Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thin-Section Bearings

The REALI-SLIM® MMTM Metric Series of thin-section bearings from Kaydon® Bearings (Muskegon, MI) is suitable for applications that require metric envelope dimensions or thin profiles in the medical equipment industry. The bearings are offered in cross sections of 8, 13, and 20 mm, with bore diameters ranging from 20 to...

Products : Motion Control
Magnetic Drive Pumps

Gorman-Rupp Industries (Belville, OH) has introduced the Integrity Series of integrated magnetic drive pumps. The pump’s components are integrated into a compact design, featuring the impeller assembly as the only moving part. It eliminates the need for motor bearings and offers low power consumption and quiet operation...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Plastic Components

Interstate Specialty Products (Sutton, MA) offers custom engineered plastic components that can be manufactured to specification in thicknesses ranging from 0.0002" to 1.0". Featuring holes from 0.010" to 0.5", with ±0.002" tolerance, and internal radii from 0.012", they can be fabricated from rubber and virtually all...

Products : Materials
Anti-Reflection Coatings

Laser Components (Hudson, NH) has introduced anti-reflection (AR) coatings for use in applications when high power has to be transmitted across optical fibers using a laser. These coatings are intended to reduce coupling losses and avoid disruptive reflections. Three types of coatings are available on a standard basis...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Positioning Stages

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers linear positioning stages featuring moving magnet voice coil technology. They offer high resolution (from 50 nm) and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. They are suitable for short stroke positioning applications requiring high acceleration, high accuracy,...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Platinum-Cured Silicone Tubing

APST tubing from the AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) is available from 0.030" to 1.000" I.D., and is manufactured from low-volatile-grade, platinum-cured silicone. It offers a hardness value of 50 Shore and temperature range of -100 °F to 400 °F.

Products : Medical
Process Analyzer

Brimrose (Sparks, MD) offers a miniature high-speed Process AOTF-NIR (Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Near Infrared) Analyzer 7030-IP55 that performs on-line measurement. The Luminar™ 7030-IP55 can be used for real-time homogeneity monitoring and blending control process. Applications include 100% inspection of solids, gels,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has launched the AEF and AFM series of external AC/DC power supply units designed for portable medical equipment. The AEF series offers up to 94% efficiency in 100, 120, and 150 W models with single output covering nominal voltages of +12, +19, +24, or +48 VDC. The AEF 150 W model also offers a +36 VDC...

Products : Materials
Medical Leads

Bioconnect (San Diego, CA), a division of RF Industries, offers replacement leads that feature DIN overmolded DIN sockets that have a positive fit with any brand of AAMI approved cables. The leads are manufactured using Santoprene® brand latex-free thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). They are available in both snap and pinch...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vibration Isolators

Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) offers vibration isolators including silicone gel pads, sheets, silicone gel, and wire rope isolators for larger applications. Applications include medical equipment such as flow cytometers, blood analyzers, life science cameras, sensitive electronic scales, handheld...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Differential Pressure Sensor

Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) has introduced the SDP2108-R, a sensor solution for measuring air flows in medical ventilation applications. The sensor features an extended measuring range of 0 to 3500 Pa. The sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated; it features a response time of 8 ms and provides an...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Common-Mode Chokes

Prem Magnetics (Johnsburg, IL) has introduced a series of common-mode chokes for reducing unwanted common-mode noise signals on a power line. The SPCM series covers inductance values ranging from 65.0 uHy to 120 mHy and current values ranging from 0.3 ADC to 30 Arms.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flex Assemblies

FCI (Etters, PA) has introduced the Flexible Connections(SM) series, which includes flex assemblies, fine-pitch jumpers, high-density BGA-based flex assemblies, and rigid flexes using press-fit backplane connectors. Signal routing is contained in flat “2D” spaces to improve ventilation, and natural mechanical forgiveness of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Electronic Valves

The EW Series electronic valves from Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) feature wire leads out of the top of the valve and are available in 2-way or 3-way, normally closed or fully ported. The series offers flexibility in design with its in-line or manifold mount options, and choice of several DC voltages. The...

Products : Medical
Image Processing Solution

National Instruments (Austin, TX) has introduced the NI 1483 Camera Link adapter module in combination with the NI FlexRIO field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board, offering a solution for embedding vision and control algorithms directly on FPGAs. Users can process and analyze an image in real time with little or no...

