Pharmaceutical and Medical

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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MTC helps PhD researcher into stem cell manufacture

A cure for Parkinson’s disease may be a step closer thanks to a collaboration between a PhD research student from Loughborough University and engineers at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK. Laurissa Havins, aged 23, from Rowley Regis is a PhD …

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Protecting smart machines from smart attacks

Machines’ ability to learn by processing data gleaned from sensors underlies automated vehicles, medical devices and a host of other emerging technologies. But that learning ability leaves systems vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways, researchers at Princeton University have found. In a series of recent papers, a research team has …

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Flow sensor solutions in modern medical ventilators

The use of ventilators continues to grow strongly due to the increasing number of lung diseases. In this article, Andreas Alt, Sensirion‘s sales director for Medical, considers flow sensor solutions in modern medical ventilators that will enable manufacturers to realise the next quantum leaps in ventilation. Continuous airflow measurements during anesthesia monitoring, …

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Convert secures order from FFEI to supply cable assemblies for 200 cancer diagnosing slide scanners

Convert has secured an order to supply cable assemblies for two hundred slide scanners used to examine samples to help diagnose cancer. The Kent-based electrical engineering company manufacturer the cable assemblies for FFEI – an award winning manufacturer of digital inkjet and life science technology – which builds the scanners …

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World’s thinnest, lightest signal amplifier enables bioinstrumentation with reduced noise

Conventionally, bioinstrumentation circuits for health care and medical use have consisted of hard electronic devices, such as silicon transistors. However, when soft biological tissues, such as skin, come into contact with hard electronic devices, they tend to become inflamed. Therefore, monitoring of biosignals in everyday life over a long period …

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TE Connectivity earns No. 4 ranking on 2019 FORTUNE Change the World list

TE Connectivity has been ranked fourth of 52 large companies from around the world on the 2019 FORTUNE Change the World list. It is TE’s second consecutive year to earn this recognition. The annual list recognizes companies that make positive social or environmental change a core part of their business strategy. Companies …

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Ninewells Hospital chooses ION Science Tiger VOC detector for use within assisted conception unit

The Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has purchased an ION Science Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) detector in adherence with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFEA) regulations for air quality in tissue laboratories and to ensure optimum culture conditions for embryos. This follows an independent external …

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NeuraLink makes significant advancement in mapping human mind with machines

On Tuesday the San Francisco based company NeuraLink revealed their latest brain implant. Shrouded in secrecy for two years, the Elon Musk backed startup hopes to connect the human brain with computers. NeuraLink aims to treat brain disorders, help people who had traumatic injuries by creating a brain-machine interface, and …

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