Briefs : Electronics & Computers
GigE-Vision®-Compliant Receivers for the Networked Operating Room

When vision system integrators are designing systems for hospital operating rooms, they have a number of technologies to choose from. The video interfacing technology with which the system will transmit imaging data to PCs or other system elements has traditionally been limited...

News : Photonics/Optics
New System Improves Cataract Surgery

A new system for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery developed at Stanford University School of Medicine uses a new approach to make the procedure less dependent on surgical skill and allow for greater consistency.

Features : Design
Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Surgical Instruments

In July 2010, the FDA released a warning on a number of fibrin-based bleeding control products that were demonstrated to cause air embolisms in patients when used improperly during surgery. The article reported that the embolisms, though rare, could be caused by the clinician using...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Lasers Deliver a Bright Future for Diagnostics

Biophotonics, the interaction between light and biological material, serves as the basis for various medical applications. The following research efforts and technologies highlight some ways in which medical lasers and biophotonics continue to contribute to the refinement of diagnostics and...

Features : Medical
Express Testing Makes for More Effective Vet Visit

From “man’s best friend” to the exotic mammals and reptiles that grace the grounds of a zoo, recent improvements in wellness and prevention care are leading to longer and healthier lives for animals, as well as fewer trips to the veterinary office.

Features : Software
Keeping Hearts Pumping

An estimated one million people worldwide have heart conditions that would benefit from a heart transplant. However, the number of donor hearts available is extremely limited, with fewer than 3,000 total transplants performed each year in the United States. Fortunately, for people with such heart problems, a unique...

Features : Medical
'Mindshift' Biofeedback Gaming Technology

The gamer's quest is for reality, but there are limits when an animated, armored man is shooting at a banshee flying at him at simulated warp speed on a video screen; or a caricature of an athlete is trying to hit a light that represents a ball that can curve in ways that defy physics.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Diaphragm Dosing Pumps

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any system to expand control potential and suit particular application requirements. Typical applications...

Products : Motion Control
Low-Profile Foot Control

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any system to expand control potential and suit particular application requirements. Typical applications...

Products : Medical
Thermally Bonded Tubing

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) has introduced Hot Bond thermally bonded tubing. The Hot Bond process joins lengths of reinforced and unreinforced tubing of similar material using heat instead of leachable adhesives or solvents. Four types of Hot Bond exist: permanent bond, strippable bond, skip bond, and electric hot...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Diode Driver

The WLD3343 general-purpose laser diode driver from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) provides up to 3 A output in a compact 14-pin DIP package. It is suitable for a variety of electro-optical instrumentation, including spectrometers and medical diagnostic equipment. The upgraded WLD3343 is available in five models: the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Emerson Network Power (Carlsbad, CA) offers the NPS20-M series open-frame power supplies, feature a 2” × 4” footprint and a height of 1”. The series supports up to 25 W with convection cooling and up to 40 W with forced air cooling. Under normal operating conditions, the power supplies require less than 49 W of input power...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Compact DC Motors

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) offers compact Pittman® slotless brushless DC motors for medical device applications that require high efficiency and power with minimal heat, EMI, vibration, and noise. They are sized for use in handheld or small medical devices. Motor diameters range from 0.375” to 1.1”....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cable, Wire, and Tubing

Alpha Wire (Elizabeth, NJ) offers a cable, wire, and tubing solution set for the medical device market. It is suitable for applications in diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CAT scanners, laboratory equipment, and other noninvasive testing and treatment equipment. Xtra-Guard® 1 cables feature tough PVC insulation and...

Products : