Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Extrusion Tooling Services

Guill Tool & Engineering Company, Inc., West Warwick, RI, provides tooling for plastic, rubber, TPE, and other material extrusions, with end products ranging from extremely thin-walled, multi-lumen medical tubing and catheter balloon tubings up to multi-layer wire and cable jacketing. Guill also provides tooling...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
PowerGrid Technology

Cognex Corporation, Natick, MA, announces its PowerGrid™ technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes a unique, inside-out approach to reading 2D matrix and Direct Part Mark codes. While conventional feature-based algorithms start by locating the finder pattern, Cognex’s PowerGrid technology looks for a...

Products : Materials
Alternatives to Barex Resin

Bemis Company, Inc., Neenah, WI, has commercially-available alternatives to Barex resin-based packaging. Its new sealant structure, CXB™, is specifically designed for the healthcare market. This sealant is incorporated into a proprietary laminated structure designed to deliver effective chemical resistance and low...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SP1012 Series TVS Diode Array (SPA® Diodes), a miniature, five-channel 6.5pF, 15kV bidirectional TVS array for general-purpose electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The SP1012 Series packs five ESD diodes in a 0402-size (0.94mm ×...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electro-Set for Rapid Prototyping

Cardinal Components, Inc., Wayne, NJ, introduces Electro-Set, a new board-level product line for the Internet of Things. Electro-Set boards provide a standard unified 6 Pin connector including I2C interconnect, allowing for rapid proof of concept design and prototyping.

Products : Medical
mPCIe-ICM Series of PCI Express Mini Cards

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, announces the release of a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure just 30 × 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications. 1.5kV isolation is provided...

Products : Imaging
3D Electroformed Micro-Structures

Metrigraphics LLC, Wilmington, MA, developed an advanced process for creating high aspect ratio three-dimensional microstructures. Precision electroforming can create 3D, single or complex, multi-layer microstructures. Geometric options are unlimited because the X, Y, Z structural plane of each layer is formed...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MEMS-Based Laser Q-Switch Modules

Mirrorcle Technologies, Richmond, CA, announces that its gimballess MEMS mirrors are now available with high reflectivity dielectric coatings for use in compact, short-pulse, Q-switched lasers. The company developed a low-cost MEMS-based laser intracavity Q-switch solution that replaces complex and costly...

Products : Medical
Developer’s Kit for M3-FS Focus Module

New Scale Technologies, Inc., Victor, NY, announces its new developer’s kit for its M3-FS focus module. This miniature all-in-one focus module delivers precision lens motion in small spaces to help OEMs create next-generation handheld, portable, and mobile devices. The M3-FS focus module has 0.5...

Products : Motion Control
Simotion Version 4.4

Siemens Corporation, Washington, DC, has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users new functions to make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient. Simotion applications can be quickly, easily, and efficiently engineered, configured, and commissioned through the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
WH SpeedLine Linear Units

Thomson Industries Inc., Wood Dale, IL, announces that its high efficiency WH SpeedLine is a belt-driven positioning slide with an H-type roller guideway system designed to handle high forces and moments. The units can be installed in any orientation, and can be used for multi-axis configuration systems. The range is...

Products : Communications
Wireless Six-Axis Force/Torque Sensing System

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, introduces the Wireless F/T, a small wireless transmitter that streams data from up to six 6-axis transducers simultaneously. The Wireless F/T communicates using IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless standard at 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz and can stream to the user’s host device...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Isolation Workstation Keyboard

Man and Machine, Inc., Landover, MD, announces a special hospital Isolation Keyboard, which is lockable at the workstation and may be terminally cleaned with a 1:10 bleach ratio. It is easily identifiable by its bright yellow waterproof silicone skin. An additional feature, Cool Connect, an electronic USB ID,...

Products : Medical
Push-Pull Circular Connectors

ODU-USA, Camarillo, CA, announces the availability of Push-Pull circular connectors featuring robust construction and proven ODU contact technology, allowing for thousands of mating cycles. The connectors can only be disconnected when the user pulls back the outer sleeve of the connector. Available in four styles,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit

Digi International, Minnetonka, MN, introduces the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows users to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud. The XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit is flexible enough for professionals to build rapid prototypes...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: February 2015

In April 2013, President Obama announced a highly ambitious multi-year BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, focused on expanding and revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. The BRAIN Initiative has five participating federal agencies, including the FDA, the...

News : Medical
New Preservation System Keeps Livers Healthy for Transplant

A new preservation system that pumps cooled, oxygen-rich fluid into donor livers not only keeps the organs in excellent condition for as long as nine hours before transplantation, but also leads to dramatically better liver function and increases survival of recipients, according to a...

News : Medical
Implantable Neurostimulator Alleviates Dry Eye

Stanford Biodesign fellows are testing two tiny devices that stimulate natural tear production. The technologies deliver micro-electrical pulses to the lacrimal gland.

News : Medical
New Fibers Deliver Simultaneous Stimuli

Conventional neural probes are designed to record a single type of signaling, limiting the information that can be derived from the brain at any point in time. By producing complex multimodal fibers that could be less than the width of a hair, MIT researchers have created a system that could deliver...

News : Medical
January 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
Neuroscientists Predict Hand's Grip Movements

Using electrophysiological measurements in the areas of the brain that are responsible for the planning and execution of hand movements, German Primate Center scientists predicted avariety of hand positions through the analysis of exact neural signals.

News : Medical
Metamaterial 'Bends' Acoustic and Elastic Waves

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered “elastic” waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the substance’s makeup. Now,...

News : Medical
Nanoscale Surface Repels Bacteria

A new type of bacteria-repelling nanoscale surface holds promise for medical applications.

News : Medical
Wearable Nanowire Sensors Monitor Electrophysiological Signals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors...

News : Medical
FDA Seeks Comments on Defining Medical Device Accessories

The FDA has developed a draft document to provide guidance to industry and FDA staff about the regulation of accessories to medical devices. This guidance is intended to clarify and modify the FDA’s policy concerning the classification of accessories and to discuss the application of...

News : Medical
Zinc Oxide Materials Tapped for Implantable Medical Devices

A group of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers explored how the attractive physical features of zinc oxide (ZnO) materials could be more effectively used to tap into abundant mechanical energy sources to power micro devices.

News : Medical
FDA Explores Single Audit Program for Multiple Countries

According to an FDA blog post, the FDA and regulatory agencies in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Japan embarked in 2014 on a pilot called the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP). Its goal is to develop a process that allows a single audit, or inspection to ensure the medical device...

News : Medical
Tattoo-Like Sensor Detects Glucose Levels

Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person’s glucose levels. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has the potential to eliminate finger-pricking for many people...

News : Medical
Quantum Dots Enable Neuroimaging Possibilities

Berkeley Lab’s quantum dots have not only found their way into tablets, computer screens, and TVs; they are also used in biological and medical imaging tools. Now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) director Paul Alivisatos is exploring their use for solar cell as well as brain...

News : Medical
Is 2015 the Year for Medtech Growth?

At home and abroad, medtech suppliers prepare to rise with the new year's tide

In this Outsourcing Outlook newsletter, Contributing Editor Steve Halasey examines the latest industry news concerning outsourcing/contract manufacturing.

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