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23 March 2018
Industry News

Wearable brain scanner measures activity while patients move
A new generation of brain scanner can be worn like a helmet, allowing patients to move naturally while being scanned.

MRI before biopsy can avoid pain for some prostate cancer patients
Findings from an international clinical study have revealed that undergoing an MRI scan can eliminate the need for invasive biopsies in more than a quarter of men suspected of having prostate cancer.

Advantis Medical secures CE-Mark for neuroimaging software
Advantis Medical Imaging has secured the European CE-Mark for the use of its cloud-based neuroimaging software called Brainance MD as part of the clinical workflow in advanced processing of brain magnetic resonance (MR) images.

Boston Scientific to acquire NxThera for $406m
Boston Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to purchase US-based NxThera for an upfront payment of $306m, and up to another $100m in potential commercial milestone-based payments over the coming four years.

Press Releases

METTTLER TOLEDO V2811 Provides Fast and Secure Labelling for Small Batches
In industries such as the medical device industry where smaller batches are the norm, it does not always make sense to spend money on an automatic labeller. It is often the better choice to apply labels manually.

SAB Bröckskes’ Industry 4.0 Cables and Wires for Automated Production
Industry 4.0 equates to flexibility, efficiency and digitisation. Due to the complete linking and communication on all levels of the production process, considerable amelioration with regard to productivity and flexibility may result.

Medical Product Safety and Reliability Enhanced Through Innovative Testing Technology
Fatigue tests are an essential element in the development of durable, safe, and reliable implants. Prototypes undergo extensive testing before entering the validation process. Based in Lemgo, Komet Medical uses a Zwick testing machine with linear drive for these tests.

Redesigned Linear Stages Improve Your Process by up to 98%
Aerotech’s PRO series industrial linear motor and ball-screw positioning stages are now available in new sizes and with new features and significantly improved performance.

Fatigue Tests on Hip Endoprotheses
The Zwick Amsler HC Compact servo-hydraulic testing machine is used to simulate dynamic loadings on a hip prosthesis stem in accordance with the relevant standards, ISO 7206-4, ISO 7206-6, ISO 7206-8 and ASTM F2068.

White Papers

MDR Clinical Evaluation Seminar and Workshop
QUNIQUE presents its seminar and workshop 'Medical Device Regulation (MDR) Performing Successful Clinical Evaluation', which will take place on the 11 January 2018 in Zurich Hilton Hospital.

What is Micro-Molding?
There seems to be a lot of talk these days about micro-molding. This reflects the increased interest from designers and manufacturers in producing and procuring high precision, micro-featured plastic parts.

Medical Device Single Audit Programme – Practical Training for Medical Device Manufactures
The MDSAP Medical Device Single Audit Programme Practical Training for Medical Device Manufacturers is taking place on 21 March. 

According to Taiwan's Minister of the Interior (MOI) population data, the ageing index has reached 101.72 in May 2017, and 13.49% of the country's population was elderly. 

Considerations for Connector Design in Mobile and Patient-Worn Medical Devices
Challenges faced by designers of medical devices are among the most stringent in the world.

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