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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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White Papers: Medical
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Reusable Advices For Reusable Medical Devices eBook

Ensuring that reusable medical devices can be properly cleaned, disinfected, and/or sterilized is imperative to ensure patient safety and to minimize healthcare-acquired infections,...

INSIDER: Materials

Confluent Medical Technologies announced at MD&M West that it has partnered with ATI to invest more than $50 million over the next several...

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INSIDER: Medical

Trelleborg Group is strengthening its position in healthcare & medical by taking yet another major step forward. Trelleborg has, through its business area...

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INSIDER: Medical

IME West is hosting a never-before-seen dive into advanced manufacturing with its featured News and Brews Studio. Designed as a unique in-person news broadcast encompassing...

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INSIDER: Medical

Immerse yourself in the world of eco-conscious innovation at the Sustainability Lounge, a dynamic learning hub hosted in partnership with Guacamole Airplane (GA)....

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INSIDER: Connectivity

Over the past several years, manufacturers have grappled with fluctuating availability of electronic components paired with limited foundry capacity. As...

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INSIDER: Medical

Wednesday, February 7 at 10:15 am, Jason Bean, IIoT market specialist at Pepperl+Fuchs, will address the emergence of custom GPTs and the role...

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INSIDER: Medical

Ten years ago, the FDA’s Premarket Cybersecurity guidance was nine pages; today, the latest premarket guidance is 57 pages long and covers...

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INSIDER: Regulations/Standards

On Tuesday, February 6 at 12:30 pm, Balazs Boznik, BSEE, Technical Director, Medical Audit, at SGS North America will discuss FDA’s plan to adopt ISO 13485.

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INSIDER: Materials

SABIC will feature new and existing material solutions for potential use in critical medical devices through the company’s exhibition (booth #3287) and in two presentations at MD&M West. On...

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INSIDER: Tubing & Extrusion

Materials specialist Junkosha has unveiled its latest catheter-based innovation, the 1.8:1 shrink ratio Translucent PHST solution, at the MD&M West. The new product is...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tactile perception system provides human-like multimodal tactile information to objects like robots and wearable devices that require tactile data in real time.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed an implantable device that could provide a long-term supply of insulin to the body. The implant was designed to shield insulin-producing, or islet, cells from damaging immune responses, while continuously generating oxygen to sustain them.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a sensor that can perceive combinations of bending, stretching, compression, and temperature changes, all using a robust system that boils down to a simple concept: color.
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R&D: Medical
A single strand of fiber has the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, called polyaniline. The newly developed material showed good potential for wearable e-textiles. Researchers tested the fibers with a system that powered an LED light and another that sensed ammonia gas.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have designed a lightweight helmet with tiny LEGO-size sensors that scan the brain while a person moves. The helmet is the first of its kind to accurately record magnetic fields generated by brain activity while people are in motion.
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R&D: Wearables
The tension-activated repair patches (TARPs) provide controlled release of an anti-inflammatory molecule called anakinra from microcapsules over time, which helped discs in a large animal model regain the tension they need to reverse herniation and prevent further degeneration.
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Features: Connectivity
As more organizations adopt the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), their cybersecurity strategies must adapt. IoT risks are significant, but other new technologies — namely, blockchain — offer security solutions.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
In May 2023, a class of tiny, self-propelled robots were designed in the United States that can slip into a human body and may one day deliver prescribed drugs to hard-to-reach parts of the body. The team of developers at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to make the robot fully biodegradable one day, so that it eventually would dissolve in the body.
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Features: Wearables
MD&M West features products and insights across medical specialties such as medical devices, digital health, hospital equipment and supplies, cardiovascular solutions, pharmaceuticals, and much more. In her keynote, Jennifer Samproni will share her vision for the growing role that human machine interfaces (HMI) will play in the future of medical device innovation.
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Briefs: Materials
The process of manufacturing high-quality and reliable balloon catheters is critical to a number of advanced medical treatments for patients including balloon angioplasty, stent and drug delivery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, atherectomy, renal denervation, and laser balloon angioplasty.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
As the demand for smaller, less intrusive — sometimes even wearable — products grow, engineers must meet these expectations without compromising on pump system performance.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A beating heart makes for a formidable surgical arena, but a new robotic catheter could someday equip surgeons to operate in the cardiac environment with greater ease.
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Briefs: AR/AI
Royal Philips is integrating AI in its cardiac ultrasound devices and across cardiac care to help improve clinical confidence and increase efficiency. The portable Philips Ultrasound Compact System 5500 CV includes an AI-powered automation tool (the automated strain quantification) to assess the function of the heart’s left ventricle, a key indicator of heart health.
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Videos of the Month: Wearables
See the videos of the month, including one on a lightweight, motorized exoskeleton that can restore much of the sensation of walking with two healthy legs; one on a new method of brain stimulation that does not call for an implant; one on a device that combines wearable biosensors with AI software to help recognize what hand gesture a person intends to make; and more.
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Briefs: Medical
An international team of researchers has developed a handheld, noninvasive device that can detect biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The biosensor can also transmit the results wirelessly to a laptop or smartphone.
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From the Editor: Medical
There is sparce evidence in the health research literature to link health technology assessment (HTA) processes and outcomes (at a national, regional, or hospital level) with device purchasing decisions, according to ISPOR. Read on to learn new findings and more.
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Inside Story

Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions

Medical Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (MMT), a leading global provider of medical device manufacturing solutions, acquired Ireland-based Somex Automation and Ward Automation Galway. Recognized for developing best-in-class custom automation and integration solutions encompassing the entire product lifecycle, from design and development through production, testing, and packaging, these brands have become the flagship offerings of MMT Automation. To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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