The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken two additional significant diagnostic actions during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)...

With the country confronting a shortage of both coronavirus test kits and critical medical equipment, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is...

FDA is postponing most foreign and domestic inspections through April, effective immediately. Inspections outside the U.S. deemed mission-critical will still be considered on a...

A noninvasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients. In an initial clinical trial of 30 chronic ischemic...

A breakthrough design could spare children from repeated operations to replace outgrown valves and could also benefit adults with valve defects. The new design could allow children...

Engineers have created the first neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. Their breakthrough may make possible embedded devices like a...

The patch significantly prolonged survival, inhibited growth of tumors in mice.
Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack.
New machine learning algorithms and computational models may provide insight into the mental demand placed on individuals using prosthetics.

Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more...

Features : Medical
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Jenica Kolhoff, Nitinol, Applications Engineer
Kolhoff has established herself as a subject-matter expert for Nitinol, a material that’s still considered exotic by many due to its unique shape memory and superelastic properties.
Features : Materials
The Benefits of Tungsten Cable

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

Products : Materials
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Biomedical Coatings

Jaro Corp., Ipswich, MA, Jaro Corp has added the capability to apply an advanced two-component polyurethane coating. Polane 8400 provides a biocompatible, chemically resistant, and...

The sensor allows for quick recovery and reuse of the platform.
Features : Medical
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Kristin Edgerton, Lead Project Engineer


Kristin has worked at The Lee Company for 11 years. She is a Lead Project Engineer for the Scientific Products Group with a product focus on miniature precision dispense pumps and inert valves for use in medical/scientific instrumentation. As a...

Small magnetic objects are showing promise in the biomedical field.
Features : Medical
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Mahsa Nakhjiri, Senior Director of Technical Product Management, Flex
Nakhjiri is a veteran in creating emerging technologies and loves dealing with their ambiguities and challenges.
Researchers have developed a technique to quickly and sensitively characterize defects in 2D materials used in sensors and electronics.

A team of scientists has devised a functioning comprehensive multiorgan-on-a-chip platform that enables effective in-vitro-to-in-vivo translation (IVIVT) of human drug pharmacology.

Features : Design
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Yolita Wildman Nugent, Director, Advanced Soft Systems Integration, Flex
As the founder of the Soft Systems program at Flex, Yolita brings electronics, smart textiles and computation together to create new products, digital experiences and functionalities through fibers and textiles.

IoT Prototyping Board

Renesas, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a low-power prototyping board that will simplify and speed up product development for IoT endpoint equipment...

Scientists used an AI algorithm to analyze the blood and post-mortem brain samples of 1,969 patients with Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.

According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Sensing and treating bacterial infections earlier could help...

The flexible device harvests heats from the human body.
Features : Design
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Winnie Yu, PhD, Senior Director of Medical Innovation, Flex - Health Solutions
Yu is passionate about helping customers realize their vision for new products.
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From the Editor: The 2019 Products of the Year

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the...

Breakthrough may increase the number of available organs for transplantation.
Features : Design
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Katie Farley, Kim Jackson, Sue Marchant, Patricia Santos-Serrao & Erin Wright; MasterControl
These leaders are driving innovation and the next generation of MasterControl solutions.
Features : Medical
Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Sarah Charette, Product Manager
Sarah has been with The Lee Company for 9 years and is Product Manager of the Control Valve Group.
The nose measures gases in a patient’s breath.

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