News : Medical
New Prosthetic Implant in Development

Thousands of veterans return to the U.S. with limb amputations, and for many, standard prosthetics are not an option due to skin issues or short remaining-limb length. These amputees require something other than the typical socket-type attachment systems.

Researchers and surgeons from the University...

This technology helps technical application developers incorporate mathematical and statistical functionality in their applications, while providing the documentation...

For precise blood pressure monitoring in hospitals and surgeries, the accurate handling of medical devices is paramount. Human error or device failure can result in inaccurate...

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor has passed an important research milestone by successfully measuring human brain activity. Experiments verified the sensor's potential for...

Briefs : Imaging
Hands-Free Transcranial Color Doppler Probe

Current transcranial color Doppler (TCD) transducer probes are bulky and difficult to move in tiny increments to search and optimize TCD signals. This invention provides miniature motions of a TCD transducer probe to optimize TCD signals.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. About 1.2 million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year. Approximately 2,000 Americans get heart...

Advancements in medical technology and material science have created new engineering challenges for medical devices used in minimally invasive interventional procedures....

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biomaterials Unlock Potential of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine (RM) holds the potential to address some of society’s most intractable health problems and restore or establish normal bodily function. Today, regenerative...

Surface texture and shape play critical roles in the successful integration, lifetime, and effectiveness of bioimplantable devices. A variety of techniques...

Global Innovations : Photonics/Optics
Direct-to-Brain Bionic Eye
Monash Vision Group, Victoria, Australia
http://www.monash.edu.au/bioniceye/index.html

A brain implant developed at Monash Vision Group (MVG) — a collaboration between Monash University, Alfred Health,...

Mission Accomplished : Imaging
Tooling Techniques Enhance Medical Imaging

They can release as much energy as tens of billions of hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time. They send protons and electrons rocketing at near the speed of light. They heat gas in the Sun’s...

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on the human body and psyche. The practice of music therapy is based on well-researched clinical and empirical evidence. There...

The OPB732 reflective sensor from TT electronics (Carrollton, TX) is suitable for automated handlers for medical diagnostics, able to detect the placement and position of test vials in real time. It is based on an Infrared...

The VSO® MI, a miniature proportional valve from the Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin (Hollis, NH), helps provide medical equipment manufacturers repeatable pneumatic control across various media...

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Protek Power (Hudson, MA) offers the PM60 Series of medical power supplies that provide up to 60W for a variety of medical applications, including patient vicinity medical devices. The PM60 Series accepts a 90-264VAC universal...

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Hirose (Simi Valley, CA) has developed a new series of FPC connectors that can be mated by utilizing either its top or bottom contact points, providing engineers with enhanced product design flexibility. The FH39 Series of...

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced the one-handed hemostasis valve Y connector that allows independent manipulation of multiple guidewires. The one hand control lever action allows for lock and release with...

Boyd Coatings Research Co. (Hudson, MA) has developed the CRC 8000-line medical grade coating for use in reusable medical devices/instruments. The coating line is available in a wide variety of colors, including...

Clariant Masterbatches (Holden, MA) offers color concentrates and pre-color compounds that serve as the basis for new colors for TOPAS cyclic olefin co - poly mer (COC), a material used for medical devices. New colors for...

Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) has launched the digital SFM3000 mass flow meter for high-volume applications in medical devices, process automation, and burner control. The flow channel is designed to achieve a very low...

The EMERGE™ PC/PET 9500CR Advanced Resin from Styron (Berwyn, PA) is an advanced polycarbonate polyethylene terephthalate blend developed for powered medical equipment housing applications where it is necessary to...

The igubal® K-Series rod end bearings from igus (East Providence, RI) are now offered in a clip version with different ball materials. The new clip-in feature makes the dimensionally interchangeable rod ends more versatile....

The No. 984 electrically heated, 500 °F custom-designed toploading oven from Grieve Corporation (Round Lake, IL) is used for curing connector assemblies into long cables at the customer's facility....

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced the JPC Series of check valves, which works like a standard check valve, but can be operated with an air pilot signal providing for “free flow” in...

News : Medical
NSBRI Soliciting Research Proposals

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is soliciting ground-based, analog definition and flight definition proposals. NSBRI is soliciting proposals for six of its seven research teams. Topic areas include smart medical systems and technology to refine and validate plug-and-play sensor and...

News : Medical
European Directive to Impact the Medical Devices Industry

A revision of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE2) Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 24. While it is mainly for European waste and recycling industries, some aspects will have consequences for the medical device industry since,...

News : Medical
New Device Locates Brain Activity with Extreme Accuracy

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed the world’s first device designed to map the human brain combining whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. MEG measures the electrical function and MRI visualizes the structure of...

News : Medical
Generating Terahertz Signals for Medical Device Applications

Engineers at Cornell have developed a new method of generating terahertz signals on an inexpensive silicon chip, that may be useful in applications such as medical imaging and wireless data transfer.

Terahertz radiation, the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between...

News : Medical
Seeking Participants to Help Develop Standards for Medical Device Communications

IEEE has announced four IEEE 11073™ standards-development projects intended to expand support for plug-and-play, interoperable medical-device communications. These standards will help support patients living with chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, congestive...

News : Medical
State-of-the-Art Imaging Technology to Detect Doping at London Olympics

The new Anti-Doping Science Centre in Harlow, UK, considered the most advanced drug testing laboratory in the history of the Olympics, will be conducting tests using equipment like a GE ImageQuant™ LAS4000 biomolecular imager, to detect performance-enhancing drugs during...

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