Features : Medical
From the Editor: March

In The Evolution of Physics, Albert Einstein says: “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

Features : Medical
Improved MRI to Image Joints Being Created
Imperial College London, London, UK
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A new system to allow specialists to image difficult areas of the body, which could potentially improve the way procedures such as knee replacement surgery are carried out, is being developed by researchers at Imperial College...

Features : Medical
Handheld Brain Hematoma Detector Provides Faster Diagnosis in Field

An estimated one and half million individuals seek medical treatment for head trauma in the US each year, and annually about 10 million individuals seek treatment for head trauma worldwide. Intracranial hematomas resulting from a traumatic brain injury are a life-threatening,...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Winning Competitive Advantages with a Device Design and Manufacturing Partner

Facing multiple challenges including cost pressure, global competition, and evolving market de mands, medical device companies may consider engaging with a design and manufacturing services company to achieve important goals. The right manufacturing partner can provide...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Meeting the Chronic Disease Care Challenge with Secure Medical Devices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, in 2005, 133 million Americans suffered from at least one chronic disease. The magnitude of the effect of chronic diseases on society, both in terms of cost and quality of life, is often more than a statistic,...

Features : Medical
Machining Critical Features into Stamped Parts Can Be Cost Effective

Producing basic features by stamping, and then incorporating more critical features by computer numerical control (CNC) machining can result in a much lower cost part than a fully machined part. Stamped metal and springs are used in millions of products across the gamut of...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dip Molded Products Play Vital Role in Medical Equipment Design

Dip molding may not be a term that readily comes to mind when surgeons begin complicated procedures. Yet without this sophisticated, highly controllable process, many medical devices used daily in hospitals could not meet stringent certification requirements.

Features : Medical
Electronic Access for Medical Equipment

The need for physical security in the health care industry is no longer limited to grounds, buildings, and rooms. Today, security must extend down to medical enclosures, including cabinets, dispensing carts, charting stations, and new portable diagnostic equipment. For many health care facility owners and...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: AlphaView Mobile Wireless Surgical Video Display

Quest International, Inc., Irvine, CA, a leading supplier of medical imaging display technologies and information technology solutions, introduces the AlphaView® battery-powered mobile video cart. The new wireless HD video, surgical display system features a 2.3 megapixel...

Products : Medical
Analytical Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces a new series of electronic valves designed for the analytical industry, and for applications where cleanliness is especially important. The pneumatic valves utilize a unique patented system with a low power consumption of only 0.67 watts, a response...

Products : Medical
New BS22 – 1.5 Spindle Drive

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces the BS22 -1.5 spindle drive from the FAULHABER Group. High-precision lead screws in combination with DC-micromotors, brushless DC-servomotors or stepper motors make it possible to convert rotational movement into linear stroke or tensile movements. This is ideal for demanding...

Products : Medical
LMV1000G 532nm Green Diode-Pumped Laser Marker

The LMV1000G diode-pumped high speed precision laser from Miyachi Unitek, Monrovia, CA, is specifically designed for laser engraving or marking applications on plastics and reflective metals. Its focus spot diameter is 50 percent smaller, and the energy density is four times stronger than the 1064nm...

Products : Medical
Qosina Anti-Slip Boot

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, has added an Anti-Slip Boot (#51599) to its extensive line of stock components. The new boot helps prevent luer fittings from slipping apart, and works with most standard luer fittings. Made from medical grade silicone and applicable for autoclave, gamma, and EtO sterilizing, it measures 11/32" ID ×...

Products : Electronics & Computers
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectors

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces four new USB 3.0 connectors. USB 3.0, SuperSpeed USB, provides a 10x faster data transfer rate over Hi-Speed USB with a 5 Gbps signaling rate. SuperSpeed USB is a Sync-N-Go technology that minimizes user wait time and provides optimized power efficiency. Mill-Max...

