Briefs : Medical
Plastic Optic Fiber—An Evolving Technology

Plastic Optic Fiber (POF) is an established, continually evolving technology available since the early 1980s. From the outset, it was a technology not highly visible for years. At times, it was utilized as a media product within another product, attached to a variety of opto-couplers or light sources....

Briefs : Medical
Cryogenic Grinding for Mechanical Abrasion for Hardy Endospores

A comparative analysis was carried out between an emerging cryogenic grinding method and a conventional wetchemistry/ bead-beating endospore disruption approach. After extensive trial and error, it was determined that a regimen of three cryogenic grinding cycles of 2 minutes each...

Briefs : Medical
Simplified IV Drip Design Takes NIH Top Prize

A simple design for a new type of intravenous drip for use with children that took a team of student from Rice University, Houston, TX, two years to evolve took the top prize in the National Institutes of Health’s Biomedical Undergraduate Teams competition. The award-winning IV DRIP (Dehydration...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: November 2013

November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association offers some sobering statistics. Nearly 26 million people in the US have diabetes, and as many as one in three adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Features : Medical
Creating a Healthier Future: 2013 Create the Future Design Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner


Alydaar Rangwala, Nikhil Mehandru,
Aaron Perez, and Brandon Sim
Theratech, Loudonville, NY

Existing methods for administering chemotherapy drugs have been primarily through intravenous delivery via a...

Features : Materials
Polycarbonate Remains Proven and Preferred for Medical Applications

Polycarbonate (PC) is one of the engineering thermoplastic materials most commonly used and most widely tested in the medical device industry today. Its inherent strength, excellent optical clarity, high heat distortion temperature, and dimensional stability make it an ideal...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automatic Concentricity Adjustment System for Medical Tubing

Stringent product quality and process capability requirements confront producers of precision medical tubing used in medical device applications. This includes final tubing physical properties, such as burst strength, elongation, and lubricity. Medical tubing must also be free from...

Applications : IoMT
Designing an ASIC Chip to Control an Implantable Glucose Measurement Device

Diabetes is a widespread metabolic disorder, and having it puts people at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. There are two types of diabetes patients: type 1 patients for whom the pancreas is not producing any insulin, and type 2 patients for whom the body...

Global Innovations : Medical
Detecting Early Warning Signs of Osteoporosis
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Osteoporosis causes bones to lose mass and become weak. However, for many sufferers, the first indication that they have the condition is when they actually sustain a fracture. While drugs can slow or arrest the...

R&D : Medical
R&D Roundup: November

tFirst Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Revealed

A team of researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has revealed clinical applications for the world’s first thought-controlled bionic vleg—a significant milestone for lower limb amputees in the rapidly growing field of bionics. Neural signals were used...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: First Inductance-to-Digital Converter

Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, unveiled the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a new data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than existing sensing...

Products : Communications
Wireless Foot Controls

Steute Meditech, Inc., Ridgefield, CT, announces its medical-grade, fully-compliant, wireless foot controls. Each customized unit features proprietary technology to achieve safe, interference-free performance. Operating in the ISM 2.4 GHz band, the technology continuously monitors the integrity of the bi-directional...

Products : Materials
Silicone Encapsulant and Potting Material

NuSil Technology LLC, Carpinteria, CA, unveils R-2614, a transparent, flowable silicone encapsulant and potting material uniquely designed for easy processing and long-term reliability. As a liquid silicone elastomer, R-2614 answers the need for clear yet maximum protection of electronic systems, and...

Products : Medical
High Speed CMOSIS USB 3.0 Digital Cameras

Lumenera Corporation, Ottawa, Canada, offers Lt225 and Lt425, highly innovative USB 3.0 cameras offering low noise, high speed, and high sensitivity. A proven high resolution 1” CMOS sensor with a fully electronic global shutter captures excellent quality, high-speed images with zero blur. These can be...

