Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

Sutures and staples are the traditional methods for closing surgical incisions and wounds in emergency situations. However, these methods can be inadequate in complex...

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DunAn Sensing, San Jose, CA, has launched a new series of integrated pressure and temperature sensors. The TP series uses the company's proprietary...

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that's simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now...

To win the battle against heart disease, cardiologists need better ways to identify the composition of plaque that is likely to rupture and cause a heart attack....

Biopsies of pulmonary lesions are essential for increasing the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment for respiratory illnesses such as lung cancer. Currently, manual biopsies are...

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases, but a patient's experience with such...

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New Exoskeletons and Exosuits Standards Group Outlines First Steps

ASTM International’s new committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) held its first meeting Feb. 13–14 in Philadelphia, PA, near the organization’s global headquarters. The need for technical standards has grown alongside the rising use of exoskeletons in manufacturing,...

Tech Briefs spoke with Dr. Lishan Aklog about an innovative pediatric ear treatment: antibiotic-eluting resorbable ear tubes.

A newly developed titanium fiber plate offers a new alternative for regenerative medicine and treating fractures, eliminating the need for surgical extraction of the plate...

News: Medical
Biocompatibility Expert to Discuss Successful Sample Preparation for Medical Device Testing

Properly prepared test articles are critical for accurate biocompatibility testing. As a sponsor of a medical device, it is imperative for medical device manufacturers to understand what to do to ensure a successful test of a proposed medical device.

Researchers are developing cutting-edge biometric sensors that function without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. The new sensors generate sweat to glean...

Researchers are developing an artificial, robotic small intestine for use in medical laboratories. The idea of a robotic small intestine may seem strange, as...

Engineers have developed an instrumented cane that not only provides added support but can also analyze a patient's gait to determine risk of falling. The "IntelliCane" can quantitatively calculate...

For the first time, it is possible to create complex nanoscale metal structures using 3D printing. The process, once scaled up, could be used in a wide variety of applications,...

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New Method 3D Prints Fully Functional Electronic Circuits

Researchers have pioneered a breakthrough method to rapidly 3D print fully functional electronic circuits. The circuits, which contain electrically-conductive metallic inks and...

The potential implications of additive manufacturing (AM) have excited the imagination. Popularly known as 3D printing, the emerging class of technologies has...

A team of chemical engineers has developed a new, cost-effective method for synthetically producing a biorenewable platform chemical called triacetic acid lactone...

To help deliver a truly sustainable advanced manufacturing workforce pipeline, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has begun construction of a new...

The Council on Competitiveness has released its 6th annual Clarion Call for Competitiveness, noting that "innovation-driven productivity is the foundation of a competitive, growing...

A team of researchers has developed a noninvasive method of delivering drugs directly to cancerous tissue using magnetic forces, a form of treatment that could...

A newly created 4D printing method for a smart gel could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots, and targeted drug...

Researchers used machine learning techniques, including natural language processing algorithms, to identify clinical concepts in radiologist reports for CT scans,...

"Hairy" nanoparticles made with light-sensitive materials that assemble themselves could one day become "nanocarriers," providing doctors a new way to...

The next generation of wearable robots will have lightweight parts, can be put on like a suit, and will not require additional support from crutches, according to researchers. The new...

A BYU professor and his team have found a way to take the 3D displays of science fiction and make them a reality. A reader asks: Could surgeons use this kind of volumetric display?

FDA is monitoring the emerging field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, an area FDA once considered a “futuristic technology on the distant...

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