Products : Medical
Thin Mini-ITX Barebone System

Advantech Corp., Irvine, CA, introduces its AIMB-B12300 series, a new industrial-grade thin barebone system embedded with AIMB-230 Mini-ITX motherboard, supporting the latest Intel® Core™ i5/ Celeron processors, resulting in lower power consumption and better graphic performance. Designed with a...

Products : Medical
BioBarb Adapters

BioPure Technology Ltd., Waterlooville, UK, announces its BioBarb® hose tail to Tri-Clamp adaptors. Fully traceable with molded in production lot and size identification, the adapters are manufactured and packaged in an ISO Class 7 cleanroom using DMF listed polypropylene compliant with USP Class VI and European...

Products : Packaging & Sterilization
Systems for Packaging

igus, Inc., East Providence, RI, presents a range of new products developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. Its tribo-tape material, made from proven self-lubricating iglide® A160 material, is suited to lowering friction in a range of applications, and its DryLin® linear products...

Products : Medical
FAULHABER FDM0620 Stepper Motor

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces the FAULHABER FDM0620 series of small high performance stepper motors. All components fit in a housing that’s 9.7 mm x 6 mm. With a holding torque rating of 0.25 mNm and a dynamic torque of up to 0.2 mNm, these stepper motors are a great fit for applications needing high power...

Products : Medical
Seven-Layer Lightweight Film

Davis-Standard LLC, Pawcatuck, CT, announces a seven-layer blown film line that features next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil to 10 mil in thickness. The seven-layer coextrusion system features in-line web-flattening capability, necessary for precise...

Products : Medical
Low-Loss, Flexible Cables

High Speed Interconnects, Scottsdale, AZ, announces a new range of flexible cable assemblies that outperform semi-rigid cable performance. Combining flexible, advanced coaxial cable and proprietary VP90™ expanded PTFE (ePTFE) extrusion technologies, these highly phase-stable, low-loss interconnect solutions can be...

Products : Medical
Biocompatible PVDF Coatings

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc., Hudson, MA, announces that its fully-validated, biocompatible, FDAcompliant PVDF (Polyvinylidene Difluoride) coatings are now available in 15 colors. Due to its durability, inertness, and resistance to solvents, acid, and heat, PVDF is a popular choice for marking reusable medical...

Products : Medical
3D Printing Services

Crescent Industries, New Freedom, PA, introduces its new 3D printing services to produce ultra-fine details for parts with complex geometries, smooth surface finishes, and thin walls. Components are produced using production grade thermoplastics so painting, gluing, sanding, drilling, and bonding with other 3D printed parts...

Products : Medical
Dyneema Purity Radiopaque Fiber

DSM Dyneema LLC, Stanley, NC, launched its Dyneema Purity® Radiopaque fiber, the only radiopaque ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber in the world. The Purity® fiber is designed to support the development of medical devices for use in orthopedic trauma. It...

Products : Medical
Radial Polarization Converters

Edmund Optics®, Barrington, NJ, introduces its new Radial Polarization Converters. The S-waveplates are designed to convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization to reduce laser beam spot size.

Products : Medical
DELO-FLEXCAP Foil Cartridge

DELO, Windach, Germany, introduces the 10 ml DELO-FLEXCAP, a new foil cartridge that offers fast, reliable, bubble-free dispensing of adhesive with a broad range of viscosities. Adhesive is dispensed at an even, constant volume, making the cartridge ideal for applications where minute amounts of adhesive and absolute...

Products : Medical
Series 200W Discrete TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SPHV (unidirectional) and SPHV-C (bidirectional) Series 200W Discrete TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes), designed to protect sensitive equipment from damage due to electrostatic discharge and other overvoltage transients far better than earlier...

Products : Medical
Hercules Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments, Houston, TX, introduces its latest 32-bit dual-core lockstep Hercules™ RM57Lx and TMS570LCx microcontrollers (MCUs) for developers’ functional safety applications, including motors, drives, and medical equipment. These floating-point devices provide the largest available on-chip flash and RAM in...

