News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions
Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions

An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health...

Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists Develop Chip for Fast, Accurate Disease Detection at Low Cost

An invention by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) holds promise for a faster, cheaper way to diagnose diseases with high accuracy. Professor Zhang Yong from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and...

News : Medical
Engineers Explore Microfluidics with LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are...

INSIDER : Wearables
Better bandage promotes powerful healing
Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at...

Better bandage promotes powerful healing
INSIDER : Materials
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing

To fulfill regulatory requirements, articles made from liquid silicone rubber must be post-cured, particularly if they are intended for sensitive applications. With a new...

Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing
INSIDER : Medical
Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-like Movements
Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-like Movements

A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something that could dramatically improve their quality of life. The new artificial joint works instead with...

Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-like Movements
From the Editor : Internet of Things
From the Editor — Revolutionary New Radio Architecture Brings the Long Battery Life Needed for IoMT

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the advancement of IoMT. Batteries in medical devices need a long lifespan so that users aren’t having to...

White Papers : Medical
Solve Your Co-Molding Adhesion Challenges with Momentive’s Self-Bonding LSRs

Many available thermoplastics (substrates) create adhesion challenges when co-molded with silicone elastomers. This white paper will explore Momentive’s solution to this design challenge: the Silopren* LSR47x9 liquid silicone rubber series. A robust self-bonding...

Briefs : Medical
Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue
Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and...

Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue
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 : Wearables
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 : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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 : Test & Measurement
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Materials
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...

News : Test & Measurement
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

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