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October 5, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

October R&D Round Up
This month we have electronics that melt away when immersed in a fluid and solar cells that use carbon rather than silicon or polymers to convert light to energy. continued

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Qualcomm Foundation Awards Grant to Scripps
Scripps Translational Science Institute and Scripps Health will use the $3.75 million grant to advance wireless biosensor clinical trials, create rapid pharmacogenomic diagnostics, and develop technologies for tracking and predicting heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer. continued


Canada Invests $32.8 Million in Ocean Science
The funds will support Ocean Networks Canada's collection and analysis of real-time sensor data from the sea floor to glean greater insight into earthquakes, fish populations, and the movement of tsunamis. continued

Jaybridge Software Powers Autonomous Harvester
The driverless system promises to boost productivity, leveraging sensors and Jaybridge Robotics advanced algorithms to deliver refined path planning, obstacle avoidance, and reliability. continued

Magnetrol Uses Macro Sensors' LVDTs
Macro Sensors' linear position sensors are used in the Magnetrol Digital Liquid Level Displacer Transmitter as part of the internal electronics needed to convert liquid level changes into 4–20 mA output signals. continued

OPEL Closes $1.15 Million Financing
The proceeds will enable the company to divest its solar division and focus on its core business, the POET technology. continued


Global Medtech Industry Growth Continues
The emergence of patient-focused technologies is poised to improve efficiency and disrupt traditional medtech business models. continued


ESG Introduces New Seismic Monitoring System
The hybrid combines near-surface microseismic arrays with a network of vertical downhole toolstrings, providing an integrated system to assess large and small magnitude seismicity. continued

Red Lion Announces the PAX2C Controller
The latest addition to the PAX2 series improves flexibility and ease of use for the process and temperature control markets. continued

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Cinterion Launches High-Speed M2M Module
The EHS5 features an Oracle client Java runtime optimized for microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices, providing secure wireless connectivity and integrating data from the edge to the enterprise. continued

ST Reveals Next-Gen Sensor Electronics
Produced using an advanced manufacturing process, the new 16 V op-amps deliver greater accuracy, energy efficiency, and space savings, performing well in harsh environments. continued

DOE Funds Energy Storage Research
DNV will use battery-life prediction modeling and a novel, new off gas sensing technique to identify the limits of battery operation and determine ways to extract greater performance. continued

Ocean Optics Unveils Near-IR Spectrometer
The NIRQuest512-1.9 high-resolution device is well suited for applications ranging from monitoring changes in food production and chemical processing to characterizing lasers for semiconductor assembly and medical treatment. continued

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