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Gartenlaub M.,Competitive Technologies
Technical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Year: 2010

Redesigning the education system in the United States to aid the transformation of knowledge into products, processes, and services requires preeminence in technological innovation, including leadership in all aspects of engineering, engineering research to bridge scientific discovery and practical applications, engineering education to give engineers and technologists innovation, and engineering profession and practice to translate knowledge into innovation, competitive products, and services. This paper attempts to illuminate critical linkages among manufacturing education, a vibrant industrial sector and a healthy economy, and development of guidance for vitalizing college and university manufacturing education programs. Specifically presented are those issues directly related to two-year colleges and how their role is critical in meeting the need for future technologists, engineers, and the growing need for professional development during a career filled with emerging and transitioning technological changes.


Yanez J.M.,Competitive Technologies
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2011

Diabetes is a disease with no cure, but can be controlled to improve the quality of life of sufferers. Currently there are researches to suggest techniques to detect or measure glucose. This paper presents two techniques for measuring glucose using non-invasive optical techniques: transmission of light and polarimetry. It shows the results obtained from experiments done on samples containing distilled water and different amounts of glucose to study the absorption coefficient of glucose with both techniques. Water is used because it is one of the main elements in the blood and interferes with glucose measurement. This experiment will develop a prototype to measure glucose through a noninvasive technique. © 2011 SPIE.


Patent
Competitive Technologies | Date: 2013-01-28

Apparatus and methods for quick acute and chronic pain suppression, particularly useful and effective towards high-grade pains and/or pains resistant to other analgesic drugs such as opiates. One apparatus and method generate synthetic non-pain information strings of great clinical effectiveness, allowing high reproducibility of the clinical result. Synthesis of the strings occurs by combining novel geometries of complex waveforms in a sequence, perceived as self and non-pain by the CNS.


Trademark
Competitive Technologies | Date: 2011-03-09

Electromedical pain management products for clinical use, namely, electrical nerve stimulators; electronic stimulator for pain; nerve stimulator apparatus.


Trademark
Competitive Technologies | Date: 2011-03-09

Electromedical pain management products for clinical use, namely, electrical nerve stimulators; electronic stimulator for pain; nerve stimulator apparatus.


Trademark
Competitive Technologies | Date: 2012-12-25

Electromedical pain management products for clinical use, namely, electrical nerve stimulators; electronic stimulator for pain; nerve stimulator apparatus.


Trademark
Competitive Technologies | Date: 2011-03-09

Electromedical pain management products for clinical use, namely, electrical nerve stimulators; electronic stimulator for pain; nerve stimulator apparatus.


News Article | January 23, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

BELGRADE, Mont., Jan. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of orthopedic products for domestic and international markets, today announced that on January 21, 2017, Dan Goldberger resigned as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the Company and its subsidiaries to pursue other interests. Current President Carl O’Connell will serve as interim CEO while the Company’s Board of Directors contemplates the permanent CEO. Mr. O’Connell joined the Company in October 2016.  He has previously worked in leadership roles at Wright Medical Group N.V., Calmare Therapeutics Incorporated (formerly known as Competitive Technologies), the US Healthcare Division MedSurg for ITOCHU, Stryker Spine, and Carl Zeiss Surgical. “We are thankful for Dan’s significant contributions to the Company during his tenure as Chief Executive. Under Dan’s leadership, the Company has made significant progress toward our strategic goals,” said Kent Swanson, Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. “We are fortunate to have Carl O’Connell agree to serve as interim CEO. Carl is an accomplished senior executive with a demonstrated history of leading marketing and sales organizations and deep healthcare and medical device experience. We look forward to working with Carl as we embark on the next phase of the Company’s growth.” Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT) develops, manufactures and markets class-leading regenerative medicine products and medical devices for domestic and international markets. Xtant products serve the specialized needs of orthopedic and neurological surgeons, including orthobiologics for the promotion of bone healing, implants and instrumentation for the treatment of spinal disease, tissue grafts for the treatment of orthopedic disorders, and biologics to promote healing following cranial, and foot and ankle surgeries. With core competencies in both biologic and non-biologic surgical technologies, Xtant can leverage its resources to successfully compete in global neurological and orthopedic surgery markets. For further information, please visit www.xtantmedical.com. This press release contains certain disclosures that may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as “continue,” “efforts,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “strategy,” “will,” “goal,” “target,” “prospects,” “potential,” “optimistic,” “confident,” “likely,” “probable” or similar expressions or the negative thereof. Statements of historical fact also may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. We caution that these statements by their nature involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of important factors, including, among others: our ability to integrate the acquisition of X-spine Systems, Inc. and any other business combinations or acquisitions successfully; our ability to remain listed on the NYSE MKT; our ability to obtain financing on reasonable terms; our ability to increase revenue; our ability to comply with the covenants in our credit facility; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to fund our operations; the ability of our sales force to achieve expected results; our ability to remain competitive; government regulations; our ability to innovate and develop new products; our ability to obtain donor cadavers for our products; our ability to engage and retain qualified technical personnel and members of our management team; the availability of our facilities; government and third-party coverage and reimbursement for our products; our ability to obtain regulatory approvals; our ability to successfully integrate recent and future business combinations or acquisitions; our ability to use our net operating loss carry-forwards to offset future taxable income; our ability to deduct all or a portion of the interest payments on the notes for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our ability to service our debt; product liability claims and other litigation to which we may be subjected; product recalls and defects; timing and results of clinical studies; our ability to obtain and protect our intellectual property and proprietary rights; infringement and ownership of intellectual property; our ability to remain accredited with the American Association of Tissue Banks; influence by our management; our ability to pay dividends; our ability to issue preferred stock; and other factors. Additional risk factors are listed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” You should carefully consider the trends, risks and uncertainties described in this document, the Form 10-K and other reports filed with or furnished to the SEC before making any investment decision with respect to our securities. If any of these trends, risks or uncertainties actually occurs or continues, our business, financial condition or operating results could be materially adversely affected, the trading prices of our securities could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.


