June 2018

The ideal contract manufacturer is more than a transactional supplier; rather, it is a partner that improves the product and process. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and...

In 3D printing, the additive manufacturing processes use gradual creation or addition of materials to form an object. 3D printing has become a widely used method for manufacturing prototypes in...

The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

Dexterity, precision, control and comfort — without them, no handheld or hand intensive medical device is a success, for either the medical professional using...

The majority of cardiovascular devices are permanent and, with a few exceptions, are nondegradable. In general, these devices successfully fulfill...

In hospitals and healthcare institutions, the sheer amount of patient metrics to track for the staff of doctors and nurses can be been a point of contention....

When it comes to the cardiovascular procedures, small is indeed beautiful. With the need for minimally invasive procedures and increasing moves to deliver therapies to...

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

Panel-Mount Printer

Fujitsu Components America, San Jose, CA, has released a compact, panel-mount printer unit that reduces the time and cost needed to integrate high-speed...

Bacterial cellulose (BC) nanofibers are promising building blocks for the development of sustainable materials with the potential to outperform conventional...

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

Since the 1960s, researchers have been interested in the possibility of treating type 1 diabetes by transplanting islet cells — the pancreatic cells that are responsible for...

Japanese researchers describe a new implantable device no bigger than the width of a coin that can be used to control brain patterns. The device, which can be read about...

A new way of taking images in the mid-infrared part of the spectrum, developed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, could enable a wide variety of applications, including thermal imaging, biomedical...

A cross-like shape helps the electrodes of implantable neurostimulation devices to deliver more charge to specific areas of the nervous system, possibly prolonging device life span,...

A team of researchers has developed a portable, reconfigurable lab-on-a-chip diagnostic platform and field-tested the system in remote Kenya. Their validated...

Medical Vision Computer

Active Silicon, Iver, UK, has released its latest embedded vision product, a medical vision computer designed to acquire image data from USB3 VisionTM...

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that regulates current so that a prosthetics user feels steady sensation, even when the electrodes begin to peel off or when sweat builds...

Researchers are working on “erasable” contrast agents that would have the ability to blink off, on command, thereby revealing their location in the body.

Researchers have turned to 3D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early

A microfluidic device the size of two quarters has the ability to catch and release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — cancer cells that circulate in a cancer patient's blood. Such a device could lead...

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

News: Medical
New Amgen Video Details How to Use its AutoTouch Injection Device

Amgen has released a new video detailing the use and operation of its Autotouch device for the company’s Enbrel arthritis drug. The eight-minute video describes how the automatic device allows a patient to administer the drug by simply placing it painlessly on the skin.

I am truly excited about this month’s inaugural MedInnovation conference. It’s goal is to present a roadmap for getting innovative — and by that, I mean game...

Researchers have developed a method that could extend the life of an artificial hip by adding an array of microscopic indentations that increase the thickness of a lubricating film on its...

A new device could streamline the drug-testing process to speed the development of new medicines to treat pulmonary fibrosis. The technology mimics the damaging effects of lung...

Researchers have developed an integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors. Able to continuously monitor physiological indicators without...

With a rapidly aging population and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke is becoming one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and...

News: Medical
ICU Medical's Plum 360 Infusion System First Medical Device to Earn UL Cybersecurity Certification

ICU Medical, Inc., which makes medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, has become the first medical device manufacturer to obtain certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP), a new...

Early detection has been shown to increase breast cancer survival rates, but many women avoid having their mammograms taken as often as they should because of the discomfort involved....

NxStage is a publicly traded multinational medical device corporation headed by CEO and Founder Jeffrey Burbank. Jeffrey started NxStage from...

Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery

Researchers have designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The...

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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