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(1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which included graphics. See Hercules Graphics and VGA.

(2) (Model Driven Architecture) See Object Management Architecture.

(3) (Mechanical Design Automation) Applications that help automate the design and engineering processes from concept to manufacturing. Automotive, aerospace and discrete manufacturing are examples of industries that use MDA.

(4) (Modular Digital Architecture) An earlier snap-together, building-block approach for adding peripherals to a PC from NeoSystems, Inc.
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Now, after research at a hospital in South Wales, the sterile maggot has been licensed for use by the Medical Devices Agency.
The Gemini infusion pump was sent to the Medical Devices Agency for examination.
Consequently, it was not Independent Community Transport which was the subject of the investigation by the Medical Devices Agency, nor the court proceedings brought by Jade's mother.
The trust has notified the Medical Devices Agency, the national body responsible for the safety of medical equipment.
It's approved by the Medical Devices Agency, and it can be installed in less than three hours.
Medical Devices Agency to run large, multi-center, clinical evaluations of incontinence products to help buyers make informed choices.
MI) a global medical company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today that it received the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) approval for the Mitroflow([R])Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare and the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency currently are observers until the summer, when they will officially join the multilateral program.
which makes cameras that can be swallowed for gastrointestinal imaging, earned approval from Japan's Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for its PillCam Colon.
XIENCE V was launched in Europe and other international markets in October 2006 and is an investigational device in Japan where it is currently under review by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.
Tokyo, Japan, Mar 31, 2006 - (JCN) - OncoTherapy Science and Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries jointly announced on March 29 that the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has accepted a notification of the phase I clinical trial plan of OTS102, an angiogenesis inhibitor currently under development by OncoTherapy Science.
Now they have been licensed for use by the Medical Devices Agency.

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