Briefs: Medical
A new remotely controlled drug-delivery implant could one day provide extended, adjustable medication for patients — even those on spacecraft headed for Mars.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
A team of scientists and engineers has developed a first-of-its-kind, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have developed a device to noninvasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have designed a transparent polymer film that conducts electricity as effectively as other commonly used materials, while also being flexible and easy to use at an industrial scale.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.
R&D: Wearables
Using a simple set of magnets, researchers have devised a sophisticated way to monitor muscle movements.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers demonstrate that graphene can greatly improve electrical circuits required for wearable and flexible electronics such as smart health patches and other flexible devices.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
A fully rubbery stretchable diode maintains performance.
From the Editor: Electronics & Computers
From glucose monitors to infusion pumps, the rise in connected medical devices is endangering healthcare cybersecurity.
Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have developed an ultra-tiny endo-microscope that could help improve breast cancer treatment and cut NHS waiting lists.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Producing a Superior Roller Guide

In comparison to presently available linear guides, the EXRAIL® slide guide provides smoother movement, higher load capacity and damping. It uses multiple small diameter needle rollers–it has more rollers...

White Papers: Medical
Overcome Certification Challenges for RACA Robots

RACA robots interact directly with patients; hence safety is paramount. Learn about IEC 80601-2-77 and how to certify exoskeletons successfully.

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

Bosch Rexroth has opened a new customer innovation center near Austin, TX. The company says the facility will provide a unique technology development experience for Bosch...

News: Design

Veranex, Raleigh, NC, has acquired Fusion Biotec, a design and engineering firm for complex electro-mechanical diagnostic instrumentation and medical devices located in Orange, CA. According to the...

News: Materials

Raumedic AG, Helmbrechts, Germany, has published its first sustainability report based on the internationally recognized standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The report relates to...

News: Medical

Movano Health, Pleasanton, CA, has announced successful preliminary results of its pivotal hypoxia trial, which was completed in conjunction with the...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

OKAY Industries, New Britain, CT, a contract manufacturer of metal and plastic overmolded components and subassemblies for global medical device original equipment...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Get the Inside Story on EO Sterilization

Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization for many medical devices, may be the only method that effectively sterilizes and does not damage the device during the sterilization process. In our latest Inside...

News: Medical

Stryker’s Q Guidance System for spine applications combines new optical tracking options provided by a redesigned, state-of-the-art camera with sophisticated algorithms of...

News: Medical

Baxter has received 510(k) clearance of its new Novum IQ syringe infusion pump (SYR) with Dose IQ Safety Software, representing the company’s latest developments for infusion therapy. The...

News: Medical

While flexible electronics have brought major innovation to wearable and implantable medical devices, their specific mechanical and biological properties have made them incompatible...

News: Medical

Osteochondral defects, which develop after acute traumatic injury, often must be repaired through a surgical transplant procedure. In the past, surgeons had to use bone taken from...

News: Medical

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Western Australia used melt electrowriting have created the first-ever 3D printed heart valve with a...

INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers have developed an Internet of Things (IoT) smart mask, integrating an ultrathin nanocomposite sponge structure-based soundwave sensor. It can detect and classify...

INSIDER: Medical

Combining advances in the development of functional fibers with developments in smart robotics, researchers have created multifunctional catheter-shaped soft robots that, when used...

INSIDER: Wearables

The next generation of wearable computing technology — for health and wellness, social interaction, and myriad other applications — will be even closer to the wearer than a watch or...

White Papers: Medical
A Guide to Polychromatic and Monochromatic Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy for Analysis of Sunscreen Protection For Human Skin

Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is a technique used in the field of dermatology for assessing optical properties...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical

Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

Supplements: Test & Measurement
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

First, Do No Harm: Changing Strategies to Prove Your Medical Device Is Safe