NewAge Industries, Southampton, PA, announces its new Clearflo Ag-47 antimicrobial tubing. Suitable for a variety of fluid transfer applications, Clearflo Ag-47 is manufactured from a clear, flexible PVC...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2000X Ultrasonic Assembly Systems

Branson Ultrasonics, Danbury, CT, introduces a new addition to its 2000X series of Ultrasonic Assembly Systems. The new 2000Xc ultrasonic welding system combines consistent high quality welds with the...

NB Corporation of America, Hanover Park, IL, announces that its FIT Series of slide bush and shaft assemblies optimize clearance between shaft and bush. Precision manufacturing assures customers the best...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Platinum-Clad Tantalum Wire

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, introduces Platinum-Clad Tantalum Wire that is custom manufactured to be biocompatible, strong, and corrosion-resistant for use in fabricating implantable medical devices....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Power Entry Module 5707

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, announces that its power entry module, series 5707, now offers IP 54 protection with V-Lock cord sets at the power input, in addition to IP 65 protection to the equipment. The sealed...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
DIP-24 DC-DC Converters

TDK-Lambda Corporation, National City, CA, introduces the PXC-M series of DC-DC converters. Operating over a 4:1 input range, the 3W, 6W, and 10W products are enclosed in the industry standard 1.25 x 0.8 x 0.4 inch...

Products: Medical
In-House Tooling Capablities

GW Plastics/GW Silicone, Bethel, VT, has expanded its in-house Liquid Silicone Rubber tooling at its affiliate, GW Silicones. GW Silicones’ team has developed a robust LSR tooling standard to ensure that very...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasonic Tube Drawing System

Sonobond Ultrasonics, West Chester, PA, announced that its Tube Drawing System and components are specially designed to accommodate manufacturers of fine metal tubing used in syringe needles, as well as for...

Products: Medical
EB-315 Custom Epoxy

EpoxySet Inc., Lincoln, RI, has added EB-315 low thermal expansion epoxy to its line of low expansion/thermally conductive products. This versatile material can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for semi-conductors...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Multi-Purpose Terminal Pin

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces a new terminal pin, 3622-0-32- 15-00-00-03-0, suitable for use in a variety of board-to-board and wire-to-board applications. It features a compliant press-fit tail,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Universal Temperature Sensor IC

Linear Technology Corporation, Milpitas, CA, introduces the LTC2984, a high performance digital temperature measurement IC that directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors, and external diodes with...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High Resolution Motion Feedback Encoders

Avago Technologies, San Jose, CA, announces a new series of high resolution 3-channel industrial-grade optical incremental encoder modules, the AEDT-981x, designed to enable a new generation of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
AM801x and AM811x Servomotors

Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, MN, expands its AM8000 line of compact, dynamic servomotors. The new AM801x and AM811x servomotors offer a low rotor moment of inertia as well as quadruple overload capacity,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Open Frame AC/DC Power Supply

Power Partners, Inc., Hudson, MA, announces the release of its new 115 Watt medical grade open frame AC/DC power supply. The PMAM115 Series has a compact footprint with superior compliance and safety...

Products: Medical
Thermoplastic Versa Rack

Nexen Group, Inc., Vadnais Heights, MN, introduces the Versa thermoplastic rack, an alternative to traditional metal racks that delivers high corrosion resistance and durability, low maintenance requirements, medium...

News: Medical
Brain Implant Re-Encodes Memories

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a brain prosthesis that is designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss. The prosthesis includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain.

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New Algorithm Tunes Powered Prosthetics

Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have built software that allows powered prosthetics to tune themselves automatically. The development lowers costs and makes the devices more functionally useful.

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September 2015 Month-End Industry News

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

News: Medical
Smart Robot Finds Best Combinations for Cancer Treatments

A new research robot from Uppsala University engineers finds optimal treatment combinations for cancer treatments. The robotic system plans and conducts experiments with many substances, and draws its own conclusions from the results, according to Dr Claes Andersson, leading scientist in...

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Light Source Detects Minute Changes in Cells

The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in collaboration with the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, have developed a unique broadband and coherent infrared light source. The source...

News: Medical
Stretchable Conductor Supports Implantable Medical Devices

Researchers at the University of Houston have discovered a transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue. The technology pairs gold nanomesh with a...

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New Device Speeds Diagnosis of Tissue Infection

A device created by a collaborative team of engineers and scientists at the University of Arizona may significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections. The technology’s novel approach to molecular diagnostics, called DOTS qPCR, is faster, more efficient, and less...

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Kirigami-Inspired Method Builds 'Pop-Up' 3D Structures

A new assembly method based on an ancient Japanese paper art instantly transforms 2D structures into complex 3D shapes. The results, reported by a Northwestern University and University of Illinois research team, could be useful in tissue engineering and microelectromechanical systems.

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Microscope Enables Material Analysis Below the Surface

A microscope from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope...

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FDA Announces First Patient Engagement Advisory Committee

While historically, the development of new technologies to improve patients’ lives has relied upon experts’ opinions rather than asking patients and families directly what they consider important, this may be about to change. Patients and their care partners are becoming intimately...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Ultrasonic Tool Cleans Medical Instruments

An ultrasonic technology developed by researchers from the University of Southampton removes contaminants from surgical steel. The StarStream device creates tiny bubbles which automatically scrub surfaces.

News: Medical
Paralyzed Man 'Feels' Physical Sensations Through Prosthetic Hand

A 28-year-old who has been paralyzed for more than a decade has become the first person to be able to “feel” physical sensations through a prosthetic hand directly connected to his brain, and even identify which mechanical finger is being gently touched.

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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Improves Motor Symptoms of PD Patients

A team of Johns Hopkins University scientists discovered that noninvasive brain stimulation temporarily improves motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The Johns Hopkins study also revealed that people with Parkinson's disease are still capable of making...

News: Medical
Cancer Patient Receives 3D-Printed Titanium Rib Implants

In a collaboration between the Melbourne-based medical device company Anatomics and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), a cancer patient diagnosed with a chest wall sarcoma received a 3D-printed titanium sternum and rib implants.

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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