September 2018

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

When validating the steam sterilization instructions for a reusable medical device,...

The medical device industry is built on innovation and invention. They are the drivers of change and evolution in this industry. But bringing these emerging technologies to market can be challenging....

Coordinate Measuring Machine

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, has released a new coordinate measuring machine (SMM) platform. The Global S CMM...

Advanced Wound Care Products

Vancive Medical Technologies, an Avery Dennison business, Chicago, IL, offers six advanced wound care materials for private labeling by medical...

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide...

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major, yet often preventable threat to patient safety, and they can have a significant impact on the survival rate of...

Fluorescence-based biosensing and bioimaging technologies are widely used in research and clinical settings to detect and image various biological species of interest. While...

A high-tech device-transformer for ultrasound examination combines three functions in one device. So instead of two types of vehicles (stationary and portable), medical institutions...

Sensory feedback — achieved by direct interfaces attached to the nerves — fundamentally changed how study participants used their mechanical attachment, “transforming it from a sporadically used tool into a...

Researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method for separating circulating tumor cells from blood samples that is fast and efficient enough for clinical use. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs)...

A 3D printed biopsy robot is propelled by cylinders driven by air pressure. With the help of hoses that supply the air, the control of the robot can be placed outside the MRI scanner. The...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict whether a child is at risk of the chronic disease. The researchers hope their detection kit could one...

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

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Unlike their inorganic counterparts like silicon, organic semiconductors can operate under conditions such as bending...

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers,...

Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types...

Recent studies show that 40 percent of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease, and that the disease begins 10 to 20 years before people show up at the doctor's office...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cloaking Nano-Sensors for Optics and Biomedicine

A new metamaterial will improve the accuracy of nano-sensors in optics and biomedicine by cloaking them from external radiation. The aim of the project is to model and then prototype a...

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop, and even prevent epileptic seizures. The work represents an advance in the...

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a...

Researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. The...

A team of physicians and computer scientists has shown that it is easy to modify medical test results remotely by attacking the connection between...

News: Materials
Tech-Etch Announces Sale of Company to its Employees

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has sold 100 percent of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company.

Medical device maker Medtronic has awarded Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ, as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 52,000 worldwide vendor base. For more than 25 years, Weiss-Aug has...

The cost and time required to obtain a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan may be significantly reduced in the future, thanks to the application of artificial intelligence (AI)...

Researchers have developed a process by which 2D hydrogels can be programmed to expand and shrink in a space- and time-controlled way that applies force to their surfaces, enabling the...

By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential applications in...

A portable, easy-to-use device provides quick and accurate screening of diseases. The versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for...

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on...

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