Products : Medical
Fever Detection Instruments

Fever Alert™ products from Wahl Instruments (Asheville, NC) include handheld infrared thermometers, handheld thermal imaging cameras, and high-resolution thermal imaging systems. The products automatically detect the hottest temperature on a subject, detecting critical temperature differences in real time. They give...

Products : Motion Control
Dispensing Valve

The Model 455 dispensing valve from Tridak, a DYMAX Company (Torrington, CT), is a pneumatically operated, two-way pinch valve that features micrometer control over the flow rate, ensuring that materials are dispensed repeatedly and accurately. The valve has an over-stroke adjustment, positive shutoff, and disposable inert...

Products : Medical
Pharmaceutical Metal Detectors

Eriez (Erie, PA) offers Eriez® E-Z Tec® pharmaceutical metal detectors for detecting and removing minute pieces of ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless steel contaminants. The system’s gravity-fed design accommodates space-restricted areas within tablet and encapsulation rooms. The detectors feature quick-start...

Products : Medical
Silicone Gels

Momentive Performance Materials (Albany, NY) offers a family of silicone gels for medical device manufacturing that features dampening properties, shock absorbency, long-term compressibility, and high oxygen and moisture permeability. The gels are hypoallergenic, breathable, repositionable, soft, and biocompatible. Potential...

Products : Materials
Custom Compounds for Medical Devices

Clariant Masterbatches Division (Lewiston, ME) offers customized compounds and a range of color masterbatches formulated for PEEK (polyetheretherketone) resins for use in disposable, multiple-use, and re-sterilizable medical devices. The compounded grades are available in large and small quantities, and can...

Products : Motion Control
Foot Switch

Linemaster Switch Corp. (Woodstock, CT) has introduced the Linear Aquiline foot switch in either plastic or metal for numerous analog and digital applications. The linear pedal is watertight to an IP68 degree of protection for easy cleanup. The switch can be used for equipment such as dental scalers, bone shavers, and electronic...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Equipment Connectorss

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has an nounced the QLC ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors for portable medical equipment that feature a 260-position pin count. Constructed with a lightweight aluminum shell, the connectors feature a quick-disconnect latch for easy mating and unmating, as well as EMI and...

Products : Medical
Cardiac Monitoring Necklace

IMEC International (Leuven, Belgium) offers an electrocardiogram (ECG) necklace that enables long-term monitoring of cardiac performance, and allows patients to remain mobile and continue their daily routines while under observation. It features a proprietary analog readout ASIC and uses a low-power...

Products : Motion Control
Bur Grinder

The GrindSmart® Nano5 from Rollomatic (Mundelein, IL) is a 5- axis tool grinder designed for the manufacturing of dental, dental-laboratory, and medical tools and burs in carbide, stainless steel, steel, or two-piece construction. The system features BurCalc® software and Fanuc160i control with a PC and 15" screen. An integrated...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Multi-Beam Laser Systems

Potomac Photonics (Lanham, MD) has released the BioFAB 1000MB multibeam and 500 MB laser systems. The 1000 MB can house up to six lasers or a combination of lasers and mechanical devices; the 500 MB holds three lasers or mechanical devices. The systems can machine materials such as polymers, metals, ceramics, glass, and...

Products : Medical
Cardiopulmonary Testing System

The Shape-HF™ system from Shape Medical Systems (St. Paul, MN) provides measurable patient response during exercise that mimics the patient’s normal daily activity level. It measures changes in breathing efficiency as cardiac resynchronization therapy settings are adjusted, allowing doctors to assess the...

Products : Medical
Sanitary Gauge

The M93X.25 sanitary gauge from WIKA Instrument Corp. (Lawrenceville, GA) is an external, flush diaphragm with a Tri-Clamp® connection. It requires hydraulic fluid to transmit pressure to the instrument. The unit is autoclavable when a polysulfone window is specified. Features include 1500 psi maximum pressure range, ambient...

Products : Medical
Catheter Fault Detector

ASG Medical Systems (West Palm Beach, FL) offers the Accu-Test high-voltage catheter fault detector with a center pick feeder and sort bins. The machine automatically feeds materials into the tester and automatically sorts good from bad parts into separate bins. The system detects any exposed wire caused by missing,...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Merit Sensor (South Jordan, UT) offers the BP Series pressure sensors for disposable medical applications that is compliant with AAMI BP22 specifications for blood pressure monitoring. The sensors use a piezoresistive Wheatstone bridge in a design that anodically bonds glass to a chemically etched silicon diaphragm. The sensors...

