September 2014

Modern medicine has come a long way from the reed catheters of ancient Syria or the metal tubes of Benjamin Franklin’s time. As doctors discover more and more ways to utilize minimally...

Medical science has made great strides in advancing the care and treatment of people around the globe. Thermoplastic and elastomeric materials have been an essential...

Many medical devices, both existing and new designs, are laser-based. For some time, lasers have been designed into medical devices from...

Products: Medical
Medical Power Supply

Globtek, Inc., Northvale, NJ, announces its GTM41133-90VV-x.x-T3 Medical Power Supply is available with the following specifications: Desktop/External; Regulated Switchmode AC-DC; Input Rating: 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, IEC...

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, MN, custom designs and injection molds liquid silicone rubber (LSR) thin walled diaphragms for demanding medical device applications. Advantages of these...

Products: Medical
Barbed Luer Connectors

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, offers an extensive selection of Barbed Male and Female Luer Connectors in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Barbed sizes include 1/32", 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8", and...

Stratasys Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, has extended its range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multimaterial 3D Printer. Hundreds of new rubber-like color materials and many...

Products: Medical
dermaFLEX Adhesives

FLEXcon, Spencer, MA, launched the company’s dermaFLEX™ line of adhesives that meet the ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards for skin contact applications. FLEXcon’s dermaFLEX skin contact adhesives are...

Products: Medical
FlexiForce Enhanced Stability Sensor

Tekscan, Inc., Boston, MA, announces its latest sensor offering: the FlexiForce® Enhanced Stability Series 301 (ESS301). The ESS301 sensor is made from Tekscan’s new Enhanced Stability Series pressure sensitive ink that allows for the same high quality performance as other standard FlexiForce...

JG&A Metrology Center, Detroit, MI, introduces an increase to their flat panel sizes for Computed Tomography (CT) systems. Cone beam systems utilize the latest flat panel technology and are cost...

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, launches the MAXPOS 50/5 motion controller. This compact EtherCAT Slave ensures reliability and durability even under harsh conditions.

Linear Technology Corporation, Milpitas, CA, announces the LTC3124, a dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with output disconnect and inrush current limiting. Dual-phase...

Products: Medical
UV15-42C UV Curable System

Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ, introduces UV15-42C, a one-part UV curable system for bonding, sealing, and coating applications. This smooth paste can be applied vertically without sagging. As an optically clear...

Products: Test & Measurement
PC-DMIS 2014 Measurement Software

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, RI, launched PC-DMIS 2014, a major release of its popular measurement software used for to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data. PC-DMIS 2014...

Products: Medical
Precision Ball-Screw Stage

Aerotech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, introduces the MPS75SLE, a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage, which features exceptionally smooth travel combined with outstanding accuracy, repeatability, and...

Products: Medical
Insulated Spring Pins

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces a line of discrete, insulated spring-loaded pins. There are seven different heights of SMT spring pins to choose from assembled into a durable, high temperature Nylon 46...

CPC – Colder Products Company, St. Paul, MN, expanded its NS1 Series of quick disconnect couplings to include 1/4-28 male straight thread terminations, making it simple to retrofit existing systems. The...

Products: Medical
MEDIFIX Adhesive Solutions

Scapa Healthcare, Windsor, CT, offers a portfolio of materials, adhesives, conversion, printing, and packaging to support wearable device attachment to the skin. The combination of MEDIFIX® materials...

Products: Medical
Reflective Optical Encoders

Avago Technologies, San Jose, CA, announces a new series of 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices, the AEDR-87xx, to address a wide range of challenges in motion control. The devices are ideal for use in...

Teguar, Charlotte, NC, announces the TM- 3010-24F and TM-3010-24 computers made specifically for medical electronic needs. A 4KV isolation card option allows for extra sensitive and life-dependent medical...

Products: Medical
Safe2Rotator

Elcam Medical, Hackensack, NJ, announces that its Safe2Rotator is a rotator with a spin-lock feature that provides rotational flexibility to the distal part of the stopcock set. Available for standard bore products, the Safe2...

Products: Medical
Kyron MAX Composites

Piper Plastics, Chandler, AZ, announces that its new Kyron® MAX polymer series provides the highest strength line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available. Its tensile strength is higher than...

Products: Medical
PCI Express I/O Card

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, introduces a new addition to its PCI Express family of I/O cards—Model PCIe-IDIO-24. Designed for high-voltage protection in industrial control and monitoring applications, this...

