Products : Medical
Custom Alloys in Small Quantities

Goodfellow, Coraopolis, PA, now offers a custom alloy service to researchers and design engineers seeking performance characteristics not available from standard alloys. Custom alloys have been produced with gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper and/or nickel as major constituents, with other elements...

Products : Medical
Precision Metal Shims

SPIROL International Corporation, Danielson, CT, recently released its new Precision Metal Shims catalog. SPIROL specializes in quick turnaround delivery of precision engineered shims ranging from simple OD/ID shapes to complex geometries, particularly in low to medium volumes. All shims are custom-made to customer...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MD Series Portable Power Source

Triad Magnetics, Perris, CA, introduces the MD Series of rugged, portable medical-grade power sources. The units, complete with power cord and receptacles, provide a simple and reliable means for safely isolating medical devices , diagnostic instruments, patient monitoring equipment, and electrical stimulus...

Products : Medical
Improved Cable Creator

Pasternack, Irvine, CA, released an improved version of its online tool called The Cable Creator, which allows engineers to quickly and easily create customized RF cable assemblies to meet their specifications. Designers can choose from more than 1,300 connector types and 115 different coaxial cables to construct a cable...

Briefs : Medical
Origami-Inspired Surgical Instruments

Tiny devices offer new possibilities for minimally-invasive surgery.

Mechanical Engineering professors Larry Howell and Spencer Magleby at Brigham Young University have spent the past five years applying the principles of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, to engineering. Now, they are...

Briefs : Medical
Open Source Laser Cutter 3D Prints from Powder

Bioengineering researchers at Rice University have modified a commercialgrade CO2 laser cutter to create OpenSLS, an open-source, selective laser sintering (SLS) platform that, they say, can print intricate 3D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials. The low-cost system costs...

Briefs : Medical
‘Virtual’ Guide Dog for Visually Impaired Navigation

Wearable device miniaturized for easier use.

A team of computer scientists at MIT has developed a low-power chip to process 3D camera data that, they say, could aid visually impaired people navigate their environments. The chip consumes only one-thousandth as much power as a...

Briefs : Medical
Finding Flaws in Medical Implants

Hidden cracks can doom implants and space missions.

Cracks in ceramic capacitors, devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits, can cause damage to such disparate objects as medical implants and spacecraft. The cracks, which are often hidden initially, can start conducting electricity,...

Briefs : Medical
Freezing Graphene for 3D Printing

Researchers tame aerogel by freezing it.

Graphene, which was discovered in 2004, is 1 million times thinner than a human hair, 300 times stronger than steel, and is the best known conductor of heat and electricity. Researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB), along with colleagues at Kansas State...

Briefs : Medical
Creating a Strong New Metal

New metal could be used for mobile electronics and biomedical devices.

A research team at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created an extremely strong yet lightweight structural metal with a very high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. The new...

News : Electronics & Computers
Approaching Dissolvable Electronics for Implants

Scientists at the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering in China are working diligently to create tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve seemingly without a trace. They have tested several biodegradable materials, including DNA,...

News : Medical
April 2016 Month-End Industry News

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News : Medical
Liquid-Metal Particles Support Heat-Free Soldering

Iowa State engineers have developed micro-sized liquid-metal particles for heat-free soldering and metal processing applications.

News : Electronics & Computers
Creating the World’s Smallest Diode

Engineers are struggling to shrink the silicon used in processors to power increasingly smaller computing hardware and are rapidly reaching the point where silicon’s performance starts to degrade due to its size. To move beyond the material’s physical limitations, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of...

News : Medical
Engineers Fabricate Flexible Silicon Transistor

University of Wisconsin—Madison engineers fabricated a transistor that operates at a record 38 gigahertz. The team built the high-performance device using huge rolls of flexible plastic.

News : Medical
Implantable Device Targets Pancreatic Tumors

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumors. Using mice, the team determined that the implant approach was up to 12 times more effective than the common method of delivering...

News : Medical
Engineers Embroider Wearable Antennas

Researchers at The Ohio State University have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- an ideal size for integrating sensors and electronic components into clothing. The achievement supports the development of new wearable technology, including a bandage that monitors tissue or a flexible...

Fish-Inspired Lens Sees in the Dark

Combining the best features of a lobster and an African fish, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have created an artificial eye that sees in the dark. The technology could help brighten the dim surroundings presented from surgical scopes.

Researchers Transmit Real-Time Video Through Animal Tissue

Using samples of store-bought meat, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue. The development supports in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical devices.

News : Materials
Controlling Bacterial Growth on Catheter Surface

A team of researchers from the University of New Mexico, Duke University, and the University of Florida say that they have uncovered a new technique to trap, kill, and release bacteria from a surface, such as bacterial growth on a urinary catheter. They explained that they used cationic polymers...

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April 2016 Mid-Month Industry News

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News : Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized Electronic Devices as Medical Therapeutics

Ada Poon, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is pioneering research to develop electronic therapies to heal the body from within, working to add control and feedback for a closed-loop system that could improve therapeutic outcomes. These new electronic...

News : Medical
Flexible Additive Manufacturing Method for Medical Components

A flexible additive manufacturing method from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems allows researchers to produce bone implants, dentures, surgical tools, or microreactors in a variety of designs.

Products : Medical
Small Size Actuator Family

BEI Kimco, Vista, CA, announces its new family of linear unhoused medical-grade Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) with aperture sizes of 15mm, 20mm, and 24.9mm. Available in three standard models, the throughhole design allows an OEM assembly to pass directly through the middle of the actuator, resulting in reduced weight,...

News : Medical
Electrical Stimulation of Deep Brain Structures Eases Chronic Pain

A University of Texas at Arlington research team has developed an alternative treatment for opioid addiction. Electrical stimulation of a deep, middle brain structure blocks pain signals at the spinal cord level without drug intervention.

News : Medical
Surgical 'Pen' Prints Human Stem Cells

Australian researchers have used a handheld 3D printing pen to "draw" human stem cells in freeform patterns. The instrument delivers a cell survival rate in excess of 97%.

News : Medical
Changes at FDA and New Publication Launch

By the time you read this, Robert M. Califf, MD, a recognized global leader in cardiology, clinical research, and medical economics, will have been installed as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Commissioner of Food and Drugs. As the top official of the FDA, he is committed to strengthening...

Features : Design
New Innovations Supporting Product Development of Next-Generation Structural Heart Devices

Interventional cardiology is one of the most dynamic medical device markets, witnessing a surge in new product development with accompanying mergers, investments, and acquisitions. Dozens of companies, both new and established, are developing...

Features : Test & Measurement
Chemical Characterization Can Supplement and Support Biocompatibility Testing

Manufacturers producing medical devices that involve patient contact are typically required to perform biological safety evaluations, including biocompatibility tests to ensure patient safety, as specified by ISO 10993. Chemical characterization can help support the...

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