Applications : Medical
Automating and Accelerating Telemetry Device Testing

The value of highly accurate, automated, and measurable testing for medical devices cannot be overestimated. As devices become more complex, and patient care becomes increasingly personalized, it’s never been more essential to ensure that each medical device performs reliably and exactly to...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Large-Scale Hybrid Reality Environment Aids Researchers

When you think of the word cave, you might think of a dark, hidden place, right? Not anymore. The CAVE™ and CAVE2™, developed by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), create a virtual environment, somewhat like the holodeck on “Star...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: December 2013

The end of the year is practically upon us so let’s take a quick look back at some of the highlights of 2013.

On January 1, 2013, the 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax, which manufacturers and importers pay on sales of certain medical devices, went into effect to help fund the Patient Protection and...

Features : Medical
Innovating in Choppy Waters

With the US innovation ecosystem widely perceived to be under severe stress, both government and business leaders are actively reviewing their options for meeting emerging market needs.

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Corporation, Greenville, SC, introduces the TAZ HRC5000 Medical Grade Tantalum Series. Designed for use in implantable medical devices, the new high-reliability, medical-grade tantalum capacitor series is rated for 4V to 50V and -55ºC to +125ºC, has a capacitance range of 0.1μF to...

Products : Test & Measurement
First Source Measure Unit Instrument with an Interactive Touchscreen Display

Keithley Instruments, Inc., Cleveland, OH, announces the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface. The Model 2450 SourceMeter® SMU Instrument combines an intuitive touchscreen, icon-based control, a...

Products : Medical
Solderpaste Stencil Software

Infinite Graphics Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN, introduces Ge nerate Solderpaste Stencil, a software program that’s part of a customizable suite of software solutions that function as a general hierarchical editing tool. The software finds components and/or devices on a circuit board, integrates an assembly...

Products : Medical
Custom Direct Drive Motor Assemblies

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, offers custom direct drive motor assemblies with its popular ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO brushless frameless motor kits inside. With sizes ranging from 10 mm to 500 mm in diameter, and pancake profiles as low as 10 mm, assemblies include precision bearings, special encoders, special...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Exchangeable/Modular Dispensing Valve

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the PICO® xMOD™ Valve, a fully exchangeable and modular concept in noncontact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. The valve uses durable piezoelectric actuation technology for continuous operation at speeds of up to 500 cycles/second, and can...

Products : Medical
PEEK X-Ray Tablet Clamps

Victrex Polymer Solutions, West Conshohocken, PA, introduces connection clamps for x-ray tablets made of high-performance thermoplastic that functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical components and instrumentation. High-precision, injection-molded PEEK...

Products : IoMT
Sensor-Enabled RFID Tags

ams AG, Unterpremstaetten, Austria, announces its next-generation sensor-enabled radio-frequency identification RFID tags, the SL13A and SL900A, which enable a simple, low-cost implementation of a new class of wireless data-logging applications. The devices include an onboard temperature sensor, an interface to an...

Products : Medical
Polycarbonate Non-Luer Couplings

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, stocks SMC series polycarbonate non-luer connectors from Colder Products Company™. The SMC is a twist-to-connect coupling that provides a secure alternative to luer connections and will not mate to a standard luer. The design allows for tubing ranging from 1/16 inch to 1/8 inch to rotate...

Products : Photonics/Optics
TruLaser Cell 3000 Laser Machine

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT, introduces the TruLaser Cell 3000, a 5-axis laser machine for fine cutting and precision welding. This versatile machine offers cost-efficient laser processing of 2D or 3D components, producing high quality results on small or medium sized components. Highly precise, it is for...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Crystal Touch PCAP Panels

Ocular LCD, Inc., Dallas, TX, announced the addition of an 18.5" projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel to the Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi- Touch PLUS standard product line. The panels provide a true multi-touch interface with a pre-integrated, optically bonded, soda-lime cover glass that adds durability and can be...

News : Electronics & Computers
Scientists Invent Self-healing Battery Electrode

A team of researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries.

News : Medical
Device to Measure Superconductors Breaks World Records

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, have taken a quantum leap toward understanding the exciting phenomenon of superconductivity. They have created the world’s smallest SQUID, a Superconducting QUantum Interference Device, used to measure magnetic fields, breaking the...

News : Medical
Designing Spacesuit Tools and Sensors to Keep Astronauts Healthy

A team of researchers at Kansas State University, Manhattan, are developing improvements for astronauts' outerwear. The team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students, envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts'...

News : Medical
November 2013 Month-End Industry News

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

News : Medical
Collaboration to Advance Silicon Nanotech and Personal Healthcare

Researchers and physicians at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, will collaborate with the nanoelectronics R&D center Imec, Leuven, Belgium, to advance silicon applications in healthcare, beginning with development of a device to enable a broad range of clinical tests....

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biosensor Could Help Detect Brain Injuries During Heart Surgery

A team of engineers and cardiology experts at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Children’s Center have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors...

News : Medical
Robotics Technology Advances Artificial Legs

Recent advances in robotics technology enables prosthetics that can dramatically improve the mobility of lower-limb amputees, allowing them to negotiate stairs and slopes and uneven ground, and significantly reducing their risk of falling, say a team of engineers at Vanderbilt University’s Center...

News : Medical
November Mid-Month Industry News

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

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Building an MRI-Guided Robotic Heart Catheter

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for its project to perfect the technology to steer a robotic catheter through the heart’s beating chambers using the push and pull of magnetic fields...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Report on Disposable Medical Sensors Market

A new report forecasting the growth of the Disposable Medical Devices Sensors Market to 2018 has been issued that says that the global disposable devices sensors market is technology driven and marked by the "threat of obsolescence," wherein technologies and their adoption change very rapidly. The...

News : Medical
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Seeking Papers

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which will take place September 22-24, 2014 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas.

News : Materials
Launch of the World Plastics Council

Top executives from plastics resin producers gathered during the 2013 K Fair, in DuŸsseldorf, Germany, the world's largest plastics industry exhibition, and agreed to launch the World Plastics Council, to be the voice of global plastics manufacturers and to facilitate a united approach to address global...

News : Medical
Soluble Polymer Allows Writing in Liquid with Light

Researchers from the Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry in the University of Helsinki’s Department of Chemistry in Finland have managed to draw in an alcohol-based solution using laser light. The research was published in the journal, Macromolecules.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breathalyzer to Monitor Blood Glucose in Diabetics

A researcher at Western New England University, Springfield, MA, has created a novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. Ronny Priefer, PhD, created the...

News : Medical
Printing Inkjet-Based Circuits

A team of researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo, and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and inexpensively make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Thermally Optimized Medical Devices Improve Patient Outcomes

Today’s medical device and equipment designs are highly influenced by continuous technological advances that affect their size, power consumption, and communication capabilities. But patient safety and comfort are also critical considerations, forcing designers to balance the demands...

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