Cotronics Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, has launched its Resbond™ 940 Customizable Series, which are economical, fast-setting ceramic adhesives designed to solve all high-temperature bonding, sealing, or...

Nordson ASYMTEK, Carlsbad, CA, introduces high-speed, high-accuracy, scalable fluid dispensing systems with new Class 100 (ISO 5) compatible configurations. The new Spectrum™ II Cleanroom Series was...

Pleora Technologies, Ottawa, Canada, unveiled the world’s first embedded hardware solution for delivering real-time video over a standard IEEE 802.11 wireless link. With Pleora’s iPORT NTx-W Embedded...

Products: Medical
QNX OS for Medical 1.1

QNX Software Systems Limited, Ottawa, Canada, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, announced a new release of its OS for medical devices. The QNX® OS for Medical 1.1 complies with the IEC 62304 medical device standard and is designed to help manufacturers reduce the cost of developing robotic surgical instruments,...

Products: Medical
New Metals for Implants

Vulcanium Metals International, Northbrook, IL, has added Cobalt Chrome Moly (CCM) and Stainless Steel Medical Bar grades 304/304L, 316L, Custom 455, and Custom 465 to its materials offered for medical implants and...

Products: Medical
Automation Suite Software

Kollmorgen, Radford, VA, introduces Kollmorgen Automation Suite™ software version 2.8 and AKD servo drive platform firmware version 1.12, which include a new higher performance version of the AKD PDMM,...

Point Grey Research, Inc., Richmond, Canada, introduces the Grasshopper®3 GigE Vision™ PoE camera family, an extension to the existing Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision™ product line. The...

Products: Medical
LCD with Tactile Touch

Tianma NLT America, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, has announced the introduction of an LCD prototype with a tactile touch technology that recreates the sense of tactile texture by using electric vibrations and reproduces skin...

Products: Medical
MultiSIM BLUE

Mouser Electronics, Mansfield, TX, announced the upcoming release of MultiSIM BLUE, the NI Multisim Component Evaluator – Mouser Edition. The new Mouser version of the free tool will add features and functionality to provide...

Products: Medical
GaN Power Amplifier Drivers

API Technologies Corp., Orlando, FL, debuted a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power. These hybrid-based...

Microscan, Renton, WA, announces the availability of the Vision MINI Xi, the world’s smallest fully-integrated smart camera with embedded Ethernet. The Vision MINI Xi measures in at 25.4mm x...

Products: Medical
Marc 2014 Software

MSC Software Corporation, Newport Beach, CA, announced the new release of Marc 2014, which is relied upon by product manufactures for nonlinear and multiphysics simulations of engineered products like sophisticated medical...

Excelsys Technologies Ltd., Rockwell, TX, announces the introduction of its new UltiMod series of power supplies, the first in its class to carry a 5-year warranty. The series provides up to 12 outputs...

Molex, Inc., Lisle, IL, introduces the CLIKMate ™ 1.50mm Wire-to-Board Connector System, which offers a variety of circuit sizes, mounting styles, and wire gauges to meet next-generation power and...

Products: Medical
Correct-A-Chip IC Adapters

Aries Electronics, Inc., Bristol, PA, introduces a new line of low-cost, quickturn, Correct-A-Chip® IC Adapters for common IC devices. These adapters enable the user to transform (or adapt) standard...

Metrigraphics LLC, Wilmington, MA, has developed new additive fabrication techniques in processing substrate-based ultra-miniaturized circuits. Circuits can be manufactured with properties that include...

Honeywell Sensing and Control, Morris Township, NJ, introduces its TBP Series of Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors designed for customers who require a simple, high quality, cost-effective, basic...

Material performance can be important in any application, but in medical equipment and devices, with lives and health at stake, it can be absolutely critical. A particular...

Medical pouching is an innovative segment of standard packaging used primarily for delicate or sterile medical devices and disposables. The trend toward thinner, less expensive materials and components...

Briefs: Medical
Medical Device Integrators Can Ensure Data Accuracy and Patient Safety

In the absence of true standards of medical device communication, medical device integration is a proven, reliable solution for accurate and timely delivery of those data to the various systems and applications running throughout a healthcare organization. While some device...

How well do we really know ourselves? Consider that the typical modern automobile provides far more real-time feedback on its operating status than we know about the health of our own...

