 29 December, 2014  (Technical Article)
Microalgae are photosynthetic microorganisms that produce high value compounds considered essential for human health, including polyunsatured fatty acids (eg omega-3s like EPA and DHA), various pigments (chlorophyll and carotenoids), and vitamins. Although fish have traditionally been our principal dietary source of EPA and DHA, declining marine fish stocks, the unpleasant odour of fish oil, and other disadvantages, have prompted a search for alternative sources of these nutrients.
 
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Top 30 pharma companies spent $112 billion on research and development in 2013, says report
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GlobalData Healthcare : 29 December, 2014  (Technical Article)
The world’s leading 30 pharmaceutical companies spent a combined $112 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2013, an increase of $723 million over the previous year, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
 
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3D printed heart technology could reduce heart surgeries in children
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European Society of Cardiology (ESC) : 29 December, 2014  (Technical Article)
New 3D printed heart technology could reduce the number of heart surgeries in children with congenital heart disease, according to Dr Peter Verschueren who spoke on the topic at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014. Verschueren brought 3D printed models of the heart to his lecture including models used to plan real cases in patients. EuroEcho-Imaging is the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and was held 3-6 December 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
 
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Award-winning needle safety device protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries
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Cambridge Design Partnership : 29 December, 2014  (Application Story)
Design consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership has developed RauSafe, an award winning needle safety device to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries. Both the USA Needlestick Act (2000) and the EU Needle Safety Directive (2010) came into force to help prevent sharps injuries in hospitals but many existing prefilled glass syringes on the market did not meet these needle safety regulations. The RauSafe can be retro-fitted to existing syringes to avoid the necessity for the long and expensive process of revalidation.
 
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Biosensors capable of detection of infectious diseases - prototype set for clinical trials
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OJ Bio : 29 December, 2014  (Technical Article)
The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases. The UK-based OJ Bio has now successfully completed the prototype development of a new wireless point of care diagnosis system that accurately and quickly identifies the presence of various disease types in a range of patient samples.
 
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Asbestos: An Ongoing Challenge to Global Health
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Elsevier : 29 December, 2014  (Technical Article)
Challenges to global health can evolve from policies and decisions that take years or decades to unfold. An article in the current issue of the Annals of Global Health describes the current state of asbestos use worldwide, a story that began over 100 years ago, and the real and contrived controversies regarding asbestos.
 
 
 
 
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