Products : Electronics & Computers
Product Literature

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) offers more than 125 new products designed for use with SMT or THM applications in a 16-page supplement. The supplement offers battery hardware, contacts, clips, holders, and retainers for coin cell and button cell batteries; new, multi-use fuse holders and clips for mini and standard auto...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Optical Prisms

Bern Optics (Westfield, MA) offers submillimeter optical prisms with dimensions to 0.20 mm for use in laparoscopic and endoscopic medical devices. They can be custom-engineered, ground, and polished in a variety of difficult configurations, including optical wedges of any given angle, beam splitter cubes, parallel plates, and...

Products : Medical
Custom-Colored Polymers

PolyMedex Discovery Group (Putnam, CT) offers custom-colored, medical-grade polymers formulated for precision catheter components. PolyMedex color specialists utilize a library of more than 130 highly pure biocompatible pigments to achieve accurate colors. Custom polymers are blended in twin screw extruders at low pigment...

Products : Imaging
Miniature Laser Scale

The Kit L4 encoder from Numerik Jena (Jena, Germany), is a flat encoder that allows for wide mounting tolerances and a pre-alignment of the measuring module. It is suitable for applications with instruments and machines used in medical systems. It offers a resolution up to 50 nm, measuring speed of 10 m/s, and high absolute...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Zero Insertion Force Connectors

Zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) utilize a landed contact system and feature no connector engagement force; the only wear on the contacts occurs as they are pressed together during the camming and locking operation. The connectors feature a minimum rated life of...

Products : Materials
MED Resins

Arkema (Philadelphia, PA) offers Pebax® MED resins for medical device applications, including devices exposed short-term to bodily fluids (

Products : Photonics/Optics
Bright Lens

Universe Kogaku America (Oyster Bay, NY) offers the EL 1025B, a 25-mm CCTV lens with an F/0.95 aperture in a one-inch format. It features adjustable focus and iris for low-light applications. The 16-mm (1 in.) lens format offers high image quality. It fea- tures an aperture range of .95 to 16.

Products : Medical
GigE Camera With Medical Enclosure

Allied Vision Technologies (Burnaby, Canada) offers the Prosilica GS Gigabit Ethernet camera with an optional medical housing. This periscope-style digital camera with GigE Vision interface is available in resolutions ranging from VGA (0.3 Megapixel) to 5 Megapixel. The alternative casing in white is designed...

Products : Medical
Light-Curing Adhesive

DYMAX (Torrington, CT) offers the UltraRed™ 1120-M-UR tack-free, LED-curable, plastic bonding medical device adhesive formulated for on-demand cure with the BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing lamp. Ultra-Red fluoresces bright red under low-intensity “black” light (365 nm), contrasting with plastics that naturally...

Products : Electronics & Computers
External AC/DC Power Supplies

The AFM series of external AC/DC power supply units from XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for portable medical equipment applications. The AFM range is rated up to

120 watts and provides a +12, +15, +18, +24, or +48 VDC output. The units comply with the UL60601-1/EN60601-1 medical safety standards. The...

Features : Imaging
Technical Innovations Pave the Way for Advanced OCT Imaging Applications

Over the last several years, the technology that enables optical coherence tomography (OCT) has significantly improved. When it first debuted, OCT was a natural fit for ophthalmologists to utilize the near-infrared light-based technology to create high-resolution images of...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Ins and Outs of Connectors in Medical Equipment

Medical equipment manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on higher resolution imaging, viewing, and displays in diagnostic equipment. As a result, EMI and RFI requirements are critical considerations when designing X-ray machines and ultrasound equipment. In addition to resolution...

Features : Software
Monitoring Fetal Heart Rates Accurately and Safely

Fetal heart rate (FHR) detection is the primary methodology for antenatal determination of fetal well-being and assisting in the identification of potential hazards such as hypoxia and distress to the fetus. The expected outcome of early detection is a reduced risk of fetal morbidity and...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tiny Technology With a Big Heart

When undergoing medical treatment, physicians frequently determine that a patient's vital signs — such as blood pressure and heart rate — need to be closely monitored. For most patients today, this means a variety of wires and sensors will be attached to their bodies. But thanks to technology developed at...

Features : Medical
Monitoring Outpatient Care

Each year, health care costs for managing chronically ill patients increase as the life expectancy of Americans continues to grow. To handle this situation, many hospitals, doctors’ practices, and home-care providers are turning to disease management, a system of coordinated health care interventions and...

