Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Image Sensors

AWAIBA (Madeira, Portugal) offers DRAGSTER 2x-8K-7um image sensors that process images at the intended velocities and send the information out via Camera Link (both Dual or Four Camera Link sockets) or alternatively via double Coax Press-headers (CXP) capable of a total data speed of 10 Gbps (5Gbps per channel).

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Brushless Air Compressor

Thomas Division (Sheboygan, WI), a Gardner Denver Company, offers the 2220 Series brushless DC oil-less air compressor designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight compressor with variable output. The 2220 is small (3.8" high × 2.64" wide × 4.70" long) and weighs 1.48 lb. The compressor...

PDF Catalog

Value Plastics (Fort Collins, CO) offers a 2012 catalog coupled with an interactive PDF, featuring information on over 4,000 off-the-shelf parts as well as new products including the MQC Series of quick connect fittings and a new line of single-use sanitary clamps, the PharmaLok Series.

Products : Medical
False-Bottom Tubes

Sarstedt (Newton, NC) has introduced a 13 × 75 mm configuration to its existing line of false-bottom screw cap aliquot tubes. False-bottom tubes feature an elevated conical base that lifts serum/plasma yields to a more optiumum height for automated analysis. The new option has a small 2.5 mL filling volume, a rounded skirt...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Green Wavelength Lasers

Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) has announced the availability of PNF Series green wavelength spectrum lasers suitable for surgical and X-ray alignment applications on dark or pigmented skin. Green lasers are more visible to the human eye against dark or pigmented skin than traditional red wavelength surgical lasers,...

Compact Power Supplies

The VAN-115/230AC-K19 AS-Interface Power Supplies from Pepperl+Fuchs (Twinsburg, OH) are Class II and 90.5 percent efficient. A compact 42-mm-wide design allows users to stack them side-by-side to reduce the size of their enclosure. They support input voltages from 85 VAC to 264 VAC, and deliver up to 2.8 A output. A...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rotary Encoders

POSITAL, a unit of FRABA Inc. (Hamilton, NJ), now offers absolute rotary encoders with a combined interface that enables simultaneous communication of both absolute and incremental rotary position data. The new interface reports absolute rotary position data to the PLC using the synchronous serial interface (SSI) standard,...

Features : Medical
Microneedle Injection: Drug Delivery Targeted to the Back of the Eye

Diseases the affect the back of the eye include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis. Although many therapies exist to treat these diseases, drug delivery methods are limited; delivering drugs to the posterior segment of the eye is...

Briefs : Medical
Nano Sponges for Drug Delivery and Medicinal Applications

This invention is a means of delivering a drug, or payload, to cells using non-covalent associations of the payload with nanoengineered scaffolds; specifically, functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and their derivatives where the payload is effectively sequestered by the...

Briefs : Medical
Self-Locking Fastener Resists Vibration, Heat

Today, engineers are successfully attacking problems from vibrational loosening to joint fatigue with a self-locking fastener called Spiralock, whose effectiveness has been validated in published test studies at leading institutions including MIT, the Goddard Space Flight Center, and British...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

ICCNexergy (Chicago, IL) has launched a 20-watt desktop power supply line for medical (MWA020) applications. It offers fully regulated DC output in 5V, 9V, 12V, and 24V models. All models feature an LED and are backed by a 5-year limited warranty. It meets EISA, EuP level V efficiency standards, and is available in both class I...

Products : Materials
Polymer Compounding System

The Micro-Twin Screw compounder from Technovel Corporation (Osaka, Japan) offers special capabilities including RPMs up to 4400, high torque drive system, and pressure resistant barrel. The modular screw design can be configured for L/D either 45:1 or 60:1. Technovel also manufactures this system with 6000 RPMs, and...

News : Medical
Exploring Less Invasive Options for Implants

On an episode of "Shark Tank" (a reality TV show in which people present their business ideas to a panel of potential investors, or "sharks"), a man proposed the idea of a surgically implanted Bluetooth set. The "sharks" laughed him right out of the tank, reasoning that nobody would want to undergo a...

News : Medical
Houston, We Have a Diagnosis

When it comes to medical technology, what's good for the astronaut is good for the rest of us, too. Thinking a little out of this world has inspired and driven the development of a host of medical technologies that have advanced the ways in which patients are diagnosed and treated, whether in space or on Earth....

