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BioMin bioglass toothpaste may better protect sensitive teeth and find its way into US market

By April Gocha / May 17, 2016

News from Queen Mary University of London reports that U.K. scientists have developed a new and improved bioglass toothpaste formulation called BioMin, which can address tooth sensitivity and help prevent tooth decay and acid erosion.

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Acoustic detection method may identify early cracks in ceramic capacitors and beyond

By April Gocha / March 24, 2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology may be on to something that can help with better monitoring of ceramic capacitors—they have devised a new nondestructive method that may be able to detect cracks in materials before they lead to device failure.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 17, 2015

Global glass suppliers bet on China, Gorilla Glass gets thin for Meizu, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 17, 2015.

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Sunscreen science: Protect your fun in the sun with advanced materials

By April Gocha / July 1, 2015

You can’t beat the summer sun. Or can you? With new advanced sunscreen molecules, you might be able to enjoy the rays and protect your skin at the same time.

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No question that NovaMin is effective for sensitive teeth

By / May 30, 2013

Credit: P. Wray; ACerS. I have no new insights into GlaxoSmithKline’s decision to sell its Sensodyne Repair & Protect without NovaMin as the active ingredient in the US. GSK still will not talk to me anymore, and the dentist featured in the Repair & Protect commercials still has not returned my calls. Nevertheless, I have…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 10, 2013

Morgan Advanced Materials highlights fire protection, wear and chemical corrosion resistant materials for offshore oil & gas applications at OTC 2013 Morgan Advanced Materials announces that it will be showcasing a broad range of its products for the oil and gas production and exploration industries at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. Morgan…

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Medical device companies appeal to Congress and IRS to avoid excise tax in 2013

By Eileen De Guire / August 15, 2011

A bare-metal coronary stent. Credit: Frank C. Müller; Wikipedia Creative Commons license The 2010 Affordable Health Care Act includes a provision for a 2.3% excise tax to be levied against the revenues of medical device companies starting in 2013 regardless of whether the company generates a profit or not, which means companies could owe more…

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