January 2021

New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Senior Director Asmita Khanolkar tell us what she sees for the medical materials industry, in a post-COVID world.
Understand what part 18 of the 1099318 standard means for your product’s overall life cycle.
Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.
Drivers, linear actuators, micro servo drives, and more.
First Sensor devices combine two sensing elements in a single housing.
A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Can Detect Scarred or Fatty Liver Tissue
Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help to prevent liver failure in many patients.
The updated standard allows the manufacturer to assess and mitigate risks that are associated with correct use and use errors.
The sensor measures how fingers interact with objects.
Fluid could provide a new source of information for routine diagnostic testing.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Large-Area Flexible Organic Photodiodes
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
By collecting tears, the lenses effectively measure pH and levels of biomarkers.
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
The achievement could increase the understanding of the brain's connectivity and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia, and schizophrenia.
A new biomaterial significantly reduces scar formation after wounding, leading to more effective skin healing.
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Exploring Medical Applications of Ultra-Fine Nitinol Wire
Nitinol also has a unique ability to adapt to extraordinary strains and is compatible with the human body.
Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Bioink-Loaded Stents Treat Inflammation
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
A recent survey of medical device industry leaders finds that they are shifting their perspective toward digital technologies in the wake of COVID-19.

Spectrum Solutions, LLC has partnered with Steribottle to provide its innovative SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Device for the COVID-19 population testing directive in...

Supplements: Electronics & Computers
Medical Design Briefs: 2020 Technology Leaders
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.

Greenlight Guru, a medical device quality management software (MDQMS) platform, has teamed up with Nelson Labs, a global provider of microbiology and analytical chemistry testing for...

Minalex Corporation is playing a pivotal role in shortening the time needed to process RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 by supplying a component essential for the...

Researchers are developing a smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body’s associated response. The...

Scientists have developed inexpensive conductive inks for clog-free ballpoint pens that can allow users to “write” circuits almost anywhere — even on human skin. Flexible electronics are widely...

A new diagnostic test is an accurate and reliable method for determining whether individuals are protected against COVID-19. The technology identifies neutralizing antibodies —...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultra-Thin Sensor Makes Contact Lenses ‘Smart’

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. The new contact...

Frequent cleaning and surface disinfection — already proven to help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) — has become even more critical due to the...

Your guide to medical contract manufacturers.
White Papers: Medical
Increase Medical Equipment Safety & Reliability by Preventing Overloads & Short Circuits

Circuit protection devices serve two main purposes that are essential to medical equipment, safety and reliability, by disconnecting power in a circuit...

A single-shot vaccine that does not require a cold-chain for storage or transport contains nanoparticles studded with the same proteins that comprise the...

Researchers have designed an open-faced helmet for patient use that is connected to a medical-grade air filtration pump from the top that creates a reverse flow...

Researchers are developing and testing a new microneedle array platform capable of delivering vaccines directly into the skin, with the particular goal of improving...

White Papers: Medical
Laser Restructuring Enhances Electrode Performance and Durability

A new surface modification process enhances the properties of the metal alloys used for implantable medical electrodes. Called laser restructuring, this patented process...

A patented filtration material from Senturion+ has been proven to block and inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a 98.8 percent removal efficacy rate. Scientists from...

A new negative pressure ventilator that could provide additional treatment options for patients with respiratory failure, including those with COVID-19...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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