A sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs’ effectiveness and whether the baby’s tissue is receiving adequate...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to design...

White Papers : Medical
Current Trends in Medical Kit Packaging

In days of yore, when house calls were common, physicians used black leather bags to tote instruments from appointment to appointment. Those medical bags are long gone, but the logic behind them - a portable, organized, easily accessible repository for medical supplies - remains. Today’s version is the...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
OKAY Industries Introduces NexTech Labs

OKAY Industries, a contract manufacturer that engineers components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers in the medical device and industrial markets, has added state-of-the-art...

Webinars : Medical
The Road to Parametric Release for EO Sterilization

Parametric release can be invaluable to companies by accelerating their sterile product’s release-to-market. But how can it be achieved?

Tech Talks : Medical
The Finishing Process: Preparing Advanced Medical Textiles for Implantation

Implantable medical textiles undergo a rigorous finishing process before becoming viable medical device components used in stents, hernia mesh, or synthetic ligaments. Suppliers employ a variety of finishing techniques such as scouring, heat treatment, coating, and...

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
How 3D Printing Is Changing the Development of Orthopedic Devices

With the advent of 3D printing, prototyping orthopedic implants began to change. In recent years, it has been common to see a patient-specific 3D printed hip or knee created in order to reduce the number of implant options the physician has to choose from. But 3D technology has...

Scientists have developed stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays that can be stuck on skin or other surfaces like a temporary...

A new material shows promise for regenerative medicine for recovery of damaged tissues and blood vessels. The 3D scaffold is made of biodegradable material and filled with...

Scientists have helped develop a microscopic glass device that doctors could use to inject medicine into retinal veins with unprecedented accuracy. Their instrument meets an important...

Researchers have developed a way to enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy up to five times without compromising resolution. This record-fast imaging speed will allow scientists...

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging. This relatively young medical imaging technique can be used for...

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single micrometer in all directions, even in a...

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported in the journal “Stem Cells” that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and...

Webinars : Medical
Sustainable Innovation in Medical and Health Care Applications

This 30-minute Webinar focuses on how innovative solutions can bring tangible benefits to the medical sector and its supply chain. Today’s medical products demand more from materials used in a variety of applications from medical and dental devices to prosthetics and other...

European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano,
Switzerland

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients...

Computational methods are not widely used in practical medicine, mainly because it is difficult to model specific medical procedures and their effects on the human organism...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University’s Kevin Kit Parker and published in the journal Lab on a Chip,...

In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are...

Additives

Color and additive concentrates from PolyOne, Avon Lake, NH, help manufacturers design and manufacture parts that appear to be covered with fabric, but without...

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. This is the first time that technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a miniature device able to...

From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — The Modern FDA: A New Pathway Gets Under Way

As a first step toward implementation of its recently established Safety and Performance Based Pathway for medical devices, FDA is issuing draft guidances outlining the recommended premarket performance criteria and testing methodologies for four specific types of devices:

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Mimics Human Finger Skin

Artificial skin tactile sensors can feel the similar pressure and vibration felt by human skin. The new sensors can detect more sensitive tactile than the existing ones. The skin-based sensor detects...

Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories

Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), Farnborough, UK, has designed a budget-friendly plate handler that works in a tight laboratory footprint, developing an innovative product that could...

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair,...

The 17th annual Create the Future Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc.,...

Learn more about ULISSES, an organ-preserving device that received top honors in the "Create the Future" Design Contest.

Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin’s system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact...

Kanfit3D has entered into a joint research partnership with the University of Brescia (Italy). The project will develop unique implantable structures, using additive layer manufacturing (ALM)...

One of the challenges of using commercial power supplies in medical instruments is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Commercial power supplies often list “meets Class B” for EMI,...

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