Technology Leaders : Materials
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Products : Medical
Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking
Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking

Custom Ball Lens

Laser Components, Bedford, NH, provides custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology...

Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking
R&D : Lighting
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
R&D : Materials
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles
R&D : Medical
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants
News : Electronics & Computers
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Detects Brain Disorders in Seconds
Sensor Detects Brain Disorders in Seconds

Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson’s, depression and some...

Sensor Detects Brain Disorders in Seconds
INSIDER : Medical
From Foam to Bone: The implant of the Future
From Foam to Bone: The implant of the Future

Researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new...

From Foam to Bone: The implant of the Future
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
News : AR/AI
Osso VR to Showcase First Virtual Reality Training Module for Robotics with Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System
Osso VR to Showcase First Virtual Reality Training Module for Robotics with Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System

Osso VR, a validated virtual reality (VR) surgical training platform, has announced a first-of-its-kind VR training module...

Osso VR to Showcase First Virtual Reality Training Module for Robotics with Smith & Nephew’s NAVIO Surgical System
News : Imaging
Safer and Cheaper 3D Medical Imaging
Safer and Cheaper 3D Medical Imaging

A new study led by the Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a promising way to significantly lower doses of x-rays, which has the potential to revolutionize 3D medical imaging and make...

Safer and Cheaper 3D Medical Imaging
News : Imaging
Chip-Based Imaging Devices for Cars and Phones
Chip-Based Imaging Devices for Cars and Phones

For the first time, researchers have shown that the non-conventional imaging method known as ghost imaging can be performed using a low-cost, chip-based light-illuminating device. This important...

Chip-Based Imaging Devices for Cars and Phones
News : Imaging
High-Contrast Imaging for Cancer Therapy with Protons
High-Contrast Imaging for Cancer Therapy with Protons

Medical physicist Dr. Aswin Hoffmann and his team from the Institute of Radiooncology — OncoRay at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) — are the first researchers...

High-Contrast Imaging for Cancer Therapy with Protons
News : Medical
New Tool Enables Imaging of Neural Activity with Near-Infrared Light
New Tool Enables Imaging of Neural Activity with Near-Infrared Light

A groundbreaking tool for visualizing neural activity has implications for understanding brain functions and disorders, according to new research by University of Alberta...

New Tool Enables Imaging of Neural Activity with Near-Infrared Light
INSIDER : Medical
Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds
Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds

Scientists have created such a mobile skin bioprinting system — the first of its kind — that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound. The bioprinter, filled with a patient’s...

Mobile Bedside Bioprinter Can Heal Wounds
INSIDER : Medical
Flexible Sensors = More Bonding for Babies
Flexible Sensors = More Bonding for Babies

Researchers have developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units...

Flexible Sensors = More Bonding for Babies
INSIDER : Medical
New X-ray Measurement Approach Could Improve CT Scanners
New X-ray Measurement Approach Could Improve CT Scanners

A new measurement approach proposed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT)...

New X-ray Measurement Approach Could Improve CT Scanners
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum Sensor Could Improve Cancer Treatment
Quantum Sensor Could Improve Cancer Treatment

A new quantum sensor has proven it can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments. The sensor...

Quantum Sensor Could Improve Cancer Treatment
News : AR/AI
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study

ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company creating personal AI (PAI) technology to revolutionize digital interactions, is working with MedStar Health Research...

ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
News : Design
Guest Editorial: Value-Based Reimbursement Increases Risk of Medical Device Manufacturing
Guest Editorial: Value-Based Reimbursement Increases Risk of Medical Device Manufacturing

Under tremendous pressure to reduce costs, the healthcare industry is facing a monumental shift in how providers are reimbursed for delivering care....

Guest Editorial: Value-Based Reimbursement Increases Risk of Medical Device Manufacturing
Features : Design
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2

In this two-part series on robotics and wearable devices, part 1 highlighted the wearable device product category. Part 2 moves the discussion from wearable devices to how robotic surgery is changing the...

The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2
Features : Design
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Features : IoMT
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Briefs : Medical
Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function
Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor...

Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function
Briefs : Materials
Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception
Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a paper in...

Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Briefs : Medical
Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries
Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries

Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research done by Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Western Ontario.

Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries
Briefs : Medical
3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics
3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode...

3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

Free Product Samples

New Concepts

Microspec has earned a world class reputation for extruding and developing some of the most advanced and challenging medical extrusions in the industry. Whether your part is a micro extrusion, co-extrusion or made from a custom compound you can count on Microspec's experience and expertise to deliver high quality and precision extruded parts every time.

Request your free sample now! >>