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August 7, 2014 2:40 pm
Sarah Peters, Contributing Writer
The growth and development of smartphone technology has been phenomenal. In a very short space of time, we moved from very basic mobile phones that only allowed users to make calls, send SMS messages, and play a few simple games, to having...
August 6, 2014 2:35 pm
Jeffrey Dawson, Health and Medicine Writer
The phrase “motion capture software” generally brings to mind blockbuster, special-effects-laden films or the latest high-tech mechanical simulation of the latest automobile prototype. However, motion capture software has been leaving its...
August 5, 2014 3:58 pm
Carola Hansen, Director of Biomedical Polyethylenes, DSM Biomedical
In February, DSM announced that it was expanding its Dyneema Purity fiber portfolio with the commercial launch of the thinnest, high-strength, medical-grade ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber on the market - Dyneema Purity...
July 24, 2014 2:54 pm
Dr. Liesbet Lagae, R&D Manager Life Science Technologies, imec
Much of the research in healthcare is directed at the major medical challenges of the coming decade. How are we going to cope with the diseases of a growing elderly population, such as brain diseases, cancers, and diabetes? How can we improve...
July 22, 2014 3:54 pm
Rebecca Murphy, Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator, GW Plastics Inc.
In our previous installment, we explored the design for manufacturability benefits of using a full-service commercialization partner when building a prototype. So how does process specialization play a role in deciding between a prototype...
July 21, 2014 11:41 am
Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries
To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components. The following...
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