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Wales receives UK’s first proton beam machine

May 22, 2017
Wales receives UK’s first proton beam machine

Proton Partners International (PPI), a Wales-based private company that provides innovative cancer care, has received the key component that will fire the UK’s first high-energy proton beam machine at its Rutherford Cancer Centre. Currently, only low-energy treatment is available in the UK for rare eye cancers. But PPI said the UK’s “most-advanced piece of cancer [...]

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Capsule robot could make colonoscopies easier for patients

May 17, 2017
Capsule robot could make colonoscopies easier for patients

A new 18-mm magnetized capsule colonoscope which is guided by an external magnet attached to a robotic arm has been shown to successfully navigate and perform intricate maneuvers inside the colon. Researchers are hoping the new technology could help make the life-saving screening test easier and less uncomfortable for patients. They are also hoping the [...]

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Pelican BioThermalunveils Series 22 Universal for CRT shipments

May 17, 2017
Pelican BioThermalunveils Series 22 Universal for CRT shipments

Pelican BioThermal, a global leader in cold chain and temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the life sciences industry, has launched its Series 22 Universal system for Crēdo shippers at Temperature Controlled Logistics in Biopharmaceuticals USA located in Princeton, New Jersey. Series 22 Universal is one of two options for Pelican BioThermal controlled room temperature (CRT) cold [...]

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New tech that could monitor drug levels may prevent under-, overdosing

May 12, 2017
New tech that could monitor drug levels may prevent under-, overdosing

Engineers have developed a new drug delivery tool that has the potential to help monitor and maintain drug levels in the body. If the experimental medical technology successfully works in humans, it could help deliver the optimal dose of life-saving drugs and prevent harmful overdosing or underdosing. Each person processes medication differently. One person’s perfect [...]

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US FDA approves handheld device designed to treat cluster headaches

April 19, 2017
US FDA approves handheld device designed to treat cluster headaches

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a handheld device that is designed to treat a rare form of headache, known as cluster headaches, which affect mostly men. The device is a vagus nerve stimulator. However, it’s still not entirely clear how it works. The idea is to disrupt signals that run along [...]

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Smart bandages with real-time 5G tech could be trialed within next 12 months

April 17, 2017
Smart bandages with real-time 5G tech could be trialed within next 12 months

Smart bandages that would use real-time 5G technology to monitor what treatment is needed, keep track of a patient’s activity levels, detect how a wound is healing, and send messages back to doctors could be trialed within the next 12 months, scientists said. The work is being led by Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science [...]

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Evonik’s healthcare unit opens new applied technology lab in Thailand

March 31, 2017
Evonik’s healthcare unit opens new applied technology lab in Thailand

Evonik Health Care, a part of global specialty chemicals company Evonik, opened a new applied technology laboratory in Bangkok, Thailand for the development of oral formulations for drugs and dietary supplements. The new facility is the latest addition to Evonik’s global network of Health Care laboratories, and is the first laboratory in Southeast Asia for [...]

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Elon Musk’s new medical research company to create neural lace technology

March 29, 2017
Elon Musk’s new medical research company to create neural lace technology

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has confirmed the launch of his new startup company, Neuralink, which is aimed at developing technology that will connect brains to computers. The company, which Musk says is registered as a “medical research” firm and is still in its very early stages, will develop so-called “neural lace” technology which would [...]

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Medical devices come of age with TPEs

March 14, 2017
Medical devices come of age with TPEs

Also, download this story from the electronic issue here Incorporating TPEs in the manufacture of medical devices allows for easier processing, just like thermoplastics, and imitating the performance and feel of thermoset rubbers, as well as lower scrap rates, thus assuring end-users of safe, hygienic, light weight and cost effective medical and health management solutions. Market [...]

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Pelican BioThermal introduces new reusable pallet shipper system

February 1, 2017
Pelican BioThermal introduces new reusable pallet shipper system

Pelican BioThermal launched its advanced new pallet shipper system, Crēdo Cargo. This reusable system, specifically designed to accept a full ISO pallet, will help revolutionize the temperature-controlled bulk shipper market. Following an intensive design, testing and qualification process, the Crēdo Cargo is now available to buy and rent for the first time. The production version [...]

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