R&D : Medical
Self-Learning Device Could Increase Patient Safety

A technology being developed could provide an affordable, smart, self-learning device that, when placed into existing MRI machines, could allow medical professionals to monitor patients more effectively and safely, by performing concurrent medical imaging and recording for diagnostic...

R&D : Medical
Nontoxic Adhesive Could Lead to New Surgical Glue

A nontoxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to outperform commercially available products, pointing toward potential surgical glues to replace sutures and staples.

R&D : Medical
Quick Test Detects Sepsis in Single Drop of Blood

A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood. A team of researchers completed a clinical study of the device, which is the first to provide rapid, point-of-care measurement of the immune system’s response, without any need...

R&D : Medical
New, More Accurate Tool Helps Surgeons Find Liver Tumors

Surgeons can swab a patient’s exposed liver lightly on the surface with a special stylus, capturing the shape of the organ during surgery, and a computer can match that image with the CT scan on a screen. This GPS-like ability is far better than guessing where the tumor and vessels are...

R&D : Medical
NanoVelcro Microchips Could Noninvasively Diagnose Prenatal Conditions

A new class of nanoVelcro microchips were prepared with a nano-imprinting fabrication process, which made them more reproducible and faster to make than the previous chips. The device provides sensitive results via a blood test, which is less invasive than currently used...

R&D : Medical
Ultrathin Device Harvests Electricity from Human Motion

A new, ultrathin energy harvesting system has the potential to harvest electricity from human motion. Based on battery technology and made from layers of black phosphorus that are only a few atoms thick, the new device generates small amounts of electricity when it is bent or pressed even...

News : Medical
Medtech M&A on the Rise Again

It appears that the medtech industry has responded to a healthier market by going on a shopping spree. According to EP Vantage, a service of market analysis firm Evaluate, medtech mergers are back. EP says that the sum spent on deals in the first half of 2017 has already surpassed last year’s total, “putting...

Technology Leaders : Medical
Tantalum Capacitors for Medical Applications

Surface mount solid tantalum capacitors are a well-established technology and have been broadly employed in medical devices for decades. There are many reasons to choose tantalum,...

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Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Germany have demonstrated for the...

Cold forming, or cold forging, is becoming a more popular option for manufacturing precision engineered miniature and micro surgical and medical components. 1...

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been described as the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and...

A revolution is upon us. Dispense pump technology innovation is quickly bringing improved accuracy, capability, and versatility to medical device manufacturers. This...

For years, anatomical models have played important roles in hospitals and healthcare facilities. From educational aids to practice dummies, these models serve many functions for...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
A Multilayered Approach to Extruded Tubing

Along with cost savings, coextrusion technology offers improved functionality in new tubing products. This article explores how this micro-dimensional tubing is currently being used to meet...

The qualities that make skin an incredible organism are the same ones that make it a challenge to stick to. Engineers may know all too well the headaches that can come with selecting adhesives...

Single-use medical devices, pharmaceuticals, components, and packaging that need to be sterile must be treated with an appropriate and validated technique. It is also...

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power — 628 times lower...

Technology Leaders : Packaging & Sterilization
Addressing Cleaning Challenges for Medical Electronics

The market for medical electronics is huge and growing. The astounding capabilities of digital technology and broadband connectivity are “a perfect storm,” enabling doctors...

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for medical devices and systems is defined by IEC 60601-1-2. The fourth edition implementation of this EMC...

In the United States, nearly 20 percent of the population is reportedly hearing impaired — although that figure could be higher because many people are reluctant to admit they have a hearing...

Dynamic Inclination Sensor

A dynamic inclination sensor is available from ASM Sensors, Elmhurst, IL. The POSITILT® PTK29 sensor compensates for dynamic...

A new type of photoinitiator for 3D printing in water could allow for the creation of biofriendly 3D printed structures. 3D printing in water opens exciting...

Nanoengineers have demonstrated for the first time the use of micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a...

A new artificial bone design can be customized and made with a 3D printer for stronger, safer, and more effective bone replacements.

An “electronic skin” microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smart phone. The electronic skin offers several...

Scientists are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world’s most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of wearable body sensors that monitor a...

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new kind of TNT — a "Tissue Nanotransfection" device that generates specific cell...

For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida...

Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue regeneration usually come under fire from the host's immune system. Defense cells work to isolate material...

Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

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