December 2020

Learn about the semiconductor products and capabilities on the market today ideally suited for healthcare devices.
An industry expert offers tips for overload protection of defibrillators and ultrasound machines used in critical cardiac care.
An award-winning pacing system eliminates shocks, leads, and wires.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Protecting Medical Sensor Technologies
As sensors become more complex and specialized, they require a protective coating.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2020
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.
Magnetic angle sensors, heat-staking platforms, regulatory software, and more.
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, has released an RGB-IR medical image sensor, which provides simultaneous white-light RGB captures and infrared monochrome captures in a single CMOS sensor.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Essentials of PCBA Cleaning for Wearables
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.
Bioelectronics are based on fully rubbery electronic materials that are compatible with heart tissue.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Offers Less Hysteresis
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Plant-Based Thermotherapy Patch
A biodegradable, transparent, flexible and fast-acting thermo-therapy patch from plant leaves is compatible with flexible electronic applications.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Pressure-Sensitive Devices
A gelatin-based hydrogel addresses the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.
Researchers have developed a biomaterial that significantly reduces scar formation after wounding.
A paper-clip-sized device has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, e-mail, and even shop online in the first human trial.
Smart dressings made of silk and nanodiamonds effectively sensed wound temperature.
A new report indicates how the medtech industry will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Features: Imaging
2020 Product Buyer's Guide
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.

Spectrum Plastics Group, a specialty medical packaging, component, and contract manufacturer, has closed on the acquisition of PeelMaster Medical Packaging Corporation...

The medical industry as-a-whole has galvanized its entire workforce toward developing a cure and relief for the ongoing COVID-19...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Importance of Rapid Innovation Amid COVID-19

The advent of COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to product development. Agility is more important than ever as it has made it critical to get products to market quickly. While...

Responding to an urgent need for medical ventilators for health professionals in Canada, StarFish Medical called on NSK to quickly deliver up to 7,500 Monocarrier™...

A new artificial intelligence platform detects COVID-19 by analyzing x-ray images of the lungs. Called DeepCOVID-XR, the machine-learning algorithm outperformed a team of...

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new and improved probes, known as positive controls, that could make it easier to validate rapid,...

A tiny new silicon-based lab-on-chip test could pave the way for cheap handheld infectious disease testing. The chip, known as TriSilix, is performs a miniature version of...

New deep learning algorithms that identify patterns of COVID-19 in lung images and breath sounds may help in the fight against other respiratory diseases and the growing challenge of antibiotic...

Tech Talks: Medical
Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

Treating patients with chronic conditions outside the hospital is a growing trend due to aging populations, the increase of chronic respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea or COPD, and the cost effectiveness of home healthcare treatments. Medical therapy equipment has gotten smaller and lighter,...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the public has learned about a wide variety of medical tools and technologies used to prevent, test for, and treat the virus. From ventilators and N95 masks, to...

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