Archive for August, 2012

Medtech Week Recap: San Francisco Rocks Healthcare Paradigm

Friday, August 31st, 2012

“Healthcare is old & scary,” reads the front of a flyer at the Rock Health Innovation Summit. But it doesn't have to be. Healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and others from across the healthcare spectrum attending the event on 27 and 28 August in San Francisco seemed to agree that it is time for ...

Fundraiser: Earthquake-Shaken Mirandola Seeks Help Restoring Biomedical District

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Mobimed, a permanent exhibition showcasing the past and present of the biomedical industry in Italy's earthquake-rattled Mirandola district, has been the focus of many initiatives to celebrate the first 50 years of Mirandola’s biomedical cluster in 2012. Located in the prestigious Castello dei Pico, Mobimed was first opened in May ...

BVMed: More-Burdensome Regulatory Process Would Not Improve Medical Device Safety

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

German Medical Technology Association BVMed reports that just before the German parliamentary summer recess, a hearing on medical device safety was held by the Bundestag (German Parliament) Health Committee that involved official experts as well as experts from the medical device industry. The debate had been triggered by the Pip ...

Engel to Show Intelligent Online Process Control Software on Medical Application at Fakuma

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Injection moulding specialist Engel's new software iQ weight control can automatically detect minor changes in ambient conditions of moulded parts or in raw materials and compensate for them in the same shot. Engel Austria will demonstrate the potential of its new software live at plastics processing trade show Fakuma 2012, which takes ...

Axon Offers Free Seminar on IVD-Related Legal and Regulatory Issues

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The legal and regulatory issues confronting makers of in vitro diagnostic products will be explored at a forthcoming seminar organised by Amsterdam-based Axon Lawyers. Under the best of circumstances, bringing IVD products to market can be challenging. Given the impending revisions of the IVD and Data Protection directives, the regulatory ...

Maxon Drives Help Humanoid Robot Stand On Its Own Legs

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_28781" align="alignright" width="184" caption="This is what “Roboy” could look like in March 2013."][/caption] A project team consisting of experts from science and industry, including the Swiss drive specialist maxon motor, is developing the new humanoid robot by the name of “Roboy”. On 9 March 2013, Roboy will be presented to ...

Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2012 to Take Place in Eindhoven

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2012 will take place 24 to 27 September 2012 in the Evoluon in Eindhoven, Netherlands, presenting attendees the opportunity to provide and receive essential information, inspiration, imagination, interaction and innovation in the AAL arena. The AAL Forum is the annual platform for the increasing ...

Medtech Week Recap: Injectable Polymer Gel Could Restore Voice

Monday, August 27th, 2012

An injectable polymer gel developed by Dr Steven Zeitels, Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center, mimics traits of human vocal cords and can be used to help people that are experiencing difficulty using their voice.

Starting a Medtech Business in China? Remember, Patience Is a Virtue

Friday, August 24th, 2012

A post titled "10 tips for doing medical device business in China" on the Medical Devices Group page on LinkedIn caught my eye as I was doing my morning rounds looking for medtech news. Sonia Zhao, who initiated the conversation, works with a consultancy in China that helps foreign medical ...

Micro- and Nanoexperts to Meet at the 5th NRW Nano-Conference in Germany

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The 5th NRW Nano-Conference will be held from 18 to 19 September 2012 in the Congress Center Dortmund, Germany. Taking place for the fifth year in a row, the meeting will again present current issues in research and application of nanotechnology as well as related policies. The Nano-Conference is providing ...

Noninvasive Biosensor Could Replace Pinpricks for Diabetes Testing

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

An inexpensive biosensor that detects glucose in saliva, tears and urine could one day replace pinpricks for diabetes testing. "Most sensors typically measure glucose in blood," says Jonathan Claussen, a former doctoral student at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) and currently a research scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory. ...

Baden-Württemberg Biotechnology Forum to Focus on Medical Technology

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

On 19 September 2012, Biotechnology and Life Sciences platform BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH and BioRegio Freiburg are organising the networking event "Baden-Württemberg Biotechnology Forum" at the Freiburg Concert House in Freiburg, Germany. A series of eight workshops focusing on innovations for human health and sustainability, will cover such topics as antibiotics/antimicrobial substances, ...