Videos : Photonics/Optics

Aculight is a complete laser solutions resource. Founded in 1993 and privately held, they develop and manufacture innovative lasers for the industrial, research, government and medical markets. Offering both off-the-shelf and custom-designed products, Aculight is an ideal partner for laser system development.

Deformable Mirrors Correct Optical Distortions

In 1999, Boston Micromachines Corporation, a newly formed company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for space-based adaptive optical technology. The Phase I led to a Phase II SBIR with JPL and...

Noninvasive Test Detects Cardiovascular Disease

ArterioVision provides a direct measurement of atherosclerosis before it causes these “symptoms” by safely and painlessly measuring the thickness of the first two layers of the carotid artery wall using an ultrasound procedure and advanced image-analysis software. The carotid artery, located...

Space Suit Technologies Protect Deep-Sea Divers

Creating devices for the high-stress rigors of space travel pushes designers to their limits, and the results often far exceed the original concepts. The technologies developed for the extreme environment of space are often applicable here on Earth. Some of these NASA technologies, for example,...

Video : Communications
Zin Technologies

ZIN Technologies provides integrated products and spaceflight hardware development services to NASA and Fortune 500 companies. ZIN-Tech, with its uniquely qualified staff, and a proven track record of award winning work, delivers product development, system prototypes, and space flight hardware on time and under budget. The...

Portable Device Analyzes Rocks and Minerals

inXitu, Inc. specializes in developing technologies required to enable the next generation of scientific instruments used for materials analysis. The technology used in inXitus portable rock and mineral analyzer received a prestigious R&D 100 award and was chosen to fly on the Mars Science Laboratory...

Videos : Defense
Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR)

Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR) develops state-of-the-art high temperature, high strength ceramic materials and processes. ACR's long-range mission is to improve the performance of ceramic and composite materials.

Functional Materials Research (Engineering) at the University of Exeter

This video focuses on the Engineering side of Functional Materials Research at the University of Exeter: Functional materials research focuses on the design and fabrication of novel materials, the understanding, via modelling and experimental characterisation, of their...

Inventing Medical Devices for Children

The UCSF 'D'Vice Squad' teams physicians, engineers, and other scientists to develop devices that will improve the health of children.

Nanotechnology to Combat Diabetes

For years, researchers and patients have been dreaming of an insulin pill that could save diabetics from frequent injections. But the fact that digestive acids in the stomach destroys the insulin before it can enter the bloodstream has been a major obstacle until now. In Coimbra a team of Portuguese researchers...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Optical Manufacturing Guidelines for Medical OEMs

Custom integration of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products can be complex, particularly for medical device integrators that build diagnostic instruments incorporating numerous optical components. Often, objective lenses, illumination sources, and imaging detectors are assembled and...

Briefs : Software
Virtual Ultrasound Guidance for Inexperienced Operators

Medical ultrasound or echocardiographic studies are highly operatordependent and generally require lengthy training and internship to perfect. To obtain quality echocardiographic images in remote environments, such as on-orbit, remote guidance of studies has been employed. This technique...

Briefs : Materials
Using Proprietary Solvent Technology to Swell Silicone

While silicone is the obvious material of choice in many medical applications because of its excellent biocompatibility, its physical properties make it challenging to work with. Design engineers, especially those who work with medical devices, know the difficulties of connecting flexible...

Briefs : Medical
Mechanical Components for Demanding Applications

Advanced medical device designs are evolving rapidly and demand higher standards for medical equipment reliability. Applying linear motion components to these medical applications yields the best results when collaboration begins at the early stages of the design. Beginning with specification...

Features : Medical
Innovative Soft Thermoplastic Urethanes for Medical Applications

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) have historically been used as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for medical applications.1 The well-known biocompatibility, biostability, abrasion resistance, low temperature elasticity, and processing flexibility characteristics of TPUs...

Features : Medical
Preparing for and Navigating Material Changes

One of the phone calls that product managers fear most is a supplier notifying them that a material used in their product is being discontinued. The impending change forces a litany of time-consuming (and potentially expensive) procedures to identify and implement a suitable replacement material so...

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