April 2015

Electronic devices used in the medical industry have thermal management needs similar to those in other fields. Their electronics must stay cool enough to run continuously and correctly...

Particulate testing of cardiovascular medical devices is an important and valuable...

Imagine you are recovering from an operation and are fitted with wireless body sensors that allow you to move in the hospital bed or around the room in comfort. Once past...

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, announces the release of FluoroPEELZ™, a new optically clear peelable heat shrink, which offers catheter manufacturers a new method to increase yield and improve safety....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, introduces a new USB high speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. Industry standard BNC connectors are...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pneumatic Products & Solutions Catalog

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has just released its new full line catalog. This new edition features more than ten new product lines including specifications, technical...

Laser Research Optics, Providence, RI, announces that it can supply a full line of OEM compatible, field-replacement CO2 laser optics supplied plain or mounted for popular marking...

Products: Electronics & Computers
0T Series – Watertight Connector

LEMO USA, Inc., Rohnert Park, CA, introduces the 0T Series Connector, a small sized watertight connector using the same original LEMO Push-Pull technology. Based on the LEMO B Series, the 0T Series...

Products: Electronics & Computers
International Power Cords and Cord Sets

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, announces that it now fully stocks a comprehensive selection of 2- and 3-conductor North American power cords, international power cords, and hospital-grade power cords in...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Amplicoat Conductive Coating for Medical Devices

Biotectix, Ann Arbor, MI, has introduced a highly durable electroconductive polymer coating called Amplicoat™, which incorporates Photolink®, a proprietary surface modification...

Products: Medical

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, announces the release of COMSOL Server™, a new product developed specifically for running applications built with the Application Builder. COMSOL Server is the engine for running COMSOL...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
J Series Servo Motors

Applied Motion Products, Watsonville, CA, announces the latest extension to its servo motor lineup. The J series of low inertia, high performance servo motors are a cost effective choice for demanding automation...

Products: Electronics & Computers
27" LCD Medical Monitor

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, introduces its new 27-inch surgical monitor combining high resolution, ease of use, and an extra slim design with the medical industry’s brightest panel, for use in...

Sunstone Engineering, Payson, UT, unveils the Orion 200i2 advanced micro welder featuring advances in design and use that simplify all aspects of micro pulse arc welding. The Orion 200i2 introduces...

Hexagon Metrology, N. Kingstown, RI, has launched PC-DMIS 2014.1, a significant update of the popular measurement software to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data. The new...

LDRA, Wirral, UK, a leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has fully integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next generation...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Qosina Stopcocks

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, announces that its stopcocks are offered in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-way fluid direction and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 gang manifolds. Connections include male luer slip, male luer lock, male luer with spin...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adhesives for Cartridge Dispensing

Epoxies Etc., Cranston, RI, has added three new fast-cure epoxies to the range of adhesive products suitable for use with TriggerBond® dispensing guns. The TriggerBond system packages an...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Miniature Slide Guides

NB Corporation of America, Hanover Park, IL, announces the widest selection of miniature linear slide guides. All-stainless models are ideal for high temperature applications. Choose from retained-ball (whose...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
OmniSeal Spring-Energized Seals

Saint-Gobain Seals, Garden Grove, CA, releases two new product handbooks: OmniSeal® spring-energized seals (US or EU) and Meldin® HT thermoplastic materials, which have been formatted and designed...

It’s not always easy to walk in someone else’s shoes. It’s even more difficult if those shoes belong to a person with an artificial leg. However, that’s exactly...

A team of engineers at Texas A&M University, led by Duncan Maitland, a professor of biomedical engineering, along with the Mayo Clinic Medical School, aims to use special polyurethane-based...

A team of scientists at RTI International, a leading research institute, have developed a 3D imaging catheter aimed at providing cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during...

The need to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x-ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using...

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and...

An interdepartmental team of scientists in applied physics, electrical and biomedical engineering, and diagnostic radiology at Yale University say that there has been an intense and ongoing search...

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered “elastic” waves. These waves travel at the...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Non-Stick Surface Technology Repels Bacteria

Harvard researchers have demonstrated a repellent surface technology that can be used with medical materials to prevent infections caused by biofilms.

R&D: Medical
Auditory Implant Bypasses Inner Ear

A team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) device in four children who previously could not hear.

R&D: Medical
Smartphone Device Replicates Lab-Based Blood Test

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that performs a point-of-care test. In fifteen minutes, the device simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood.

R&D: Medical
Soldering Technique Makes Cheap Semiconductors

A University of Chicago research team has created a new solder for semiconductors. After being heated to several hundred degrees Celsius, the compounds of cadmium, lead, and bismuth can be applied as a liquid or paste to join two pieces of a semiconductor.

R&D: Medical
Germanium Ready for 2D Electronics

Researchers from The Ohio State University are working to turn germanium into a potential replacement for silicon.

