Briefs : Medical
Experimental Bone Helps Osteoarthritis Patients
Experimental Bone Helps Osteoarthritis Patients

Researchers from the Faculty of Chemical Technology Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, are developing an artificial bone, which can be used for treating of the most common joint...

Experimental Bone Helps Osteoarthritis Patients
Briefs : Nanotechnology
Nanodevice Delivers Immunotherapy Without Side Effects
Nanodevice Delivers Immunotherapy Without Side Effects

Houston Methodist scientists have developed a nanodevice to deliver immunotherapy without side effects to treat triple-negative breast cancer. Inserted straight into a tumor, this...

Nanodevice Delivers Immunotherapy Without Side Effects
Briefs : Medical
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple...

Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
Briefs : Medical
Device Assesses and Monitors Lymphedema Noninvasively
Device Assesses and Monitors Lymphedema Noninvasively

Lymphedema is the swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. Treating it at the earliest possible...

Device Assesses and Monitors Lymphedema Noninvasively
Products : Medical
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics

A smart seat cushion uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair.

Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Features : Design
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs

Bring to mind your last straight-out-of-the-box experience with a disposable medical device of any kind. Without a doubt, everyone has experienced the same frustrations:...

Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs
Features : Test & Measurement
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices

Globally, the use of medical consumables continues to rise due to an aging population and the increasing prevalence of day surgeries. As the use of medical...

Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices
Features : Test & Measurement
Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure
Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure

Walking up the stairs to your room one evening, you stop to catch your breath and think “I haven't always felt this tired.” Week by week, you start to notice even...

Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure
Features : Materials
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance

Medical device manufacturers often use silicone adhesives to bond parts together when assembling products such as catheters, pacemakers, cochlear implants, aesthetic...

Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance
Products : Test & Measurement
Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement
Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement

Measurement Software

Hexagon Manufacturing Software, North Kingstown, RI, has launched the latest edition of its measurement software. PC-DMIS 2018 R1 provides continued service pack...

Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement
Products : Software
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Medical
In Vitro Testing of Implant Life
In Vitro Testing of Implant Life

Scientists have developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants in laboratory conditions as close as possible to the human body. The technology is notable for its ethics: the research can...

In Vitro Testing of Implant Life
R&D : Materials
Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants
Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants

Researchers have engineered surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses, and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions. The discovery holds significant...

Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants
R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures
Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures

By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to fabricating complex origami structures whose light weight, expandability, and...

Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Artificial Kidney
Wearable Artificial Kidney

Scientists have developed a new urea sorbent that could accelerate progress toward the development of a lightweight, wearable artificial kidney with the potential to make dialysis more convenient, comfortable and...

Wearable Artificial Kidney
R&D : Medical
Nerve-on-a-Chip Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective
Nerve-on-a-Chip Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective

Scientists have developed a nerve-on-a-chip platform that can stimulate and record from explanted nerve fibers, just as an implanted neuroprosthetic would. Their platform contains...

Nerve-on-a-Chip Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective
Features : Medical
Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
www.tue.nl

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Keio University...

Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Producing Manufacturing Aids with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing

In the era of mass production and lean manufacturing, companies are looking for ways to help boost productivity and reduce unit costs while maintaining quality and repeatability. The focus is on continuously improving production techniques, accelerating the various phases within...

News : Medical
Freudenberg Medical Announces New Global Headquarters, Facility Expansion in Massachusetts
Freudenberg Medical Announces New Global Headquarters, Facility Expansion in Massachusetts

Freudenberg Medical, part of the Freudenberg Group and a global manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions for the...

Freudenberg Medical Announces New Global Headquarters, Facility Expansion in Massachusetts
News : Medical
Strong but Uneven Spending in Medical and Health R&D Across Sectors

Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development (R&D) in the U.S. grew by 27 percent over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, led by industry and the federal government, according to U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research and Development, a...

INSIDER : Medical
Feeling the Pressure with Universal Tactile Imaging
Feeling the Pressure with Universal Tactile Imaging

Researchers have developed a new approach to pressure distribution measurement using tactile imaging technology.

Feeling the Pressure with Universal Tactile Imaging
News : Medical
New Hyrdogel Heals Wounds Faster
New Hyrdogel Heals Wounds Faster

Researchers have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health issues.

New Hyrdogel Heals Wounds Faster
News : Medical
Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease
Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease

A contact lens patch with microneedles could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease
News : Medical
New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers
New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers

A shoe insole could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.

New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers
News : Medical
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global

As of September 2018, Instron’s Calibration Laboratory in Norwood, MA USA (NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0) expanded its global reach to include Europe into its existing operations. This addition...

Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global
On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Introduction to Radiation Dosimetry and the Mathematical Model

An overview of radiation dosimetry will be given with emphasis on dosimetry principles and calibration methods in order to maintain measurement traceability. The importance of estimating measurement uncertainty is discussed, including how uncertainty can be applied to the radiation...

News : Medical
Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities
Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities

An increase in the incidence of vascular disorders, blockage of blood vessels, and high blood sugar has led to a rise in usage of vascular grafts for treatment. Researchers...

Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities
INSIDER : RF & Microwave Electronics
Making MRIs More Precise
Making MRIs More Precise

Researchers have discovered that radio frequency probes with structures inspired by microstrip patch antennas increase MRI resolution in high-frequency MRI machines, when compared to conventional surface coils used...

Making MRIs More Precise
INSIDER : Test & Measurement
New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact
New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact

Researchers have developed a contactless method for measuring blood flow in the upper limbs. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface under green light measuring the absorption...

New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact
INSIDER : Wearables
Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients
Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients

A new wireless, Band-Aid-like sensor could revolutionize the way patients manage hydrocephalus and potentially save the U.S. health care system millions of dollars. A...

Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients

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