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Olympus launches Thunderbeat surgical energy devices

The Thunderbeat device. [Image from Olympus] Olympus announced today that it released its Thunderbeat open fine jaw type X surgical energy devices for open surgery. Thunderbeat features a new thermal shield designed to support safer procedures. The initial launch covers Japan. Olympus plans for a commercial launch in Europe, the US and South Korea next …

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Orally ingestible robotic drug delivery device overcomes barriers of the gastrointestinal environment

Oral drug delivery is the most common and cost-effective way to deliver a treatment. But drugs must make it through the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach, resist degradation by enzymes, penetrate the barrier posed by the mucus of the small intestine and overcome many other obstacles before they can be absorbed. Because of these …

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Assistance available for blackbird damage to crops – Jamestown Sun

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said assistance is available for blackbird damage to crops through the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program. “Blackbirds cause millions of dollars in losses annually to sunflower and grain crops in North Dakota,” Goehring said. “Wildlife Services provides integrated blackbird damage management by lending nonlethal management equipment to …

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Fake bomb forces Middletown HS shutdown, middle school lock down

The phony bomb was discovered at approximately 10:45 am and the high school began student evacuations shortly after sending students to the campus track stadium to await bus transport home or to be picked up by their parents. But about one hour later investigators gave an all clear and the high school was re-opened for …

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Innovative breath sampling device could revolutionize diagnosis of many diseases

New research shows 100 percent effectiveness of an innovative breath sampling device developed by Northumbria University medtech spinout, PulmoBioMed, that could revolutionize diagnosis of a range of diseases, including COVID-19. The results mean that PulmoBioMed’s game-changing device, PBM-HALE™, can be used to study infections of the deep lung, reducing the need for invasive or costly …

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Amazon.com unveils a device that tracks breathing while sleeping

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday announced a contactless gadget that can monitor people’s sleep, along with updates to its lineup of voice-controlled devices and e-readers. The online retailer said its $139.99 sleep gadget, known as Halo Rise, tracks room temperature, humidity and light, plus the breathing patterns of the person closest to …

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Improved Heat Dissipation in Thin Film Devices

The last few decades have witnessed a tremendous advance in electronics technology, with the development of devices that are thinner, lightweight, flexible, and robust. However, as the devices get thinner, so does the space for accommodating the internal working components. This has created an issue of improper heat dissipation in thin-film devices, since conventional heat …

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Georgia homeowners can apply for mortgage assistance from COVID-related impacts – WABE

Over two years after the height of the pandemic, Georgia homeowners and their families are still recovering from the financial damage brought upon by COVID-19. On this edition of “Closer Look,” Tonya Cureton Curry, deputy commissioner for housing at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, discusses the department’s newly introduced mortgage assistance program. Through these …

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Vein Visualization Device Allows Clinicians to Accurately View Center-Line Regardless of Distance – Critical Care

Vein Visualization Device Allows Clinicians to Accurately View Center-Line Regardless of Distance By HospiMedica International staff writersPosted on 28 Sep 2022 Up to 90% of patients receive IV therapy at some point during their hospital stay, making it the most commonly performed invasive medical procedure in the US, and around the globe. Although it is …

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