News : Medical
New Chest Strap Device Monitors Heart Rate

A team of scientists from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, developed a chest strap device for the long-term monitoring of patients with heart and circulatory problems. The new system records an electrocardiogram (ECG) of the wearer.

News : Medical
Thermometer-Like Device Supports Heart Attack Diagnosis

Scientists from the Pohang University of Science and Technology have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that could help doctors diagnose heart attacks. The technology detects troponin, a protein that rises when blood is cut off from the heart and muscle is damaged.

News : Medical
Sensing Platform Screens Cells, Tissues

Georgia Institute of Technology engineers have built a multi-modality cellular sensor. Arranged in a standard CMOS process, each sensor pixel concurrently monitors multiple different physiological parameters of the same cell and tissue samples.

News : Medical
Smartphone App Assists Heart-Failure Patients

A smartphone app created by students at Rice University regulates the flow of blood through the heart. The combined software-hardware interface works with an Android application to monitor and control a high-tech pump residing in the aorta.

Briefs : Medical
Blending High-End Imaging Techniques

A team of scientists at Vanderbilt University have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy, which, they say, could dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, among other advancements.

Briefs : Medical
Focusing on Glaucoma Solutions

The primary focus of diagnostic exams for glaucoma, and follow-up testing, is measuring pressure inside the eye. A rise in pressure indicates that the disease is worsening, and all current glaucoma treatments work by reducing that pressure. But, say researchers at the University of Alabama (UAB), intraocular...

Briefs : Medical
Cancer Detection Device Receives SXSW Award

An optical probe to detect skin cancer designed by a team of researchers at the at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas (UT) was a hometown favorite to win an innovation award at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive in March. The event honors emerging technologies, as well as...

Briefs : Nanotechnology
FDA Adopts Three Nanotechnology Standards

The FDA recently adopted three nanotechnology standards as part of a major update to the administration’s List of Recognized Standards. The documents comprise a Technical Specification (TS) developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 229 on...

Briefs : Medical
Understanding How Materials’ Behaviors Change

A group of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, say that to understand how nanomaterials behave, it’s necessary to understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure...

Briefs : Medical
Drug-Encapsulated Prosthetic Enhancement

This invention places a drug delivery system inside a prosthetic implant to circumvent the physical issues encountered after fitting the implant. Implants being relatively large in size would be able to house the drug-carrying device inside them without compromising the structural integrity or the...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Preventing Pressure Sores in Wheelchair Users with ‘Smart’ Textiles

The research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation), founded by the European Commission, and coordinated by the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) in Spain has developed an innovative portable, noninvasive device for the prevention and early...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
X-Ray Technology Makes Tumors Visible

Using a compact synchrotron source, researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have developed a technology that measures X-ray absorption, phase shifts, and radiation scattering. The technology will help doctors and scientists distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors.

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Silicone: Expanding the Horizon for Today’s Medical Devices

Silicone materials have been around for more than 70 years and since the 1960s have played an important and evolving part in products designed for the medical field. Since that time, silicone materials have been developed in various medical grades for skin contact, as well as...

Features : Medical
Incorporating Aesthetic Design into Medical Products

In medical product design, proper, robust functionality is paramount. The product simply has to work. In this market, is aesthetic design of any importance? And if so, how can designers incorporate aesthetic design into their highly engineered products? This article will attempt to answer both...

Features : Medical
Micromolding Is Shaping the Future of Drug Delivery

An important movement within the medical device industry is poised to revolutionize the point-of-care (POC) drug delivery market. The goal at hand—making drug delivery devices more convenient, painless, and effective for patients—is one that micromolding companies are helping companies to...

Features : Medical
Iron Man Special Effects Team and Progressive Device Designers: Superheroes with a Connection

Comparing the cool factor of medical device components to Robert Downey Jr.’s gleaming armor in the film Iron Man 2 is…well…tough. But compare the work of many medical device design teams to Iron Man’s special effects crew and there’s a...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
ISO 80369 Standards for Small Bore Connectors Move Closer to Implementation

After a 20-year effort to establish standards which would minimize the risk of medical misconnections, the pending release of the ISO 80369 series of standards has now reached a point of critical mass, shifting from a development stage to an implementation stage. The new...

