Mission Accomplished : Medical
Brainwave Monitoring Software Improves Distracted Minds

Imagine moving an object using only your mind. Software company Unique Logic’s Time on Task exercise makes that feat possible, at least on a computer screen. The game, which is designed to teach people how to sustain their attention in order to complete tasks, involves getting a forklift...

News : Medical
FDA Recommends Standards for Home-Use Devices

A final guidance, “Design Considerations for Devices Intended for Home Use,” issued by the FDA, is intended to assist manufacturers in designing and developing home-use devices that comply with applicable standards of safety and effectiveness and other regulatory requirements.

News : Medical
Developing an Artificial Retina to Restore Vision

Loss of eyesight is often caused by retinal degeneration as people age. But, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Centers for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, both in Israel, and Newcastle University, OK, are developing a prosthetic...

News : Medical
November 2014 Month-End Industry News

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

News : Materials
Degradable Implants Mean Fewer Surgeries

A team of researchers at researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen, Germany, have developed load bearing, biodegradable implants that are completely degradable in the body. As a first step, they have used powder injection molding to...

News : RF & Microwave Electronics
Treating Tumors with Antennas

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working to commercialize a new technology that could yield less invasive radiation therapies for cancer patients using ablation.

News : Medical
November 2014 Mid-Month Industry News

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

Products
Pulse Picker Controller

The Pulse Selector IOM from Jenoptik Optical Systems GmbH (Jena, Germany) is a pulse picker controller for a reliable reduction of high pulse laser repetition rates. For normal operation, the Pulse Selector IOM requires only the synchronizing signal of the laser source. It is controlled by PC via the USB port using a...

News : Medical
Student Wins Dyson Award for Inflatable Incubator

More than 10 percent of babies worldwide are born prematurely, often requiring costly time spent in an incubator. According to the World Health Organization, 75 percent of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the...

News : Medical
Faster, Easier Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer among males, making proper diagnosis extremely important. Distinguishing between biopsied benign and malignant prostate tissue can be difficult. A new prototype device developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies und...

News : Imaging
High-Speed Imaging Could Reveal Arterial Plaque Formation

Researchers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.

News : Medical
Using Sensors to Monitor Possible Concussions

A team of researchers at the University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, are using sensor technology placed in the helmets of their football players to help measure the force of on-field hits to better understand and prevent concussions and treat them before they cause lasting damage.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sweat Diagnostic Tool Could Transform Health Screening

Electrical engineers at the Novel Devices Lab at theUniversity of Cincinnati have created a lightweight, wearable device that can analyze sweat using a smartphone, which, they say, can gather vital medical information in almost real time, and provide more accurate health diagnostics in a way...

News : Electronics & Computers
Coating Batteries for Child Safety

Each year, nearly 4,000 children go to emergency rooms after swallowing button batteries, which can cause burns that damage the esophagus, tears in the digestive tract, and in some cases, even death. To help prevent such injuries, researchers at MIT, Cambridge, MA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and...

News : Medical
Free Online Simulation Tools for Composite Materials

Individuals in industrial associations, educational institutions, and government organizations who are interested in composite materials made from constituent materials with different physical or chemical properties now have free, 24/7 access to simulation tools through an online community...

News : Medical
Ultrasound Could Widen Scope of Cardiac Screening

A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, working with cardiologists in Madrid, Spain, say that they have developed a novel ultrasound technology that makes cardiac screening cheaper and much easier, making it possible to reach a larger number of people of all ages. They...

News : Medical
Detecting Newborn Jaundice with a Smartphone

Newborn jaundice is a common condition in babies. While yellowing of the skin is a primary indicator, that discoloration may be hard to see and, if left untreated, can harm a baby. University of Washington, Seattle, engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone app that can check for jaundice...

News : Medical
Attacking Biofilm Formation

New research by mechanical engineers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, aims at fighting bacterial biofilms that can foul medical devices, catheters, prosthetic valves, and other devices. Combating biofilms using antibiotics and toxic chemicals can lead to the growth of antibiotic-resistant strains.

News : Medical
Connecting the World with Tiny Radios

A Stanford University, Stanford, CA, engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant that requires no batteries. The device gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna. Designed to compute, execute, and relay commands, the tiny wireless...

News : Medical
New Semiconductor Material Beats Graphene

A team of scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed an atomically thin, 2D, ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing uses.

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...

Features : Medical
Building a Healthier Future, Layer by Layer

The 12th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, attracted more than 1,074 innovative product ideas from engineers and students in 61 countries. The Medical category itself received 95 outstanding...

Today’s modern medical devices are evolving at a record pace. From small wearable watches and bands worn by health enthusiasts, to portable wireless units for patients to...

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), as the name implies, are miniature devices composed of mechanical (springs, deformable membranes, vibrating structures) and electrical...

Products : Medical
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Miniature Solenoid Actuated Poppet Valve

Parker Hannifin Precision Fluidics Division, Hollis, NH, announces the release of its newest miniature solenoid actuated poppet valve, the Series MX – Model 7, a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device manufacturers with a high performing, energy efficient...

Products : Medical
XLS10MWH for Advanced Laser Processing

Universal Laser Systems, Scottsdale, AZ, introduces the XLS10MWH Multiwave HybridTM laser material processing platform, which combines the laser energy from CO2 lasers of 9.3 or 10.6 microns and a fiber laser of 1.06 microns into the simultaneous delivery of a single beam-an industry...

Products : Medical
EC 19 Brushless DC Motor

maxon precision motors, inc., Fall River, MA, announces that its new 19 mm brushless DC motor has been specially designed for high speeds and is extremely quiet and low-vibration running. With its modular construction, this new brushless drive is available in three performance classes: the EC 19 at 60 Watts, the EC 19 at...

Products : Medical
Numatics 501 Series Directional Control Valve

ASCO Numatics, Florham Park, NJ, introduces its Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. This general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high flow capability, and energy savings. The pressure shut-off option permits...

Products : Medical
Conductive Extrusion Compounds

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has expanded its line of conductive compounds to include those specifically designed for extrusion processes and applications. Produced on dedicated manufacturing equipment designed for the highest level of uniform carbon black dispersion, these Conductive Extrusion Compounds provide...

Products : Medical
NS4 Series Quick Disconnect Couplings

CPC (Colder Products Company), St. Paul, MN, announces the expansion of its NS4 Series quick disconnect couplings to include elbow insert configurations. The couplings provide secure performance. NS4 Series couplings include shutoff valves that ensure drip-free disconnects and effectively eliminate costly...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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