Features : Medical
NASA's Image Enhancement Technology Brings Diagnostic Testing to New Level

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has given the world amazing images of the distant stars, planets, and galaxies. The cutting-edge imaging technology that enhances the Hubble images also extends its benefits to life here on Earth. This imaging technology is now helping...

Features : Materials
‘Contact’ in Space Leads to New Lenses

While gravity has its advantages in keeping us balanced and grounded here on Earth, scientists often find that they are at a disadvantage when trying to conduct research under its powerful, pulling influence. In these instances, the scientists prefer performing their studies in the weightless atmosphere...

Features : Software
A New Frontier for Cardiac Monitoring

Hemodynamics is defined as the study behind the forces involved with blood circulation. Previously, monitoring these forces presented a costly and invasive procedure, but because of NASA funding and technology, cardiac patients were given a non-invasive monitor that provides accurate data about their...

Briefs : Materials
Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Technology for Minimally Invasive Devices

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been used for decades as a biomaterial in joint replacements. Recently, this technology was refined to serve the needs of minimally invasive surgical applications, particularly cardiovascular implants. UHMWPE...

Briefs : Medical
Circulatory Assist Pump for Implantable Artificial Heart Device

When a patient’s heart disease cannot be treated, heart transplantation is required, but only a few people can receive transplants. These rare opportunities for transplantation have created a demand for artificial hearts.

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasonic Echo Probe With Measurement of Contact Pressure Distribution

This ultrasonic echo apparatus can measure tissue inside living bodies, non-invasively. The developed probe has a film-like piezoelectric sensor installed on the contact surface of an ordinary medical ultrasonic probe, and it can measure the contact pressure distribution...

Briefs : Materials
Modifying Polyethylene Oxide for Melt-Processability

Generally, high-molecular-weight polyethylene oxide (PEO) can present processing challenges due to its high melt viscosity and poor melt drawability; it can be difficult to form into fine-gauge film or small-diameter fibers. There is the alternative technology of solution casting, which has...

Briefs : Medical
Topical Compositions and Glove for Protection and Shielding Against Radiation Exposure

Over the past several decades, there has been a proliferation of medical diagnostic and treatment devices that involve the use of X-rays, beta rays, gamma rays, and radioactive isotopes. In addition, there has been recent concern regarding possible radiation...

Briefs : Medical
Digital Microfluidics Sample Analyzer

Three innovations address the needs of the medical world with regard to microfluidic manipulation and testing of physiological samples in ways that can benefit point-of-care needs for patients such as premature infants, for which drawing of blood for continuous tests can be life-threatening in their own...

Briefs : Medical
Process to Selectively Distinguish Viable From Non-Viable Bacterial Cells

The combination of ethidium monoazide (EMA) and post-fragmentation, randomly primed DNA amplification technologies will enhance the analytical capability to discern viable from non-viable bacterial cells in spacecraft-related samples. Intercalating agents have been widely...

Products : Imaging
3D Scanning and Inspection System

CGI Inspection (Eden Prairie, MN) offers the Pearl-700 Desktop 3D scanning and inspection system with Spec.Check software to establish cross-sections through the 3D point cloud. It is suitable for first article inspection of small complex parts with internal features that cannot be seen or measured using...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Molded Parts

Xcentric Mold & Engineering (Chesterfield, MI) offers custom molded parts for medical products using all-electric machines that use 80% less energy than hydraulic oil machines. Press sizes range from 50 ton to 400 ton clamping forces and shot sizes from .1 ounce to 34 ounces.

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tuohy Borst Adapter

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) and Merit Medical Systems have introduced a tuohy borst adapter that accepts up to 9 French and incorporates a tri-cut silicone valve technology that provides a leak-proof seal. With a polycarbonate body and cap, it takes just three turns to seal, and features a wide cap design that has a stop mechanism...

Products : Motion Control
RF Wireless Foot Control

Linemaster (Woodstock, CT) offers an RF wireless foot control with up to 5 digital and 3 analog switch functions with additional switch functions available upon request. The RF technology utilizes IEEE 802.15.4 Standard and operates in the worldwide ISM 2.4-GHz frequency band. The communication scheme does not require...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Luer-Activated Stopcocks

Halkey-Roberts (Saint Petersburg, FL) offers 4-way swabable luer-activated stopcocks (available in a lever or T-handle configuration) that provide the safety of a closed system with a leak-free aseptic swabable port. The needle-free access port can be swabbed in order to maintain a sterile barrier. The valves are...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

Zeus' new Tie Layer improves liner-to-jacket bond strength for a stronger and more consistently performing catheter. With bond strength increased by more than 2½x, Tie Layer reduces the risk of delamination while setting the stage for improved patient safety.

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