Products : Medical
COMSOL Multiphysics, Version 4.4

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, released the newest version of its Multiphysics, Version 4.4, featuring several new innovations, including a new ribbon design for easier navigation; added multiphysics coupling capa bility; a mixer module to analyze stirred mixers and reactors; and new functionalities for...

Products : Medical
World’s Smallest CAPTO Interface

EXSYS Tool, Inc., San Antonio, FL, introduces the EPPINGER CAPTObase holder, calling it the world’s smallest CAPTO interface with the fastest tool changeover times for enhancing efficiency and productivity in CNC turning operations. Its compact size provides more space for larger workpieces and improved...

Products : Medical
NuPRO-E42 System Host Board

ADLINK Technology, San Jose, CA, announces the NuPRO-E42 SHB, addressing the need for the most reliable, industrial grade, high performance computing platform for automation applications, including those used in PCB, LED, and semi-conductor fabrication plants, as well as those used by SMT, and laser cutting service...

Products : Medical
Accupro Metalworking Portfolio Expanded

MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, NY, expands its Accupro line of high-performance, high-value metal work ing products with hundreds of new milling, threading, and tool holding solutions, in - cluding new variable index tools, a broader selection of progressive helix tools for optimized highspeed...

Products : Medical
Silicone Cables

Affinity Medical Technologies, a Molex company, Costa Mesa, CA, offers MediSpec™ silicone cables that are customized to meet specific sterilization requirements for medical surgical applications. Silicone-jacketed cable is flexible and protects the cable core from harsh environments encountered during use and sterilization....

News : Medical
R&D Roundup: March 2014

Cyborgs Are Already Here

Cyborgs that combine machine systems with living organisms to have extraordinary abilities are already a reality say researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). This is especially true with medical implant technology.

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: March 2014

It was set to be the “next big thing”. Designed to aid patients suffering from resistive hypertension who failed to respond to conventional medical therapy, the stakes were huge for catheter-based renal denervation to treat one of the most prevalent chronic conditions worldwide— persistently high blood pressure...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printing Creates Implantable Heart Device

Using an inexpensive 3D printer, biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, say that they have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could treat cardiac disorders.

News : Medical
Twisting Sound to Improve Ultrasound Imaging

A team of scientists from Nanjing University in China and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is exploring the use of metamaterials to create devices that manipulate sound in versatile and unprecedented ways. This was reported in the journal, Applied Physics Letters.

News : Imaging
Unique Optical Fibers Transmit High-Resolution Images

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee first discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber. Now, they say that their unique fiber architecture can transmit images of comparable or better quality than commercial endoscopy imaging...

News : Medical
February 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
Lowering the Costs of Organ Cell Printing

A specialized 3D printing extruder developed by a sophomore and collaborator at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) could lower the costs of printing cellular structures for use in drug testing. The so-called CarmAl extruder (Carbohydrate Anhydrous Rapid Manufacturing Aluminum extruder) its...

News : Medical
Determining Risks of Nickel in the Heart

Materials scientists at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, have examined implants made of nickel-titanium alloy in a long-term study and have determined that the release of nickel from wires made of nickel-titanium alloys is very low. They found that the metal was also safe over longer...

News : Electronics & Computers
Pomegranate Inspires Battery Design

Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has invented an electrode designed like a pomegranate with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind, that they say overcomes several obstacles to using silicon for a new generation...

News : Medical
Wirelessly Rechargeable Cochlear implants

Cochlear implants, which electrically stimulate the auditory nerve, grant some hearing to those who might otherwise be deaf. One drawback has been that the devices require that a transmitter be affixed externally to the skull, with a wire snaking down to a joint microphone and power source that looks...

News : Electronics & Computers
Bionic Hand Allows Amputee Real-Time Sense of Touch

A team of researchers and engineers at the Swiss Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Center for Neuroprosthetics and SSSA (Italy) have developed a revolutionary sensory feedback that allowed an amputee named Dennis Aabo Sørensen to feel sensory-rich information, in real-time,...

News : Medical
Credit Card-Sized Device Could Diagnose Cancer in Minutes

University of Washington, Seattle, scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid transport instead of human hands to...

News : Photonics/Optics
New Laser Could Enable Breath Diagnostics

A team of physics researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, say that they have developed a new type of laser that will enable advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical greenhouse gases.

News : Medical
Self-Aligning Wires for Nanoelectronics

Miniaturization in microelectronics is beginning to reach its physical limits, say researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, who are seeking new methods for device fabrication. They have discovered that one method may be the DNA...

News : Imaging
Understanding How Piezoelectrics Work

Piezoelectrics, which can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again, are widely used in many fields, including computer hard drives, medical ultrasound, and sonar. Even so, understanding exactly they work is less widespread. A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Student-Built Painting Robot Could Someday Aid Surgeons

Timothy Lee, a student at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, has built a robotic painting arm that can replicate the lines and shapes a surgeon makes with a scalpel using a paintbrush and canvas. His creative invention, a blend of art and science, could one day lend doctors a hand...

News : Materials
Improving Safety of Lithium Ion Batteries

A team of Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, researchers has developed a gummy battery material that, they say, could dramatically improve the safety of lithium ion batteries.

News : Photonics/Optics
Studying Complex Molecules with New Instrument

A team of graduate students along with a chemistry professor at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, say that they have invented a new scientific instrument—the world’s first fully automated dual-frequency, two-dimensional infrared spectrometer.

News : Medical
February 2014 Mid-Month Industry News

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

News : Medical
Testing Head-Impact Sensors to Understand Concussions

Hot on the heels of the Super Bowl, comes new research from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on concussions and head hits in football players and how the head reacts to impacts. Using crash test dummies wearing helmets and a laboratory drop tower, the researchers approximated the force...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rating Differences in Injury Risk Between Football Helmets

When rhinos charge each other, their heavy skulls protect them from serious damage. But football players must rely on helmets that may not prevent concussion or other serious head injuries that may occur. To improve the odds of a safer helmet, researchers at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,...

News : Medical
Diamonds and Silk Combine for New Imaging Tool

Silk and diamonds are the ingredients for a new kind of tiny glowing particle that could provide researchers with a novel technique for biological imaging and drug delivery. The particles, just tens of nanometers across, are made of nanodiamonds covered in silk.

News : Medical
Using Lightwaves to Improve Brain Surgery

First-of-its-kind research being done at the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, shows promise for developing a method of clearly identifying cancerous tissue during surgery on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a tumor that attacks tissue around nerve cells in the brain.

Features : Medical
Developing and Commercializing the First Robotic-Assisted System for the Catheterization Lab

The path to innovation is often long and full of challenges. For Corindus Vascular Robotics, the journey to develop the CorPath Vascular Robotic System took 10 years and required overcoming several engineering challenges along the way. Now, a year after...

Briefs : Medical
Updated Facts on 2015 HCFC-225 Usage Ban

In 1974, Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina discovered that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were depleting the ozone layer, and in 1995, they received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work. In response, the United Nations Environment Programme called an international conference to discuss the issue....

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