INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Center to Focus on 3D Printed Implants
New Center to Focus on 3D Printed Implants

A new center for the transfer of new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry is being built in Bettlach, Switzerland. The center, called Swiss m4m Center is...

New Center to Focus on 3D Printed Implants
INSIDER : Medical
Next-Generation Bionic Hand Restores Sense of Touch
Next-Generation Bionic Hand Restores Sense of Touch

Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain a very subtle, close-to-natural sense of touch. The scientists managed to reproduce the feeling of...

Next-Generation Bionic Hand Restores Sense of Touch
News : Materials
Trelleborg Acquires Sil-Pro, Expands Product Line
Trelleborg Acquires Sil-Pro, Expands Product Line

With the recent acquisition of Minnesota based Sil-Pro, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has expanded its product and service offering in the healthcare and medical industry. The acquisition of...

Trelleborg Acquires Sil-Pro, Expands Product Line
Webinars : Medical
What Is A Sterilization Dose Audit and How are they Performed

The performance of periodic sterilization dose audits is required, where a sterilization dose has been established using Method 1, Method 2, or Method VDmax. This webinar will focus on the purpose and activities associated with such audits in order to demonstrate the...

News : Test & Measurement
Inside Story: Eurofins Medical Device Testing

Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient

Advances in manufacturing technologies are fostering an age of unprecedented innovation in the development of reusable medical devices and instruments. As designers develop smaller, more-complex, and increasingly intricate devices,...

White Papers : Medical
Pressure Mapping: Securing Superior Standards for Medical Devices

Technology to quantify interface pressure during the design or manufacturing process, or as an embedded application within the device itself, can be your key to the next great medical device innovation. This eBook shares how design engineers are using pressure mapping technology...

News : Research Lab
Pluristem Collaborates with NASA to Study PLX Therapeutic Benefits in Space Missions
Pluristem Collaborates with NASA to Study PLX Therapeutic Benefits in Space Missions

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a regenerative medicine company developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products, has announced a collaboration between...

Pluristem Collaborates with NASA to Study PLX Therapeutic Benefits in Space Missions
INSIDER : Design
Bigger Teams: Not Always Better in Science and Tech
Bigger Teams: Not Always Better in Science and Tech

Examining 60 years of publications, researchers found that smaller teams were far more likely to introduce new ideas to science and technology, while larger teams more often developed and...

Bigger Teams: Not Always Better in Science and Tech
INSIDER : Internet of Things
Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors
Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors

Researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be used and disposed of without...

Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Compact Mechanisms Show Promise for Medical Devices
Compact Mechanisms Show Promise for Medical Devices

A new technology allows engineers to build complex mechanisms into the exterior of a structure without taking up any actual space below the surface. The new class is called developable...

Compact Mechanisms Show Promise for Medical Devices
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing Method Creates Objects in One Piece
3D Printing Method Creates Objects in One Piece

A new high-speed 3D printing method beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid...

3D Printing Method Creates Objects in One Piece
INSIDER : Medical
3D Printed Implants Created from Biodegradable Material
3D Printed Implants Created from Biodegradable Material

Researchers have discovered that cellulose nanocrystals in a viscous state can easily be shaped together with other biopolymers into complex three-dimensional structures using a 3D...

3D Printed Implants Created from Biodegradable Material
News : Medical
Global Medical Gas Equipment Market Size to Exceed $7.2 billion by 2024
Global Medical Gas Equipment Market Size to Exceed $7.2 billion by 2024

The medical gas equipment size is poised to exceed $7.2 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. According to the report, favorable...

Global Medical Gas Equipment Market Size to Exceed $7.2 billion by 2024
News : Medical
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Medbio, Grand Rapids, MI, has opened a second manufacturing facility. The company is an outsource manufacturer offering design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and packaging solutions for the...

Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity
News : AR/AI
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring

VivaLNK, Campbell, CA, has launched its IoT-enabled medical wearable Sensor Platform, complete with a range of sensors, edge computing...

VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
INSIDER : Medical
New Skin Test Detects Prion Infection Before Symptoms Appear
New Skin Test Detects Prion Infection Before Symptoms Appear

Researchers have successfully used two methods to detect prions in skin samples collected from inoculated rodents. The study provides the first proof-of-concept evidence that...

New Skin Test Detects Prion Infection Before Symptoms Appear
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a...

Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity
Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found...

Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity
INSIDER : Medical
Sensors May Change the Way Patients Monitor Glucose
Sensors May Change the Way Patients Monitor Glucose

A new technology may change the way patients with diabetes monitor their glucose levels, thanks to new sensors being developed. Researchers are working with analyte sensors that could one...

Sensors May Change the Way Patients Monitor Glucose
News : Design
MD&M West: From Cybersecurity to Artificial Intelligence — Medtech Trends to Watch in 2019
MD&M West: From Cybersecurity to Artificial Intelligence — Medtech Trends to Watch in 2019

Medical Design Briefs is reporting from MD&M West 2019. Send us your questions and comments below.

ANAHEIM, CA — The factors...

MD&M West: From Cybersecurity to Artificial Intelligence — Medtech Trends to Watch in 2019
White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Basics of Electric Heaters

Hotwatt has manufactured specialized electric heating elements for over 64 years, all made in the USA. Products include cartridge, air process, immersion, strip and finned strip, tubular and finned tubular, band, compressor crankcase, foil, flexible rope and ceramic heaters. We are a quality supplier to OEM's in the in...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection
Features : Wearables
The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1
The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1

The wearable device product category is exploding in healthcare design. Wearing these sensory devices that continuously collect, measure and report the user's physiology, exercise behavior,...

The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1
Features : Software
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation

Why do some people develop malfunction of their mitral valve (MV) after a heart attack? The answers are complex, and treatments are not yet perfected. But...

Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation
Features : Materials
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success
Briefs : Medical
Noninvasive Technology Detects When Nerve Cells Fire
Noninvasive Technology Detects When Nerve Cells Fire

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe...

Noninvasive Technology Detects When Nerve Cells Fire
Briefs : Medical
Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing
Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing

More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that build up...

Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing
Briefs : Medical
Electronic Glove Gives Robotic Hand Sense of Touch
Electronic Glove Gives Robotic Hand Sense of Touch

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.

Electronic Glove Gives Robotic Hand Sense of Touch
Briefs : Wearables
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in Bluetooth-enabled devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and...

Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Briefs : Medical
Promising Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's Disease Identified
Promising Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's Disease Identified

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein associated...

Promising Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's Disease Identified

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