News: Medical
Solar-Powered Sterilization for Remote Clinic Use

Researchers and students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, are trying to change how medical equipment is sterilized in remote clinics using sunlight, an abundant commodity. Their pilot project, conducted in Nicaragua has begun to show promising results.

To care for a...

News: Materials
Bioactive Film-Coated Spinal Implants Improve Bonding

Researchers at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, have successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film that, they say should improve the success rate of the implants, typically used in spinal surgeries.

The polymer contained in these implants, called...

News: Medical
New Method of Controlling Tiny Devices

Electromagnetic devices all require an electric current to create the magnetic fields that allow them to function. But as devices become smaller, being able to efficiently deliver a current to create magnetic fields becomes more difficult. Researchers at UCLA say that they have developed a method to switch...

News: Materials
Adhesive Research Inspired by Stick-on Remoras

Remoras attach themselves to larger marine animals for transportation, protection, and food but just how they attach and detach from hosts without appearing to harm them has inspired a team of researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, to study the structure and tissue properties...

A new image capture software development kit (SDK), called the Dynamic Web TWAIN, allows the simplified creation of an online tool to manage images of patient records....

The objective of this effort was to demonstrate the feasibility of using ultrasound induced neuromodulation (UNMOD) to manage pain. Pain management for acute trauma is generally...

Over the last several years, the medical industry has become more aware of the toxic side effects of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The American Public Health Association passed a resolution in...

Formerly used only in the aerospace arena, Flexeon is a radical departure from the rigid carbon fiber materials found in most prosthetic feet. It’s a specially- formulated reinforced...

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...

Global Innovations: Medical
Improved MRI to Image Joints Being Created
Imperial College London, London, UK
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk

A new system to allow specialists to image difficult areas of the body, which could potentially improve the way procedures such...

An estimated one and half million individuals seek medical treatment for head trauma in the US each year, and annually about 10 million individuals seek treatment for head...

Facing multiple challenges including cost pressure, global competition, and evolving market de mands, medical device companies may consider engaging with a design...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, in 2005, 133 million Americans suffered from at least one chronic disease. The magnitude of the effect of...

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...

Dip molding may not be a term that readily comes to mind when surgeons begin complicated procedures. Yet without this sophisticated, highly controllable process, many medical...

Applications: Electronics & Computers
Electronic Access for Medical Equipment

The need for physical security in the health care industry is no longer limited to grounds, buildings, and rooms. Today, security must extend down to medical enclosures, including cabinets, dispensing...

Quest International, Inc., Irvine, CA, a leading supplier of medical imaging display technologies and information technology solutions, introduces the AlphaView®...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Analytical Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces a new series of electronic valves designed for the analytical industry, and for applications where cleanliness is especially important. The...

Products: Motion Control
New BS22 – 1.5 Spindle Drive

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces the BS22 -1.5 spindle drive from the FAULHABER Group. High-precision lead screws in combination with DC-micromotors, brushless DC-servomotors or stepper motors make it...

The LMV1000G diode-pumped high speed precision laser from Miyachi Unitek, Monrovia, CA, is specifically designed for laser engraving or marking applications on plastics and reflective metals....

Products: Medical
Qosina Anti-Slip Boot

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, has added an Anti-Slip Boot (#51599) to its extensive line of stock components. The new boot helps prevent luer fittings from slipping apart, and works with most standard luer fittings. Made from...

Products: Electronics & Computers
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectors

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces four new USB 3.0 connectors. USB 3.0, SuperSpeed USB, provides a 10x faster data transfer rate over Hi-Speed USB with a 5 Gbps signaling rate. SuperSpeed USB is a...

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...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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,...

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...

Products: Motion Control
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

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