Products : Medical
HV-HTV Toggle & Stem Valve Series

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces new HVHTV 3-way and 4-way configured valves featuring proven reliability, compact size, economical pricing, precision machining, and more. These valves feature #10-32 inlet and outlet ports and are available as toggle or stem actuated, in addition...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flame-Retardant TPU

Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH, launched a flame-retardant thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) product, ,which is the first of its kind to feature high flame properties, low halogen content, and a soft, matte or gloss finish. This TPU exhibits low smoke and low toxicity, enhancing its suitability for an array of...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hose Clamps in Three Styles

NewAge Industries, Southampton, PA, announces three styles of clamps to secure fittings to tubing. The three styles—double bond, ear type, and worm gear—are used in a wide range of industries. Kwik Clamp™ is non-metal, the Oetiker® ear type clamp comes in stainless steel and zinc-plated carbon steel, and worm...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Dual Vacuum Bakeout Oven

Miyachi Unitek Corporation, Monrovia, CA, announces its SA2200 stand-alone vacuum bakeout oven. With a small footprint, easy access front panel controls, and uniform conducted and radiant heat distribution, the oven is fully integrated, and features two front-loading 200° 18-inch ovens, with individual temperature...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Batch Fluid Dispensing System

Nordsen ASYMTEK, Carlsbad, CA, has released its Spectrum™ S-820-C stainless steel dispensing system certified for Class 100 cleanroom use. It can be used in wafer-level packaging, or for dispensing adhesives in precision cleanroom manufacturing operations. It performs with a wide range of fluids, processes, and...

Products : Motion Control
Small Spindle Ceramic Drives

Maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, announces two new systems composed of spindle, axial bearing, and gearhead. The GP 16S with ceramic spindle and the 8 mm GP 8S spindle drive. A ceramic spindle has a nearly negligible slip-stick effect, outstanding sliding characteristics, and the high wear-resistance allowing...

Products : Medical
Miniature OEM Pumps

Fluid Metering, Inc., Syosset, NY, introduces OEM pumps that integrate a unique patented CeramPump® valveless pumping principle with precision stepper control. The CeramPump utilizes one moving part, a sapphire-hard ceramic piston, to perform all fluid control functions, eliminating valves typically present in low volume...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Air in Line Sensors

Morgan Technical Ceramics, Fairfield, NJ, announces its range of piezo ceramic Air in Line sensors, ideal for use in medical equipment, including infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps, and dialysis equipment. The sensors are available as either a standard or custom-manufactured model to suit specific OEM needs, and can be...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Rechargeable Battery for CNC Machines

FANUC America Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL, offers a Rechargeable Battery Unit Kit that provides reliable long-term backup power for CNC machines and eliminates the use of disposable batteries; providing a more environmentally- friendly solution. FANUC’s Rechargeable Battery Unit enables a CNC system...

Products : Medical
GWS500 Series Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda, San Diego, CA, extends its GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models. Combining high efficiency, high power density, and low standby power characteristics, the 5V 80A and 7.5V 67A models feature a 4.1 × 8.6" footprint and 1.6" height, and include overvoltage,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Digital Circuit Pressure Transducer

Transducers Direct, Cincinnati, OH, announces its new TD2000 ultra precision accuracy 0.05% BFSL digital pressure transducer, which is ideal for use in applications where precision measurements are critical, such as laboratories, instrumentation equipment, and test/analysis applications. Its digital circuit...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Step-Down Micromodule Regulator

Linear Technology, Milpitas, CA, launches the LTM4624, a 14V, 4A step-down micromodule regulator in a 6.25 × 6.25 × 5.01mm BGA package which fits within 1cm2 on a singlesided PCB or 0.5cm2 double-sided. The LTM4624 includes the DC/DC controller, power switches, inductor, and compensation in a single package, and...

Products : Medical
70W AC/DC Desktop Power

Power Partners, Hudson, MA, announces the PEAD70SLF Series of single output AC/DC desktop switching power supplies, which provide up to 70W from an input voltage range of 90-264VAC (47 to 63Hz). The ultra-slim desktop adapter has a 3.66" × 2.28" x 0.66” footprint. The series has standard output voltages of 15, 18, 19,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
‘Green’ AC-DC Power Supplies

XP Power, Sunnyvale, CA, added to its GCS series of single output high efficiency “green” ACDC power supplies with both ITE and Medical safety approvals. The GCS180 range extends the power output up to 180 Watts. All models in the range have a no load input power of less than 0.5W and a typical efficiency of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Desktop AC-DC Power Supplies

Protek Power, Hudson, MA, announces that its PMP85SF Series of desktop AC-DC power supplies delivers 85W and are certified to UL/ES60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd edition medical safety standards. These Class II medical grade units accept a 90-264VAC universal input and are equipped with a C8 AC input receptacle to partner...

News : Medical
Riboflavin Can Be Used to 3D Print Medical Implants

A team of scientists from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound called riboflavin, which is better known as vitamin B2, can be incorporated into 3D printing processes to...

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