White Papers : Medical
Advanced Polymers: Get to Know Grilamid TR

Healthcare environments impose a wide range of challenges on product developers, who must select materials that are strong, stable, resistant, and easy to manufacture. See how one advanced polymer had just the right characteristics for a nasal ventilation mask, a fascial closure system, and a bone...

INSIDER : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat

A team of scientists is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.

INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices
Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices

A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the...

Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Electronic Glove Offers Humanlike Features for Prosthetic Hands
Electronic Glove Offers Humanlike Features for Prosthetic Hands

An electronic glove can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure,...

Electronic Glove Offers Humanlike Features for Prosthetic Hands
Medical Blog : Electronics & Computers
Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child's aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles. That capability is now a big step closer to reality as scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and...

News : Medical
Scientists Discover Method for Developing Tracers for Medical Imaging

In an advance for medical imaging, scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers to better track pharmaceuticals in the body as well as image diseases, such as cancer, and other...

News : Imaging
New Imaging Modality Targets Cholesterol in Arterial Plaque

In an article published in the peer-reviewed SPIE publication, Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), researchers are demonstrating a new imaging modality that successfully identifies the presence of cholesterol in the arterial plaque. The article is "Frequency-Domain Differential...

News : Medical
Brain Tumor Imaging Technique Uses Protein Found in Scorpion Venom

A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. The imaging system enables neurosurgeons to better see malignant growths that often are difficult to fully eliminate.

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Guide to Package Integrity & Validation Testing under ISO 11607 and MDR
Guide to Package Integrity & Validation Testing under ISO 11607 and MDR

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

Guide to Package Integrity & Validation Testing under ISO 11607 and MDR
Features : Medical
Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future
Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future

The injectable drug-delivery device market is growing at a staggering rate, with an anticipated global market value of $37.5 billion by 2025 compared to $16.7 billion in 2016. The driving factors...

Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future
Features : Markets
3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products
3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products

The combination of drugs with medical devices has the potential to take patient care in an entirely new direction. The power of these products is that they can deliver a precise amount...

3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products
Briefs : Medical
Cancer Device Determines Whether Targeted Chemotherapy Is Working
Cancer Device Determines Whether Targeted Chemotherapy Is Working

Rutgers University researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device,...

Cancer Device Determines Whether Targeted Chemotherapy Is Working
Briefs : Medical
Tiny Biodegradable Circuits Release Painkillers Inside the Body
Tiny Biodegradable Circuits Release Painkillers Inside the Body

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the...

Tiny Biodegradable Circuits Release Painkillers Inside the Body
Briefs : Medical
New Optical Endoscopy Using Ultrasound Could Replace Scopes
New Optical Endoscopy Using Ultrasound Could Replace Scopes

One day, scopes may no longer need to be inserted into the body — such as down the throat or under the skin — to reach the stomach, brain, or any other organs for...

New Optical Endoscopy Using Ultrasound Could Replace Scopes
Briefs : Medical
How Patent Landscape Studies Can Guide Medical Device Innovation
How Patent Landscape Studies Can Guide Medical Device Innovation

By design, the patent system generates a wealth of technical know-how with respect to new technologies. It chronicles the technical challenges others have faced in the past and...

How Patent Landscape Studies Can Guide Medical Device Innovation
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Tiny Vibration-Powered Robots Can Work Together
Tiny Vibration-Powered Robots Can Work Together

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources, or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these...

Tiny Vibration-Powered Robots Can Work Together
Briefs : Wearables
3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment
3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment

A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut — known as the microbiome — as it passes...

3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment
Briefs : AR/AI
Senior Virtual Assistant Mitigates Impact of Dementia and Delirium
Senior Virtual Assistant Mitigates Impact of Dementia and Delirium

An estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia, resulting in more than $1 trillion each year in healthcare costs. Artificial emotional intelligence (AEI)...

Senior Virtual Assistant Mitigates Impact of Dementia and Delirium
Features : Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies

The Hall effect was named after its discoverer, American physicist and thermoelectric researcher Harvard Edwin Herbert Hall. The Hall sensor acts as a magnetic field perpendicular to a...

Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Features : Electronics & Computers
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices

Many factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” or interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, starting with the sheer...

Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Global Innovations : Medical
Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables
Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables
R&D : Robotics, Automation & Control
Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee
Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee

An energy harvester attached to the wearer’s knee can generate 1.6 μW of power while the wearer walks without any increase in effort. The energy is enough to power small electronics like health...

Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee
R&D : Electronics & Computers
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation (Afib). The technology, called...

Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
R&D : Medical
Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment
Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment

A new generation of pathology labs mounted on chips is set to revolutionize the detection and treatment of cancer by using devices as thin as a human hair to analyze bodily fluids. The...

Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment
R&D : Robotics, Automation & Control
Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab
Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a single...

Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab
R&D
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak

Scientists have developed a thinner, skin-like artificial throat that would adhere to the neck like a temporary tattoo. To make their artificial throat, the researchers laser-scribed graphene on a thin...

Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
R&D : Medical
Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early
Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early

Researchers have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure, a rapidly developing condition that can be fatal. The new renal probes, which have been tested...

Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Composite Medical Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® is ideal for use in...

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

Hermetic Seals Guide

A guide from Accumet, Westford, MA, offers electromechanical engineers and designers design for manufacturability (DFM) tips for optimizing their...

New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Medical Manufacturing and Machining : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Smart Factory Test Bed Drives Manufacturing Innovation
Smart Factory Test Bed Drives Manufacturing Innovation

A powerful private sector consortium in the UK has developed a connected facility that will de-risk investment in the digital technologies at the heart of the government’s Industrial...

Smart Factory Test Bed Drives Manufacturing Innovation

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