Products : Materials
Medical Device Adhesive

The 211-CTH-SC MD® medical device adhesive from DYMAX (Torrington, CT) is formulated for on-demand cure with the BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing lamp. It is bright blue in the uncured state, enabling automated vision systems and manual operations to confirm adhesive placement prior to cure.

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Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Battery-Powered Surgical Driver

The battery-powered Pro-Driver from Pro-Dex, Inc. (Irvine, CA) offers an alternative to time-consuming and arduous placement of screws and plates in a variety of surgical procedures, such as small bone, neuro, spine, and cranial maxillofacial. OEMs can increase sales of their implant system and help their...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Blue Laser Diodes

Power Technology (Little Rock, AR) has introduced additional blue laser diode wavelengths and power levels. The laser diodes can be installed in an assortment of PTI modules, including laserinduced fluorescence, confocal microscopy, high-resolution printing, flow cytometry, and Raman spectroscopy. The new offerings include: 375...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Diode-Pumped Medical Laser

Jenoptik (Jena, Germany) has launched the JenLas® 5/8W, a diode-pumped thin-disk laser that provides up to 8 W output for applications in medicine as well as for entertainment. The laser can be used for laser therapy in aesthetics and dermatology. This doubled-frequency, diode-pumped, thin-disk laser operates...

Products : Imaging
Balloon Visual Inspection System

Interface Catheter Solutions (Laguna Niguel, CA) has introduced the Auto-i 360 balloon visual inspection system with upgrades to reduce cycle times. The new system provides both visual/flaw in spection and dimensional measurments of medical balloons in a single operation to add consistency and accountability to...

Products : Software
Industrial Panel PCs

HKAUTOMATION (Peachtree City, GA), a Hoffman + Krippner company, has introduced industrial panel PCs called flex-IPC®. The line provides a robust enclosure made of zinc-coated stainless steel and a customizable aluminum front panel, sealed according to IP 65. It is based on an open software architecture with operating...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
High-Current Spring Pins

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) has added three large-scale, high-current spring pins to its family of ruggedized spring-loaded products. These rugged spring pins are rated at 9 amps and designed with unique termination features. MM0854-0-15-20-82-14-11-0 has a solder cup while MM 0855-0-15-20-82-14-11-0 is designed with a...

Products : Medical
Base Plates

Accudynamics (Lakeville, MA) offers precision machined base plates for medical diagnostic equipment. They eliminate flexure or unintended movement, which can cause damage to the machine or produce inaccurate test results. The base plates are machined using a Kitamura® bridge manufacturing center with spindle speeds of 22,000 RPM,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
EMI Filters

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) offers two new series of EMI filters for MRI shielded rooms. The 058 series filters are designed to mitigate any unwanted EMI noise through MRI room telephone, alarm, and data lines. The UL-recognized 059 series filters provide EMI suppression along the main power lines. The dual line filters are...

Products : Medical
Diaphragm Pump

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) offers the N0150 diaphragm pump, which can be customized with a water-cooled head to prevent pump overheating in process applications where exothermic reactions from helium, xenon, and other gases may produce excessive heat and potentially shorten pump service life. The pump is designed to deliver the...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hardware Mounting Kits

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) offers hardware mounting kits for PC/104 and PC104-Plus Bus Drives for limited space design/installation applications. Each mounting kit includes all the hardware required to mount a single-board and is supplied with 4 each: #4-40 threaded spacers .600" length, #4-40 × ¼ screws, and...

Products : Medical
Silicone Elastomers

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (Akron, OH) has announced the launch of its HCR (high consistency rubber) product line – Sil-X-Shin™ Silicone Elastomers, which are designed for extruded tubing and profiles. The platinum, addition-cure series is designed for use in healthcare applications. The elastomers are available in a...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-Pressure Sensors

Sensortechnics (Walpole, MA) offers the LBA series of differential low-pressure sensors based on thermal mass flow measurement of air through a micro-flow channel integrated within the silicon sensor chip. The sensors are suitable for differential pressure flow measurement where the pressure drop across a flow element is a...

Products : Medical
USB Power Sensor

Giga-tronics (San Ramon, CA) offers the GT-8555A 100 MHz to 20 GHz USB Peak Power Sensor, which provides fully calibrated peak and average power measurements, with a high dynamic range and PC-based user interface. The power sensor delivers 20 GHz frequency range, 2,000 readings per second typical, dynamic range of –40 to 20...

