Products : Materials
Dry Lubricant Coating

The Duraglide™ family of dry film lubricants from MicroCare Medical (New Britain, CT) is custom-blended for single-use medical devices and mechanical assemblies destined for the operating room that function outside of the body, such as catheters, cutting tools, staplers, hypotubes, and other “surface to surface”...

Products : Materials
Biomedical Textiles

Biomedical textiles from Secant Medical (Perkasie, PA) offer design flexibility and choice with unique combinations of fabric geometries and versatile fiber architectures to enable less invasive delivery techniques in new therapeutic applications. The company will also offer a symposium session at MD&M East on June 8, titled...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Sintering System

EOS GmbH (Krailling, Germany) has released the EOSINT M280, the updated version of the EOSINT M270, for additive layer manufacturing of metal components. The system produces metal parts on the basis of 3D CAD data in only a few hours, with no need for tools. The Direct Metal Laser-Sinter (DMLS) process builds the parts up...

Products : Motion Control
Peristaltic Pumps

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (Wilmington, MA) offers the 400/RX1 pump for medical design and manufacturing. It is suitable for catheter washing and cooling applications requiring pressures to 100 psi or flow rates up to 80 mL/min. It features ergonomic and error-free tube loading and unloading. a clear guard for full view of pump...

Products : Medical
Thin-Film Optical Coatings

Abrisa Technologies (Santa Paula, CA) delivers customized precision optical glass assemblies and thin-film optical coatings for medical devices and analytical instruments. Glass is cleanable, dimensionally stable, and inert to most chemicals with the exception of hydrofluoric acid. The glass substrates can be polished,...

Products : Motion Control
Illuminated Pushbutton Switch

The RP8300 Series illuminated round push-button switch from E-Switch (Minneapolis, MN) is encased in a metal die cast housing and features a threaded panel mount. It is sealed to IP65 standards and offers a long life expectancy, with 500,000 operating life cycles at full load. Contact rating is 125 mA at 125 VAC,...

Products : Medical
CAD/CAM/CNC Solutions

Siemens (Chicago, IL) offers CNC solutions featuring the Sinumerik® 840D sl CNC, the Sinamics® S120 drive system, and high-performance motors that enable machine tool users to create CAD/CAM data with NX CAM, as well as a system platform for high-speed cutting for medical part manufacturing. CNC solutions offer...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Ergonomic Connectors

LEMO USA (Rohnert Park, CA) has introduced the REDEL® XP Connector Series, designed using a plastic material that is resistant to sterilization. The latching system is embedded in the shell for increased impact resistance with a high contact density for medical applications, ranging from catheters to surgical instruments....

Products : Motion Control
Ultra-Miniature Rotary Position Sensor

Piher International (Libertyville, IL) offers the non-contacting MTS 360 SMD rotary position sensor, suitable for optical imaging stabilization and precision biomedical devices. The MTS combines a through-shaft design with 360° absolute position feedback in an ultra miniature size. It offers reliability up...

Products : Materials
Medical Elastomer

Teknor Apex Company (Pawtucket, RI) has released the Medalist MD458, a high-purity formulation that has passed ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity testing, is RoHS compliant, and provides a Shore A hardness of 70. It features a flammability classification of HB (UL-94) and a maximum continuous operating temperature rating of 105 °C...

Products : Medical
Ultrasound Imaging Chipset

The MD1715 and TC8020 ultrasound driver chipset from Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) generates a five level waveform for high-resolution imaging in medical ultrasound applications. The MD1715 is a two-channel logic controller circuit with 12 low impedance, high speed, MOSFET gate drivers. It has two sets of control logic...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Visible Optical Filter for Spot Curing

IRphotonics (Hamden, CT) offers the Visible Optical Filter for the iCure® AS200 Thermal Spot Curing System to enable heating of heat-sensitive plastics used in disposable medical devices. The optical filter eliminates all visible wavelengths except for a mild red pointer glow to provide infrared energy...

Products : Medical
UV Curable Silicone Rubber

Momentive Performance Materials (Columbus, OH) has introduced the Addisil UV 60 EX elastomer for medical applications where lower temperatures during manufacturing and typical silicone rubber physical properties are both mandatory. The elastomer has minimal shrinkage and reduced air entrapment when compared to heat...

