January 2019

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

Long-term patient comfort is a key part in any implant surgeries. Accurate placements of implants, of knees, hips, and other medical devices, is crucial to reducing the risk of discomfort and the...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biosensors: Bringing Diagnosis to the Point of Care

Biosensors and point-of-care devices are poised to change the delivery of healthcare. Biosensor technology can be used in cheap, disposable point-of-care devices, or it can be used to...

As the medical device and engineering industry grows, there is also demand for better devices and equipment. Trends such as smaller and more...

When a medical device is placed on the market, it is critical for the manufacturer to demonstrate through appropriate Conformity Assessments (CAs) that the device complies with the Essential Requirements...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Ultrasonic Welding Platform

Emerson, Danbury, CT, has launched a highly configurable ultrasonic welding platform. The Branson GSX is a modular system that enables users to...

Motors and Gear Motors

Allied Motion Technologies, Amherst, NY, has released a line of fractional horsepower PMDC motors and gear motors. These Globe motors are available...

Image Sensor Testing

Presto Engineering, San Jose, GA has developed a custom, computer-controlled testing solution that illuminates sections of CMOS image sensors wafers...

Particle accelerators are usually large and costly, but that will soon change if researchers have their way. The Accelerator on a Chip International Program (AChIP), funded by the Gordon and...

By using light waves instead of electric current to transmit data, photonic chips — circuits for light — have advanced fundamental research in many areas from timekeeping to telecommunications....

EXPLORER, the world's first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans.

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate...

Optical fibers make the Internet happen. They are fine threads of glass, as thin as a human hair, produced to transmit light. Optical fibers carry thousands of gigabits of...

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

R&D: Medical
Device Allows Patients to Monitor and Control Anticoagulant Dose

Researchers have developed a biosensor device that allows them to monitor their anticoagulants such as Sintrom (aceno-coumarol). This device would allow the patient or doctor to regulate the dose and achieve the optimal effect, something key in people medicated with...

Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry,...

A nanoparticle-based technology could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis. This type of sensor could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the...

Around the world, people are living longer with more active lifestyles thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development...

University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain
www.ehu.eus/en

Hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable for neural interfaces have been...

Making changes to a regulatory process is usually difficult, slow, and often painful — after all, it involves lots of bureaucracy and many “cooks in the kitchen.” But...

A technique using microneedles able to draw relatively large amounts of interstitial fluid — a liquid that lurks just under the skin — opens new possibilities. Previously,...

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic...

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases...

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics Market Forecast: $13 Billion by 2022

The medical robotics market is expected to exceed more than US$13.0 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 21.1 percent. These systems are shifting the design of the surgical suite, changing...

A U.S.-based training program has been launched for Versius, a next-generation surgical robotic system that uses biomimicry to perform like a human arm. CMR Surgical has...

A flexible endoscopic surgical robot opens a new chapter for minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery with its precision control of 3.7 mm diameter robotic arms. The two arms, placed at...

A novel spinal exoskeleton has undergone a comprehensive evaluation of the newest version. The SPEXOR exoskeleton is designed to prevent low-back pain and support workers with existing...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project. A research team has created a system that allows two...

An intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees allows patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours...

An artificial intelligence (AI) system can interpret and prioritize abnormal chest x-rays with critical findings, potentially reducing the backlog of exams and bringing...

In 2019, MD&M West is bringing in several new features to help attendees optimize their time at the show. Features range from a career zone to a design...

Researchers have developed a soft, non-toxic wearable sensor that unobtrusively attaches to the hand and measures the force of a grasp and the motion of the hand and fingers. It...

Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as “internalizing disorders,” because the symptoms...

When digital devices and technologies became the rule rather than the exception, FDA had to rethink its regulatory framework and evaluation process...

KMC Global, a group of wholly owned, autonomous companies that manufacture equipment designed to enhance how industries process material, has announced the expansion of its Controls &...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vander-Bend Acquires J.L. Haley Enterprises

Vander-Bend Manufacturing, Inc., a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners based in San Jose, CA, has acquired J.L. Haley Enterprises, Inc. Based in Rancho Cordova, CA, Haley is a niche...

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