INSIDER : Medical
MD&M West Evolves into Educational Hub

In this Q&A, Hayley Haggarty, general manager, Advanced Manufacturing Group, discusses the evolution of MD&M West.

INSIDER : Design
MD&M West: Digital Health, Design Strategies, and More

This year’s MD&M West conference program features new formats — including Lightning Workshops, Tech Talk Panels, and exclusive networking opportunities — designed to meet the...

INSIDER : Materials
More to Explore Alongside MD&M West

In addition to MD&M West, four additional trade shows are running alongside the medical device expo. These shows feature experts and suppliers from related industries like plastics, automation, design,...

Features : Medical
Sensor Networking Transforms Medical Imaging

Real-time medical imaging is enabling new levels of care by providing greater insight and decision support. As the use of video in healthcare increases, system designers are under pressure to...

Features : Materials
Making Connections to Accelerate Medical Device Assembly

As medical devices become smaller and more complex, designers and manufacturers are utilizing new and more sophisticated components to incorporate into their device designs. Patients...

Products : Software
New Products & Services: February 2020 Medical Design Briefs

Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Products : Medical
Liquid-Metal Wearable Pressure Sensor Created for Health Monitoring Applications
KAIST
Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields, including soft...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Product Focus: Power Supplies

DC-DC Converters

New Yorker Electronics, Northvale, NJ, offers a family of 2- and 3.5-W DC-DC converters for medical applications from Polytron Devices. The 2:1 input range MTWA2 and MTWA4 2- converters...

Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product of the Month: February 2020 Medical Design Briefs

Silicone Tube Measurement

Freudenberg Medical, Kaiserslautern, Germany, has developed a new technology to continuously measure the inner geometry of silicone tubes. The Helix...

Briefs : Design
Safer Helmets Reduce Potential for Traumatic Injury

“Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents globally involve brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain being the primary cause of death,” According to NHTSA....

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearable Tech

University of Toronto engineering researchers have developed a super stretchy, transparent, and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin. Dubbed artificial...

Briefs : Materials
Using Plasma Treatments to Improve, Enhance Medical Devices

Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials, depositing coatings, cleaning surfaces, applying a protective coating that repels water for example or biological...

Briefs : Materials
Bone Bandage Soaks Up Pro-Healing Biochemical to Accelerate Repair

Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Ultra-Miniaturized Microendoscope Produces Higher-Quality Images

Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free, ultra-miniaturized endoscope — the width of only a few human hairs — that is capable of producing high-quality images....

Briefs : Wearables
Bandage Material Helps Stop Bleeding Without Adhering to Wound

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. This marks...

Briefs : Medical
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer with Artificial Intelligence

Researchers at Radboud UMC have developed a “deep learning” system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which...

Briefs : Medical
Electronic Skin for Haptic Interfaces Is Light, Tight, and Battery Free

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

Briefs : Medical
Liquid Flow Influenced by a Quantum Effect in Water

Water is the basis of all life on earth. Its structure is simple — two hydrogen atoms bound to one oxygen atom — yet its behavior is unique among liquids, and scientists still do not...

R&D : Materials
Biodegradable Alternative for Adhesives

An alternative adhesive has been developed that adapts to suit a wide range of industrial and medical applications that benefit from sticky materials. The key ingredient is carbon dioxide. About...

R&D : Materials
Automated Production of Advanced Materials

Engineers have developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the...

R&D : Materials
‘Hyper Glue’ Could Be Used for Medical Implants

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of chemists...

R&D : Medical
Artificial Neurons Cure Chronic Diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists — a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic...

R&D : Medical
AI Identifies Previously Unknown Cancer Features

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors. Further,...

R&D : Software
Open Source EEG Visualization Tool

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing...

Technology Leaders : Test & Measurement
Preparing for MDR? Don’t Overlook the Analytical Evaluation Threshold

Medical device manufacturers have a big challenge in preparing for their regulatory device submissions for 2020. In addition to the European Union’s new Medical Device...

From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor: Is FDA Making Progress or Still a Victim of Too Few Resources and Too Little Power?

FDA says it is continuing to advance its scientific and technical capabilities, but a recent New York Times editorial says the agency is in...

Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
Webinars : Medical
A Review of Ionizing Radiation Sterilization Modalities

The use of high-energy ionizing radiation for sterilization purposes is an established and proven method for the inactivation of microorganisms on healthcare, food, and general industrial products. Several ionizing radiation modality options are available including gamma, electron beam, and...

INSIDER : Design
MD&M West Celebrates 35 Years of Medtech Innovation

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference is returning for its 35th year to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA February 11–13, 2020 for three days of...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
MD&M West: Opening Keynote Panel: Tech Disruptors Transforming the Robotics Revolution

Robots are at the forefront of innovation in the last decade, leading the medical device industry to the cusp of a new technological shift: The Robotics...

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Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printed Metals Are Not All the Same

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Testing and Inspecting 3D-Printed Parts

Upcoming Webinars: Software

Using Simulation to Design Robust Adhesively Bonded Structures

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Energy

Thermal Management Crisis: Knowing Your Passive Solution Options

Upcoming Webinars: Internet of Things

IoT’s Role in Today’s Transportation Systems