Pharmaceutical and Medical

Halma agrees strategic partnership with Valencell

Halma has made a strategic investment in Valencell, a leading innovator in wearable sensor technology. Valencell’s biometric sensor technology provides highly accurate measurements of heart rate, blood pressure and other biometrics, which can be used in medical-grade wearables. Valencell has established a strong position at the convergence of the consumer …

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Kyocera launches world’s first gyro-based carbohydrate monitoring system

Kyocera has launched the world’s first monitoring system for the precise measurement of carbohydrate metabolism. Thanks to gyro sensors, the tracker is also suitable for the lifestyle and wellness area. Commercial availability in Japan is planned for this year. Smart, innovative and intuitive To determine the user’s carbohydrate balance, the …

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Bürkert delivers savings and efficiency for new life science facility

Creating a new hygienic production facility that includes ATEX zone 1 areas is a complex task, especially when the facility will need over 1,400 control valves. Hygienic process systems specialist Briggs of Burton PLC called in Bürkert to help deliver a large-scale manufacturing facility for a Life Sciences company Purolite. …

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Exosomics implements NanoFCM’s NanoAnalyzer

Exosomics has announced that it has implemented NanoFCM‘s NanoAnalyzer instrument to offer sophisticated contract research and measurement services worldwide. In this strategic partnership, Exosomics becomes NanoFCM’s approved service supplier of nano-flow cytometry measurements. These can be performed as stand-alone or coupled to solutions provided by Exosomics. “Thanks to their NanoAnalyzer, …

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Dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

The European Commission has decided to expand the existing photonics pilot-line offering by funding the establishment of MedPhab pilot-line under Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Photonics is based on combining optics and electronics, and it enables various medical applications from diagnostic devices to instruments for treatment. …

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Process control valves – making the right choice

Modern process control valves offer a wide range of features and benefits for industries that require precise control over fluids, steam and other gases. With so many control valves on the market, it is important to establish the features that will deliver the most cost-effective design for a particular application. Damien …

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Innovative ams chip for X-ray detection heralds new era of lower-cost CT medical imaging

ams is helping to make computed tomography (CT) scanners substantially more affordable. Through ams expertise in sensor design and packaging, the AS5950 integrated sensor chip for X-ray detection will enable an improved CT detector for more detailed images at lower system costs. The AS5950 is a CMOS device that combines …

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Renesas and MinebeaMitsumi collaborate on development of stepping motor solutions for robots, OA equipment, and medical/nursing equipment

Renesas and MinebeaMitsumi today announced the joint development of resolver-based (angle sensor) stepping motor and motor control solutions optimised for use in robots, office automation (OA) equipment, and medical/nursing care equipment. These applications require motors with higher precision motor control, miniaturised form factors, and improved resistance to environmental influences. Working …

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Yokogawa acquires nanopipette technology from US venture for use in life science applications

Yokogawa has acquired a nanopipette technology that was developed by BioStinger, a spin-off from the University of California, Santa Cruz. This technology is able to target specific locations inside individual cells, enabling the injection of target substances such as genes or drugs and the extraction of intracellular materials. The low …

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World first study with drone vision systems now separates living from the dead

Autonomous drone cameras have been trialled for several years to detect signs of life in disaster zones. Now, in a world first study, researchers from Adelaide and Iraq have taken this a step further. Using a new technique to monitor vital signs remotely, engineers from the University of South Australia …

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