Technology Leaders: Medical
Guide Wire Coatings Put to the Test

Guide wires with a highly lubricious coating are an essential staple of many interventional procedures. In the operating room (OR), you can observe guide wires undergoing multiple passes, constant...

New materials and technological advances continue to proliferate the medtech industry at a rapid rate, and suppliers strive to offer innovative solutions to meet the...

Global Innovations: Medical
Spinal Implant May Combat Paralysis
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland http://actu.epfl.ch

Spinal cord injuries may no longer mean a lifetime of paralysis, say researchers at EPFL. They have developed...

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to select the one product from our 12 Products of the Month that you thought was the most significant new...

Anyone who remembers the Micro Machines line of toys might be surprised to learn that the tiny model vehicles are positively gargantuan compared with actual micromachine...

News: Medical
Implantable Micropacemaker Resides Entirely Within Fetus

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed an implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus. The micropacemaker, designated a Humanitarian Use Device by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), will...

News: Medical
New Microscopy Technique Zooms in on Organs

A biomedical engineer at UNSW Australia uses semiconductor technology to view organs of the human body, down to the level of a single cell. The imaging technology, developed by optical and industrial measurement manufacturer Zeiss, was originally created to scan silicon wafers for defects.

News: Medical
VA Study to Test Light Therapy on Brain Function

To address brain damage caused by explosions and neurotoxin exposure, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy. Veterans in the study wear a helmet lined with light-emitting diodes that apply red and near-infrared light to the scalp. Diodes, placed in...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Non-Invasive Method Detects Cancerous Cells

Using MRI, Johns Hopkins researchers developed a cancer detection method that does not rely on injected contrast dyes. The technique noninvasively finds telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.

INSIDER: Medical
Gas-Sensing Capsules Monitor Gut

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University researchers have developed gas-sensing capsules that send data from inside the gut directly to a mobile device. To measure the concentration of selected intestinal gases, the capsule includes a built-in gas sensor, microprocessor, and wireless...

INSIDER: Medical
Additive Manufacturing Improves Glucose Sensor

Engineers at Oregon State University have used additive manufacturing to create an improved glucose sensor for Type 1 diabetes patients. Matched with portable infusion pumps, the new system monitors blood glucose concentrations, delivers insulin, and maintains safe hormone levels.

News: Medical
Biosensing Platform Quickly Diagnoses Disease

A biosensing platform from Florida Atlantic University could be used to diagnose disease, remotely monitor patients, and determine treatment options for HIV, E-coli, Staphylococcus aureas, and other bacteria. Using a drop of blood from a fingerprick, the platform provides clinically relevant...

News: Medical
April 2015 Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News: Medical
Camera Chip Provides High-Depth 3D Resolution

Using an inexpensive silicon chip less than a millimeter square in size, a nanophotonic coherent imager (NCI), developed by California Institute of Technology researchers, provides 3D maps with high depth-measurement accuracy.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Inkjet Technology Prints 'Soft Robot' Circuits

A new potential manufacturing approach from Purdue University researchers harnesses inkjet printing to create devices made of liquid alloys. The resulting stretchable electronics are compatible with soft machines, such as robots that must squeeze through small spaces, or wearable electronics.

INSIDER: Medical
New Fabrication Technique Prints Silicon on Paper

Using a single laser pulse, a group of researchers at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands has devised a method that allows silicon, in the polycrystalline form used in circuitry, to be produced directly on a paper substrate from liquid silicon ink. The process can be expanded to...

INSIDER: Medical
NIST Team Identifies 3D-Printing Intricacies

Manufacturing researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have identified important challenges for powder bed fusion, the chief method for "printing" metal parts. By identifying the factors that influence the manufacturing process, professionals will improve the creation...

INSIDER: Medical
Portable Breath Test Detects Cancers

A portable device, developed in part by EPFL researchers, monitors one's breath to quickly detect the presence of head and neck cancer. The technology, equipped with extremely sensitive sensors, has been tested on patients and operates with a computer or even a mobile phone.

News: Medical
Portable MRI Uses Low-Power Magnetic Fields

A portable Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) device from the Los Alamos National Laboratory uses low-power magnetic fields to image the brain and other soft-tissue anatomy. The lightweight technology could be deployed on the battlefield and in the world's poorest regions.

News: Medical
Researchers Develop Artificial Blood Vessels

Vienna University of Technology and Vienna Medical University researchers have created artificial blood vessels from a special elastomer material. To produce the vascular prostheses, polymer solutions were spun in an electrical field to form very fine threads and wound onto a spool. The prostheses can...

News: Medical
April 2015 Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News: Medical
Photovoltaic Retinal Implant Improves Functional Vision

New wireless retinal implants from Stanford University researchers convert light transmitted from special glasses into electrical current. The resulting current stimulates the retinal neurons known as bipolar cells.

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Transistor Solders Gaps Between Carbon Nanotubes

A University of Illinois research team developed a new method of soldering gaps in atomically small wires. The more flexible transistor technology, carbon nanotube wires, shows promise in replacing silicon devices.

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