Products : Medical
5555 JetMachining Center

OMAX Corporation, Kent, WA, introduces its OMAX 5555, JetMachining Center with a Tilt-A-Jet cutting head, a robust, reliable cantilever-style abrasive waterjet machine that easily handles a wide range of production runs across various industry segments. The 5555 can cut complex parts from advanced composites, exotic...

Products : Software
First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB
First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB

Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced a series of enhancements to its USB 3.0 test solutions including an industry first transmitter test solution for...

First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB
Products : Medical
Broad Line of Calipers

Mahr Federal Inc., Providence, RI, offers an extremely broad line of MarCal calipers for outside, inside, depth, step, and compound measurements. The line includes standard, special, and universal digital, dial, and mechanical calipers. MarCal digital calipers are available with protection against dust and immersion....

Briefs : Medical
Sterilization of Bioresorbable Polymers

Bioresorbable polymers for medical devices encompass a broad class of materials with two of the more common materials being poly(L-lactic acid) and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid). Some terminal sterilization processes may result in changes in materials properties, thereby significantly impacting the...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Laser Marking for ID and Traceability Within the Medical Industry

The use of lasers to mark surgical instruments has become of greater significance, however, the parameters used in these applications are not always fully appreciated. The medical industry, in particular, has utilized laser technology primarily to mark, weld, and cut medical...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: September 2013

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association announced in July that medical device manufacturers have now paid $1 billion to the Internal Revenue Service for the medical device excise tax. Their statement said,...

News : Medical
August Month-End Industry News

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

News : Motion Control
Penn State-Developed Heart Pump Sees Successful Human Testing

A team of researchers at The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) and Materials Science Department, University Park, have seen the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) minimally invasive heart pump they developed between 2005 and 2011 transitioned to its...

News : Medical
Replacing Standard TB Test with Microneedle Patch

Every year, millions of people get a tuberculosis (TB) skin test to determine if they have the bacterial infection, which usually attacks the lungs. But the standard diagnostic test is difficult to give, because a hypodermic needle must be inserted at a precise angle and depth in the arm to...

News : Medical
Stents Better than Bypass in Blocked Leg Arteries

New research conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, reported online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, suggests that people who undergo minimally invasive placement of stents to open clogged leg arteries are significantly less likely than those who have...

News : Materials
Creating New Device Coatings from Cocoa Compounds

Researchers at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, discovered that natural products, like green tea leaves, red wine, dark chocolate, and cacao beans could inspire excellent antibacterial coatings. That’s because they all contain polyphenols, naturally occurring plant molecules that defend...

News : Medical
New App for Tablet PCs Aids Surgeons in the OR

Until now, surgeons had to memorize the precise location of important blood vessels in organs and where tumors were likely to be found. But, a new app for tablet computers developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS research institute in Bremen, Germany, could help surgeons reduce the rate of complications during...

News : Medical
Detecting Malaria with One Drop of Blood

A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, have discovered a way to detect early-stage malarial infection of blood cells by measuring changes in the infected cells’ electrical properties. The researchers built an experimental microfluidic device that uses a single drop...

News : Government
Safeguarding Internet-Enabled Devices from Cyber Attacks

The Center for Internet Security (CIS), East Greenbush, NY, announced a new initiative to help bolster the protection of Internet-enabled medical devices from cyber attacks. CIS, a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing cyber security readiness and response, issued a request for...

News : Medical
Biochip Functions as Radiation Exposure Detector

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, are working to develop a tiny chip that could quickly determine whether someone has been exposed to dangerous levels of ionizing radiation. The first-of-its-kind chip has an array of nanosensors that can measure the concentrations...

News : Medical
Smartphone Platform to Function as Artificial Pancreas?

In a study to evaluate the feasibility of a wearable artificial pancreas system, researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville, Center for Diabetes Technology, concluded that smartphones work well enough to provide nearly continuous, closed-loop, outpatient control of...

News : Medical
Treating Brain Clots Robotically

A new image-guided surgical system is under development at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, that employs steerable needles to penetrate the brain with minimal damage and suction away the blood clot that has formed. Part of an ongoing collaboration between a team of engineers and physicians, the steerable...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Micro-Machines for Bionic Body Parts and Medical Devices

A team of electrical and mechanical engineers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University (TAU) has developed a way to print biocompatible components for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), making them ideal for use in medical devices, like bionic prosthetic arms. MEMS are usually fabricated from...

News : Medical
August Mid-Month Industry News

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

News : Medical
FDA Issues Guidance on Wireless Technology in Medical Devices

The FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research issued a Guidance document on “Radio Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices” containing recommendations to assist industry and...

News : Materials
Break Up to Make Up Stronger Materials

Scientists at Duke University, Durham, NC, report that microscopic stresses and tears in a new kind of man-made material could help the substance bulk up like an athlete building stronger muscles. They predict that the stress-induced strength from the new materials could be used to make better fluids or...

News : Photonics/Optics
Adding Color to 3D Medical Imaging

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) announced that they have developed the first technique to offer full color infrared tomography. They say that they combined Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR)...

News : Medical
Silver Printed Fabric for Wearable Electronics

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, UK, Electronics Interconnection group has developed a new method to produce conductive textiles. This new technique could make integrating electronics into all types of clothing simple and practical by enabling lightweight circuits to be...

News : Medical
Seeking Research to Support Astronaut Health

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute, (NSBRI) is soliciting research proposals to augment the project portfolios of its Cardiovascular Alterations, Human Factors and Performance, Musculoskeletal Alterations, Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors, Sensorimotor Adaptations, and Smart...

News : Materials
Bio-Inspired Coating Creates Non-Stick Glass

A new transparent, bio-inspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning, and incredibly slippery. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Boston, say that the new coating could be...

News : Imaging
Speeding Medical Imaging with Auto Lubricant

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have built an experimental device that, they say, could speed up medical imaging using amorphous silicon and a surprising simple inexpensive ingredient—an engine lubricant called molybdenum disulfide, or MoS2, which has been sold in...

News : Software
Computerized Methods to Diagnose and Treat Autism

A team of researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, says that they have developed a quantitative screening method to diagnose and track autism in children after age 3. The technology works by tracking a child’s random...

News : Medical
3D Simulation Trains Surgical Residents

An interactive 3D simulation software platform gives surgical residents the unique opportunity to practice diagnostic and patient management skills, and then have their skills evaluated, according to a new study appearing in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Using an...

News : Software
Supercomputer Used to Create Giant Neuronal Network Simulation

Using the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer, K Computer, researchers from the RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences in Kobe, the Okinawa Institute of Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have carried...

News : Medical
Guiding Nanowire Growth for Self-Integrated Circuits

Those scientists working with tiny components in nanoelectronics say that the nano-components are so small that arranging them with external tools is impossible. Their only solution is to create the proper conditions for them to assemble themselves. Previously, researchers had developed...

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