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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Flambeau Medical, a full-service contract manufacturing organization serving the medical device and life sciences industries, has added a new industrial 3D printer to expand its rapid...

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INSIDER: Wearables

Scientists have developed a plaster that measures body biomarkers that can indicate health or disease through sweat, paving the way for a new noninvasive and effective way...

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INSIDER: Wearables

Maintaining bodily water balance is essential for survival. Although sweat serves as a key indicator of physical and mental health, existing wearable technologies can only monitor...

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INSIDER: Medical

A spatial encoding of centrifugal microfluidic disc integrates a smartphone-controlled (SEDphone) platform for detecting influenza virus subtypes.

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Tech Talks: Test & Measurement
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Getting unexpected or failing test results for any biocompatibility test can feel like the end of the line for a medical device. As a vital step in...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Beyond Science Fiction: Realizing the Potential of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

This white paper discusses the roots of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), its milestones, how and why RAS is gaining the public trust and five key technologies for its...

Features: Wearables
Keeping an eye on emerging trends and innovations in telemedicine and remote monitoring allows manufacturers to stay ahead of the curve and develop products that align with future healthcare needs, such as devices for early cancer detection. Read on to learn more.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
With the never-ending advancement in surgical robotics, it is important to recognize the difficult balance between improving performance, commercial value, integration, and compatibility challenges. Read on to learn more.
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Features: Medical
Medical device designers must consider several factors when selecting the appropriate technologies and evaluating their development partners. Read on to learn what these factors are and more.
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Briefs: Medical
With the evolution of PCB materials to meet the stringent demands of medical device applications, the challenge lies in effectively removing contaminants without compromising the integrity of delicate components. Read on to learn more about the process.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new report from Clarivate Plc, London, UK, offers a predictive analysis of high-growth medical technology markets poised to generate over $1 billion in value or achieve double-digit growth within the next five years. The report, “Medical Technologies to Watch in 2024” underscores critical areas of significant investment. Read on to learn more.
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Products: Medical
See the new products and services, including mdi Consultants' software penetration testing, Sandvik Coromant's, two new PVD insert grades, Air Logic's robust innovation in low cracking force in-line non-return valves, Thomson Industries' miniature metric precision ball screw, Kollmorgen's updated AKD2G servo drive, and more.
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R&D: Medical

Drug-delivery researchers have developed a device with the potential to improve gene therapy for patients with inherited lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis. In cell culture and mouse models,...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a method for detecting malignant melanoma. A new type of patch equipped with microneedles can identify the biomarker tyrosinase directly in the skin.

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R&D: Medical

A unique wristwatch contains multiple modules, including a sensor array, a microfluidic chip, signal processing, and a data display system to monitor chemicals in human sweat. It can...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using electrical impedance tomography (EIT), researchers have developed a system using a flexible tactile sensor for objective evaluation of fine finger movements. Demonstrating high accuracy in classifying diverse...

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R&D: Medical

A new device platform allows for smaller wireless light sources to be placed within the human body. Research indicates that such light sources will enable novel, minimally invasive means of treating and...

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

New research pushes forward the bounds of stroke recovery with a unique robotic hip exoskeleton, designed as a training tool to improve walking function. This invites the possibility of new...

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Briefs: Medical
The proposed novel approach holds promise for enhancing the thermoelectric performance of CNT materials from yarns to films and bulk structures.
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Briefs: Medical
By sending electrical impulses via an implant to the visual cortex of the brain, an image can be created, and each electrode would represent one pixel.
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Briefs: Medical
Engineers have developed a wearable ultrasound patch that can offer continuous, noninvasive monitoring of blood flow in the brain. The soft and stretchy patch can be comfortably worn on the temple to provide three-dimensional data on cerebral blood flow — a first in wearable technology.
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Products: Tubing & Extrusion
See what the product focus is on this month: tubing from Putnam Plastics Corp., Microlumen, Sigma-Netics, and Junkosha.
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From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor discusses Robocath -- a company that designs, develops, and markets innovative robotic solutions to treat cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases -- and how it has published a new report exploring current and future expectations for the use of robotics in interventional medicine. Read on to learn more.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Ultrasound-based wireless power transfer is becoming a more attractive option to power implanted biomedical devices because it could overcome many of the limitations and challenges facing other wireless charging approaches. Now, a new study has shown that the shape of the implanted receiver can significantly increase the efficiency of power harvesting from the ultrasound beam.
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Videos of the Month: Materials
See the videos of the month, including one on research that pioneers transformative approaches to intuitively control prosthetic devices; one on how medical professionals can map the radiation dose within the body, giving them new data to guide treatments in real time; one on a new smart material that is activated by both heat and electricity; and one on what bats can teach us about co-existing with viruses and preventing severe disease.
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From the Editor: Medical
This editorial was written by Ivor Campbell, Chief Executive of Callander, UK-based Snedden Campbell, a specialist recruitment consultant for the medical technology industry. He talks about who holds the key to the future of public health diagnostics. Read on to learn more.
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Products: Medical
See the product of the month: Linxens' NFC tag that is integrated directly into the polymer matrix of the medical device.
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Inside Story

Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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