Lined, Variable-Pitch, Coil-Reinforced Shaft Technology

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, announces the addition of a continuously-wound, variable-pitch, coil-reinforced shaft technology with a HDPE liner to reduce friction to its portfolio of catheter shaft capabilities. The innovative technology gives OEMs new options for achieving precise...

Products : Test & Measurement
IRP40.50 Miniature Infrared Touch Probe

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, RI, announces the M&H IRP40.50 infrared touch probe is ideal for inspecting tight spaces, and was designed to address the needs of miniature machining centers. It is the world's smallest self-contained wireless CNC probe with a diameter of 25 millimeters, a length of...

PEEK Engineered Surface Tubing

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, engineered its PEEK Engineered Surface tubing to be 14 percent more lubricious compared to standard PEEK tubing. The new Engineered Surface PEEK tubing uses enhanced PEEK properties and is ideal for use as introducers and minimally invasive delivery therapy aids. The surface engineering...

EMH350 Series of 350 Watt AC-DC Power Supplies

XP Power, Sunnyvale, CA, introduces the dual output EMH350 series of 350 Watt AC-DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of applications that require a dual output supply in an industry standard 4 x 6 inch footprint. These highly efficient units, typically 87% efficient, provide two outputs rated...


MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, announces the latest addition to the FAULHABER CR DC Motor series. Its graphite commutation, powerful neodymium magnet, and particularly high copper content in the rotor winding provide the compact 3890 CR with enormous power for drives in applications like autonomous robot systems,...

PFC600PCX ATX/EPS Power Supply

RAM Technologies LLC, Guilford, CT, introduces the world’s first 600 watt medically approved (UL60601-1) ATX/EPS power supply. The PFC600PCX is designed to satisfy both the high-end ATX and EPS12V server and ITE requirements and is available with a large selection of output cables. Low noise design is standard...

Multistax Premium Configurable Power Supplies

Powerstax plc, Sun City West, AZ, announces the Multistax® Premium family of configurable switch mode power supplies targeted at demanding medical applications. The industry-leading power density is derived through the combination of advanced, field-proven planar magnetics, surface mount...

LED644 Miniature Dosing Subsystem

Johnson Electric Group, Hong Kong, introduces a miniature dosing subsystem for highly viscous medication fluids. The Johnson Medtech subsystem delivers dosing forces up to 100N. The dosing precision is controlled within ±1.5 l to provide the highest dosing accuracy. The low power consumption of the system is...

iShot QN43H 7mm Diameter Color Micro Camera

InterTest, Inc., Columbia, NJ, presents the iShot® QN43H 7mm Diameter Color Micro Camera. The QN43H micro camera offers high quality viewing solutions for inspecting or observing hard-to-reach areas. Using a ¼" CCD sensor and a selection of interchangeable fixed focus lenses, the QN43H...

Flow Meters with Interchangeable Scales

Dakota Instruments, Inc., Orangeburg, NY, introduces 6A02 acrylic flow meters with interchangeable direct reading scales for Water, Argon, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, and Helium. Scales are mounted at the front of the flow body and are positioned and secured by a clear front plate. Optional scales...

Expanded Sterilizable Medical Materials

Ensinger Inc., Washington, PA, a pioneer in developing engineering plastic stock shapes for the medical market, began successful extrusion trials with a new healthcare grade of resin from Sabic Innovative Plastics, Ultem® HU1004. Tougher than other standard grades of Ultem, the HU1004 grade...

Xilinx All Programmable FPGA Mezzanine Carriers

VadaTech, Inc., Henderson, NV, has released a full suite of Field Program mable Gate Array (FPGA) Mezzanine Carriers based on Xilinx® All Programmable FPGAs. The broad offering allows engineers to choose the price/performance level that best matches their application. The FPGA Carriers...

Marathon Diaphragms

Saint-Gobain Seals Group, Willich, Germany, announces that its Marathon® diaphragms were recently certified as USP Class VI compliant, in which the plastic resin material passed Class VI certification for use in medical devices. Marathon diaphragms are manufactured using premium PTFE or modified PTFE under Class 10000...

CYROLITE Protect 2 Multipolymer Compound

Evonik Cyro, Parsippany, NJ, introduces CYROLITE® Protect 2, an acrylic-based multi polymer compound developed for medical devices with antimicrobial agents. It offers lipid and alcohol resistance in addition to antimicrobial benefits. All CYROLITE Protect products are specifically designed...

