Products : Medical
Heavy-Duty Box Furnace

The 954 electrically heated 2,000 °F inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace from Grieve Corporation (Round Lake, IL) is used for heat treating titanium. 57 KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by vacuum-formed ceramic fiber, to heat the load. Workspace dimensions are 30" wide x 48" deep x 30" high. The...

Products : Medical
Remote Control Unit

On Line Controls (Hudson, MA) has introduced a new remote control unit for MicroAir II ultra-low air pressure controllers used in the manufacture and extrusion of medical, catheter, and automotive tubing. The unit is contained in a small box with up/down control buttons and a digital display that can be located 100 feet away...

Products : Imaging
Custom Front Panel Graphic Overlays

Nameplates for Industry (New Bedford, MA) has introduced custom fabricated front panel graphic overlays for high-end medical devices and laboratory instruments or equipment. The graphic overlays feature high-resolution digital printing with fine lines, full-color images, unlimited colors and color gradients,...

Products : Medical
Low Power MEMS Accelerometer

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) introduces the ADXL362, a 3- axis, digital MEMS accelerometer that operates at 300 nA in motion sensing wake-up mode, consuming 60% less current than the closest competing sensor in the same mode. In full measurement mode, the ADXL362 uses 2 μA at a 100 Hz data rate, using 80% less power...

Videos : Medical
Latex-Free TPE Tubing

Kent Elastomer Products (Kent, Ohio) has released its line of Pro-Free™ non-latex tubing as a stock product in four standard sizes and packaged in 50 foot continuous lengths in a poly-lined re-shippable carton. This tubing is comprised of a low durometer TPE blend that is designed to provide the same high level of...

Products : Medical
Two-Component Silicone

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) offers a two-component silicone MasterSil 153 that is a self priming system, can be cured over wide surface areas, and features easy handling with precise application. MasterSil 153 has a low exotherm and long working life at room temperature and bonds to most metals, plastics, glass, ceramic,...

Products : Medical
Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator

Pletronics (Lynnwood, WA) has released its TCG4 Series temperature-compensated voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (TCVCXO) for small hand-held electronic devices where a highly stable, precision clocking source is needed. The series is available in supply voltages from 1.8V to 3.3V, and clipped-sine...

Products : Medical
High-Efficiency Water Jackets Module

Interface Catheter Solutions (Laguna Niguel, CA) introduces high-efficiency water jackets to improve balloon yields and balloon forming cycle times. A water jacket is the balloon forming machine module that facilitates mold heating and cooling during the manufacturing process. This creates a more uniform...

Products : Medical
Foot Mount Catalog

Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) has published a new 192-page products catalog “Foot Mounts Catalog V120,” featuring more than 4,000 components in polyamide, stainless steel, and steel bases. It includes sections on metric miniature foot mounts and antivibration foot mounts used to level all types of...

Products : Medical
Linear Actuator with Adapter Plate

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) released a new version of its 36 mm OD G4 linear actuator, which includes a special adapter plate allowing the smaller unit to replace 42 mm and 46 mm units in existing applications. Its performance exceeds that of comparable size actuators, and uses the same bolt...

Products : Medical
Smaller Current Sense Resistors

The CSRF series from Stackpole Electronics, Inc. (Raleigh, NC) is a foil on ceramic carrier technology that can achieve lower resistance values than thick film technology and offers excellent TCR of as low as 50 ppm. The CSRF0805 is rated at 0.5 watts and is available in resistance values from 10 milliohms up to...

News : Medical
September Industry News Wrap-Up

Here is a compilation of changes in leadership, expansions, mergers, and acquisitions that have taken place in the medical device industry during the second half of September. If you have news to be included in this section, please send it to the editor, Beth Sisk, at beth@techbriefs.com.

News : Medical
FDA Compiles FAQ List for Device Listing Changes

The FDA has compiled a list of FAQs provided to assist medical device establishments with understanding the new requirements and responsibilities for registration and listing that become effective today, October 1, 2012.