Products : Software
Compliance Software Tool Suite

LDRA (Wirral, UK) has launched a tool suite that offers support for the IEC 61508 and IEC 61508:2010 standards, functional safety standards for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic (E/E/PE) systems, from requirements through design, code, analysis, and certification. IEC 61508 translates Safety Integrity...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Horizontal SMT Spring Pin

Premold Corp. (Oconomowoc, WI) offers the PREMOLD PROCESS™, an approach that includes design consultation, detailed engineering, and comprehensive manufacturing solutions for medical equipment manufacturers. Design consultation offers guidance on how to make part designs more efficient for the Reaction Injection...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Compact Power Supplies

Protek Power (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PM202 and PU202 Series AC/DC power supplies, which offer 200 watts of performance for a variety of applications ranging from patient vicinity medical devices to laboratory equipment. The power supplies accept a 90-264VAC universal input. Single output models have voltages...

Products : Software
Virus Detecting Software

Hagiwara Sys-Com (Irvine, CA) has launched USB, a portable virus detection tool for Windows OS-based industrial systems. The software requires no installation and virus definitions can be downloaded to the Vaccine USB from any internet-accessible computer so that users can perform the virus scan with the latest...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping

Jabil (St. Petersburg, FL) has opened a Class 100K clean room for rapid prototyping of disposable medical devices. The new facility provides capabilities for ultrasonic welding, ultraviolet curing, solvent bonding, overmolding, laminar air flow, and bag and blister packaging and testing. The room was designed to offer the same...

Briefs : Medical
Biosensing Technology Offers Advanced Diagnostic Capabilities

Electronic biosensing technology could someday displace the multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories. Essentially arrays of tiny test tubes, microplates have been used for decades to simultaneously test multiple samples for their...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Die Extrusion Technology for Medical Tubing Applications

Although the concept of nanotechnology (controlling matter on an atomic scale) dates back to 1959, it is only now becoming more commercially realized. It has the potential to challenge the way all products are extruded in almost every type of medical tubular or related industrial product...

Briefs : Medical
Blood Pressure Monitoring Tool

The MDMouse system incorporates a pre-existing medical device into a conventional computer control mouse. The tool is designed to measure blood pressure outside of the medical environment, and to provide that information for use by individuals, clinical evaluation companies (CROs), healthcare providers, and...

Briefs : Medical
Laser Sintering for Customized Medical Applications

Engineers have long been aware of the potential of laser sintering to create innovative and beneficial medical products. Because it is an additive (layer-by-layer) manufacturing process, laser sintering can build parts free of the traditional constraints imposed by machining or...

Briefs : Medical
Cubic-Millimeter Energy-Autonomous Wireless Intraocular Pressure Monitor

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system. The pressure monitor is designed to be implanted in the eye to conveniently and continuously track the progress of glaucoma, a...

Briefs : Medical
Single, Stationary Lens Able to Create Microscopic 3D Images

A lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image has been developed. Other 3D microscopes use multiple lenses or cameras that move around an object; the new lens is the first single, stationary lens to create microscopic 3D...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Freeing Water From Viruses and Bacteria

Argonide Corporation, a company focused on the research, production, and marketing of specialty nano-materials, was seeking to develop applications for its NanoCeram® fibers. Only 2 nanometers in diameter, these nano aluminum oxide fibers possessed unusual bio-adhesive properties. When formulated into a...

Mission Accomplished : Electronics & Computers
Braille Displays Get New Life With Artificial Muscles

Research with tiny artificial muscles may yield a full-page active Braille system that can refresh automatically and come to life right beneath your fingertips.

Features : Medical
Rapid Prototyping for High-Performance Medical Imaging Systems

Time to market is of critical importance for medical instruments. A difference of even a few months in the release of a product can significantly impact the ROI of the project, both from missed revenue and because of market dynamics. Yet medical imaging instrument developers are...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Submillimeter Optical Apertures

Bern Optics (Westfield, MA) has introduced coated optical apertures with outside dimensions as small as 0.20 mm in diameter. The aperture can be circular or made to custom shapes and held to micron tolerances. Created from optical and filter glasses, these microscopic elements can be produced with apertures...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-Noise Amplifiers

The MAX9636-MAX9638, rail-to-rail, low-noise operational amplifiers from Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) are offered in 6-pin SC70 (single), 8-pin SC70 (dual), and 10-pin UTQFN (dual) packages to minimize board space. With 38 nV/rt-Hz input-voltage noise density, 50 fA/rt-Hz input-current noise density, and 0.1 pA...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adjustable Air Nozzles

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced a line of air jets made of brass and stainless steel designed to deliver a concentrated flow of air or liquid to a designated location. Featuring a unique ball nozzle design, the air jets line is available with a wide range of nozzles, bases, and mounting...

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