Products : Materials
Radiation Sterilization Process Indicator

Akron Coating and Adhesives (Akron, OH) offers the ACA60-140, a radiation sterilization process indicator that changes color at 25 kGy of gamma radiation and is suitable for use with the sterilization of medical devices. The labels reveal the extent of radiation exposure to the product, changing from a...

News : Photonics/Optics
New System Improves Cataract Surgery

A new system for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery developed at Stanford University School of Medicine uses a new approach to make the procedure less dependent on surgical skill and allow for greater consistency.

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Surgical Instruments

In July 2010, the FDA released a warning on a number of fibrin-based bleeding control products that were demonstrated to cause air embolisms in patients when used improperly during surgery. The article reported that the embolisms, though rare, could be caused by the clinician using...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Lasers Deliver a Bright Future for Diagnostics

Biophotonics, the interaction between light and biological material, serves as the basis for various medical applications. The following research efforts and technologies highlight some ways in which medical lasers and biophotonics continue to contribute to the refinement of diagnostics and...

Features : Medical
Express Testing Makes for More Effective Vet Visit

From “man’s best friend” to the exotic mammals and reptiles that grace the grounds of a zoo, recent improvements in wellness and prevention care are leading to longer and healthier lives for animals, as well as fewer trips to the veterinary office.

Features : Software
Keeping Hearts Pumping

An estimated one million people worldwide have heart conditions that would benefit from a heart transplant. However, the number of donor hearts available is extremely limited, with fewer than 3,000 total transplants performed each year in the United States. Fortunately, for people with such heart problems, a unique...

Features : Medical
'Mindshift' Biofeedback Gaming Technology

The gamer's quest is for reality, but there are limits when an animated, armored man is shooting at a banshee flying at him at simulated warp speed on a video screen; or a caricature of an athlete is trying to hit a light that represents a ball that can curve in ways that defy physics.

Briefs : Medical
Preserving Phase for Bionic Implants by Rearranging a Signal’s Components

Any signal can be decomposed into components of sinusoids. This pioneer technique expands the theory of interchangeability of phase and a shift of time (or a shift of another variable). It faithfully preserves phase information by mathematically rearranging the...

Briefs : Materials
Thermographic Printing Using Organic Silver Salts

The materials presented allow the writing on a single sheet of these materials without ink, but only by heat, thereby revealing a black and white image. This process is called thermographic writing or printing.

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Retractor System for Abdominal Surgery

Adjusting abdominal clamps to open up a larger operating field during surgery typically requires the use of two hands: one hand to unscrew the clamp, and the other hand to pull the clamp to increase the operating field. Furthermore, one hand has to retain the clamp in position while the other is used to...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Repeatable, Low-Cost UV Assembly of Biosensors

A biosensor is an analytical device that converts a biological response into an electrical signal. It is increasingly being used as a cost-effective diagnostic tool that offers the capability to render efficient, easy-to-use, and accurate diagnosis. While technological advances in biosensors are...

Briefs : Medical
Tethered Endoscope for Photographing the Esophagus

Conventional endoscopes are the “gold standard” for investigating and evaluating mucosal disease of the esophagus. Free-swimming camera pills are large because they must carry camera, batteries, memory, illumination, and some level of image processing power on board. A typical camera pill...

Briefs : Imaging
Isolation of the 'Paenibacillus phoenicis', a Spore-Forming Bacterium

A microorganism was isolated from the surfaces of the cleanroom facility in which the Phoenix lander was assembled. The isolated bacterial strain was subjected to a comprehensive polyphasic analysis to characterize its taxonomic position. Both phenotypic and phylogenetic...

Briefs : Medical
Cell Radiation Experiment System

The cell radiation experiment system (CRES) is a perfused-cell culture apparatus, within which cells from humans or other animals can (1) be maintained in homeostasis while (2) being exposed to ionizing radiation during controlled intervals and (3) being monitored to determine the effects of radiation and the...

Briefs : Medical
Monolithically Integrated, Mechanically Resilient Carbon-Based Probes for Scanning Probe Microscopy

Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) is an important tool for performing measurements at the nanoscale in imaging bacteria or proteins in biology, as well as in the electronics industry. An essential element of SPM is a sharp, stable tip that possesses...

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