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 : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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 : Medical
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 : Test & Measurement
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 : Motion Control
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 : Medical
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 : Packaging & Sterilization
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...

Products : Motion Control
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,...

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...

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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?

News : 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.”

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 : Electronics & Computers
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

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

News : Medical
FDA Seeks to Strengthen Device Supply Chain in Extreme Weather

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking input from industry and the public on the effects of extreme weather and natural disasters on the production and supply of medical devices. The FDA will use the information to identify steps that the agency, manufacturers, and the...

News : Medical
Addressing Temperature-Stable Global Vaccine Challenge

Scientists at King's College London say they have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without using a traditional needle. They also state that this technique is powerful enough to enable specialized immune cells in the skin to kick-start the immunizing...

News : Medical
App May Help Doctors Monitor Neurological Function

Doctors regularly check patients’ hand-eye coordination to monitor any neuromuscular deficits, particularly as they age or when they are injured, but the tests may be subjective and qualitative. To more clearly assess changes, researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired...

News : Medical
Improved Imaging Using New Modeling Technique

Engineers at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, are using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images in order to improve the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras. Their new approach is...

News : Medical
Partnership to Develop Better Prosthetics for Veterans

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, and its High-Performance Materials Institute are leading a major partnership to develop the next generation of prosthetic limbs for military-veteran amputee patients, thanks to a new contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The...

News : Medical
Pew Tracking Health Report

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world, issued a report finding that only about seven percent of people surveyed used a smartphone app to track a health indicator like weight, diet, exercise routine, or to monitor a...

News : Medical
Valve–Based Printing of Human Organs

A specialized 3D printing process, using human stem cells, could pave the way to building custom replacement organs for patients, eliminating the need for organ donation, immune system suppression, and possible transplant rejection. Sound fantastic?

The new valve-based technique, developed by the...

News : Medical
Artificial Pancreas Boosts Diabetes Treatment

Scientists at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), Canada, a world-renowned biomedical research center, were the first to conduct a trial comparing a dual-hormone artificial pancreas with conventional diabetes treatment using an insulin pump. Their research showed improved...

News : Medical
February Mid-Month Industry News

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

Briefs : Medical
Transferrable Sensor Tattoo Measures Metabolic Stress

A medical sensor, that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo could make it easier for doctors to detect metabolic problems in patients as well as help coaches to fine-tune athletes’ training routines, say researchers at the Department of Physical & Environ mental Sciences at the...

Briefs : Medical
New Blood Pressure Connectors Prevent Misconnects

Healthcare professionals use medical devices in a variety of settings and situations from urgent to routine. In an emergency, any sort of confusion, hindrance, or hesitation concerning the most minor detail or part of a device can mean a matter of life or death. As a result, there is a constant...

Briefs : Medical
Porcupine Quills Aid Device Design

Once a porcupine’s quill penetrates your skin, it’s very difficult to remove. That’s the inspiration behind research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, to develop new types of adhesives, needles, and other medical devices.

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