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Non-magnetic micro connectors for MRI

Small, robust and extremely non-magnetic! These are the qualities of the new micro-D connectors developed by Axon’ Cable.  These miniature connectors are designed for devices, which rely on magnetism when operating.  This is the case, for example, for MRI scanners where the magnetic field generated must remain constant and stable to obtain reliable and high quality 3D images.

The non-magnetic connectors developed by Axon’ Cable have not only a very low residual magnetic field  (less than 1 nT – about 50,000 times lower than the earth’s magnetic field), but it is also almost impossible to magnetize them.  They cannot, therefore, interfere with the magnetic fields produced by the magnets of medical imaging devices or particle accelerators used by scientists.


Innovations of NASA in Biomedical Engineering

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When we talk about NASA, it’s not always the nation’s civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Yes, the recent launch of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has been phenomenal. People often argue, what has NASA actually done for us? Sending robots to other planets and controlling from Earth doesn’t give me anything. Is that what you think? (Ok. May be not). So, I came across some answers to this question and found details about the technologies and innovations that have emerged out of research and development at NASA. Here are the contributions in the healthcare field:

Workshop in Space Medicine For Biomedical Engineers in Germany,4-8 June 2011

If you are a Bachelor or Master’s level student of physiology, medicine, sports science, Biomedical Engineering or any other life science related field, you are invited to apply for participation in Space Medicine 2011, a workshop organised by ESA’s Directorate of Human Space Flight.

Space Medicine 2011The workshop will take place 4-8 June 2011 in Cologne, Germany, at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC), ESA’s astronaut training centre and home base of the European astronaut corps.