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New compound raises the bar for medical plastics

Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Permalink

A polypyrolle compound developed by an international research team converts ultrasound waves into optical signals that can be used to produce an image. In the research study, polypyrolle, a conductive plastic, was compounded with gold nanorods, which generally are available in diameters from 10-50 nm. An optical signal transmitted into the plastics compound interacts with inbound ultrasound waves and then passes through. A specialized transducer reads the signal and converts it into an image. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics ultrasound polypyrrole read more

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DOE funding focus on metal

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Permalink

The U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE ) is soliciting applications for $50 million in research funding for new research projects that will develop advanced technologies to improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy. Among then 11 areas of interest (AOIs), only one relates to plastics: Breakthrough Techniques for Dissimilar Material Joining. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – February 2013 Keywords:  The U.S. Department of Energy R&D fuel efficiency vehicle lightweighting read more

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Silver nanoparticles in hydrogels emerge as new antimicrobials

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 | Permalink

  An Indian research group says it has developed a promising new antimicrobial additive based on silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The first commercial application may be polymer-silver nanocomposite films for wound dressing applications. “AgNPs combined with polymeric hydrogels offer a new class of materials that combine the antimicrobial properties of AgNPs with the human-tissue-like performance of hydrogels,” said lead author Sunil Bajpai, a polymer science PhD at the Government Model Science College in Jabalpur, India. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Medical Device Tax Destroys Jobs and Research | FreedomWorks

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 | Permalink

Medical Device Tax Destroys Jobs and Research. By Ted Abram … The ” medical device ” tax exhibits an enormous impact on businesses, employees, medical research and patients. In short …. Main FreedomWorks RSS Feed …

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Hack attack: Now your pacemaker is vulnerable

Friday, November 30th, 2012 | Permalink

Steve Elwart, P.E., Ph.D., is the executive research analyst with the Koinonia Institute and a subject matter expert for the Department of Homeland Security. He can be contacted at steve.elwart@studycenter.com.More ↓Less ↑. rss feed Subscribe to author feed … The report concluded that as implanted medical devices take advantage of newer technologies, such as wireless capabilities, they become more susceptible to cyberattack. Although the risks resulting from …

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