Products : Medical
OmniCure UV LED Curing Systems

Excelitas Technologies (OmniCure), Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, announces its new OmniCure® AC8 Series of high power, large area UV LED curing systems, which deliver a robust, high output (>8W/cm2), air-cooled solution for curing of inks, adhesives, and coatings. With optimized optical...

Products : Medical
MB250NT One Part Cyanoacrylate

Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ, introduces MB250NT, a single-component ethyl cyanoacrylate that cures rapidly depending upon atmospheric humidity. It can be used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed production for disposable/reusable medical devices and passes ISO 10993-5 testing...

Features : Medical
Customized Imaging for Manufacturing Surface Inspection

Quality control of component surfaces can be very complex. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in Munich, Germany, say that they have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be custom adapted to...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: October 2014

One of the largest design contests dollar-wise to improve healthcare in the US is focused on creating a medical diagnostic device inspired by Star Trek®. The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a $10 million multi-year global competition to stimulate innovation and integration of precision diagnostic...

News : Materials
New Antibacterial Material: A Safer Alternative to Silver

The safe use of silver ions in antibacterial textiles has been a matter of debate worldwide, with consumers increasingly seeking a proven alternative. Sweden’s national agency for chemical inspection has ruled silver a health risk, citing possible damage to human genetic material,...

News : Medical
New Type of Electrodes for EEG

A scientist at the University of Eastern Finland has developed a new, easy-to-use electroencephalography (EEG) electrode set to measure electrical activity of the brain. The new design allows the user to attach the electrode set to the patient quickly, without any special treatment of the skin. Its design also...

News : Electronics & Computers
Exploring Batteries for Micromachinery

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, along with other institutions, has developed a toolset to allow them to explore the interior of microscopic, multi-layered batteries. This allows them insight into the batteries’ performance without destroying...

News : Medical
September 2014 Month-End Industry News

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

News : Medical
Improving Hand Function After Surgery

Engineers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, have developed an implantable device using a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. They say that this is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted...

News : Materials
Waterproof Wound-Care Adhesives Inspired by Mussels

Inspired by the natural adhesives secreted by shellfish, which can cling to underwater rock ledges and ship hulls, a team of engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, has designed new waterproof materials that could be used to help heal wounds and surgical incisions.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Wireless Pressure Sensor Relays Tumor Pressure

Interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often quite high compared to normal body tissue and may impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents as well as decrease the effectiveness of radiation therapy. Medications can temporarily decrease tumor pressure, but identifying the optimal time to initiate...

News : Medical
Building Optical Chips that Can Be Tuned to Different Frequencies

Chips that could use light, instead of electricity, to move data would consume much less power—a growing concern as chips’ transistor counts rise. Of the three chief components of optical circuits—light emitters, modulators, and detectors—emitters are the toughest to...

News : Semiconductors & ICs
Can New Material Succeed Silicon for Electronic Uses?

Silicon is generally the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the needs of powerful, compact devices. Physical limitations like energy consumption and heat...

News : Medical
Safety Testing of Wearable Artificial Kidney Commences

A team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, invented a Wearable Artificial Kidney device, designed to untether patients from large dialysis machines. The device can give patients with end-stage renal failure a degree of mobility and freedom for such routine activities...

News : Medical
Snap-Together Modular Microfluidic Systems

By creating easy to snap together components, a team of scientists at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles, say that it is now possible to build a 3D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply. Microfluidic systems are used to precisely manipulate small volumes...

News : Medical
Comparing Wearable Lifestyle Monitors

While wearable electronic activity monitors may help users reach their fitness and health goals, choosing the right one and remaining motivated enough to wear it may be the bigger hurdle. A team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston took on the task of analyzing more than a...

News : Medical
3D Printing Your Own Cell Phone Microscope

Scientists seeking an inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to identify biological samples in the field, turned to a colleague at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA. Using a 3D printer...

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