Tech Talks : Medical
Coming Soon - New Developments in Catheter Shaft Components – Part 2

This Webinar focuses on advancements in catheter shaft componentry with a deeper dive into film cast technology. Specifically, we will hone in on polyimide and lubricious polyimide.

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs
OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs

OKAY Industries, a contract manufacturer that engineers components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the medical device and industrial markets, has added state-of-the-art...

OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs
Webinars : Medical
The Road to Parametric Release for EO Sterilization

Parametric release can be invaluable to companies by accelerating their sterile product’s release-to-market. But how can it be achieved?

Tech Talks : Medical
The Finishing Process: Preparing Advanced Medical Textiles for Implantation

Implantable medical textiles undergo a rigorous finishing process before becoming viable medical device components used in stents, hernia mesh, or synthetic ligaments. Suppliers employ a variety of finishing techniques such as scouring, heat treatment, coating, and...

On-Demand Webinars : Manufacturing & Prototyping
How 3D Printing Is Changing the Development of Orthopedic Devices

With the advent of 3D printing, prototyping orthopedic implants began to change. In recent years, it has been common to see a patient-specific 3D printed hip or knee created in order to reduce the number of implant options the physician has to choose from. But 3D technology has...

INSIDER : Wearables
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables

Scientists have developed stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays that can be stuck on skin or other surfaces like a temporary...

Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables
INSIDER : Medical
Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response
Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response

A new material shows promise for regenerative medicine for recovery of damaged tissues and blood vessels. The 3D scaffold is made of biodegradable material and filled with...

Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response
INSIDER : Medical
New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery
New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery

Scientists have helped develop a microscopic glass device that doctors could use to inject medicine into retinal veins with unprecedented accuracy. Their instrument meets an important...

New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery
Briefs : Medical
Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging
Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging

Researchers have developed a way to enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy up to five times without compromising resolution. This record-fast imaging speed will allow scientists...

Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging
Briefs : Medical
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging. This relatively young medical imaging technique can be used for...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
Features : Medical
Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging
Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single micrometer in all directions, even in a...

Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging
Briefs : Medical
Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke
Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported in the journal “Stem Cells” that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and...

Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke
Webinars : Medical
Sustainable Innovation in Medical and Health Care Applications

This 30-minute Webinar focuses on how innovative solutions can bring tangible benefits to the medical sector and its supply chain. Today’s medical products demand more from materials used in a variety of applications from medical and dental devices to prosthetics and other...

Briefs : Medical
A Fast, Simple Sampling Method for Characterizing Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Medical Devices
A Fast, Simple Sampling Method for Characterizing Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Medical Devices

In 2018, an update on regulations for respiratory medical devices meant that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from the devices...

A Fast, Simple Sampling Method for Characterizing Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Medical Devices
Briefs : Medical
Controlling Wheelchairs with a Wearable Brain-Machine Interface
Controlling Wheelchairs with a Wearable Brain-Machine Interface

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair,...

Controlling Wheelchairs with a Wearable Brain-Machine Interface
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip
Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University’s Kevin Kit Parker and published in the journal Lab on a Chip,...

Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control
A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands — in particular for amputees — that combines individual finger control and...

A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control
Features : Medical
Create the Future Contest 2019 Grand Prize Winner: Life-Saving Device Extends Organ Viability for Transplants
Create the Future Contest 2019 Grand Prize Winner: Life-Saving Device Extends Organ Viability for Transplants

The 17th annual Create the Future Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc.,...

Create the Future Contest 2019 Grand Prize Winner: Life-Saving Device Extends Organ Viability for Transplants
Features : Software
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors

Computational methods are not widely used in practical medicine, mainly because it is difficult to model specific medical procedures and their effects on the human organism...

Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
Features : Electronics & Computers
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference

One of the challenges of using commercial power supplies in medical instruments is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Commercial power supplies often list “meets Class B” for EMI,...

Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Features : Medical
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion

In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are...

Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories
Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories

Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), Farnborough, UK, has designed a budget-friendly plate handler that works in a tight laboratory footprint, developing an innovative product that could...

Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories
Technology Leaders : Medical
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications
Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Nose Can Sniff Out Which Lung Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy
Electronic Nose Can Sniff Out Which Lung Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy
European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano,
Switzerland

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients...

Electronic Nose Can Sniff Out Which Lung Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy
Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Product of the Month: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Proportional Pressure Controls

Microcontrollers from Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, utilize the company’s EVP and DVP proportional valves allowing for steady, repeatable...

Product of the Month: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Additives

Color and additive concentrates from PolyOne, Avon Lake, NH, help manufacturers design and manufacture parts that appear to be covered with fabric, but without...

New Products & Services: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment
Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

Felix Partners, IJsselstein, the Netherlands, has launched several additive manufacturing platforms for industrial production applications. The Pro 3 integrates...

Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — The Modern FDA: A New Pathway Gets Under Way

As a first step toward implementation of its recently established Safety and Performance Based Pathway for medical devices, FDA is issuing draft guidances outlining the recommended premarket performance criteria and testing methodologies for four specific types of devices:

R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue
Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue

Kanfit3D has entered into a joint research partnership with the University of Brescia (Italy). The project will develop unique implantable structures, using additive layer manufacturing (ALM)...

Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue
R&D : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths

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