Products: Photonics/Optics
UV LED Curing Systems

Lumen Dynamics, Mississauga, Canada, introduces four new high-power, air-cooled UV LED area curing solutions. Its new OmniCure® AC450, AC475, AC7150, and AC7300 enable manufacturers to benefit from the highest...

KNF Neuberger, Inc., Trenton, NJ, announces its NF2.35 liquid micro diaphragm pump. With a flow rate of 100 ml/min at 235 PSIG, this oil-free pump draws only 10W at full load, is self-priming,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Permanent Marking for Fluoropolymers

Surface Solutions Group, LLC, Chicago, IL, introduces a new process to permanently mark the surface of fluoropolymer items, from fluoropolymer tubing to PTFE coated surfaces. Called VisiMark®, it can be...

Parker Hannifin Corporation, Parflex Division, Ravenna, OH, offers TexLoc PTFE 4:1 Heat Shrink Tubing with the largest expansion ratio available in a PTFE tube. Operating in high temperatures up to 500°F,...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
ECS Brushless Slotless Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the 22ECS brushless motor. Designed to deliver exceptional efficiency in high-speed applications, the 22ECS runs up to 30 percent cooler than similar motors, at speeds...

Products: Electronics & Computers
High Voltage Magnetics

Datatronics Romoland, Inc., Menifee, CA, says its 4283-1200 Series of hi-voltage flyback transformers, offering primary- to-secondary isolation of up to 7 KVdc, is ideal for applications requiring a high-voltage,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Photo Etching Metals with Spring Characteristics

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, specializes in the etching, forming, heat treating, and finishing of components made from metals with superior spring characteristics. Materials include MP35N,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Femtosecond Laser

Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, released its first femtosecond laser, the TruMicro 5050 Femto Edition. This ultrashort pulse laser was built to operate consistently and reliably. With an average power of 40 watts during pulses...

Products: Medical
Sensor Assembly Solutions

Honeywell Sensing and Control, Golden Valley, MN, launched new customizable pressure and thermal sensor solutions, including modules with multiple sensors. Heaters, magnetic, magneto-resistive, infrared, optical,...

Interface Catheter Solutions, Laguna Niguel, CA, introduces an online tri-layer co-extrusion catalog to order tubing. The catalog offers extrusion for .014" guide wire for peripheral dilatation catheters along...

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduces DriveSure™, a new panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with fully integrated speed controller. DriveSure features a 51:1 control ratio and a 408-8rpm...

Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ, announces that its UV10TKMed can be employed in a wide variety of applications involving both disposable and reusable medical device manufacturing....

News: Medical
Creating Next-Generation Prosthetic Heart Valves

Engineers in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, are developing a new family of replacement heart valves made from synthetic materials that, they say, will be superior to current mechanical and tissue-based...

News: Medical
Innovators Seek Ideas to Reduce Infection Rates

Hill-Rom, Batesville, IN, a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies, and Edison Nation Medical, Charlotte, NC, a medical invention developer and online resource for health care innovation, have formed a partnership to conduct a worldwide search for medical invention ideas to...

News: Medical
September Month-End Industry News

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

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
First Real-Time Detector for IV-Delivered Drugs May Eliminate Errors

While computerized smart systems can deliver drugs intravenously in exact volumes to hospital patients, the systems cannot recognize which medications are in the tubing nor can they determine the concentration of the drug in the tubing, which could lead to serious medication...

News: Medical
Proposed Vascular Stent Standard Being Developed by ASTM

All interested parties are welcome to join in the development of a proposed new ASTM International standard that will provide guidance on how to conduct axial, bending, and torsional fatigue testing of stents. The proposed new standard, ASTM WK23330, Guide for in vitro Axial, Bending and...

News: Medical
Plastics from Renewable Raw Materials

A team of scientists from Graz University of Technology, Austria, together with colleagues from the Medical University of Graz, Vienna University of Technology, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, are developing absorbable implants to promote bone healing that can be broken...

News: Medical
Encrypting Heartbeats to Keep Implants Safe from Hackers

Implanted medical devices like defibrillators and insulin pumps now include wireless connections to let doctors or technicians update software or download data—but such improvements could open the door to life-threatening wireless attacks. Security researchers have shown that they can...

News: Medical
Electronic Smart Pump Could Revolutionize Heart Disease Treatment

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK say that they are developing the world’s first electronic smart pump, which could increase survival chances of victims of chronic heart failure. The smart aortic graft would be...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Heart Catheter Used on US Patient

An innovative new heart catheter, the IntellaTip MiFi™ XP catheter, pinpoints areas for therapy delivery. The device was given FDA approval in the United States in August for the treatment of atrial flutter, an arrhythmia that affects nearly one million people in the United States.

News: Materials
Jetprinting Nanostructures with Self-Assembling Material

A team of engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Chicago, and Hanyang University in Korea has developed a new approach to fabricating nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines advanced ink-jet...

News: Medical
Real-Time Detector for IV Drugs Could Eliminate Errors

Computerized smart systems can deliver drugs intravenously in exact volumes to hospital patients. However, the systems do not recognize which medications are in the tubing, nor can they determine the concentration of the drug in the tubing. This can lead to medication errors including...

News: Medical
NSBRI Space Biomedical Research Fellowships Awarded

Five young scientists have received First Award Fellowships from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Through this two-year program, they will conduct biomedical research with the aim of helping to protect astronaut health during long-duration spaceflights. In addition to...

News: IoMT
FDA Finalizes Rule on UDI

Today, the FDA issued its final rule on the unique device identification (UDI) system that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify medical devices. The UDI system should improve the quality of information in medical device adverse events reports, which will help the FDA identify product problems...

News: Imaging
Smartphone Microscope Can Image Single Virus Particles

Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his team have created a portable smartphone microscope attachment that can be used to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and...

News: Medical
Spider Silk + Nanotubes = Tiny Working Wires

Eden Steven, a physicist at Florida State University Magnet Lab, Tallahassee, conducting innovative experiments with spider silk, wanted to see what would happen when strands of spider’s silk were coated with carbon nanotubes. Using drops of water to adhere the powdery carbon nanotubes to the spider...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Surgery Training Tool in Beta Available

The Altair Robotics Laboratory at the University of Verona, Italy, has developed and is making available its Xron, a new simulator for training in robotic surgery. With Xron, a trainee controls the virtual robots in a realistic environment using stereoscopic rendering and advanced input...

News: Medical
Artificial Nose Can Speed Diagnosis of Sepsis

The stench released by disease-causing bacteria is the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and pinpoint the specific microbe, scientists reported at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. The new test produces results in 24 hours,...

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