The information includes a list of changes to medical device listing...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reshoring Initiative Celebrates First Anniversary

The Reshoring Initiative, whose ongoing mission is to broadcast the benefits of reshoring or bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States, celebrated its first year of incorporation, as well as the achievement of significant national attention and support of its efforts. The number of...

News : Medical
Real-Time MRI Catheterization Shows Promise

An experimental MRI method may be safer and just as swift as standard X-ray procedures in guiding surgical interventions in the heart. The finding, from a small clinical study by scientists at NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), suggests that MRI might one day offer a...

News : Medical
Larger Thigh Size Can Cause Hip Implant Failure

Biomechanical engineers at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail. In a study, the team simulated hip dislocations as they occur in humans and determined that increased thigh girth creates hip instability...

News : Communications
Diagnosing Ear Infections with an iPhone

Any parent who’s had to deal with a screaming child with a painful ear infection knows that getting a quick diagnosis and medication if needed is the key to regaining a happy home. What if they were able to skip taking the upset child to the doctor for that diagnosis?

That is the question posed...

News : Medical
Making Ultrasound Affordable & Accessible

What if every pregnant woman in the world had access to ultrasound technology to examine the health and development of their unborn child? That’s what engineers at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, wondered.

They have developed a portable and easy-to-use ultra-low cost scanner that...

News : Medical
Taking the Ouch Out of Injections

Millions of injections are given annually, from annual flu shots to childhood immunizations. However, while hypodermic needles deliver controlled, precise injections, the pain they deliver continues to make them unpopular among recipients, especially children.

Now, a new laser-based system, being...

News : Medical
Predicting Memory Storage

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, believe that it’s possible to predict how well people can remember information by monitoring their brain activity while they study.

A team in Sandia’s cognitive systems group monitored test subjects with electroencephalography (EEG) sensors while...

News : Medical
September Mid-Month Industry Report

It's mid-September and there have been many new leadership changes, expansions, and mergers. To see what's happened in the industry in the past two weeks, see below.

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Process for Flexible Electronics

An associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, has developed a silicon-on-insulator (SOI)–complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process for fabricating flexible electronics. As reported in Applied Physics Letters, the technology may some day be...

News : Medical
Federal Lab-Developed Tech Now Easier to Find

Did you know that you can use federal laboratory-developed technologies to grow your business? The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has created a free, online “One-Stop Shop” to quickly find the right opportunity for you — no matter which federal lab it comes...

News : Medical
Mini Wirelessly Powered Cardiac Implant

A team of engineers at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, has demonstrated that a tiny, implantable cardiac device can get its power from radio waves transmitted from a small power device on the surface of the body. The implanted device could fit on the head of pin.

In their paper, published in the...

News : Propulsion
Self-Charging Power Cell Converts & Stores Energy

Scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, have invented a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. By eliminating the need to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy for...

News : Medical
Smart Sutures Can Detect Infections

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created coated sutures with sensors that could monitor wounds and speed up healing. The electronic sutures, which contain ultra-thin silicon sensors integrated on polymer or silk strips, can be threaded through needles and, in animal tests,...

News : Medical
Stem Cell Powered Othopedic Implant

Scientists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, have found a way to use the regenerative power of stem cells to improve orthopedic implant surgery. They are collaborating with surgeons at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital to develop a new type of orthopedic implant that could be stronger and more...

News : Medical
Reporting Adverse Events in Pre-Market Device Trials

Medical device makers should report all adverse events in pre-market clinical trials, including serious health threats, unanticipated serious effects, as well as any deficiencies that might lead to a serious adverse event, states the Global Harmonization Task Force’s (GHTF) final guidance on...

News : Medical
Heat-Extraction Glove Improves Performance

Biologists at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, pursuing a model for studying heat dissipation, have created a glove that can rapidly cool down athletes’ core temperatures and dramatically improve exercise recovery and performance.

A version of the heat-extraction glove is currently nearing...

Briefs : Medical
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