Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cells

from Flipboard A multidisciplinary team working at Pennsylvania State University claim to have used human stem cells to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart. The new research may one day help replace damaged tissues caused by a heart attack or genetic defects. Building upon previous research into what is […]

The One Skill All Great Vendors Have In Common – Do Your Vendors Do This?

Let’s say you move to a new town. After a long day of unpacking, your stomach is grumbling so you call up the local pizza place. You ask if you can combine a few extra toppings, and the guy on the other end says yes. Twenty minutes later, you hear that magical knock on the […]

Five Reasons Companies Stay With Sub-Par Vendors

Let me play out a little scenario for you that you might recognize. Let’s say that you start with a new company. You are excited about your new job (which hopefully comes with a nice bump in pay). The first couple of days are swamped with orientation, setting up your email, going to lunch with […]

Have You Considered These Five Popular Materials For Your Next Medical Device?

It’s always an exciting time in the world of materials. Researchers and manufacturers continue to refine current materials, develop new materials, and even find ways to reuse old materials to help preserve our world’s resources. If you are in the midst of designing a new medical device, don’t just fall back on the plastics and […]

Time To Market Matters…A Lot!

In this crazy fast manufacturing age, time can be your best friend or biggest enemy. Innovation isn’t just about having the best idea; it’s about having the best idea AND getting it to the market before your competitor launches a similar product. Time to market matters, perhaps now more than ever. Here are the biggest […]

The Vendors You Choose May Literally Be A Matter Of Life And Death

Let’s say that you buy an expensive new shirt (look at you, splurging on yourself!) The first time you take it out for a night on the town, a seam rips down the side. Great! Now you have to sit through dinner with your left arm at your side like some weird robot. Not your […]

The Challenge of Finding Great Manufacturing Vendors

As I’ve written about before, the quality of the vendor you choose to help design, manufacture, and assemble your product can literally mean life and death, not only for your company, but also for your customer. Choosing a vendor to help create your product can be one of the most important decisions you make for […]

How Bearings are Measured

There are actually several ways you can do this, and some are far easier than others. The measurement of a bearing consists of: Inside diameter Outside diameter Thickness The easiest way to measure a bearing is simply to examine its reference number and look up that number on the manufacturer’s website. However, the reference number […]

The Power of Positive Thinking Revealed

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking!  Your thoughts create energy field around you and the universe is compelled to create the situation or reality, which you create through your thought.  Here comes the power of positive thinking in.  Who likes to be sick, unhappy, and living in a state of poverty?  The answer is […]

Michael & The Power of Positive Thinking

Michael is the kind of guy you love. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” He was a natural motivator.
If an employee was having a bad day, […]