February 2021

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Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Adapting to Manufacturing Challenges of COVID-19
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Hospital-grade plugs, configurable platforms, solid-state relays, and more.
Dymax has introduced an LED UV and broad-spectrum light-curable adhesive.
The small sensor allows detection of subtle movements.
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
Wearable sensors monitor certain biomarkers during healing.
Detector can identify radioactive isotopes with high resolution.
The respirator earned a 100 percent success rate for fit testing.
Miniaturized, front-end IPDs are specifically designed to seamlessly connect.
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control.
NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Screen-Printed Rechargeable Battery
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Spiderwebs Inspire 3D Photodectors
Researchers used some architectural features from spiderwebs to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Six Tips for Ensuring Precise Compact Distance Measurements
How do know whether the system that you specify is sufficient for your demanding — and potentially lifesaving — application? Read these 6 tips.
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
FDA just released the agency’s first action plan addressing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Rapid, sensitive diagnosis of COVID-19 is essential for early treatment, contact tracing and reducing viral spread. However, some people infected with SARS-CoV-2 receive...

A COVID-19 testing method uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes. The researchers aim to combine the speed of existing nasal...

A rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test is based on a biosensor consisting of a genetically modified brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), which changes color if human ACE2...

Ford is stepping up its drive to encourage Americans to #FinishStrong in the battle against COVID-19 with the announcement of three new initiatives that include new...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Systems Makes Breakthrough in Bioprinting Technology

3D Systems is expanding its development efforts focused on regenerative medicine and bioprinting solutions. This decision was driven by progress made in collaboration with United...

A new technology could accelerate uptake and development of on-chip diagnostic techniques in parts of the world where rapid diagnoses are desperately needed to improve public...

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary institute that encourages the use of artificial intelligence-enabled materials discovery,...

A new research effort aims to improve manufacturing of rapidly deployed structures in order to address future shortages of medical care and quarantine facilities. This...

White Papers: Medical
Mechatronic Integration for Precision Medical Device Linear MotionMechatronic Integration for Precision Medical Device Linear Motion

Nowhere is the need for smooth, precise, repeatable and reliable motion more critical than with medical...

A specific and sensitive COVID-19 diagnostic that would integrate eRapid technology with the transistor sensor technology could enable simultaneous electrochemical sensing of...

Researchers are developing a breath-sampling whistle that could make COVID-19 screening easy to do at home. The technology incorporates a unique hydrogel material to capture aerosols from...

White Papers: FDA/Regulatory
What to Consider When Attempting to Meet Fda Requirements on Medical Device Security

There has been an explosion in the number and types of medical devices available on the market. More and more of these devices are connected to the outside...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. It has the potential to create...

Pacemakers and other implantable cardiac devices that are used to monitor and treat arrhythmias and other heart problems have generally had one of two drawbacks. First, they are made...

Sensors that monitor a patient’s condition during and after medical procedures can be expensive, uncomfortable, and even dangerous. Now, an international team of researchers has...

Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of...

Cadence, Inc. has been awarded a bronze medal for sustainability from EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings. Cadence’s rating is derived from EcoVadis’...

Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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