Products : Electronics & Computers
“V” Series High Voltage DC/DC Converter

Caritronics, Inc., West Caldwell, NJ, announces its newest high voltage DC/DC converter series. The “V” series offers high isolation, low noise, and high voltage outputs, up to 1.5 watts of power. Unit dimensions are 2.5" × 1.5" × .75". Caritronics has been engaged in the DC/DC converter business...

Products : Medical
Industry’s Fastest Piezoelectric Jet Valves

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has more than tripled the speed of its PICO™ series of piezoelectric jet dispensing systems— from 150Hz (cycles per second) up to an industry-leading continuous 500Hz, making the new and improved versions the fastest piezoelectric valves available to the global...

Products : Electronics & Computers
3D Magnetic Mapping of Reed Sensors

Standex-Meder Electronics, Cincinnati, OH, announces its 3D magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors, which allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, eliminating issues that may result in faulty operation. 3D mapping also helps designers adjust the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Smart Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, introduces its latest generation Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA), the LAS28-53-00A. Engineered as an all inclusive package, the new VCA incorporates an integrated position feedback sensor with analog output for servo positioning or velocity control. It includes shielded cables and...

Products : Motion Control
BLDC Drives & Motors

Servo2Go, Greenville, DE, announces Applied Motion Products’ new line of brushless DC motor drives. The BD5 is a brushless DC motor drive based on advanced control technology aimed at OEM applications that require high performance, high speed stability, basic speed control, and low cost. Its velocity modes are controlled...

Products : Packaging & Sterilization
ISO Certified Class 8 Clean Room

The Caplugs, Buffalo, NY, Class 8 clean room is ISO 9001 certified and recently received ISO 13485 recommendation. Caplugs caters to medical customers by providing traceability, record retention, and its strict process controls guarantee medical devices meet exact customer specifications and tolerances with...

Products : Medical
Precision Molded Medical Components and Assemblies

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, a leading global supplier of custom molded components and assemblies for medical device applications, has published a new brochure detailing the company’s 65 years of experience in the medical components and assemblies industry and their innovative...

Products : Materials
Spieth Adjustable Hydrodynamic Guide Bushings

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., Rockford, IL announces Spieth adjustable hydrodynamic guide bushings made of high-quality bearing bronze, used for guiding axially or roto-axially moving machine components on round column axles, quills, boring bars, and similar round ways. When the bushing is...

Products : Electronics & Computers
COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB, a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays. The Express-IB is ideal for customers with advanced...

Products : Materials
Custom Domed Labels

Nameplates for Industry, Inc., New Bedford, MA, introduces custom domed labels that provide a durable and colorful alternative to injection molded or stamped 3D name plates. Featuring a high-gloss, non-yellowing, weatherproof, and scratch-resistant finish, doming incorporates a two-part urethane combined with a substrate and...

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Question of the Month: March

Do you think the increased availability and lowered costs of 3D printers will take significant business away from rapid prototype manufacturers?

Products : Medical
Guide to Linear Motion Systems

Thomson Industries, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, introduces its comprehensive Linear Motion Systems catalog. This 230+ page guide details the features, specifications, dimensions, and ordering information for the company’s complete line of linear units and accessories. It includes illustrated application examples,...

News : Medical
3D Printing/Molding to Create Bioengineered Ear

A team of bioengineers and physicians at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, have created an artificial external ear, using 3D printing and injectable molds, that looks and acts like a natural ear. This could give new hope to children born with a congenital ear deformity, or to those who have lost all...

News : Medical
New Stretchable Battery for Stretchable Electronics

Researchers at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and the University of Illinois have demonstrated a stretchable lithium-ion battery can power their innovative stretchable electronics. The stretchable electronic devices now could be used anywhere, including inside the human body, they say,...

News : Medical
FDA Proposes New Rule on Data from Studies for Medical Devices

The FDA has proposed amending its regulations on acceptance of data from clinical studies for medical devices. The agency is proposing to require that clinical studies conducted outside the United States as support for an investigational device exemption (IDE) application, a 510(k)...

News : Medical
February Month-End Industry News

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