August 2020

Learn how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is playing a major role in the fabrication of new medical devices.
Medtech devices have become smaller over this last decade, and the advancements in connected technology are just beginning.
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
A secure communications channel protects the privacy and integrity of a patient’s information
EDM wire, PCB connectors, and more.
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
SABIC has launched polypropylene (PP) materials for medical disposables such as gowns and masks and hygiene applications.
Tests show that ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants.
The technology is more than 30 times more sensitive than current lab-based tests.
A single opening reduces the amount of evaporation.
The patch uses fully miniaturized needles, enabling unobtrusive drug delivery.
The number of colors is not limited by the microscope’s spectral channels or exploiting spectral crosstalk.
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
The prototype mask, which includes an N95 filter, can be easily sterilized and worn many times.
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
A novel stretchable material, when used in light-emitting capacitor devices, enables highly visible illumination at low operating voltages.
A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.
Researchers have constructed a paper-based device as a model of wearables that can collect, transport, and analyze sweat in next-generation wearable technology.
A new type of wearable brain scanner is revealing new possibilities for understanding and diagnosing mental illness.
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and delays in procedures, and the orthopedics industry must keep innovating.
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deep-Learned E-Skin Decodes Complex Human Motion
A single-strained electronic skin sensor, powered by deep learning, can capture human motion from a distance.
See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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White Papers: Medical
The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips, Part 1

This white paper was developed to help avoid the downtime, costs and frustration involved when the wrong plastic tubing or reinforced hose is ordered. Topics include pressure and vacuum...

Tech Talks: Medical
Force Measurement: Enabling the Future of Medtech

In the rapidly evolving field of surgical robotics, precision is literally at the robot's fingertips, as miniaturized force sensors bring advanced sensing capabilities to the very tip of prosthetic tools. This Tech Talk discusses how these kinds of advanced force and torque measurement...

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An innovative device may turn one of the most widely used materials for biomedical applications into wearable devices to help monitor heart health. A team from Purdue University...

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. A...

In late April, NASA announced the development of Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally (VITAL), a ventilator prototype designed specifically to...

The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have developed solutions to enable remote communication and...

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $3.4 million in grants to support high-impact projects for COVID-19...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Innovative Approach Controls Defects in 3D Printing

With its ability to yield parts with complex shapes and minimal waste, additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of metallic components. That...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) has selected five projects to identify ways to use...

Here is the latest roundup of key medtech industry leadership moves and other notable updates.

Glenbrook Technologies, based in Randolph, NJ, has been chosen by several institutions to supply its LabScope™ for preclinical medical research. The LabScope is a patented low-dose,...

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Thermoplastics manufacturer Flambeau is making an important part of personal protective equipment (PPE) widely used by frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. After...

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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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