Products : Electronics & Computers
External Power Supplies

The DTM110-C series of medical-certified AC-DC external power supplies from TDK-Lambda (San Diego, CA) offers output power ratings from 90 to 110 watts. Typical operating efficiencies are greater than 85%. Available output voltages include 12V, 13.5V, 15V, 19V, and 24V. The series operates with a universal AC output of 90...

Labeling Solution

CILS International (Burlington, MA) has launched a solvent-resistant durable label range that provides lifelong adhesion and product identification when exposed to aggressive chemicals and solvents such as Acetone, MEK, and hydraulic brake fluids. The surface coating allows variable data (serial number, barcodes, etc.) to be...

Products : Software
Memory Devices

The new EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) devices from ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) include the high density 512 kilobit CAT24C512 and 1 megabit CAT24M01, which have a 1.8 to 5.5 V supply voltage range. They employ 256 byte and 128 byte page write buffers, respectively. Both devices support Standard...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Open-Source Opens Doors for Surgical Robots

Raven II, a robotic surgery system developed at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington, is being shared on an open-source basis with five other universities. Researchers hope that this will enable users to share software, replicate experiments, and collaborate in other ways — and ultimately...

Briefs : Medical
Thin, Absorbent Skin Adhesive

An aging population and accompanying demand for wound dressing and stoma care technologies that provide better treatment than conventional techniques have prompted the medical adhesives industry to produce a new generation of product solutions. One recently proven technology is a highly breathable formulation with...

Briefs : Medical
Quality Control Method for a Micro-Nano-Channel Microfabricated Device

A variety of silicon-fabricated devices is used in medical applications such as drug and cell delivery, and DNA and protein separation and analysis. In applications such as drug delivery from implantable devices, the silicon device structure must have superior precision. In...

Briefs : Medical
Controlling Heat Curing Adhesive Processes Using Infrared Spot Curing

Adhesives are often used as the joining compound between substrates in the medical device industry. Typical applications for adhesives include tube-to-connector bonding, steel-cannula-to-hub bonding, and any other joining process. Adhesives work particularly well in the...

Briefs : Medical
Precise Chemical Etching Method for Diamond Crystal Components

A new method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a precise way to engineer microscopic cuts in a diamond surface, yielding potential benefits in both measurement and technological fields.*

Features : Medical
Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Validations: Considerations in Reusable Device Design

Reusable devices face significant design challenges that single-use devices do not. A design engineer must think about how the device will perform not only during the first use, but for every subsequent use. Many medical devices need to be able to...

Features : Medical
Engineering a New Face After Craniofacial Injury

Today, surgeons face many limitations when it comes to helping a patient who suffers from a severe craniofacial injury, or an injury pertaining to the skull and the face. Most often a result of cancer or warrelated circumstances, the injury is both psychologically and physically damaging.

Features : Medical
Neuromodulation: Current Practice, Limitations, and Considerations

Right now, signals from your brain are instructing the muscles around each eye to contract, panning your view left to right and adjusting focus along the way. The photoreceptors in your eyes react to the photons reflecting off each letter, ultimately transmitting information...

Features : Medical
Lessons Learned From Investigations of Product Failures

When a medical product fails in the field, everyone suffers — not just the patient, but also the manufacturer and its employees, investors, suppliers, and even competitors. No one wants a product failure, least of all the company liable for its safety. Faced with a crisis, the...

Applications : Medical
Selecting a Partitioned OS for a Radiation Therapy System

As medical devices increase in functionality, they need more robust and complex embedded software. Handling that complexity usually requires the software to utilize an operating system (OS). Choosing a commercial OS, however, typically involves making compromises among attributes such as...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electronics Manufacturing Services

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronics Systems (Littleton, MA) has announced new additions to its Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) capabilities: new, faster flying probe test equipment and new highly efficient Automated Optical Inspection equipment. The new equipment provides additional test capabilities...

Products : Motion Control
Miniature Air Motors

Pro-Dex (Irvine, CA) offers miniature air motors for medical, robotic, and industrial use with stall torques from 2.8 in-oz to 1200 in-oz and free speeds of 7 RPM to 40,000 RPM. They feature a ¾" diameter barrel to fit into tighter spaces than other motors. Since it is air-driven, it does not require expensive Class 1,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Integrated DC/DC Converter

iC-Haus GmbH (Bodenheim, Germany) offers a 4- 36 V buck/boost DC/DC converter with two programmable voltages ranging from 1.5V to 5.5V for the compact voltage supply of industrial sensors and small subsystems. It achieves a residual ripple of typically 10 mVpp – suitable for the supply of precision analog circuits....

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