Archive for June, 2011

“Information Seekers” Represent Emerging Health Device Market that is “Up for Grabs,” IBM Report Finds

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

A large group of relatively healthy people looking to control their health is an underserved market for health devices, a recent IBM report found. The IBM Institute for Business Value's report titled "The future of connected health devices" was based on interviews with medical device makers and consumer electronics companies ...

Leti Annual Meeting: Devices Are Better than Drugs

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Grenoble-based research and technology organisation Leti was founded 43 years ago with the mandate to develop technologies in concert with industry. It was a novel concept in France at the time. To some extent, it still is. The annual meetings organised by Leti on the Minatec campus in Grenoble are an ...

Rofin and Raydiance Extends Partnership Agreement

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Rofin and Raydiance have extended their partnership agreement for an additional three years. The initial agreement, which started in June of 2010, was for one year. The collaboration between Rofin, a manufacturer of laser solutions for industrial material processing, and Raydiance, a developer of ultrafast laser technology, allows for the ...

Survey: Medical Device Industry Underestimates Social Media

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

According to a current survey conducted by German Medical Technology Association BVMed, medical device companies are still underestimating the importance of social media. The survey states that 70% of the companies are not active or very restrained in their use of social media. Over two-thirds of the companies have no ...

Sensirion Introduces Bubble Detector for Biomedical Devices

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_23605" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The LG01 sensor from Sensirion detects liquid flow and bubbles."][/caption] Sensirion AG has launched a new microflow switch for ultralow liquid flow rates and bubble detection. The LG01 sensor is designed for integration into biomedical devices and makes fluidic systems more reliable by enabling the detection of ...

Leti Annual Meeting: Clinatec Unites Researchers, Engineers and Physicians in Common Cause

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Many people pay lip service to multidisciplinary this and convergence that, but François Berger is the real deal. A professor of oncology at Grenoble University Hospital (CHU), Berger is also Director of Clinatec, a biomedical research centre on the Minatec campus in Grenoble, France, where research and technology organisation Leti ...

Resonetics Opens New Facility in Response to Growing Medical Business

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Resonetics LLC is relocating to a larger facility in Nashua, NH. Because of the significant growth of its medical division, the new facility is 50% larger than the previous location. As further expansion plans call for a doubling again by 2012, the firm has reserved surrounding space to accommodate this ...

Leti Annual Meeting: There Is No Strong Research without Manufacturing

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Grenoble extended a warm welcome to the 300-plus people attending the 13th Leti Annual Review today, and so did Leti director Laurent Malier. Referencing temperatures that would reach 32°C later in the day, Malier expressed hope that the presentations lined up for the day would generate some figurative heat inside ...

Dolomite Launches New Range of Flexible Microfluidic Connectors

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Dolomite, a designer and manufacturer of microfluidic devices, has introduced a flexible range of microfluidic connectors and interfaces allowing users to integrate their microfluidic devices into new and existing systems by creating fast and reliable multiway fluidic connections between pumps, valves and other microfluidic devices. The range includes a linear and ...

International Conference on Biotribology to Cover Topics Ranging from Cosmetics to Artificial Implants

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Early registration rates are available for two more weeks for the International Conference on Biotribology, which takes place on 18 to 21 September 2011 at the Imperial College in London. The conference will explore topics ranging from artificial joints and implants to soft-tissue friction.

Memories Are Made of This: A Chip, Electrode Array and Algorithm

Friday, June 24th, 2011

A neural implant that can restore lost brain function and improve short-term memory in rats may one day help people suffering from memory loss caused by stroke, dementia or other brain damage. The device consists of a tiny chip, a set of 32 electrodes and a very sophisticated algorithm that ...

QuickTrace to Launch LabelTrace Product Upgrade

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

[caption id="attachment_23538" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="This image shows LabelTrace labels printed on the Zebra Technologies' LP 2824 Plus printer."][/caption] QuickTrace Ltd will release a product upgrade to its LabelTrace software next month. LabelTrace is designed to allow physicians and nurses to quickly and easily print labels and test request forms. The system ...