Custom-designed lighting products for MIDCAB, saphenous vein harvesting, laproscopic, and other procedures can be combined with customized or commercially available light sources to provide shadowless, high-intensity light with no heat. The molded, disposable lightpipes can be attached to retractors and instruments or used as stand-alone shapes. The design puts light where it is most beneficial, reducing glare and hot spots which can be distracting to the surgeon.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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