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INSIDER: Medical

New research offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A wearable assistive robot can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user’s risk of sustaining injuries. The robot can also be used to aid patients’ rehabilitation from...

INSIDER: Medical

A new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation between the ankle...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A new surgical robotic system is feasible, safe, and effective for treatment of early-stage prostate cancer, concludes an initial evaluation. The system, called...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A medical robotic system uses an external magnetic field to precisely and remotely control guidewires through tiny and tortuous blood vessels. The system, following further...

White Papers: Medical
Preparedness and Your Regulatory Strategy

Before selling a medical device in the United States, it must first go through a rigorous evaluation process by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure the product is safe and provides...

News: Medical

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, has acquired TTP Ventus Limited from TTP Group. Based near Cambridge, UK, TTP Ventus is an inventor and manufacturer of silent, compact micropumps and pump...

Webinars: Materials

Major advances in medical devices have been made over the last few decades, keeping thousands of people alive and improving the quality of life for others. At the same...

INSIDER: Medical

A fast and sensitive COVID-19 test requires only a saliva sample; a palm-sized, portable device; and a smartphone.

INSIDER: Medical

Developed by a team of immunologists, a durable coating proved deadly to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), E. coli, MRSA, and a variety of other pathogens. It killed 99.9 percent...

News: Test & Measurement

The RegeneratOR Test Bed is an exciting game changer. The testing facility, located in North Carolina, provides supportive technology at no cost, allowing...

Features: Test & Measurement

A collaborative robot, or cobot, is an automation tool that can be adapted for use in mechanical testing laboratories. Cobots are robotic arms designed to work alongside humans...

Features: Wearables
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For years, ultrasonic welding has been used in cleanrooms where plastic components are assembled to complete medical and electronic...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...

R&D: Medical

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

R&D: Wearables

A team of researchers has demonstrated a battery-free, wireless biochemical sensor that detected the blood sugar — or glucose — humans excrete from their skin when they...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Medical

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

Briefs: Medical

If you’ve ever swallowed the same round tablet in hopes of curing everything from stomach cramps to headaches, you already know that medicines aren’t always...

Briefs: Medical

Surface mount technology (SMT) is widely accepted as the ideal process for electronic products that are compact, lightweight, and high speed. Both...

Briefs: Materials

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown’s lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a...

From the Editor: Medical

Medtech M&A volume continued at a rapid pace in early 2022 with 17 transactions announced or completed — outpacing the year-to-date (YTD) total...

Briefs: IoMT

For developers and manufacturers of networked medical devices, IT security is increasingly becoming a challenge. While the number of cyber threats is growing significantly,...

Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

The medical packaging market has quickly embraced the use of automation for the thermoforming process. Automation has enabled adherence to stringent quality requirements and has...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

Briefs: Connectivity

Forty hours is a lot of time — for most of us, it’s a full working week. Nurses in healthcare settings, however, spend this amount of time searching for medical...

Products: Materials
Stretchable Film

A stretchable film from Toray, Tokyo, Japan, builds on the company’s technology to deliver circuit mounts that offer exceptional resistance value...

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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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Why Cleanroom Assembly of Plastic Medical and Electronic Devices Requires...

Features: Regulations/Standards

Establishing Proper Validation of Extruded Silicone Tubing

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