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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.

Latest Briefs & News

INSIDER: Wearables

A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as omicron and delta, than a traditional needle vaccine. The research tested the Hexapro SARS-CoV-2 spike...

INSIDER: Design

Researchers have built an RT-PCR platform that gives results in 23 minutes that match the longer laboratory-based tests — faster than other PCR tests on the market. It can...

INSIDER: Medical

Skin swabs are surprisingly effective at identifying COVID-19 infection, according to new research, offering a route to a noninvasive future for testing for the virus. Researchers used...

White Papers: Medical
Rapid Transitions of Thermo-Responsive Polymer Networks

Responsive polymers have many key uses including drug delivery, switchable biocompatible coatings, and advanced biointerfaces in bioanalytical devices. Thermo-responsive polymers, where...

White Papers: Medical
Surgical Suction Handle Made of CYROLITE® Improves Treatment of Bone Defects

The company TissueFlow, a spin-off from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, has developed an instrument for orthopedic surgery, which promotes the...

INSIDER: Wearables

A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet — without needing an...

INSIDER: Medical

A new type of dressing for post-surgical treatment of melanoma has been created by scientists who have discovered a new method for making a material that can kill...

INSIDER: Medical

Working closely with users and therapists, researchers have developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or...

White Papers: Medical
Get the Inside Story on Reprocessing

In a recent interview, Eurofins Medical Device Testing’s Director of Microbiology, Elizabeth Sydnor, offers insight into establishing safe processes for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical...

INSIDER: Medical

A newly developed material uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient method may have a major impact in the development of biomedicines and...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A team of researchers is now developing drug-carrying nanoparticles that appear to get into the brain more efficiently than drugs given on their own. Using a human tissue model they...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers are closing in on a way to replace batteries for wearables and low-power applications designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The answer lies in an ink coating that...

Features: Materials

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

Products: Motion Control
Compact Digital Microscope

Vision Engineering, New Milford, CT, has launched a new, compact digital microscope for a wide range of applications. The VE Cam digital microscope...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control

Biologic drugs change the way the human immune system responds to numerous diseases and conditions. These drugs have revolutionized disease treatments and offer hope to many...

Products: Materials
Long-Wear Medical Tape

A medical adhesive from 3M, St. Paul, MN, has been developed for extended wear devices that require attachment to the skin for up to a 21-day wear time. The...

Products: Medical
Barb Connectors

Qosina, Ronkonkoma, NY, has introduced 25 new tube-to-tube barb connectors to its portfolio. The connectors available in more than 500 configurations. These connectors...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

Briefs: Medical

A revolutionary pacemaker that re-establishes the heart’s naturally irregular beat is set to be trialed in New Zealand heart patients this year, following successful animal trials.

Briefs: Materials

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

Briefs: Imaging

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet (UV) laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of UV light for sterilizing medical tools, among other applications....

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

From the Editor: Wearables

As global markets cool, there are signs that a new round of consolidation may be starting in the digital health sector, according to Richard Zall, chair of law...

News: Design

Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its EMBOLD™ Fibered Detachable Coil, a device that is...

News: Medical

Medtronic plc has completed the acquisition of Intersect ENT, expanding the company’s comprehensive ear, nose, and throat (ENT) portfolio with innovative products used in sinus...

White Papers: Software
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

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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