November 2016

Features: Medical
Real-World Evidence: Next Steps for the NEST Coordinating Center

FDA has awarded the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) $3 million in seed funding to establish the coordinating center for the medical device National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST). The funding will also be used to set in motion the group’s first...

The demand for thermal management materials and adhesives is driven by the unwanted and potentially harmful heat generated by ever-shrinking electronic...

Ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics has been widely used by the medical industry to assemble plastic parts and components in just seconds without additional...

The 14th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, attracted more than...

Features: Medical
3D Textile Engineering

Secant Medical, Telford, PA, has developed 3D textile engineering technology by integrating traditional textile engineering with advanced biomaterials. By combining the spatial resolution capability with advanced...

Zeus Industrial Products, Orangeburg, SC, has launched an MRI-compatible liquid crystal polymer (LCP) monofilament. This technology overcomes a significant limitation of other vascular visualization...

Products: Medical
Fast-Curing Silicone

A high-temperature-resistant, flexible onepart silicone from Master Bond, Hackensack, NJ, is a one-part acetoxy type silicone system that meets USP Class VI specifications for biocompatibility and ISO 10993-5 testing...

Products: Medical
Fluorinated Solvents

AGC Chemicals Americas, Exton, PA, offers a series of fluorinated solvents that provide medical device manufacturers with a safer, highly effective and environmentally friendly alternative to halogenated solvents. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers
External Power Supply

Sager Power Systems, Middleborough, MA, offers the ME60 Series of the SL Power family of medical-grade external power supplies. The 60- W ME Series meets IEC 60601-1-2, fourth edition, electromagnetic compatibility...

Products: Medical
Spot-Curing System

Dymax, Torrington, CT, has introduced a new smaller LED spot-curing system with unique curing flexibility. The BlueWave® MX-150™ system can be used as a benchtop unit or integrated into an automated system, and its LED...

Products: Medical
Rotary Indexing Ring

Weiss North America, Willoughby, OH, offers indexing rings, which feature a flat design and are suitable for ring-style chassis systems that can accommodate as many as 24 stations for assembly processes. The TR1100...

Products: Medical
PTFE C-Ring Seal

Bal Seal Engineering, Foothill Ranch, CA, has expanded its line of sealing products to include the spring-energized PTFE “C-ring” seal. This seal, which can be retrofit into grooves originally designed for elastomeric...

Products: Medical
Rapid Overmolding

Proto Labs, Maple Plain, MN, has expanded the company’s rapid injection molding offerings with an overmolding service. The new capability can produce from 25 to 10,000+ custom overmolded parts in 15 days or less. The company says the introduction of rapid overmolding gives designers and developers another option for making...

Products: Materials
High-Performance Materials

EpoxySet, Lincoln, RI, has released the the SetWORX™ line of high-performance materials, which were developed to be nonhazardous for shipping, thus reducing costs associated with hazardous materials. Most of the...

Products: Medical
VOC-Free Solvents

A line of solvent blends from Kyzen, Nashville, TN, is designed to replace AK225, nPB, TCE, and other undesirable solvents. The “clean and green” chemistries include Metalnox M6920, Metalnox M6922, and Metalnox M6900....

Products: Medical
Fanless Embedded System

American Portwell Technology, Fremont, CA, has released the RICH-33B0-8171, a fanless embedded system. The rugged and compact design of the embedded system offers low power consumption, making it ideal for medical...

Products: Medical
Noncontact Magnetic Sensors

Steute Wireless, Ridgefield, CT, offers wireless, noncontact magnetic sensors. In the presence of their actuating magnet, the sensors send a unique, coded telegram to one or more compatible, easily-programmable...

Products: Medical
Sigma-Delta A/D Converters

Analog Devices, Norwood, MA, has introduced a series of 24-bit simultaneous sampling sigma-delta A/D converters for wide-bandwidth, high-density healthcare equipment. The AD7768 series includes a power scalable...

UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a...

Materials scientists from Georgia Tech have developed a new strategy for crafting one-dimensional nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials. Based on a cellulose...

Nontoxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with...

A new device developed by researchers at MIT and a physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center could greatly improve doctors’ ability to accurately diagnose ear infections. That...

Flakes of graphene welded together into solid materials may be suitable for bone implants, according to a study led by Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of materials scientist Pulickel...

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Essential Elements in Pump Selection for Surgical Ablation Applications

The use of radio-frequency (RF) ablation is an important and growing technique at the heart of many new medical treatments. This equipment uses RF energy to ablate or...

In the past, the decision to opt for a particular flow sensing technology in respirators and ventilation devices was a painstaking and complex process. More recently, however, flow...

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How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A...

By using lasers to treat graphene, Iowa State University researchers have found new ways to enable flexible, wearable, and low-cost electronics. Fabricating inkjet-printed, multi-layer graphene...

Researchers at the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton TX, and the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, are creating a chemical sensor device that detects cancer at an early stage.

Using a flexible silicone material, engineers from University of California—Santa Cruz built an integrated optofluidic platform for biological sample processing and optical analysis....

Biomaterials scientists from Penn State, University Park, PA, have developed a new, inexpensive method for detecting salt in sweat or other bodily fluids. The fluorescent sensor,...

A portable and power-free test from academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading rapidly detects bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Using a combination of human heart models and experiments with mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and Germany's University of Bonn have shown that beams of light may...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
HoloLens Goggles Bring Augmented Reality to Brain Surgery

Surgeons and engineers are working to make emergency neurosurgical procedures safer with the help the HoloLens, a new pair of augmented reality (AR) goggles from Microsoft. The...

Researchers have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel. The bendable fiber may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic...

Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, a 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect...

A novel device may prove beneficial during electrode and organ transplant procedures. The device uses gold nanowires to manipulate and sense characteristics of individual cells in...

A team of researchers has created self-healing slippery surface coatings with medical-grade Teflon materials and liquids that prevent biofilm formation on medical implants while...

Scientists have developed a new generation of membranes that outperform current dialysis techniques and may ultimately lead to a wearable artificial kidney. The new mixed matrix membranes (MMM)...

Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that aims to illuminate cellular structures in deep tissue and other dense and opaque materials. The method uses tiny particles...

Researchers have demonstrated how Microsoft’s HoloLens technology can be used for guiding robots to assist with assembly. Examples of the group’s augmented reality (AR)...

A research team has developed a system for custom designing a variety of 3D printed objects with multiple materials. They say the system could be used for practical applications in the medical field such...

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