Features : Medical
Space Grant Research Launches Rehabilitation Chair
Space Grant Research Launches Rehabilitation Chair

NASA Technology

A stay on the International Space Station is no vacation. During a visit to the orbiting National Laboratory, astronauts divide their time among a variety of tasks....

Space Grant Research Launches Rehabilitation Chair
Products : Electronics & Computers
ZMS100 100W Medical Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Corporation, San Diego, CA, introduces ZMS100 2" x 4" medical and ITE certified power supplies. Designed to provide long field life in medical applications, the ZMS100 series can operate with or without forced air cooling, and is currently available with 12V, 15V, 24V, 36V, or 48V outputs, with a...

Products : Medical
Low Profile EMI/RFI Shielding Gasket Profiles

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, announces that its low-profile BeCu gaskets are offered in stick-on, hook and stick-on, and clip-on mounting configurations. With EMI/RFI shielding effectiveness over 100db attenuation, the gaskets have free heights from .06" to .15" high and will close gaps from .030"...

Products : Materials
Composite Clad Metal Wire

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, supplies custom manufactured clad metal wire that can combine properties such as high strength and conductivity, radiopacity, and biocompatibility to improve design flexibility. Offered in 0.003” to 0.060” O.D. sizes, with 2% or more cladding thickness, Medical Clad Metal Wire...

Products : Medical
Surface Mount Inductors

Gowanda Electronics, Gowanda, NY, introduces its SMP2512 Series of surface mount, wirewound, ferrite core, molded power inductors designed for use in power applications requiring a specific surface mount size of 0.25" L x 0.10" W, and current rating performance of 0.26 to 1.64 DC A. These epoxy-encapsulated inductors can...

Products : Medical
LMWS Laser Marking Workstation

Miyachi America Corporation, Monrovia, CA, announces its new LMWS Laser Marking Workstation, specifically designed for benchtop operation featuring improved functionality, narrow width for lean manufacturing, and CDRH Class 1 safety. Integrated with Miyachi’s fiber laser marker, LMWS offers the widest range of...

Products : Medical
1-1 Torque Extruded Assemblies

Asahi Intecc USA, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, a ISO 9001/13485 certified medical device components manufacturer complete with guidewires and microcatheters, now offers fully extruded stainless or nitinol torque-able assemblies. Asahi Intecc provides a onestop shop for PTFE, ETFE, PU, FEP liners and extrusions. In...

Products : Motion Control
Right Angle Spiroid Gear

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, introduces right angle gearheads designed to be configured with maxon’s 22mm and 32mm dc motors. These compact, lightweight, and high torque gearheads were developed to transmit power at 90deg in the smallest possible form factor. The Spiroid® technology incorporated in the...

BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces FAULHABER 2057 BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental handpiece markets. While remaining cool to the touch, the high efficiency, slotless design features smooth speed control with a wide continuous duty speed range up...

Products : Medical
Network-Based Backup Solution for CNC Files

FANUC America Corporation, Rochester Hills, MI, introduces FASBacCNC, a powerful and easy to use network-based automatic backup solution for CNC files created and customized by a machine tool builder or end user to a remote network server. Files backed up can include CNC parameters, PMC ladder and...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
World’s Smallest MEMS-Based Magnetic Reed Sensor

Coto Technology Inc., North Kingstown, RI, has released the RedRock™ RR100 Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based magnetic reed sensor that is ideally suited to the needs of medical, industrial, and other applications where small size, zero power operation, and hot switching...

Products : Medical
Miniature Solenoid Actuated Poppet Valve

The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, Hollis, NH, announces the release of its newest miniature solenoid actuated poppet valve, the Series MX – Model 7, a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device manufacturers a high performing, energy efficient pneumatic...

Products : Motion Control
ServoSpline™ Positioning Stage

Bell-Everman Inc., Goleta, CA, introduces ServoSpline™, a positioning stage offering a unique drive mechanism that provides backlash-free motion and simplified control. ServoSpline is an extension of a classic rack-and-pinion design that provides simple motion commands and positions the stage in the x- and...

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