Hearing loss can occur as a result of aging, genetic predisposition, an illness or injury, or over the course of years of exposure to loud sounds, which cause intense vibrations that damage the hair...

ToughWare Prosthetics, an engineering and design group dedicated to developing innovative new assistive technologies, helps satisfy the global need for prosthetic devices that are...

Global Innovations: Materials
Bacterial Resistant Polymers Identified
University of Nottingham
Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
www.nottingham.ac.uk

Scientists at the University of Nottingham, in the UK, have discovered a new class of polymers that...

Mission Accomplished: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Exoskeletons Provide Hope for Those with Paraplegia

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, somewhere between 236,000 to 327,000 people in the US are living with serious spinal cord injuries. About 155,000 have...

Products: Electronics & Computers
EMS Capabilities for Medical Devices

Suntron Corporation (Phoenix, AZ), a leader in integrated electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) and embedded computing solutions, will showcase its capabilities for the medical industry in Booth #126 at...

Products: Motion Control
Series 1336 and 1741 CXR Brushed Motors

MICROMO (Clearwater, FL) has expanded its range of brushed motors with the addition of two new CXR series graphite commutated motors. The new drives offer high-power density with 4 or 8 mNm continuous...

PITTMAN Motors, a division of AMETEK Precision Motion Control (Harleysville, PA), introduced configurable DC motor 3D model downloads. The 3D model system is an online system that allows an...

Applimotion, Inc., (Loomis, CA) introduces new models of its UTS Slotless frameless direct drive motors expanding covering sizes from 12 mm diameter to 300 mm diameter. The slotless motor product line...

Products: Test & Measurement
Temperature Profiling Success Stories

Datapaq (Santa Cruz, CA), the world's leading supplier of temperature profiling systems, announces the digital publication Application Success Stories, an online anthology of end-user case studies...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adjustable Mounting Shaft Collars

A line of adjustable mounting shaft collars that can be customized for securing sprockets, pulleys, lever arms, and other drive components is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. (Wilmington, MA)....

Lemos International Co., Inc., (Barrington, RI) offers the compact and easy-to-use disposable PicoLite USB data logger, which provides a simple solution for temperature monitoring through out mass...

FCI USA, LLC (Etters, PA) has developed the PwrBlade Series connector, which incorporates a modular design that enables easy upgrades to medical equipment. It also simplifies equipment designs by...

Servoflo Corporation (Lexington, MA) announcees the MP-6 Series of micropumps. Based on piezoelectric diaphragm pump technology, the MP-6 micropump delivers air, gas, or liquid for low flow...

The Lee Company (Westbrook, CT) offers a new LPL2 Inert Solenoid Pump featuring a revolutionary port head design that allows tubing connections and manifold mounting, and enables the designer to...

Mahr Federal Inc., (Provi dence, RI) has added a new Mar Connect Integrated Wireless data transmission system to its family of MarCator Digital Indicators at prices that compete with typical wired...

Portescap (West Chester, PA) introduces 12GS motors to their Athlonix™ platform of high-power density brush dc motors. The 12GS motors deliver spectacular speed-to-torque performance in a compact lighter...

High precision, high quality medical machining products require fluids from Cimcool Fluid Technology LLC, (Cincinnati, OH), designed in conjunction with medical suppliers to meet the technical challenges...

To meet the needs of manufacturers processing 3D components on abrasive waterjet machines, OMAX Corporation released the latest version of its Intelli- MAX Software Suite. The new Intelli-MAX 18 provides...

Schurter Inc., (Santa Rosa, CA) expanded its range of V-Lock power cords to include two types designed to ensure patient safety in critical medical and dental applications and that meet UL 817 testing. The...

Drug-eluting balloon (DEB) and drug delivery catheter (DDC) based treatments are increasingly being offered and used for the treatment of coronary, peripheral, neurovascular, and...

News: Medical
FDA Moves Up Deadline for UDI System

The US Food and Drug Administration released an amendment seeking to speed the deadlines for establishing a unique device identification (UDI) system, or numeric or alphanumeric code on certain medical devices. Specifically, the amendment would apply to “implantable, life-supporting, and life-sustaining”...

News: Medical
November Month-End Industry News

Here’s hoping that your Thanksgiving holiday was festive and that everyone at your table found at least one reason to be thankful. Heading into December, here is the latest batch of news from the medical products community. Please click the link for more.

News: Medical
November Mid-Month Industry News

Our thoughts are with those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. The storm's destructive force was felt across the East Coast, but none were more directly impacted than those within the tri-state area—New Jersey, New York, Connecticut. We recognize that the storm's torrential rains, powerful...

News: Medical
Top 10 Healthtech Hazards Report

While health technology advances provide new ways to improve patient care, some may also create new opportunities for harm. To help minimize the risk of technology-related adverse events, the ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has released its...

News: Medical
Defibrillator Setting Change Leads to Health Gains

A new study shows that many implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which are designed to detect and correct dangerous heart rhythms, are programmed to too low a setting, delivering painful shocks for heart rhythms that aren’t dangerous. Making a simple change in the way physicians...

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Disposable MEMS Market Growing, Study Says

The market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) used as pressure sensors in medical electronics is likely to grow by 7 percent this year, aided by the use of disposable devices as well as respiratory monitoring, according to iSuppli, El Segundo, CA, a global leader in technology value chain...

News: Materials
PVC Organizations Unite to Promote Medical Usage

In Brussels, Belgium, the PVCMed Alliance was launched to promote the use and value of PVC in healthcare applications. PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is the third-most widely produced plastic. The PVCMed Alliance is a coalition of PVC resin and plasticizer producers and PVC converters.

The...

News: Medical
Pacemaker Powered by Heartbeat

Engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, tested an energy-harvesting device that uses piezoelectricity — an electrical charge generated from motion — to convert energy from a beating heart to provide enough electricity to power a pacemaker.

As reported in a study presented at the American...

News: Medical
Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Innovations for 2013

The Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center in Cleveland, OH, has announced its list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that will have a major impact on improving patient care within the next year. The list is made up of devices, including a handheld optical scan for...

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