What is RoHS Compliant?

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The RoHS2 Directive, 2011/65/EU, restricts the use of lead and other potentially hazardous substances including Cadmium, Mercury Chromium VI, PBBs and PBDEs contained in electrical and electronic products. RoHS limits these substances to 0.1% or 1,000 ppm (except for cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight of homogenous material. On June […]

The Medical Marijuana Market Revenue

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Global Market Insights Inc. predicts that Medical Marijuana Market Revenue will cross $87 billion by 2027. Increasing legalization of medical marijuana propelled the market growth and with it, increased awareness and public support. View the full article below: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/medical-marijuana-market-revenue-cross-100000061.html According to latest report “Medical Marijuana Market by Application (Pain Management, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Anorexia, Seizures), Route […]

Pesticides: Glyphosphate Dangers

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Glyphosphate herbicides are among the most widely used agrochemicals in the world. Crops such as soy, corn, sugar, wheat, beans, pears, and oats make up some of them. Studies show that this herbicide have casual or direct connection to increased risks of multiple cancers, neurotoxicity, thyroid damage, autism symptoms, and other diseases. It also has […]

COVID: Tracking Coronavirus Vaccinations Around the World

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Currently, more than 1.06 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. The US alone has vaccinated more than 232 million people, while China, more than 235 million. Canada has vaccinated approximately 12.5 million people, which represents 33 out of 100 people. The Astra Zeneca vaccine is being used in 93 countries, and Pfizer in 80. […]

The Consequences of Vaping

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The Government of Canada issued a campaign warning about the consequences of vaping. With the increasing trend of vaping around the world, many people do now know that there are risks involved in the activity. The risks associated and long-term health effects are still being discovered when it comes to vaping. Some of the risks […]

Safety Alert: Cybersecurity

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The increased use of wireless, Internet, portable media, and frequent electronic exchange of medical device-related health information, have led to cybersecurity threats to healthcare sectors. It has become more frequent, more severe, and more clinically impactful. The FDA is finalizing a guide on cybersecurity to address these issues in a regulatory manner. It is titled […]

COVID: Therapeutics Tracker

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Much has been talked about the COVID-19 vaccines in order to control the pandemic, but there is also a lot of research focused in finding therapeutic solutions for those who get the disease. Only a few therapeutics have been approved to treat COVID-19: – Dexamethasone in the UK and Japan– Avigan (favilavir) in China, Italy, […]

Improve Security Through AI

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View the full article by Forbes below: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/02/10/how-ai-can-improve-your-website-security Artificial intelligence (AI) helps business owners, developers, and freelancers every day. At the end of 2020, the AI market was worth $62.4 billion. That number is expected to rise over the next several years.  When looking at AI and machine learning, it’s hard to deny the security benefits […]

CAB, UKCA and Post-Brexit Changes

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It is expected the UK and the EU will not agree to retain the regulation of medical devices within a common EU regulatory framework. This means that from January 1st 2021 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will become the standalone medicines and medical devices regulator for the UK. With regards to the […]

FDA: Third Party Certification Program

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On April 22, 2020, the FDA announced that it would be providing temporary flexibility under the Accredited Third-Party Certification Program for foreign food entities and their products. The guidance was published in recognition of the current challenges with conducting onsite monitoring activities during the COVID-19 crisis and relaxes the requirement for recognized accreditation bodies (ABs) […]