News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Releases Cache of Medical Device Data

OpenFDA is releasing a treasure trove of information on medical devices that could help spur innovation and advance scientific research. OpenFDA’s Application Programming Interface (API) expands the previous resources about medical device-related adverse events and recalls by incorporating information...

News : Imaging
Augmented Reality Telementoring Offers Remote Assistance

An "augmented reality telementoring" system built by researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine provides effective support to battlefield surgeons from specialists located thousands of miles away. The system uses a transparent display positioned between...

The deleterious effects of microgravity are undeniable: reduced bone mineral density, muscle atrophy, vascular remodeling, etc. These health...

A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis along with colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a wireless device just...

Ensuring that device packaging meets specifications.

Considering the complex science and research that goes into developing medical devices, it is...

In September 2013, the FDA announced new regulations for medical device manufacturers known as UDI (Unique Device Identifier) that would require all medical devices to bear a...

Bonelike silicon improves interaction with soft tissue.

Chemists at the University of Chicago in collaboration with other researchers at Northwestern University have developed the first...

Why does a square structure absorb more force?

Mechanical engineers at Clemson University pondering why the tail of a seahorse is square and how this adds to its strength referred back to...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: September 2015

The demand for electronics is growing exponentially. Advances in sensors, integrated circuits, and wireless communications have allowed the design of low-cost, miniature, lightweight, and intelligent devices that can sense, process, and communicate health information through wireless personal or body networks.

Piezo motion-based precision mechanisms provide a number of features that are highly sought after in medical applications, such as lubricant-free design and sterile, ceramic actuation. Ceramics...

Budget cutbacks due to healthcare reform, hospital pricing pressures, and changes to reimbursement are limiting money funneling into the medical device...

Semiconductor chip technology has miniaturized by leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades, enabling the modern era we live in with smartphones, tablets, and...

It is clear that the medical electronics industry has entered an era of dramatic transitions that touch virtually every aspect of the business from...

Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
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A team of scientists at the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Medicine has...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: MRI-Safe Linear Position Sensor System

Micronor Inc., Newbury Park, CA, introduces the world’s first commercially-available MRI-safe linear position sensor system for OEM motion control applications. With 100μm...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
60V Synchronous Buck Controller

Intersil Corporation, Milpitas, CA, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous...

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the EV Series Automatic Dispensing System, which delivers easy automation for precise fluid application. With DispenseMotion software, the EV Series is easy...

Products : Medical
Fairloc Bellows Couplings

Designatronics, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY, introduces a new line of couplings. Sterling Instrument’s Miniature Fairloc® bellows couplings are zero backlash, easy to install, and correct for angular and parallel...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New S. Africa Plug for Cords & Cord Sets

Interpower Group of Companies, Oskaloosa, IA, has expanded its cord set and power cord product lines with two new power cords and three new cord sets featuring the preferred configuration of the SANS...

Products : Medical
Custom Mini Components

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, MN, announces custom miniaturized components in a broad range of materials. The company can mold miniature components for fluid delivery systems using custom blends of PEEK,...

Products : Medical
clipKIT Heat Sink Attachment

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., Norwood, MA, introduces clipKIT™, a heat sink attachment system that can be used with most industry standard, off the shelf straight fin, pin fin, cross cut, or slant fin heat...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Durable Metalized Windows

Reynard Corporation, San Clemente, CA, now provides high performance metalized win dows used in a variety of applications such as windows for cryogenic storage dewars, hermetically sealed detectors, medical...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
BiSlide Modular Design

Velmex, Inc., Bloomfield, NY, announces that its BiSlide positioning stage is constructed with hard coat anodized, aluminum dovetail ways, and smooth motion PTFE bearings. BiSlide assemblies have a load capacity of 300...

Glenbrook Technologies, Randolph, NJ, announces desktop fluoroscopic X-ray imaging of medical devices. Its JewelBox Ultra Compact delivers the ultimate x-ray image quality at the lowest radiation dose...

Products : Medical
GP-1812 Workstation

Mundt & Associates, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, announces that its basic GP-12 laser work station is configured with three axes, X, Y, and Z of servo-controlled motion. The system is expandable to 12 axes of motion as the...

Products : Medical
Specialized Centerless Grinder

Glebar Company, Ramsey, NJ, announces that a new arthroscopic shaver application, developed by Glebar for its advanced GT-610 CNC centerless grinder, is now delivering the most precise inner and outer tubes for...

Products : Medical
PCB Vertical Card Guides

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY, introduces a new assortment of durable nylon card guides for vertical mount circuit boards. Engineered to stack and secure printed circuit boards, these new guides install...

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, is launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm...

Fischer Connectors, Inc., Alpharetta, GA, announces the launch of its new premiumgrade Stainless Steel range of circular connectors. They offer outstanding chemical, temperature, and radiation resistance....

Morgan Advanced Materials, Windsor, UK, introduces multilayer ceramic piezoelectric actuators. Their multi-layer structure allows devices to generate large mechanical strains at relatively low voltages, making...

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