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...

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...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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...

Products : Electronics & Computers
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...

Products : Medical
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,...

News : Medical
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?

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...

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 : Medical
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.

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...

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...

Briefs : Medical
Extreme Ionizing-Radiation-Resistant Bacterium

There is a growing concern that desiccation and extreme radiation-resistant, non-spore-forming microorganisms associated with spacecraft surfaces can withstand space environmental conditions and subsequent proliferation on another solar body. Such forward contamination would jeopardize future life...

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,...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Self-Charging Power Cell for Small Devices

Scientists at Georgia Tech say that they have developed a new self-charging power cell technology that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy. Then, the power is stored until it is...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: February 2013

February is American Heart Month—a time to take stock of our heart health and endeavor to improve it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the number one...

Features : Medical
Magnitude Matters

Topping the agenda of medtech executives for 2013 is repeal of the medical device excise tax, which went into effect on January 1. Enacted as part of the healthcare reform legislation of 2010, the new law requires...

Fine thin metal laser cutting is an ideal technology for the specialized cutting requirements found in the manufacturing of medical tube tools and...

Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical de vices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot...

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