November 2010

In July 2010, the FDA released a warning on a number of fibrin-based bleeding control products that were demonstrated to cause air embolisms in patients when used improperly...

Biophotonics, the interaction between light and biological material, serves as the basis for various medical applications. The following research efforts and technologies highlight some ways in...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Diaphragm Dosing Pumps

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any...

Products: Motion Control
Low-Profile Foot Control

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into...

Products: Medical
Thermally Bonded Tubing

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) has introduced Hot Bond thermally bonded tubing. The Hot Bond process joins lengths of reinforced and unreinforced tubing of similar material using heat instead of leachable...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Diode Driver

The WLD3343 general-purpose laser diode driver from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) provides up to 3 A output in a compact 14-pin DIP package. It is suitable for a variety of electro-optical instrumentation, including...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Emerson Network Power (Carlsbad, CA) offers the NPS20-M series open-frame power supplies, feature a 2” × 4” footprint and a height of 1”. The series supports up to 25 W with convection cooling and up to 40 W with forced...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Compact DC Motors

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) offers compact Pittman® slotless brushless DC motors for medical device applications that require high efficiency and power with minimal heat, EMI, vibration, and noise....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cable, Wire, and Tubing

Alpha Wire (Elizabeth, NJ) offers a cable, wire, and tubing solution set for the medical device market. It is suitable for applications in diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CAT scanners, laboratory equipment, and...

Stockwell Elastomerics (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced the Stockwell DP-1001 polyimide film supported silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive with a 91# poly-coated opaque white release liner that is easy to...

Products: Materials
PTFE Medical Device Coating

Boyd Coatings Research Co. (Hudson, MA) has introduced a proprietary formulation of PTFE medical device coating. The CRC 7000 series is suitable for medical applications such as guidewires and other device...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Imaging Solution

Toshiba Teli America (Irvine, CA) offers a medical imaging solution based on the ilS-BF4 SmartDragon™ FireWire-B (IEEE1394.b) processor that can connect and simultaneously receive data from up to four Toshiba Teli...

Products: Software
Track-and-Trace Software

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced In-Sight® Track & Trace, an add-on software package for In-Sight vision systems. The software delivers a ready-to-deploy data capture and verification solution designed to help...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Product Literature

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) offers more than 125 new products designed for use with SMT or THM applications in a 16-page supplement. The supplement offers battery hardware, contacts, clips, holders, and retainers for coin cell and button cell batteries; new, multi-use fuse holders and clips for mini and standard auto...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Prisms

Bern Optics (Westfield, MA) offers submillimeter optical prisms with dimensions to 0.20 mm for use in laparoscopic and endoscopic medical devices. They can be custom-engineered, ground, and polished in a variety of difficult...

Products: Medical
Custom-Colored Polymers

PolyMedex Discovery Group (Putnam, CT) offers custom-colored, medical-grade polymers formulated for precision catheter components. PolyMedex color specialists utilize a library of more than 130 highly pure...

Products: Imaging
Miniature Laser Scale

The Kit L4 encoder from Numerik Jena (Jena, Germany), is a flat encoder that allows for wide mounting tolerances and a pre-alignment of the measuring module. It is suitable for applications with instruments and machines...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Zero Insertion Force Connectors

Zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) utilize a landed contact system and feature no connector engagement force; the only wear on the contacts occurs as they are...

Products: Materials
MED Resins

Arkema (Philadelphia, PA) offers Pebax® MED resins for medical device applications, including devices exposed short-term to bodily fluids (

Products: Photonics/Optics
Bright Lens

Universe Kogaku America (Oyster Bay, NY) offers the EL 1025B, a 25-mm CCTV lens with an F/0.95 aperture in a one-inch format. It features adjustable focus and iris for low-light applications. The 16-mm (1 in.) lens format offers...

Allied Vision Technologies (Burnaby, Canada) offers the Prosilica GS Gigabit Ethernet camera with an optional medical housing. This periscope-style digital camera with GigE Vision interface is available in...

Products: Electronics & Computers
External AC/DC Power Supplies

The AFM series of external AC/DC power supply units from XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for portable medical equipment applications. The AFM range is rated up to

120 watts and provides a +12, +15,...

Products: Medical
Light-Curing Adhesive

DYMAX (Torrington, CT) offers the UltraRed™ 1120-M-UR tack-free, LED-curable, plastic bonding medical device adhesive formulated for on-demand cure with the BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing lamp. Ultra-Red...

Briefs: Medical
Preserving Phase for Bionic Implants by Rearranging a Signal’s Components

Any signal can be decomposed into components of sinusoids. This pioneer technique expands the theory of interchangeability of phase and a shift of time (or a shift of another variable). It faithfully preserves phase information by mathematically rearranging the...

The materials presented allow the writing on a single sheet of these materials without ink, but only by heat, thereby revealing a black and white image. This process is called thermographic...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Retractor System for Abdominal Surgery

Adjusting abdominal clamps to open up a larger operating field during surgery typically requires the use of two hands: one hand to unscrew the clamp, and the other hand to pull the clamp to increase the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Repeatable, Low-Cost UV Assembly of Biosensors

A biosensor is an analytical device that converts a biological response into an electrical signal. It is increasingly being used as a cost-effective diagnostic tool that offers the capability to...

Conventional endoscopes are the “gold standard” for investigating and evaluating mucosal disease of the esophagus. Free-swimming camera pills are large because they must carry camera,...

Briefs: Medical
Isolation of the 'Paenibacillus phoenicis', a Spore-Forming Bacterium

A microorganism was isolated from the surfaces of the cleanroom facility in which the Phoenix lander was assembled. The isolated bacterial strain was subjected to a comprehensive polyphasic analysis to characterize its taxonomic position. Both phenotypic and phylogenetic...

The cell radiation experiment system (CRES) is a perfused-cell culture apparatus, within which cells from humans or other animals can (1) be maintained in homeostasis while (2) being exposed to ionizing...

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) is an important tool for performing measurements at the nanoscale in imaging bacteria or proteins in biology,...

NASA-developed technologies have found new uses in a variety of medical-related applications. Here we highlight some of those spinoff innovations that had their roots in NASA.

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Mission Accomplished: Software
Keeping Hearts Pumping
NASA-developed technologies have found new uses in a variety of medical-related applications. Here we highlight some of those spinoff innovations that had their roots in NASA.

An estimated one million people...

Mission Accomplished: Medical
'Mindshift' Biofeedback Gaming Technology
NASA-developed technologies have found new uses in a variety of medical-related applications. Here we highlight some of those spinoff innovations that had their roots in NASA.

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