News : Medical
Simple Medical Diagnostic for Developing World

A team of researchers at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, have created an inexpensive diagnostic device that, they say, can be used by health care workers in the world’s poorest areas to monitor diabetes, detect malaria, discover environmental pollutants, and perform tests currently being done...

News : Medical
Measuring Blood Sugar with Laser Device Could End Finger Pricks

A team of scientists at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, reports that they have developed a technique to measure people’s blood glucose using a portable laser that could one day allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.

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Germanium Nanowires Could Improve Batteries

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, developed a one-step approach to growing germanium nanowires from an aqueous solution. They say that their process may lead to a simpler, less expensive way to use germanium in lithium-ion batteries. As a semiconductor material,...

Features : Medical
Where Component Design Functionality and Cost Reduction Converge

The need to control and reduce costs by manufacturers of surgical instruments, medical devices, and healthcare consumable goods has been accelerated by a variety of current persistent trends. These include changes in reimbursement practices, an increasing population of Medicare...

Products : Medical
QuickMIM Service

Kinetics Climax, Inc. Wilsonville, OR, introduces its new Rapid Prototyping Service, QuickMIM™, where customers are guaranteed to receive Kinetics Quality Parts utilizing prototype tooling at a fraction of the cost and lead time of conventional production MIM components. QuickMIM™ produces prototype parts utilizing high...

Products : Medical
Fine MicroEtch Screens

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, manufactures Fine MicroEtch® Screens from stainless steel using photo etching technology, which enables designers to specify a straight hole or a tapered hole facilitating liquid filtration and back flow cleaning. Hole sizes range from .003" and up. Unlike stamping, photo etching...

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Custom Molded PEEK Components

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, MN, offers components custom-molded of PEEK to improve performance while reducing costs. Utilizing proprietary processes and designs, PEEK can be used as an alternative material to provide long operating life with chemical resistance. PEEK has excellent retention of...

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CV-2100N4 and M4 Contracers

Mitutoyo America Corporation, Aurora, IL, announces the addition of new CV-2100N4 and M4 Contracers to their line of Form Measurement Instruments. The new CV-2100N4/M4 models have been redesigned to offer improved operability and functionality, allowing measurement that is quick, simple, and accurate. They are...

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FlexiForce Enhanced Stability Sensor

Tekscan, Inc., Boston, MA, announces its latest sensor offering: the FlexiForce® Enhanced Stability Series 301 (ESS301). The sensor is made from pressure-sensitive ink that allows for high quality performance with the added benefit of measuring force in a wider range of temperature and humidity,...

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Cybersecurity Services for Medical Devices

TÜV Rheinland of North America Inc., Boxborough, MA, introduces new security consulting and remediation services for medical device manufacturers to help enhance the security of their devices and fulfill the FDA guideline on cybersecurity of medical devices. The portfolio of services includes...

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Sigma Femtosecond Laser Tube Cutter

Miyachi America Corporation, Monrovia, CA, announces its new Sigma Femtosecond Laser Tube cutting system, providing unrivalled edge quality for both metals and plastics, making it ideal for medical device applications, including tubes and stents. Developed in partnership with Jenoptik, the tube cutter is the...

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Micron-Scale Flexible Circuits

Metrigraphics LLC, Wilmington, MA, announces it has achieved large-scale production of micron-scale flexible circuits six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as narrow as 3 microns. The circuits are so flexible they can be wrapped around objects with diameters as small as a pencil. Products include...

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Variable Frequency Drive Cable

Alpha Wire, Elizabeth NJ, is now carrying inventory on all sizes of Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) cable, from 4/0 to 16 AWG. Included is Alpha’s Series V line of VFD cable and the new V-Flex, a flexible version of the Series V cables, noted for their roundness and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation +...

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GTM41133-90VV-x.x-T2 Power Supply

GlobTek, Inc., Northvale, NJ, introduces its GTM41133-90VV-x.x-T2 medical power supply, for use as desktop/external, with regulated switchmode AC-DC, input rating: 100 to 240V~, 50 to 60 Hz, IEC 60320/C8 AC inlet connector, Class II, output rating: 90 watts, 12 to 48V in 0.1V increments. Approvals: CB, CE,...

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Hemostasis Valve Y Connector

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, announces its one-handed Hemostasis Valve Y Connector (80448), which allows independent manipulation of multiple guidewires. Its lever action allows for lock and release for three positions. The rotating male luer lock minimizes tubing kinks, while the female luer lock sideport provides the...

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Variable-Pitch, Coil-Reinforced Shaft

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, announces the addition of a continuously-wound, variable-pitch, coil-reinforced shaft technology with a HDPE (high-density polyethylene) liner to its portfolio of catheter shaft capabilities. The innovative technology gives original equipment manufacturers new options for...

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Robertsite Male Luer Valves

Halkey-Roberts Corporation, St. Petersburg, FL, announces that its new Robertsite® Male Luer Valves are ideal for flushing and drainage applications, IV solutions, and home healthcare. The valves are high flow and eliminate leakage when disconnected, without the need for clamping. All materials are gamma...

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Advanced Biomaterials

Secant Medical, Inc., Perkasie, PA, uses advanced polymers, metals, and resorbables to develop implantable component structures for medical devices, and partners with clients to design, develop, and manufacture biomedical structures for applications in cardiovascular, neurovascular, orthopedic, and general surgery. The...

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High-Accuracy Pressure Transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls, Plainville, CT, reports that its Gems 3100 Series and 3500 Series pressure transducers are commonly specified for critical medical gas pressure level monitoring and control. Both series feature all stainless steel wetted parts. They can reliably operate over a wide range of pressure...

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Precision Pumps and Valves

Diener Precision Pumps Ltd., Embrach, Switzerland, and Lodi, CA, introduces its gear pumps, piston pumps, and valves, certified to ISO 13485, and manufactured in an ISO class 7 cleanroom. The gear pumps are characterized by inert construction materials, the ability to withstand high temperature cleaning, and a...

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Series 2280S Precision Measurement & Power Supply

Keithley Instruments, Inc., Cleveland, OH, introduces its Series 2280S Precision Measurement, Low Noise, Programmable DC Power Supplies, which are also sensitive measurement instruments with the speed and dynamic range needed for measuring standby current loads and load...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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