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"Magic" wand that enables remote medical exams showcased at consumer electronics show

Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Permalink

Once touted as the next big thing in healthcare, telemedicine mostly has failed to live up to its potential. Regulatory obstacles are one reason: In many cases, physicians cannot practice in multiple states, for example, and one of the raisons d’être of telemedicine, which encompasses everything from remote consultations via webcams to self-monitoring, is the erasure of spatial and geographic constraints in healthcare. It’s also true that practitioners, a conservative bunch, can be reluctant to embrace a technology that would reduce office visits. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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New stretchable polymer extends design possibilities of wearable electronics

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 | Permalink

Responding to demand for a conformable material that combines heat resistance and durability, Panasonic (Osaka, Japan) has developed a soft and flexible resin that can repeatedly stretch more than 2.5 times its relaxed length and return to its original form without damage. Combined with a transparent electrode material and material paste, also developed by the company, the insulating material made of a thermoset resin augmented by Panasonic’s proprietary resin design technology is well suited for wearable devices, among other applications. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives read more

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Sil-Pro adds medical machining to portfolio of medtech services

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 | Permalink

Sil-Pro LLC (Delano, MN), an FDA-certified supplier of contract manufacturing and engineering services to the medical device industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to take sole ownership of Sil-Pro Machining Solutions (formerly MMI Precision), which provides precision machining to the medical, aerospace, defense and specialty equipment markets. The acquisition will expand on Sil-Pro’s value-added manufacturing and full device manufacturing capabilities, according to the company. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Injection Molding read more

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How medtech will—and will not—change in 2016

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 | Permalink

The year ended with some very good news, indeed, for the medical device industry. In mid-December, President Obama signed a $1.8 trillion package of spending and tax cuts that included a two-year suspension of the 2.3% medical device excise tax, which is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare). It’s not the outright repeal of the ACA that Republicans and a handful of Democrats sought, but it could lead to a permanent repeal or, at least, to an endless number of extensions, which is the way business is often conducted at the federal level. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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Ireland’s Proxy Biomedical announces expansion in another win for Galway’s medtech cluster

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 | Permalink

Capping a busy year of new product development, Proxy Biomedical (Galway, Ireland) has announced a significant facility expansion that is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2016. The company plans to double its cleanroom manufacturing space and introduce a suite of new technologies and biomaterial conversion processes. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Coating and Surface Treatment read more

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