November 2020

In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
A wound-healing patch; a blood-pressure monitor; an implantable wireless pacing system; and a wearable glucose sensor are this year's "Create the Future" nominees.
EMS providers, contract manufacturers (CMs), and printed circuit board (PCB) fabricators are the strongest link in the supply chain critical for building medical electronics equipment, including ventilators
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
Sleep-tracking sensors, stepper motors, electromechanical actuators, and more.
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Z-Axis, Phelps, NY, has launched a new product introduction (NPI) line for surface mount technology (SMT) printed circuit board (PCB) assembly at its contract...

Murata has released a Type 1RM ultra-small Medical Implant Communication System (MICS) band radio module.
A specially designed grounding plate uses integrated heat removal components.
This relationship is important to understand when developing the end system.
Optical imaging helps surgeons map out tumors.
This form of radiation does not damage living tissues.
Sensing patch detects increased biomarkers in bodily fluids.
Flea-sized, hollow blocks can be filled with materials that improve healing.
Researchers have fabricated tiny energy storage devices that can effectively power flexible and wearable skin sensors.
Engineers have developed a new framework that makes elastomer design a modular process, allowing for the mixing and matching of different metals with a single polymer.
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Researchers have printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
Genetic material is delivered without producing inflammation or toxicity in the body.
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Single-Use Applications Maximize Biomanufacturing Agility
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Taking Benchtop Fluid Dispensing to a New Level of Process Control
The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pot of Gold Engineered to Help with Early Disease Detection
University of Queensland researchers have developed biosensors that use nanoengineered porous gold that more effectively detect early signs of disease, improving patient outcomes.
The coronavirus pandemic forced medtech companies to go beyond norms and collaborate to overcome critical challenges.
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News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Imaging Shows Bird Beak Evolution

The crow-like Confuciusornis, which lived about 120 million years ago, was one of the first birds to evolve a beak. Unfortunately, early beak evolution lacks sufficient study. Using an imaging...

Army-funded research developed a microwave radiation sensor with 100,000 times higher sensitivity than currently available commercial sensors. Researchers said better detection of microwave radiation will...

Just as your skeleton helps your body move, fine skeleton-like filaments within your cells help cellular structures move. Researchers have developed an imaging method that lets them monitor a...

A new concept for a mask aims to make the wearer less infectious. The central idea is to modify mask fabrics with antiviral chemicals that can sanitize exhaled, escaped respiratory...

An innovative nanoparticle vaccine candidate for the pandemic coronavirus produces virus-neutralizing antibodies in mice at levels 10 times greater than is seen in people who have...

A new tool could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient’s speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician — all within...

A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical...

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

White Papers: Medical
Radically Advance Your Health Care Solution with Highly Advanced Simulations

85% of the top 50 health care companies leverage Ansys engineering simulations to drive product and process development. This enables industry-wide in silico...

Using ultraviolet light (UV) can deactivate a bacterium that is accepted as a proxy for the dangerous-to-handle virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers say the process could eliminate...

A wearable electronic device is really wearable. The stretchy and fully recyclable circuit board is inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin. The device can heal itself,...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microlab Detects COVID-19 in 30 Minutes

Leveraging lab-on-a-chip technology and the cutting-edge genetic editing technique known as CRISPR, researchers have created a highly automated device that can identify the presence of the novel...

An implantable smart wrap that fits safely and securely around the bladder may one day help people who have underactive bladders. The implant is an integrated device that can detect when the...

Pulmonology is a field of medicine that deals with respiratory tract diseases, and the medical imaging used by pulmonologists is predominantly chest imaging: CXR,...

The medical device industry’s accreditation program, MedAccred ® , is continuing to grow and more and more major device makers are now on the list of...

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