News Article | October 29, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, on October 7, 2016, Sierra College, SME Sacramento Valley and Hacker Lab are kicking off new SME Manufacturing Advice Office Hours. SME volunteers will offer advice on design, engineering and manufacturing twice per month. Drop in hours are between 10-11am on the first Monday of the month (Oct. 3) at Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College, 4804 Granite Dr., in Rocklin. On the third Monday of the month, (Oct. 17) open office hours will be held 10-11am at Hacker Lab in Midtown at 1715 I St, Sacramento. SME volunteers with expertise in mechanical and manufacturing engineering and product life cycle development will staff the office hours, explained Jeff Briggs, President, SME Sacramento Valley. “Entrepreneurs may request a product design review or ask for help making a 3D printed prototype,” said Briggs. Additionally, Hacker Lab offers classes on design and 3D printing. There are several 3D printers at both the Rocklin and Sacramento Hacker Lab locations supplied by Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) to support inventors in producing prototypes. According to Briggs, manufacturing firms may be interested in gaining a fresh perspective to overcome a challenge or improve existing processes. “The SME members will also be able to give advice on materials sourcing and locating manufacturers to produce products,” said Briggs. “The Hacker Lab community is about sharing ideas, connecting people, and celebrating successes in developing new products that can make the world a better place. It is the perfect place for SME to help people with manufacturing issues.” The Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) assists manufacturers throughout the region with training and technical support, explained Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College. “This partnership with SME and Hacker Lab will give more companies access to local experts and that will drive more manufacturing in this region,” said Pepper-Kittredge. SME Sacramento Valley has arranged several manufacturing tours in the greater Sacramento region held in celebration of Manufacturing Month, according to Pepper-Kittredge. “These tours enable businesses to learn from each other,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “When students attend, it makes them aware of the exciting, well paid careers right here in Northern California. The experience of talking with employers encourages students to continue studying design, engineering, mechatronics, welding and construction at college.” Briggs indicated that the following tour dates are planned: Oct. 4 at Ceronix in Auburn, Transfer Flow Inc. on Oct. 7 in Chico, Sierra Pacific Industries on Oct. 11 in Lincoln, Ruff Stuff Specialties on Oct. 18 in Loomis and RobbJack on Oct. 25 in Lincoln. Learn more about the tours at the SME Sacramento Valley website. The City of Rocklin is also holding a Rocklin Mini Maker Faire® to be held at the Sierra College campus in Rocklin on October 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. In 2015, over 7000 people attended this event and experienced the joy of making, observed Pepper-Kittredge. “Participants can meet other makers of all ages, experience new technology, produce fun projects, make crafts, try science experiments, see amazing inventions and make their own discoveries,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “Creative, hands-on experiences are often breakthroughs for people who discover a passion; these are future designers, engineers and manufacturers.” About Sierra College CACT Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training in lean, process improvement, zero waste, supervision, workplace software, communication and many other topics for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. For more information, go to http://www.sierracollegetraining.com. About Sierra College Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.

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