Wearable devices continue to fuel a fast-growing drive toward more comprehensive services in health and fitness. Propelling this growth, the combination of market need and...

Global Innovations: Medical
Detecting Deadly Lung Cancer by Scent
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel www.aftau.org

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the US and the second most common...

From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor — Turn On, Set Up, Sync In

In the late 1960s, Timothy Leary advised people to “Turn on, tune in, drop out” by using psychedelic drugs. Fifty years later, the message might be “Turn on, sync in, stay connected 24/7”.

R&D: Electronics & Computers
Lasers May Stabilize Future Electronics

Nearly all electronics require oscillators that create precise frequencies, which have, until now, relied upon quartz crystals to provide a frequency reference, like a tuning fork used to tune a...

R&D: Electronics & Computers
Creating Soft Robotics with a Sewing Machine

New stretchable technologies and soft robotics being explored by engineers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, could lead to innovations such as robots with human-like sensory skin and...

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA, were awarded up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and...

A team of engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using Shrinky Dinks material, a polystyrene that shrinks under high heat, to close the gap between nanowires in an array to...

In a combat situation, a wounded soldier can bleed to death quickly without prompt attention. But depending on where the injury is, like a deep wound at the neck, shoulder, or groin,...

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, report that they have invented an inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test to diagnose type 1 diabetes that could speed...

News: Medical
Handheld Healthcare Testing in Minutes

Researchers in the George Washington UniversitySchool of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington, DC, have created a smartphone-controlled liquid handling system that could make handheld diagnostic testing a reality. Their technology is operated by a smartphone, using a mobile app that they also...

News: Medical
First Ultra-Flexible Graphene-Based Display Produced

A team of scientists in a collaboration between the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Plastic Logic Ltd., also in Cambridge, have created a prototype of a flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels’ electronics, marking the first time that graphene...

News: Medical
September 2014 Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News: Medical
Improving Pediatric MRIs

To get an accurate MRI, the patient must lie completely still for a long period in a confined space, be able to hold their breath on command, and withstand loud banging noises. That’s why it’s often very difficult to get young children to comply, even though they may need the scans for their healthcare.

News: Medical
Biospleen Device Can Transform Sepsis Treatment

When a patient has sepsis, in which bacteria or fungi multiply too swiftly in a patient's blood for antibiotics to help, the result is often deadly. However, a new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Boston,...

News: Medical
Comparing Wearable Lifestyle Monitors

While wearable electronic activity monitors may help users reach their fitness and health goals, choosing the right one and remaining motivated enough to wear it may be the bigger hurdle. A team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston took on the task of analyzing more than a...

News: Medical
Snap-Together Modular Microfluidic Systems

By creating easy to snap together components, a team of scientists at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles, say that it is now possible to build a 3D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply. Microfluidic systems are used to precisely manipulate small volumes...

News: Medical
Safety Testing of Wearable Artificial Kidney Commences

A team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, invented a Wearable Artificial Kidney device, designed to untether patients from large dialysis machines. The device can give patients with end-stage renal failure a degree of mobility and freedom for such routine activities...

News: Semiconductors & ICs
Can New Material Succeed Silicon for Electronic Uses?

Silicon is generally the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the needs of powerful, compact devices. Physical limitations like energy consumption and heat...

News: Medical
Building Optical Chips that Can Be Tuned to Different Frequencies

Chips that could use light, instead of electricity, to move data would consume much less power—a growing concern as chips’ transistor counts rise. Of the three chief components of optical circuits—light emitters, modulators, and detectors—emitters are the toughest to...

News: Medical
Improving Hand Function After Surgery

Engineers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, have developed an implantable device using a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. They say that this is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted...

News: Medical
September 2014 Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News: Medical
New Type of Electrodes for EEG

A scientist at the University of Eastern Finland has developed a new, easy-to-use electroencephalography (EEG) electrode set to measure electrical activity of the brain. The new design allows the user to attach the electrode set to the patient quickly, without any special treatment of the skin. Its design also...

News: Materials
New Antibacterial Material: A Safer Alternative to Silver

The safe use of silver ions in antibacterial textiles has been a matter of debate worldwide, with consumers increasingly seeking a proven alternative. Sweden’s national agency for chemical inspection has ruled silver a health risk, citing possible damage to human genetic material,...

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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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