Products : Medical
Adhesive Coated Products Catalog

Pres-On, Bolingbrook, IL, an innovator in adhesive coated products, has a new full color catalog containing 65 actual samples of its most popular adhesive coated materials, such as urethane foam, vinyl blends, and double-coated films. It also explains the company’s in-house adhesive coating, slitting, and...

Products : Medical
Multiple Phase Power Meters

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., Lake Forest, CA, announces the expansion of its 66200 series of high speed, high accuracy Digital Power Meters. Newly added are threeand four-channel power meters designed for multiple-phase power measurement applications. The meters are designed to comply with power measurement...

Products : Medical
Hybrid Power Management System

Hoffman Engineered Systems, Stamford, CT, has introduced the 451 Hybrid Power Management System to make mobile medical carts more powerful and user-friendly. This IEC 60601-1 3rd Editioncompliant, patent-pending power management system accepts any battery technology and converts the battery’s DC power into AC and...

Products : Medical
Jazz 2 Series Controller

Unitronics, Inc., Quincy, MA, a global developer and manufacturer of Programmable Logic Controllers with onboard HMIs, introduces the first member of its Jazz® 2 Series—the JZ20-R31. With 48K (virtual) Ladder Logic memory, 30 times faster performance, and a new, built-in mini USB programming port, Jazz 2 units also...

Products : Medical
High Performance Disc Magnet Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the P532 series disc magnet step motor with encoder. This integrated solution delivers a best-inclass power rate and acceleration to outperform standard Brushless DC motors in a wide range of applications where closed loop performance is needed. The P532 series motor has...

Products : Medical
Fan Guard/Filter Assemblies

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY introduces a new series of airflow, Fan-Guard/Filter Assemblies designed to protect sensitive electronic devices. Durable multi-element assemblies deliver a consistent, 24 CPM air flow, greater particle security, and minimized noise. The Guards and Retainers are manufactured...

Products : Medical
Custom Power Supply System

Acopian Technical Company, Easton, PA, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, launched its newly expanded Online Custom Power Supply System Builder. Through a series of intuitive steps, engineers are able to custom design DC-DC and AC-DC power...

Products : Medical
Fiber Laser Building Blocks

OFS, Somerset, NJ, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, announced two new types of single-laser cavities scalable from 500W to Multi-kW for fiber laser applications. One is presently rated at 500W, the other is targeted for 1kW, and both are compatible with OFS’...

Products : Medical
Custom High Torque Gear Motors

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, introduces custom gear motors for high torque, low speed, and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits to form a new high torque alternative to coupling a servo motor to a traditional gear box, and can run with any...

Applications : Medical
FEM Simulation Speeds Analysis of Durability for Replacement Joints

The demand for joint replacement surgery is mushrooming and, along with it, the demand for replacement joints that endure longer with less maintenance.

Younger people who expect to be physically active later in life are driving much of the growth in joint replacement...

Applications : Medical
Custom Compound for Catheter Combines Flexibility, Radiopacity, and Color

Plásticos y Materias Primas S.A. (PyMPSA), part of the PiSA Farmacéutica Mexicana group, manufactures medical devices and components for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Mexico and around the world. They have been leaders in the healthcare device...

Briefs : Medical
Wireless Body Area Networks for Health Monitoring

Faculty in the departments of electrical and computer engineering are leading research in mHealth at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. mHealth capitalizes on what Dr. Emil Jovanov, associate dean for graduate education and research in the College of Engineering, calls “major...

Briefs : Medical
Visual Image Sensor Organ Replacement

This innovation is a system that augments human vision through a technique called “Sensing Super-position” using a Visual Instrument Sensory Organ Replacement (VISOR) device. The VISOR device translates visual and other sensors (i.e., thermal) into sounds to enable very difficult sensing tasks.

Briefs : Medical
Humanlike Articulated Robotic Headform for Respirator Fit Testing

The testing of individual respiratory protection (IRP) devices is now accomplished with panels of human wearers. Historical attempts to simulate the human face and head have been unsuccessful for a variety of reasons that include imprecision in reproduction of facial dimensions...

