September 2009

Developed by Dr. James Tilton, a computer engineer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (Greenbelt, MD), Hierarchical...

Products: Software
Radiology Software

The Interventional Radiology module, part of the LUMEDX suite of software, is available from LUMEDX (Oakland, CA). The software collects interventional radiology procedural information at the point of care, delivering data...

Products: Medical
Dual-Rate Syringe Pump

KD Scientific (Holliston, MA) offers the Gemini 88 syringe pump that features two independent pumping channels linked through hardware and software. The pump can infuse simultaneously at different rates, or infuse with...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Data-Matrix Marking

Avicenna Technology (Montevideo, MN) offers data-matrix marking services for the medical device industry, including laser, mechanical, and organizational energy services. Laser machining capabilities include data-matrix...

Products: Motion Control
Swivel Fittings

Air Logic (Racine, WI) offers a selection of swivel fittings with an o-ring seal located above the 10-32 UNF threads. The additional bottom seal ensures a leak-free connection. Three barb configurations are available: swivel...

Products: Medical
Test Connectors

FasTest (Minnetonka, MN) offers the ME001 Series of miniature test connectors for medical device leak testing available with metric thread options. The connectors provide mounting and media connection for testing medical...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Microbridge Technologies Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced Nano-Air-Flow differential pressure sensors for medial respiratory applications. The devices incorporate a thermal anemometer element and CMOS analog conditioning...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Rubber Parts

ProtoFast custom medical parts from Rubber Industries (Shakopee, MN) are available in custom rubber and liquid silicone rubber. The ProtoFast service uses production-grade tooling and dedicated molding equipment to...

Products: Materials
Hydrophilic Coatings

Bayer MaterialScience (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced a family of hydrophilic coatings that combine lubricity and hemocompatibility with the mechanical properties of polyurethane. They are used in medical devices such as guidewires, catheters, leads, and endoscopes. The coatings are custom-designed and are based on...

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When conducting a surgical procedure, doctors typically administer anesthetics to block all sensation for the patient, including pain and distress. Based on the type of...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Splitting Hairs Measuring Thin Medical Wire

Ultra-fine shaped wire, frequently one-tenth the thickness of a typical human hair, is the basis of critical components in many medical instruments. Minute defects in such wire can lead to...

Diabetic retinopathy resulting from long-term diabetes mellitus is one of the common diseases that leads to choroidal neovascularization (CNV), a leading cause of blindness....

Briefs: Software
Medical Information Network Decision Support System

In order to facilitate a more rapid and systematic transfer of new medical knowledge and capabilities into mainstream clinical practice, a new Medical Information Network Decision Support (MINDS) system was developed. This system is intended to be a platform for storing and fusing medical data...

Briefs: Medical
Quantifying Therapeutic and Diagnostic Efficacy in 2D Microvascular Images

VESGEN is a newly automated, user- interactive program that maps and quantifies the effects of vascular therapeutics and regulators on microvascular form and function. VESGEN analyzes two- dimensional, black and white vascular images by measuring important vessel...

Briefs: Medical
Micro-Organ Devices

Micro-organ devices (MODs) are being developed to satisfy an emerging need for small, lightweight, reproducible, biological-experimentation apparatuses that are amenable to automated operation and that impose minimal...

The Multifunctional Electrosurgic Instrument (LESDIC) is an electrocauterizing surgical device that is comprised of a serrated chisel tip for sharp, blunt, or cutting dissection. It is also equipped...

Briefs: Medical
Sensory Feedback System for Prosthetic Hand Using Interferential Current

A new type of sensory feedback system for a myoelectrically controlled biomimetic prosthetic hand was developed. One of the characteristic features of the human neuromuscular control system is the increase in the compliance around a joint with decreasing activity of a...

Briefs: Medical
Remote Diagnostic Technology for Hearing Assessment

Individuals with hearing loss need to have ready access to hearing screenings, assessments, treatment, and consultation. This diagnostic technology facilitates early detection and intervention of hearing loss. It allows for improved monitoring and expands service scope, reach, and access. By...

This project aims to improve the estimation of functional properties of breast tissue in near infrared (NIR) imaging. This imaging technique (also known...

Briefs: Software
Software Corrects for Inhomogeneities in Digital Radiographic Images

When radiographic images are recorded, they are subject to inhomogeneities due to the construction of the radiation source and to the properties of the detection medium (detector or screen). As a result, erroneous results may appear when the digital images are processed to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Nano-Pervaporation Membrane With Heat Exchanger Generates Medical-Grade Water

A nanoporous membrane is used for the pervaporation process in which potable water is maintained, at atmospheric pressure, on the feed side of the membrane. The water enters the non- pervaporation (NPV) membrane device where it is separated into two streams —...

The ability to monitor the activities of ensembles of single neurons is critically important in understanding the principles of information processing in the brain that...

Historically, the subjective nature of wound treatment has lead to many trial-and-error therapies to match wounds with the right treatment. The WoundMatrix™ digital wound measurement and...

Space optics technology in the 1980s has been adapted to help children see more clearly. Collaborating with research ophthalmologists and optometrists, scientists Joe Kerr and the late John...

Mission Accomplished: Medical
Handheld Instrument Fights Acne

For companies that do not need NASA-developed technology or advanced test facilities but still want to leverage some of the brain power of NASA’s engineering teams to solve a design problem in their product,...

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