Products : Materials
Polymer Filler

Foster Corp. (Putnam, CT) has introduced Foster Bismuth Sub carbonate, a radiopaque polymer enhancement for the medical device industry. The filter is added to polymers to make catheters and other medical devices visible under fluoroscopy or x-ray imaging. The filler affects the degree of contrast and the sharpness of the image by...

Products : Medical
Fever-Detecting Infrared Camera

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium) has introduced the Raven-384 uncooled microbolometer infrared camera that measures, from a safe distance in real time, differences in body temperature at an accuracy to 0.2 ºC, pinpointing suspicious fevers. The camera provides a secure and unobtrusive countermeasure to the uncontrolled...

Briefs : Medical
Magnetic Plungerless Injection System

The Magnetic Plungerless Injection System (MPIS) was invented to enhance the therapeutic value and market availability of parenterally delivered pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The MPIS is a mechanical arrangement of a proprietary single-dosage cartridge and a magnetic actuator, and is a combination of the...

Briefs : Medical
Exact Dose Dispensing Closure for Semi-Solids

A novel closure technology now makes it possible to consistently squeeze an exact dose of semi-solids from a tube by means of a 180-degree rotating closure. It has potential uses in pharmaceutical transdermal and oral applications, as well as glue dispensing, semi-solid food dispensing, and paint...

Briefs : Medical
Graphite Non-Wovens as Functional Layers in Diagnostic Test Kits

The separation of serum or plasma from whole blood is of overriding importance in clinical chemistry. In particular, many diagnostic detection reactions of blood components proceed without impairment only after the red blood corpuscles have been separated off. This particularly...

Briefs : Medical
Modular Electronic Air Sterilization Technology

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technologies are being used as infection control devices, primarily in healthcare facilities. No standard exists, but the dose of UV and the airflow are critical to ensuring all contaminated air is treated. The UVGI process is mainly influenced by the...

Briefs : Medical
Quantifying Therapeutic and Diagnostic Efficacy in 2D Microvascular Images

VESGEN is a newly automated, userinteractive program that maps and quantifies the effects of vascular therapeutics and regulators on microvascular form and function. VESGEN analyzes two-dimensional, black and white vascular images by measuring important vessel morphology...

Briefs : Medical
Microwave Sterilization and Depyrogenation System

A fully functional, microgravity-compatible microwave sterilization and depyrogenation system (MSDS) prototype was developed that is capable of producing medical-grade water (MGW) without expendable supplies, using NASA potable water that currently is available aboard the International Space...

Briefs : Medical
Reliability and Validity of a Prototype Fluid Intake Monitor

Maintaining adequate hydration is an important part of maintaining health, especially under extreme operational and environmental conditions where medical assistance might not be readily available. One approach to measuring the amount of fluid consumed is through the use of Fluid...

Briefs : Medical
A Finite-Element Model for Evaluation of Middle Ear Mechanics

In conductive hearing loss cases, 59% involve defects of the incus. For efficient restoration of hearing, the defective incus is normally removed and the mechanical link between the eardrum and inner ear is reconstructed. In cases of incus defects, the reconstruction is normally of...

Features : Medical
NASA-Developed Software Improves Diagnostic Imaging

Developed by Dr. James Tilton, a computer engineer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (Greenbelt, MD), Hierarchical Segmentation (HSEG) software allows for advanced image analysis. Dr. Tilton first began developing...

Features : Medical
Automated Anesthesia System Performs with Programming Software

When conducting a surgical procedure, doctors typically administer anesthetics to block all sensation for the patient, including pain and distress. Based on the type of procedure, patients can receive a local, spinal, or general anesthetic. When using local or spinal techniques, only...

Features : Medical
Splitting Hairs Measuring Thin Medical Wire

Ultra-fine shaped wire, frequently one-tenth the thickness of a typical human hair, is the basis of critical components in many medical instruments. Minute defects in such wire can lead to life-threatening complications in microsurgery. With life literally hanging by a thread, this micro-thin wire must...

Features : Medical
Photorefraction System Screens for Vision Disorders

Space optics technology in the 1980s has been adapted to help children see more clearly. Collaborating with research ophthalmologists and optometrists, scientists Joe Kerr and the late John Richardson of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, adapted optics technology for eye...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Handheld Instrument Fights Acne

For companies that do not need NASA-developed technology or advanced test facilities but still want to leverage some of the brain power of NASA’s engineering teams to solve a design problem in their product, NASA funds the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP). Administered by Bay Area Houston...

Products : Software
Radiology Software

The Interventional Radiology module, part of the LUMEDX suite of software, is available from LUMEDX (Oakland, CA). The software collects interventional radiology procedural information at the point of care, delivering data capture for both general and vascular procedures. The software automatically documents JCAHO and patient...

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