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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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R&D: Wearables

A novel wearable for infants provides reliable assessment of motor abilities during early development. The smart jumpsuit, called MAIJU (Motor Assessment of Infants with a Jumpsuit), is a...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a simple, yet effective approach for on-demand tactile sensing in minimally invasive surgery, overcoming a key limitation — the inability of surgeons to feel tissues during an...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a medical instrument called Clinical Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Ramanometry for Helicobacter pylori (CAST-R-HP) that holds promise as a powerful new tool in the diagnosis...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a stretchable and waterproof fabric that turns energy generated from body movements into electrical energy. A crucial component in the fabric is a polymer that,...

White Papers: Medical
Heaters for Medical Devices

Lives depend on the work we do manufacturing heaters for med device OEMs, because positive patient outcomes rely on optimal performance with precise regulation of temperature for blood and fluid warming,...

Products: Tubing & Extrusion
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Get the Inside Story on EO Residuals

Many factors impact Ethylene Oxide (EO) Residual levels following sterilization, making it difficult to determine when a medical device is safe for public use. In our latest Inside Story, Leonard Harris,...

News: Tubing & Extrusion

The global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cadence, Inc., a contract manufacturer of medical and drug-delivery devices and specialty commercial products, has acquired Utitec, Inc., a manufacturer specializing in miniature, deep...

Features: Research Lab
With so much at stake, attention is now shifting to adopting more modern equipment and methods to consistently produce the best cells.
Features: Medical
Imagine starting your first marathon out of seven in Antarctica with a temperature of –15 °F. When Linda Carrier ran the World Marathon Challenge in 2019, that’s where she started.
Features: Medical
For more than 130 years, Johnson & Johnson has been synonymous with healthcare.
Features: IoMT
The growing use of AI in medical applications is leading to drastically higher performance demands for the embedded computing technology.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Surgery is complex. When performing similar procedures, surgeons with various skill levels, training, and experience can have vastly different outcomes.
Briefs: Communications
Implantable bioelectronics are now often key in assisting or monitoring vital organs, but they often lack a safe, reliable way of transmitting their data to doctors.
Briefs: Wearables
The next step in wearables is to shrink the size of the devices while offering more comfortable shapes and additional features and wireless communications capabilities.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
ETCO Inc.'s custom-fabricated electrical connectors and terminals for robotic medical devices is the product of the month for January 2023.
Products: Energy
See the new products and services for January 2023.
Products: Medical
Product Focus: Motors & Motion Control 2023
Applications: Data Acquisition
Tiotronik’s Renamic Neo communicates with a medical device implanted in a patient, such as a pacemaker, ICD, or implantable cardiac monitor.
Briefs: Wearables
Parkinson's Disease is the fastest-growing neurodegenerative condition in the world and affects 600,000 Americans yearly at a cost of $20 billion to the U.S. healthcare system.
Briefs: Design
Technology developed by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine can change skin tissue into blood vessels and nerve cells.
Briefs: Medical
A new remotely controlled drug-delivery implant could one day provide extended, adjustable medication for patients — even those on spacecraft headed for Mars.
Briefs: Design
A team of scientists and engineers has developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have developed a device to noninvasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have designed a transparent polymer film that conducts electricity as effectively as other commonly used materials, while also being flexible and easy to use at an industrial scale.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Smaller, Smarter, Electronic, Connected: The Next Generation of Drug-Delivery...