Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it.

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have...

When it comes to diabetes management, accurate blood glucose readings are paramount. And when it comes to generating accurate readings, the quality of the test strip is...

Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions

Contract manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in medical device manufacturing. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that choose to outsource manufacturing operations, a...

Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are rarely found outside of medical clinics, where the disabled receive hours or days of training in order to operate wheelchairs with their minds. Now the...

Researchers have developed a technology that reveals the criteria AI systems use when making decisions. The innovative Spectral Relevance Analysis (SpRAy) method based on Layer-wise Relevance...

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

Researchers at the University of Houston have found neuro biomarkers for Parkinson's disease that can help create the next generation of “smart” deep brain stimulators,...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: Mechanical Components
Thread Mills

Emuge, West Boylston, MA, has introduced advanced thread mills, featuring multiple teeth, a helical flute form, and multilayer TiAlN T46 coating. The new ZGF-S-Cut Thread Mills are...

Ultraviolet light has been used for more than 30 years as a source of disinfectant. A newly introduced product uses the technology to eliminate bacteria on cell phones, tablets and...

R&D : Test & Measurement
Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis

A new portable sensor can accurately measure patients’ hydration levels using a technique known as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxometry. Such a device could be useful for not only dialysis...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis

A novel sensor could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually. To diagnose sepsis, doctors...

Researchers have developed a camera to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time, with the hope of enabling doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in less...

Global Innovations : Materials
Hydrogel Adhesive Helps in Wound Healing

Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures — there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an...

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes...

Manufacturers in the medical industry face unique challenges in terms of product mix, throughput requirements, quality standards, and regulatory guidelines. Whether a company is developing...

To help customers with an accelerated route to market for 3D printed polyaryletherketone (PAEK) parts, UK-based Victrex has developed differentiated 3D printing [additive manufacturing...

Inventory Software

A new application from Dynamic Systems, Kirkland, WA, uses barcodes to manage inventory and upload the information to any accounting system....

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Future of 3D Printing: From Prototyping to Production

Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has been evolving for the last 30 years. Now it’s set to enter the mainstream, and evolving technology including new printers...

A newly developed platform has been designed for large-scale industrial manufacturing of reproducible and scalable fiber-based scaffolds for Class I, II and III medical...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Stamping: Converting Parts for Cost Savings

In today’s world of medical device manufacturing, cost pressures are very real. At the same time, cost savings can be just as real, especially when companies examine their manufacturing...

On its surface, the work is deceptively simple: Shoot a high-power laser beam onto a piece of metal for a fraction of a second and see what happens. But researchers say the physics of laser...

Materials Resource Guide

I.W. Tremont, Hawthorne, NJ, has released an updated Diagnostic Device Materials Guide. The recently revised guide contains technical information as well...

“Opioid abuse, misuse, and addiction has become one of the most profound public health crises facing the U.S. today,” says Jeffrey Shuren, FDA, CDRH....

Tech Talks : Medical
Behind the Curtain: Advanced Textile-Forming Technologies for Medical Devices

The evolution of textile knitting, weaving, and braiding continues to impact the performance of stents, ligaments, sutures, and surgical instrumentation. Original equipment manufacturers will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of how these devices and...

Scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy are developing technology for the blind that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain. They do this by...

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to...

An international team led by scientists from Lawson Health Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are the first to show that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to measure...

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