November 2009

The use of low-level lasers for the therapeutic treatment of disease is growing. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) covers a number of techniques, including biostimulation, cold...

Products: Medical
Fever Detection Instruments

Fever Alert™ products from Wahl Instruments (Asheville, NC) include handheld infrared thermometers, handheld thermal imaging cameras, and high-resolution thermal imaging systems. The products automatically...

Products: Motion Control
Dispensing Valve

The Model 455 dispensing valve from Tridak, a DYMAX Company (Torrington, CT), is a pneumatically operated, two-way pinch valve that features micrometer control over the flow rate, ensuring that materials are dispensed...

Eriez (Erie, PA) offers Eriez® E-Z Tec® pharmaceutical metal detectors for detecting and removing minute pieces of ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless steel contaminants. The system’s gravity-fed...

Products: Medical
Silicone Gels

Momentive Performance Materials (Albany, NY) offers a family of silicone gels for medical device manufacturing that features dampening properties, shock absorbency, long-term compressibility, and high oxygen and moisture...

Clariant Masterbatches Division (Lewiston, ME) offers customized compounds and a range of color masterbatches formulated for PEEK (polyetheretherketone) resins for use in disposable, multiple-use, and...

Products: Motion Control
Foot Switch

Linemaster Switch Corp. (Woodstock, CT) has introduced the Linear Aquiline foot switch in either plastic or metal for numerous analog and digital applications. The linear pedal is watertight to an IP68 degree of protection for...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical Equipment Connectorss

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has an nounced the QLC ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors for portable medical equipment that feature a 260-position pin count. Constructed with a lightweight...

Products: Medical
Cardiac Monitoring Necklace

IMEC International (Leuven, Belgium) offers an electrocardiogram (ECG) necklace that enables long-term monitoring of cardiac performance, and allows patients to remain mobile and continue their daily routines...

Products: Motion Control
Bur Grinder

The GrindSmart® Nano5 from Rollomatic (Mundelein, IL) is a 5- axis tool grinder designed for the manufacturing of dental, dental-laboratory, and medical tools and burs in carbide, stainless steel, steel, or two-piece...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Multi-Beam Laser Systems

Potomac Photonics (Lanham, MD) has released the BioFAB 1000MB multibeam and 500 MB laser systems. The 1000 MB can house up to six lasers or a combination of lasers and mechanical devices; the 500 MB holds three...

The Shape-HF™ system from Shape Medical Systems (St. Paul, MN) provides measurable patient response during exercise that mimics the patient’s normal daily activity level. It measures changes in breathing...

Products: Medical
Sanitary Gauge

The M93X.25 sanitary gauge from WIKA Instrument Corp. (Lawrenceville, GA) is an external, flush diaphragm with a Tri-Clamp® connection. It requires hydraulic fluid to transmit pressure to the instrument. The unit is...

Products: Medical
Catheter Fault Detector

ASG Medical Systems (West Palm Beach, FL) offers the Accu-Test high-voltage catheter fault detector with a center pick feeder and sort bins. The machine automatically feeds materials into the tester and automatically...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Merit Sensor (South Jordan, UT) offers the BP Series pressure sensors for disposable medical applications that is compliant with AAMI BP22 specifications for blood pressure monitoring. The sensors use a piezoresistive...

Products: Medical
Polymer Filler

Foster Corp. (Putnam, CT) has introduced Foster Bismuth Sub carbonate, a radiopaque polymer enhancement for the medical device industry. The filter is added to polymers to make catheters and other medical devices visible under...

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium) has introduced the Raven-384 uncooled microbolometer infrared camera that measures, from a safe distance in real time, differences in body temperature at an accuracy to 0.2 ºC,...

Using the latest advances in cardiac imaging and computer modeling, researchers at UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London,...

The Magnetic Plungerless Injection System (MPIS) was invented to enhance the therapeutic value and market availability of parenterally delivered pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The MPIS is a mechanical...

A novel closure technology now makes it possible to consistently squeeze an exact dose of semi-solids from a tube by means of a 180-degree rotating closure. It has potential uses in...

The separation of serum or plasma from whole blood is of overriding importance in clinical chemistry. In particular, many diagnostic detection reactions of blood components...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Modular Electronic Air Sterilization Technology

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technologies are being used as infection control devices, primarily in healthcare facilities. No standard exists, but the dose of UV and the airflow are critical to ensuring all contaminated air is treated. The UVGI process is mainly influenced by the...

Briefs: Medical
Quantifying Therapeutic and Diagnostic Efficacy in 2D Microvascular Images

VESGEN is a newly automated, userinteractive program that maps and quantifies the effects of vascular therapeutics and regulators on microvascular form and function. VESGEN analyzes two-dimensional, black and white vascular images by measuring important vessel morphology...

Briefs: Medical
Microwave Sterilization and Depyrogenation System

A fully functional, microgravity-compatible microwave sterilization and depyrogenation system (MSDS) prototype was developed that is capable of producing medical-grade water (MGW) without expendable supplies, using NASA potable water that currently is available aboard the International Space...

Maintaining adequate hydration is an important part of maintaining health, especially under extreme operational and environmental conditions where medical assistance might not be...

In conductive hearing loss cases, 59% involve defects of the incus. For efficient restoration of hearing, the defective incus is normally removed and the mechanical link between...

Mission Accomplished: Medical
Circulation-Enhancing Device Improves CPR

The downward push of Earth’s gravity naturally causes blood to settle in the lower areas of the human body, and occasionally, with a quick movement — such as standing up from a chair — the body...

Water is highly prized in the unforgiving realm of space travel and habitation. Ample water reserves for drinking, food preparation, and bathing would take up an inordinate amount of...

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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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