Briefs : Materials
100 Percent Solids: Superior Adhesive Technology for the Medical Industry

In the medical industry, adhesives play a crucial role in applications ranging from diagnostics and device assembly to transdermal and wound care. There are varying methods by which an adhesive can be coated onto a substrate, but solvent coating has dominated in the...

Due to advances in electronics and technology, robotic surgery has become increasingly popular. Surgeons no longer have to operate directly on a patient, but instead can control a robot to carry...

R&D : Materials
Advanced Materials Research Center Announced

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to establish a new Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to facilitate collaborations between NIST and researchers from academia and industry on advanced materials development.

R&D : Robotics, Automation & Control
Student Device Could Help Avoid Repeated Breast Cancer Surgeries

During a lumpectomy for a breast tumor, doctors can’t immediately tell whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed, with no microscopic signs that cancer cells were left behind. Because of the delay, one in five patients must endure a second surgery to remove remaining...

Global Innovations : Medical
Brain Retraining Device for Stroke Rehabilitation
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cpa/polyu/index.php

Ateam of researchers in the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) say that they have created the world’s first...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: August 2013

In mid-June, Charles “Chip” Starnes, a co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies (SMS), Coral Gables, FL, a manufacturer of disposable medical products, visited the company’s factory in Beijing, China. He intended to personally lay off and distribute severance packages to about 30 employees of its plastic...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Sensory Vibrations Get Stroke Victims Moving

Currently, in the United States alone, there are more than 10 million people whose movement is profoundly limited by diseases of and injuries to the brain and spinal cord. About half of these people are so disabled that currently available therapies are not effective in restoring normal movement....

News : Medical
Careful Monitoring Eases Prosthetic Leg Pain

When a person experiences a leg amputation, the residual limb will shrink after the surgery. Putting weight onto a prosthetic leg may cause discomfort in the socket, the connection point of the limb to the prosthesis. Different sockets of various sizes and fabric "socks" may be used to cushion the...

News : Medical
July Month-End Industry News

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

News : Medical
Glass Scaffolds for Bone Implants

Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, have developed a glass-based scaffold that could one day be used as an implant to repair injured bones in the arms, legs, and other weight-bearing areas of the body. This marks the first time researchers have shown a glass implant strong enough...

News : Medical
How Mussel Glue Could Aid Healthcare

Mussels hang loosely from piers and rocks, attached by fine filaments known as byssus threads, which allows them to drift a bit to absorb more nutrients. So why aren't they washed away by waves? The secret is that they secrete a protein closely related to collagen, which is a combination of soft, stretchy...

News : Medical
Researchers Generate Invisible Tag for 3D-Printed Objects

The same 3D printing process used to produce an object can simultaneously generate an internal, invisible tag, say scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research.

The internal tags, which the researchers have dubbed InfraStructs, can be read with an imaging system...

News : Nanotechnology
Elastic Electronics Grows Own Wires

A team of engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, found that networks of spherical nanoparticles embedded in elastic materials could make the best stretchy conductors. Flexible electronics have a wide variety of possibilities, they say, from bendable displays and batteries to medical implants that...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
'Intelligent knife' Determines Cancerous Tissue Within Seconds

Researchers at Imperial College London, say that they have developed an "intelligent knife" that can alert surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. The “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 percent accuracy, instantly...

News : Medical
Nanoscale Imaging Method Used in Plasmonics

A team of scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, College Park, have discovered how to make nanoscale measurements of critical properties of plasmonic nanomaterials, specially engineered nanostructures that modify the interaction of...

News : Medical
Optimizing the Lifespan of Replacement Joints

Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK say that their MXL project, which uses computational modeling to define the mechanics of an artificial joint, will enable surgeons to ensure successful surgery and fit joint replacements with longer, optimized lifespans. Using a complex...

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