Products : Medical
Hybrid Photon Counting Technology

DECTRIS Ltd., Baden, Switzerland, announces its Hybrid Photon Counting technology based on the newest IBEX ASIC platform for X-ray medical imaging equipment. The IBEX ASIC senses every single photon in an X-ray, and provides the flexibility of two readout modes: a high-resolution mode to detect subtle details,...

Products : Medical
BENCH Programmable Power Supplies

Versatile Power, Inc., Campbell, CA, announces the BENCH family of 600 watt programmable DC power supplies. Versatile Power offers six models of these USA-built supplies with available power output up to 600 Watts. The BENCH programmable power supplies are available for online purchase directly from Versatile...

Products : Medical
Profile Guide Rail Brakes

Nexen Group, Inc., Vadnais Heights, MN, introduces two new models of Profile Guide Rail Brakes, Generation II, increasing the range of sizes to 15 mm to 65 mm. These brakes provide fast engagement, offer maintenancefree operation, and are fully compatible with all 16 major rail manufacturers, making them an ideal...

Products : Medical
40A iAH Surface Mount DC-DC Converter

TDK-Lambda Corporation, National City, CA, announces the TDK-Lambda iAH series of POL (Point of Load) non-isolated, DC-DC converters. This surface- mount part has an ultralow profile of 10.2mm. Rated at 40A, the iAH can deliver a wide adjustable output voltage from either a 5V or 12Vdc bus. The converters...

Products : Motion Control
Airflow Temp and Velocity Scanner

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., Norwood, MA, offers the ATVS- 2020 scanner which measures airflow temperature and velocity of inside electronic devices. The ATVS-2020 scanner accommodates up to 32 sensors for precise, multi-point field mapping of test domains, including housings and PCB surfaces. The ATVS-2020...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Dual-Band Flexible Internal Antenna

Pulse Electronics Corp., San Diego, CA, introduces a new internal dualband flexible printed circuit antenna to provide connectivity and data transmission for IoT applications in medical/ telemedicine, sensors, wearables, and more. The Plume Series W3315B0100 WiFi very compact 6 × 45mm antenna has a maximum...

Products : Medical
Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 Equipment

Graco, Inc., North Canton, OH, announces the release of the Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4- 55 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dispensing equipment. The systems are designed to keep the dispensing of two-component LSR consistently precise, with two flow meters ensuring the material remains on-ratio. A helical...

News : Medical
​Simple Origami Fold Supports 'Pop-Up' Surgical Stents

A team at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has characterized a fundamental origami fold, or tessellation, that could be used as a building block for medical devices. The folding pattern, known as the Miura-ori, can be packed into a flat, compact...

News : Medical
Robotic Arm Supports Duchenne Patients

University of Twente engineers have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that supports the daily activities of people suffering from the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The first prototype, a body-connected support aid, can be worn under the clothing and support independent operation of the...

News : Medical
'Smart' Socks Detect Nerve Damage

The SenseGo smartphone application built by Hebrew University students links to pressure-sensing socks. The system warns patients of developing wounds and foot ulcers.

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
January 2016 Month-End Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Medical
Brain Imaging Sheds Light on Parkinsonian Symptoms

Using a portable device developed at Drexel University, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified differences in brain activation patterns associated with postural stability in people with Parkinsonian syndromes and healthy adults. The findings describe the critical...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Antibiotic-Infused Implants Support Facial Reconstruction Recovery

A gel created by Rice University researchers delivers time-released antibiotics to ward off infection while a patient heals from facial reconstruction procedures. Porous polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) implants are filled with the gel and leach its protective antibiotic contents...

News : Medical
Dry EEG Sensors Monitor Brain Activity

Bioengineers and cognitive scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have built a portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system. The technology features dry EEG sensors that are easier to apply than wet sensors.

News : Medical
Two-Stage Power System Boosts Energy-Harvesting Efficiency

A two-stage power management and storage system from Georgia Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of triboelectric generators to harvest energy from irregular human motion, such as walking, running or finger tapping. The storage device supplies DC current at voltages...

News : Medical
Mechanical Stimulation Synchronizes Heartbeat Rates

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have used mechanical stimulation to “train” cardiac cells to beat at a given rate. Direct physical contact with the cardiac cells is not required to synchronize their beating.

News : Medical
Metamaterials Improve Sensitivity of MRI Scanners

A group of researchers from Russia, Australia, and the Netherlands have developed a technology that reduces Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning times by more than fifty percent. The new device allows hospitals to increase the number of scans without changing equipment.

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Recommends Cybersecurity Measures for Device Manufacturers

Cybersecurity threats to medical devices are a growing concern that present a potential risk to the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. To address this, the FDA has issued a draftguidance outlining important steps medical device manufacturers should take to continually...

News : Medical
Adaptive Composite Material Self-Heals

An adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties. When cracked, the matrix of the self-adaptive composite material (SAC) quickly heals, over and over; like a sponge, the material returns to its original form after compression.

News : Propulsion
Researchers Use Rust to Improve 3D-Printing Process

A team of Northwestern researchers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

News : Medical
Snake Study Supports Bio-Inspired Robotics

A University of Cincinnati team has acquired a better understanding of how brown tree snakes lodge themselves in place during climbing. The resulting knowledge could lead to new bio-inspired robotic designs.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Lightweight, Strong Metal Improves Energy Efficiency

Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers have created a lightweight but very strong structural metal that could improve energy efficiency in biomedical applications. The team mixed silicon carbide into a molten magnesium-zinc alloy that uniformly dispersed and stabilized the...

News : Medical
January 2016 Mid-Month Industry News

Here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News : Medical
Hybrid Sound Wave Supports Lung Treatment

A team at RMIT University has created a hybrid sound wave that can be used in biomedical devices to manipulate highly fragile stem cells. The "surface reflected bulk waves" reduce the time required for inhaling vaccines through the HYDRA nebulizer device, from 30 minutes to as little as 30 seconds.

News : Medical
Whole-Body Imaging Tool Detects Heart Problems

Using patent-pending technology called Coded Hemodynamic Imaging, University of Waterloo researchers can monitor vital signs and improve the detection and prevention of cardiovascular conditions. The touchless, portable system monitors a patient's blood flow at multiple arterial points...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical-Grade Power Transformers

Triad Magnetics, Perris, CA, introduces the VPM Series of medical-grade toroidal isolation transformers offering both 4KV of dielectric isolation and low-voltage stepdown. The UL recognized VPM Series’ single- transformer solution leads to fewer parts and higher efficiency than the typical space- and...

News : Electronics & Computers
Calibrating EEG Machines with ‘Phantom Head’

While electroencephalography (EEG) has been used for decades to measure voltage fluctuations in different parts of the brain to graph a person’s neural patterns, determine brain injuries, and monitor the effects of sedatives and anesthesia, “there are really no set standards within the EEG...

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Proposes Early Warning for Device Safety Failures

In a draft guidance for industry and staff issued on December 31, the FDA proposed notifying the public about medical device “emerging signals that the agency is monitoring or analyzing, and for which the agency does not yet have specific recommendations" of possible device risk.

News : Medical
Preventing Blockages for Long-Term Catheter Users

New research by scientists at the University of Southampton, UK, using an imaging technique called episcopic differential interference contrast (EDIC) microscopy, could lead to treatments to prevent biofilm blockages and urinary tract infections experienced by many long-term catheter users.

News : Medical
Implantable Devices to Reanimate Paralyzed Limbs

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State University, and other partners, are developing implantable devices that can send signals between regions of the brain...

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