Briefs : Medical
Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a paper in...

Briefs : Medical
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

Briefs : Energy
Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries

Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research done by Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Western Ontario.

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode...

Briefs : Markets
3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a...

Products : Wearables
Product of the Month: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Health Sensor Platform

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, offers a health sensor platform from Maxim Integrated. The MAXREFDES101 Health Sensor Platform 2.0 incorporates a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart...

Features : Materials
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing

With more insight about the characteristics of this versatile silicone material, medical device manufacturers can better understand potential applications and...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

R&D : Nanotechnology
Ultrasensitive Sensor with Gold Nanoparticle Array

Physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array that is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of...

R&D : Connectivity
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

R&D : Medical
Bioinspired Drug Delivery

Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to more effective...

R&D : Medical
Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings

Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get...

Products : Materials
Product Focus March 2019: Materials

Alloys

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has released a group of proprietary alloys that are formulated for the design and manufacture of hospital equipment and plastic housings that require frequent...

Briefs : Medical
Research Explores Internal Flow Behavior in Additive Manufacturing, Welding of Metals

Arc welding and additive manufacturing are hugely important for creating large metal components relatively inexpensively and quickly. New research by a...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Low-Cost Sensors Have High Impact on Productivity

An intelligent, low-cost tooling insert, embedded with smart sensors, has been developed to deliver in-process condition monitoring that reduces machining stoppages and improves productivity...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Process Developed to 3D Print Piezoelectric Materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade thanks to work discussed in the journal Nature Materials....

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

Features : Test & Measurement
Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control

Vital for ensuring compliance to federal regulations, dimensional metrology systems facilitate critical measurement of medical parts, and force testing systems are used to...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing

For medical device developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the transition from prototype to commercial-scale production with a contract manufacturing...

INSIDER : Medical
New Material May Be Biomedical Breakthrough

Researchers a new kind of shape memory polymer that could have major implications for healthcare. The polymer can change its shape in response to exposure to enzymes and is compatible with living...

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers Use Child’s Toy to Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor

A wearable, disposable respiration monitor provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others...

INSIDER : Medical
Sensor Monitors Blood Sugar through Breath

A simple puff into a handheld device may one day be all it takes to monitor their blood sugar using a new technology. The device will not only be painless, but reusable — no finger pricks or...

INSIDER : Medical
New Center to Focus on 3D Printed Implants

A new center for the transfer of new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry is being built in Bettlach, Switzerland. The center, called Swiss m4m Center is...

INSIDER : Medical
Next-Generation Bionic Hand Restores Sense of Touch

Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain a very subtle, close-to-natural sense of touch. The scientists managed to reproduce the feeling of...

News : Materials
Trelleborg Acquires Sil-Pro, Expands Product Line

With the recent acquisition of Minnesota based Sil-Pro, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has expanded its product and service offering in the healthcare and medical industry. The acquisition of...

Webinars : Medical
What Is A Sterilization Dose Audit and How are they Performed

The performance of periodic sterilization dose audits is required, where a sterilization dose has been established using Method 1, Method 2, or Method VDmax. This webinar will focus on the purpose and activities associated with such audits in order to demonstrate the...

News : Medical
Eurofins Medical Device Testing

Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient

Advances in manufacturing technologies are fostering an age of unprecedented innovation in the development of reusable medical devices and instruments. As designers develop smaller, more-complex, and increasingly intricate devices, however,...

White Papers : Medical
Pressure Mapping: Securing Superior Standards for Medical Devices

Technology to quantify interface pressure during the design or manufacturing process, or as an embedded application within the device itself, can be your key to the next great medical device innovation. This eBook shares how design engineers are using pressure mapping technology...

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