Briefs : Medical
Transforming Cancer Imaging in Color

Spectral CT brings images to life in color.

The discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895 changed the medical profession far more than its simple black and white image would suggest. The beams he used, higher in frequency than ultraviolet light but lower in frequency than gamma rays,...

Briefs : Medical
Manipulating Sound to Enhance Acoustic Imaging

Metamaterial may aid medial diagnostics.

A team of engineers from North Carolina State University and Duke University has developed a metamaterial made of paper and aluminum that, they say, can manipulate acoustic waves to more than double the resolution of acoustic imaging, focus acoustic...

Briefs : Medical
Flexible Film May Improve Cancer Monitoring

New material could help patients get better followup care.

Chemical engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a thin, stretchable film that coils light waves like a spring and may one day lead to more precise, less expensive monitoring for cancer survivors. The film, they say,...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: March 2016

Ultra-thin, Single-Element Miniature Force Sensors

Pressure Profile Systems, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, unveiled the SingleTact, a high-performance miniature capacitive force sensor that delivers superior sensitivity and repeatability over resistive force sensors. It is an ultra-thin, single-element...

Products : Medical
High-Powered, Fiber-Coupled, Acousto-Optic Modules

Brimrose Corporation of America, Sparks, MD, introduces a new line of high-powered, fiber-coupled, acousto-optic modules (AOMs) that can withstand up to 5W of continuous wave optical power for lasers operating at 1.06 μm and 1.55 μm. Other wavelengths are available on request. The AOMs offer...

Products : Medical
UV Specialty Hybrid Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Inc., Billerica, MA, introduces its new line of UV Hybrid adhesives branded with an “HYB” prefix. The new UV Hybrid products are based on the company’s widely used EPO-TEK 353ND and 301 product lines, and are available in a range of rheologies. This UV Hybrid line allows engineers to reach...

Products : Medical
PCF Metering System

Graco, North Canton, OH, announces its Precision Continuous Flow (PCF) metering dispense system for critical applications of single-component sealant and adhesive materials. Engineered for automated applications, the system offers a reduced total cost of ownership when compared with competing technologies, such as shot...

Products : Medical
Luer Testing Services

Medical Murray, North Barrington, IL, a leading device development and contract manufacturing company with ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration, now provides comprehensive testing services for Luers including ISO 594 (part 1 and 2) and ISO 80369 standards. Compliance of Luer fittings to recognized standards is...

Products : Medical
Metal Line Switches with Multicolor Illumination

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, is expanding its metal switch range to include new illumination possibilities using RGB color technology. It is now possible for piezo switch series, PSE, and mechanical switch, MCS 30, to have seven different ring illumination colors with just one switch. The...

Products : Medical
SIMSOLID Simulation Product

SIMSOLID Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, announces SIMSOLID, the first structural simulation product with new technology created specifically for the design engineer. SIMSOLID contains methods that eliminate geometry simplification and meshing, the two most time-consuming and expertise-extensive tasks done...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
TruMark 1110 and TruMark Station 3000

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT, introduces the TruMark 1110 diode-pumped vanadate laser, part of a line of entry-level marking lasers in the new TruMark Station 3000, a compact marking station offering a high degree of flexibility in marking. With an automatic door and intuitive operation, the TruMark Station...

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Miniature Displacement and Position Sensors

Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc., Frisco, TX, provides extremely slim, inductive displacement Inelta IZAL series sensors. Utilizing differential sensing technology, these sensors ensure precise path length measurements in applications with highly confined spaces. The contactless, wear-free sensors for...

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10 Watt DC/DC Converter

ConTech, a Division of Calex, Concord, CA, announces the DMT Series of DC/DC converters, which provides up to 10 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard DIP footprint. The series offers a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24VDC and 48VDC. Single outputs offered are 3.3, 5, 12, 15, and...

Products : Medical
ODU MEDI-SNAP Miniature Connectors

ODU-USA, Camarillo, CA, announces 48-hour availability of ODU MEDI-SNAP® miniature connector solutions in the US. ODU MEDI-SNAP is a plastic circular connector with miniature push-pull locking designed for reusable and disposable medical applications. This lightweight connector solution with high chemical...

