May 2020

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration included, under the ventilator emergency use authorization (EUA), a ventilator developed by the National...

Features: FDA/Regulatory
Q&A: How Do You Protect Your IP?
Philip Nelson, a partner with Knobbe Martens, provides some insights for device companies facing challenges with intellectual property.
Features: RF & Microwave Electronics
Advanced EMI Filters Improve Brush DC Motors
Billions of brush DC motors are manufactured annually worldwide, a figure that is expected to increase over the next 10 years.
Micromolding can be seen as the latest technological innovation that enables the design, manufacture, and clinical use of groundbreaking medical devices.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: Fluid Handling
Cavity pumps, transfer tubing, proportional valve, and more.
Toray Industries has launched Raytela® polymer optical fibers for minimally invasive surgery.
The new method could be a breakthrough treatment of myocardial infarction.
Device could help doctors remotely detect changes in patients.
The device eliminates oral mucositis, a side effect of chemo- and radiation therapy.
The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
The SEER method is 67 times faster than current techniques.
The new device automatically manages glucose levels and delivers needed insulin quickly.
An artificial intelligence (AI) device may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Tech Printing May Help Eliminate Painful Shots
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
R&D: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Tech Takes Radiation Out of Cancer Screening
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers Bioengineer 3D Implants for Tissue
Researchers are literally carving grooves into plastic threads used to build 3D printed tissue-engineering scaffolds with living cells.
Scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
Learn why stainless steel fixtures and equipment are the best choice for high-traffic and high use installations.
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

WAI, Miramar, FL, will leverage its proprietary wiper motor technology to begin producing medical motors to address the shortage of life-saving ventilators during the ongoing...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Surgery Market Rapidly Expanding

The robotic surgery market is currently in a rapid state of expansion. It has welcomed dozens of new companies in the last decade, and the range of technologies, uses, and applications of robotic...

ICHORtec GmbH today has filed patent applications in the United States, Germany, and the European Union for in situ detection of the novel...

The Weiss-Aug Group, a manufacturing partner for precision metal stamping, injection molding, and integrated component assembly, and Boulder, CO–based...

Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from FDA for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect...

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to...

With the advent of COVID-19, medical ventilators are more critical than ever. Ewellix, which manufactures linear motion and actuation solutions, is...

In an effort to harness diverse streams of data to understand and respond to COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has entered into an agreement with Aetion to...

Everlywell, a digital health company that offers individuals access to at-home collection lab tests, has received an Emergency Use...

MERS, which struck South Korea in a 2015 outbreak, was caused by a coronavirus — the same family of viruses that is responsible for COVID-19 (disease: COVID-19,...

Medical staff treating patients on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic come face to face daily with the risk of exposure to the virus. Among the riskiest...

Researchers have tested a new imaging method to understand the brain as an individual develops Alzheimer's disease.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In Vivo Imaging Links Sensory Experience to Activity
Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.

Keter North America Inc. has begun production of high-quality, reusable face shields at its plants in Anderson, IN, and Milton, ON, Canada. Both...

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once...

Every year, more than 4 million people in Europe are affected by infections contracted during healthcare procedures, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control...

A new method to record brain activity accurately at scale has been developed by researchers at London’s Francis Crick Institute, Stanford University, and University College London. The...

The wings of some insects, such as the cicada and dragonfly, possess nanopillar structures that kill bacteria upon contact. However, to date, the precise mechanisms that cause bacterial...

In the midst of the current pandemic, time is of the essence. So, when the US Department of Health & Human Services tapped Hamilton Medical, Inc. to aid the...

The proliferation of wearable robotics and exoskeletons is earnestly underway around the world. In virtually any area of one’s personal...

Robots are helping to redefine healthcare delivery with robotics-assisted therapies such as autonomously guided waterjet ablation and focused ultrasound that destroys...

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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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