R&D: Medical
R&D Roundup: December
Accelerator on a Chip Could Lead to Improved Lasers, X-Rays

Cutting-edge research being conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford Uni versity could...

Cervical spine fusions have been performed since the 1950s and have achieved good, reproducible clinical results. Anterior cervical fusion is a current standard of care...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Choosing the Right Vendor for Your Micro-Molding Project

The demand for minimally invasive procedures is growing, as patients seek to spend less time on the operating table and in the recovery room. Micro-molding has emerged as the solution...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Keithley Instruments, Inc., Cleveland, OH, announces the first benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) instrument with a capacitive touchscreen graphical user interface....

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...

Products: Motion Control
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...

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...

Products: Materials
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

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...

Products: Medical
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...

News: Medical
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: Test & Measurement
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: Research Lab
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Imaging
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: Materials
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: Medical
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...

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