An interdepartmental team of scientists in applied physics, electrical and biomedical engineering, and diagnostic radiology at Yale University say that there has been an intense and ongoing search...

Global Innovations: Medical
Spinal Implant May Combat Paralysis
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland http://actu.epfl.ch

Spinal cord injuries may no longer mean a lifetime of paralysis, say researchers at EPFL. They have developed...

Technology Leaders: Medical
Guide Wire Coatings Put to the Test

Guide wires with a highly lubricious coating are an essential staple of many interventional procedures. In the operating room (OR), you can observe guide wires undergoing multiple passes, constant...

New materials and technological advances continue to proliferate the medtech industry at a rapid rate, and suppliers strive to offer innovative solutions to meet the...

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, announces the release of FluoroPEELZ™, a new optically clear peelable heat shrink, which offers catheter manufacturers a new method to increase yield and improve safety....

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, introduces a new USB high speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. Industry standard BNC connectors are...

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has just released its new full line catalog. This new edition features more than ten new product lines including specifications, technical...

Laser Research Optics, Providence, RI, announces that it can supply a full line of OEM compatible, field-replacement CO2 laser optics supplied plain or mounted for popular marking...

Products: Electronics & Computers
0T Series – Watertight Connector

LEMO USA, Inc., Rohnert Park, CA, introduces the 0T Series Connector, a small sized watertight connector using the same original LEMO Push-Pull technology. Based on the LEMO B Series, the 0T Series...

Products: Electronics & Computers
International Power Cords and Cord Sets

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, announces that it now fully stocks a comprehensive selection of 2- and 3-conductor North American power cords, international power cords, and hospital-grade power cords in...

Biotectix, Ann Arbor, MI, has introduced a highly durable electroconductive polymer coating called Amplicoat™, which incorporates Photolink®, a proprietary surface modification...

Products: Software
COMSOL Server

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, announces the release of COMSOL Server™, a new product developed specifically for running applications built with the Application Builder. COMSOL Server is the engine for running COMSOL...

Products: Motion Control
J Series Servo Motors

Applied Motion Products, Watsonville, CA, announces the latest extension to its servo motor lineup. The J series of low inertia, high performance servo motors are a cost effective choice for demanding automation...

Products: Electronics & Computers
27" LCD Medical Monitor

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, introduces its new 27-inch surgical monitor combining high resolution, ease of use, and an extra slim design with the medical industry’s brightest panel, for use in...

Sunstone Engineering, Payson, UT, unveils the Orion 200i2 advanced micro welder featuring advances in design and use that simplify all aspects of micro pulse arc welding. The Orion 200i2 introduces...

Hexagon Metrology, N. Kingstown, RI, has launched PC-DMIS 2014.1, a significant update of the popular measurement software to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data. The new...

LDRA, Wirral, UK, a leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has fully integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next generation...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Qosina Stopcocks

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, announces that its stopcocks are offered in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-way fluid direction and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 gang manifolds. Connections include male luer slip, male luer lock, male luer with spin...

Epoxies Etc., Cranston, RI, has added three new fast-cure epoxies to the range of adhesive products suitable for use with TriggerBond® dispensing guns. The TriggerBond system packages an...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature Slide Guides

NB Corporation of America, Hanover Park, IL, announces the widest selection of miniature linear slide guides. All-stainless models are ideal for high temperature applications. Choose from retained-ball (whose...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
OmniSeal Spring-Energized Seals

Saint-Gobain Seals, Garden Grove, CA, releases two new product handbooks: OmniSeal® spring-energized seals (US or EU) and Meldin® HT thermoplastic materials, which have been formatted and designed...

News: Medical
Shape-Shifting GEM Sensor Responds to Radio Frequencies

Geometrically encoded magnetic sensors (GEMs), developed by researchers from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), react to local biochemical conditions by changing their shape and response to radio frequencies.

Mission Accomplished: Photonics/Optics
Micromachined Parts Advance Medicine, Astrophysics, and More

Anyone who remembers the Micro Machines line of toys might be surprised to learn that the tiny model vehicles are positively gargantuan compared with actual micromachine...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Never a Dull Moment

From 3D printing to superbugs, medtech suppliers have plenty on their plates

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

News: Medical
Bioplastics Demonstrate Antibacterial Properties

According to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, bioplastics made from protein sources have shown significant antibacterial properties. The materials could be used in medical applications, such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes,...

News: Medical
Artificial Hand Features Muscle-Like Wires

Inspired by nature, Saarland University researchers have equipped an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications and novel prosthetic devices.

News: Medical
Infrared Imaging Technique Paints Tissue Samples with Light

Using a combination of advanced microscope imaging and computer analysis, a new technique from University of Illinois researchers gives pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells. The fast diagnostic assessments are done without using chemical...

News: Medical
Additive Manufacturing Improves Glucose Sensor

Engineers at Oregon State University have used additive manufacturing to create an improved glucose sensor for Type 1 diabetes patients. Matched with portable infusion pumps, the new system monitors blood glucose concentrations, delivers insulin, and maintains safe hormone levels.

News: Medical
March 2015 Month-End Industry News

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

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