Polyurethane-Based Adhesive for Wound Care

Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, announces a polyurethane-based adhesive based on its Baymedix® A raw material is now available. Targeted for skin adherence in wound care and biosensor applications, this adhesive offers adjustable adhesive strengths, hydroselectivity, and gentle...

Two New Metal Materials for Additive Manufacturing

EOS of North America, Novi, MI, a leader in additive manufacturing solutions, expands its metal materials portfolio with EOS Titanium Ti64ELI and EOS StainlessSteel 316L. Ti64ELI is particularly suited for the manufacturing of medical implants. StainlessSteel 316L is well suited for surgical...

APWA Plus Acetal Compounds

RTP Company, Winona, MN, introduces APWA Plus™ compounds, the latest advancement in its family of wear and friction acetal compounds. APWA Plus compounds utilize a proprietary polymeric alloy to improve wear and friction resistance, contain no PTFE, are 100% halogen-free and are fully compliant with RoHS...

Products : Medical
Photo Etching Precision Parts from Polyester

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, developed a process to photochemically etch polyester sheet up to .010" thick. All of the advantages of photo etching, clean burr-free edges, the ability to create intricate features with minimal tooling cost, and fast delivery, can now be applied to this high-strength,...

DXRxi Raman Imaging Microscope

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA, introduces the easy-to-operate DXRxi Raman imaging microscope designed to deliver rapid, research-grade imagery of molecular structures. It will allow users to analyze materials and accelerate research in applications ranging from pharmaceuticals and life sciences to...

SRC Small Bore Connector

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, offers the SRC small bore connector from Colder Products Company that eliminates the potential for misconnection with luer fittings. Simple to operate, featuring an audible “click” for a secure, leak-free connection. Made from polypropylene and thermoplastic elastomer, the SRC connector can be...

Rotary Ball Spline for Robotics

NB Corporation of America, Hanover Park, IL, announces that its rotary ball spline has a nut that rolls on the ball spline shaft making it capable of both linear and rotary motion with sub-millimeter accuracy. It can be customized so cabling can run the length of a robotic arm using a hollow shaft ball...

Athlonix 22NT Brush DC Motors

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the 22NT Athlonix Brush DC Miniature motor, which offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, and ensures high battery life while providing high power up to 12.7W. This enables OEMs to build smaller, lighter, and higher performing machines and devices. 22NT mini motors provide...

PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: ValveMate 9000 Precision Valve Controller

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the new ValveMate™ 9000, state-of-the-art precision valve controller. The intricate microprocessor circuitry ensures the dispensing of precise, accurate, and repeatable amounts of the adhesives, lubricants, and other assembly fluids...

Applications : Medical
Specialty Absorbable Polymer Materials Enable Innovative Medical Device Platforms

Since the first marketed synthetic absorbable suture in the 1960s, absorbable medical materials have developed into a burgeoning industry. By reducing the need for surgical removal procedures and the permanence of implants, absorbable polymers (also known as...

Applications : Design
Collaborative Relationships with Molders Key to Creating Effective Fluid-Handling Components

As medical devices continue to become more complex, OEMs must continue to seek strategic partnerships with manufacturers that enable them to meet consumer demands. Due to the tight tolerances of a plastic medical device component— especially one that...

Briefs : Medical
Using Shrink Wrap to Detect Infectious Disease

Current methods of detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other deadly infectious diseases quickly can help prevent their rapid spread and allow for more effective treatments. But, most current disease detection methods are cost-prohibitive in many areas of the world. Researchers at the...

Briefs : Medical
Advances and Challenges in Particle Beam Cancer Therapy

Accelerator physicists have been striving to discover ever more powerful ways to generate and steer particle beams for research into the physics, materials, and matter, including practical uses in medicine, such as tackling cancer, the second leading cause of death in the US today,...

Briefs : Medical
High-Density, Homogenous Bacterial Spore Distributions on Test Surfaces

Thus far, spore transfer had been successful from the polycarbonate membrane onto stainless steel, aluminum, and to some extent, glass. In order to image the endospores under an ESEM (environmental scanning electron microscope), the spores were transferred onto a...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Signaling Implantable Electronics to Dissolve

A team of mechanical and materials engineers in Iowa State University say that they have a new way of looking at electronics—as impermanent materials that can completely dissolve once they are no longer needed.

Briefs : Medical
‘Desktop Human’ Aids in Toxicity Screening

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, working in conjunction with researchers at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and others, have created ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer. They say that this project, which is focused on creating...

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