July 2018

Medical Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Corp., Fountain Inn, SC, has released a series of medical-grade tantalum capacitors for noncritical medical devices. The T4Z Medical Series HRC4000...

For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has focused its drug-development strategies around the use of organic or biologically derived compounds. Among numerous successes are also a...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast yet leave behind only small traces where repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to...

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Features: Internet of Things
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution

Momentum is building around connected health applications and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and many believe that, as an emerging sector, it has great potential. It isn't hard to see why...

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for...

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities....

Researchers have developed an endoscope as thin as a human hair that can image the activity of neurons in the brains of living mice. Because it is so thin, the endoscope can reach...

Epileptic seizures strike with little warning, and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 250,000 Australians...

What if you could hold a physical model of your own brain in your hands, accurate down to its every unique fold? That's just a normal part of life for Steven Keating, PhD, who had a...

Calibration of a device is carried out to minimize the uncertainty in measurements. It helps in reducing the errors and brings the measurement to an acceptable level....

A smaller, faster and more sensitive laser power meter in the form of a folding mirror uses a capacitor-based force transducer and merges optical elements, namely a high reflectivity mirror,...

Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could...

Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems.

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

A new diagnostic test shows promise for detecting the disease earlier. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for bio-markers of pancreatic...

Researchers have observed a way that the brittle nature of ceramics can be overcome as they sustain heavy loads, leading to more resilient structures such as dental...

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

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Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have increased in...

News: Medical
Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical, Inc., a privately held company developing a single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The addition of this cryoballoon platform positions the company as the first...

News: Medical
Primer Released on Agile Methodology for Safety-Critical Medical Devices

After collaborating for 10 years via custom workshops, training, and worldwide presentations on the power of Agile methodology, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, principal of Lean-Agile Partners, Lexington, MA, and Brian Shoemaker, principal of ShoeBar Associates, Dedham, MA, have...

The medical device industry’s active M&A market and uncrowded investment space make it attractive for investors looking to...

Researchers are developing new technology that would free people with diabetes from painful finger sticks typically used to monitor their blood sugar. A team has combined radar and artificial...

Engineers have developed a simple, low-cost, passive prosthetic foot that they can tailor to an individual. Given a user’s body weight and size, the researchers can tune the shape and...

A new ultrasound system that uses optical, instead of electronic components, could improve performance while giving doctors significantly more flexibility in how they...

A new intelligent prosthetic ankle can figure out what the patient is doing and then adapts and functions as it should. Researchers say it adapts to any kind of shoe and any...

A research team has developed a medical device with a specific nanotechnology layer for the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. Compared with...

A knee-replacement part and a hearing aid part were winners in the medical/dental category in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards...

Instron, a manufacturer of testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets, is hosting a Biomedical Open House September 20, 2018, at its Norwood, MA, headquarters....

New research has confirmed what device companies have been saying since the medical device excise tax was imposed on medical devices as part of the Affordable Care...

A new bone engineering technique allows researchers to combine segments of bone engineered from stem cells to create large-scale, personalized grafts that will enhance treatment for those...

Permanent markers, glue sticks and packing tape may offer a surprisingly low-tech solution to a long-standing nuisance in the manufacturing industry: Making soft and ductile, or so-called...

A prototype bandage has been designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. The research is aimed at...

A new fundus camera small enough to fit on a smartphone may enable people to take a picture of their own eye to send to a doctor for diagnosis. The camera achieves 1000 images per...

Researchers have developed a new instrument for micro-embossing precision glass lenses with high image quality and resolution in a much more environmentally friendly way than...

Whitford, makers of fluoropolymer coatings, has confirmed Teknicote, Rumford, RI, as a member of the Whitford Recommended Coater (WRC) program. The WRC program recognizes custom...

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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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