Products : Medical
Collaboration to Improve Medical Tubing Systems

Davis-Standard LLC, Pawcatuck, CT, announces its collaboration with Conair to support global customers with medical tubing systems equipped with Davis- Standard extruders and controls and Conair downstream equipment. The Davis-Standard cleanroom medical lab system in Pawcatuck has Conair equipment,...

Products : Medical
Expanded Range of Laminations

Technipaq, Inc., Crystal Lake, IL, a provider of flexible and sterilizable packaging design for the medical device industries, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities and capacities for customers. The company now offers an expanded range of laminations and coatings for solvent-based, water-based, and solventless...

Products : Medical
LIM Pump Segments

Raumedic, Inc., Mills River, NC, introduces Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) pump segments commonly used in enteral nutrition or pain management, and these tubing and molded parts must fulfill tightest tolerances. Connectors, fixing elements, pressure sensors, and bubble detection areas can be integrated without any additional...

Products : Medical
5.0-mm-Diameter MEMS Mirrors

Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc., Richmond, CA, introduces larger diameter 5.0mm MEMS mirrors that offer a 14-bit repeatability (precision) when driven with designated MEMS drivers, so 16,384 discrete angular positions are repeatably addressable in point-to-point mode between the negative maximum to positive maximum...

Products : Medical
ML6 Photoelectric Sensor Family

Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, announces that its popular ML6 series subminiature photoelectric sensors come with dual sensor redundant detection and independent outputs. They are also available in long-range background suppression sensing models, and retroreflective models with no sensing deadband. Potential...

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Integrated StepSERVO™ Motors

Electromate, Greenville, DE, introduces Applied Motion Products’ Integrated Step Motors that fuse a step motor plus drive and control components into a single device. Integrated steppers offer a space-saving design that reduces wiring and saves on cost over separate motor and drive components. They are ideally...

Products : Medical
LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, announces support for app development in the latest version of LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS®. Part of COMSOL Multiphysics® software, LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS connects COMSOL software simulations and 3D design, and its latest version allows users to build apps with the Application Builder. This...

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OmniCure AC9 UV LED Curing Systems

Excelitas Technologies Corp., Waltham, MA, introduces OmniCure® AC9 UV LED Curing Systems for the curing of inks, adhesives, and coatings. The AC9 UV LED systems’ design features a high-performing, small- form-factor, air-cooled solution to enable faster line speeds in industrial manufacturing and printing,...

Products : Medical
QuadFLOW Multi-Sectional Fansinks

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS), Norwood, MA, announces the QuadFLOW™ fansink, which uses directed airflow in multiple fin fields to cool electronic components up to 30% more effectively than the liquid cooling methods currently deployed in 1 and 2U commercial servers. They are designed to maximize...

News : Medical
February 2016 Month-End Industry News

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

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Imaging System Features 'Optical Brush'

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers; no lenses or protective housing are needed. Tight bundles of the fibers could yield endoscopes with narrower diameters.

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3D-Printing Technique Customizes Heart Disease Treatment

University of Melbourne doctors and engineers have printed 3D models for patients with heart disease. The photos are taken from a camera thinner than a human hair. Cardiologists use the data to analyze blood flood and the precise structure of the artery.

News : Medical
'Sticky' Sensor Mimics Human Skin

A paper-based sensor from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) mimics the sensory functions of human skin. The low-cost "Paper Skin" detects external stimuli, including touch, pressure, temperature, acidity, and humidity.

News : Medical
Body Heat Triggers Shape-Changing Polymer

University of Rochester researchers created a material that undergoes a shape change when triggered by body heat alone. The shape-memory polymer can be programmed to retain a temporary form and then revert back to its original structure.

News : Medical
New FDA Chief Confirmed by Senate

Dr. Robert M. Califf, a cardiologist, researcher, and founder of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, was confirmed by the Senate on February 24 as the next Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Administration by a wide margin. The Senate voted 89 to 4 in favor of placing Califf in the position, where he replaces...

News : Medical
Open-Source Laser Cutter Prints 3D Objects from Powder

Rice University bioengineering researchers have modified a commercial-grade CO2 laser cutter to create OpenSLS: an open-source, selective laser sintering platform that prints intricate 3D objects from powdered plastics and biomaterials.

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