INSIDER : Medical
New Hyrdogel Heals Wounds Faster
New Hyrdogel Heals Wounds Faster

Researchers have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster, especially for patients with compromised health issues.

New Hyrdogel Heals Wounds Faster
News : Medical
Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease
Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease

A contact lens patch with microneedles could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease
INSIDER : Medical
New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers
New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers

A shoe insole could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.

New Insole Could Help Heal Diabetic Ulcers
News : FDA/Regulatory
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global

As of September 2018, Instron’s Calibration Laboratory in Norwood, MA USA (NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0) expanded its global reach to include Europe into its existing operations. This addition...

Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global
News : Medical
Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities
Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities

An increase in the incidence of vascular disorders, blockage of blood vessels, and high blood sugar has led to a rise in usage of vascular grafts for treatment. Researchers...

Vascular Graft Industry to Boom with Advent of R&D Activities
INSIDER : RF & Microwave Electronics
Making MRIs More Precise
Making MRIs More Precise

Researchers have discovered that radio frequency probes with structures inspired by microstrip patch antennas increase MRI resolution in high-frequency MRI machines, when compared to conventional surface coils used...

Making MRIs More Precise
INSIDER : Test & Measurement
New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact
New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact

Researchers have developed a contactless method for measuring blood flow in the upper limbs. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface under green light measuring the absorption...

New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact
INSIDER : Medical
Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients
Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients

A new wireless, Band-Aid-like sensor could revolutionize the way patients manage hydrocephalus and potentially save the U.S. health care system millions of dollars. A...

Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients
INSIDER : Medical
Silk + Nanotubes = Biomedical Devices
Silk + Nanotubes = Biomedical Devices

According to new research, silk combined with carbon nanotubes may lead to a new generation of biomedical devices and so-called transient, biodegradable electronics.

Silk + Nanotubes = Biomedical Devices
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — EU MDR: Many Device Makers Unprepared as Impending Deadline Draws Near

With a 2020 deadline looming for the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR), medical device makers “lack understanding of the new rules that govern the ability to sell products in one of the world’s largest markets,” according to a survey...

News : Medical
3D Imaging Opens Door to Fascinating Leaf Complexity

The field of plant science is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new imaging and modeling technologies. These tools are allowing scientists to peer inside the leaf with a clarity and resolution inconceivable a generation ago.

News : Medical
CT Expands Possibilities of Imaging Ancient Remains

Researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) have successfully imaged the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy's hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT is a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology. They...

News : Medical
Chemists Create Circular Fluorescent Dyes for Imaging

University of Oregon chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon and hydrogen. The six-member team is now exploring their potential use in biological imaging.

News : Medical
Enhanced 3D Imaging Advances Brain Treatments

Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, to improve rapid 2D and 3D imaging of neuronal activity in the living brain and other tissues. PySight serves as an add-on for laser scanning microscopes. Such an advancement in...

News : Medical
Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging
Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging

Without a way to prove that a new MRI technique is safe for all women, clinical MRIs haven't been able to keep pace with the latest advances in MRI research. More informative cancer detection...

Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging
Features : Materials
Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?
Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?

Healthcare-related tubing is used for fluid management and drainage as well as with anesthesiology and respiratory equipment, IVs, catheters, peristaltic pumps, and...

Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?
Features : Electronics & Computers
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1

The medical device and engineering industry continues to grow and evolve year over year. As technology improves, the population expands, and...

Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1
Features : Medical
MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices
MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices

As the miniaturization trend continues to take the medical device world by storm, manufacturing with metal injection molding (MIM) and additive processes such...

MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices
Briefs : Materials
Ferroelectric Switching in 2D Tungsten Produces Spontaneous Electrical Polarization
Ferroelectric Switching in 2D Tungsten Produces Spontaneous Electrical Polarization

The general public might think of the 21st century as an era of revolutionary technological platforms, such as smart-phones or social media. But for many...

Ferroelectric Switching in 2D Tungsten Produces Spontaneous Electrical Polarization
Briefs : Design
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices
Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices

Traditional handheld surgical tools continue to provide benefits where surgeons need instruments to be more rigid and have strong holding power to withstand complex procedures. The...

Metal Tubing Offers Flexibility for Disposable Devices
Briefs : Medical
Electronic Capsule Measures Gases in the Gut
Electronic Capsule Measures Gases in the Gut

An electronic capsule that measures gases in the gut to revolutionize the diagnosis of gut disorders could be available within four years, following an agreement between RMIT and Atmo...

Electronic Capsule Measures Gases in the Gut
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sugar-Powered Sensor Detects, Prevents Disease
Sugar-Powered Sensor Detects, Prevents Disease

Researchers at Washington State University have developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body's biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose...

Sugar-Powered Sensor Detects, Prevents Disease
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Handheld Probe Images Photoreceptors in Children
Handheld Probe Images Photoreceptors in Children

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld probe that can image individual photoreceptors in the eyes of infants. The technology, based on adaptive optics, will make it easier for...

Handheld Probe Images Photoreceptors in Children
Briefs : Medical
Flexible Organic Sensor Acts as Self-Powered Heart Monitor
Flexible Organic Sensor Acts as Self-Powered Heart Monitor

Self-powered devices that can be fit directly on human skin or tissue have great potential for medical applications. They could be used as physiological sensors for the real-time...

Flexible Organic Sensor Acts as Self-Powered Heart Monitor
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Lifting Column

LINAK, Louisville, KY, has launched a new actuator for healthcare equipment. The LA40 HP handles heavy loads by delivering a push of 8,000 N at full stroke and...

Product of the Month: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Compact Linear Induction Motor

H2W, Santa Clarita, CA, has developed a compact linear induction motor that can generate 10.6 lb [47 N] at a 15 percent duty cycle....

New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Technology Leaders : Medical
Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology
Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology

Medical technology continues to evolve toward diagnosis and treatment devices that are closer to the patient, or even in the patient's home. Compression therapy, wound therapy, dialysis,...

Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology
Products : Medical
Product Focus: Manufacturing Equipment
Product Focus: Manufacturing Equipment

Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, has introduced a crosshead with mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment.

Product Focus: Manufacturing Equipment
Features : Medical
2018 Medical Winner: An Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control
2018 Medical Winner: An Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control

The 16th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc., and Mouser...

2018 Medical Winner: An Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control
Features : IoMT
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices

Meeting the requirements for patient-connected medical devices can present challenges for power system designers. There are several key elements to consider, including isolation,...

Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices

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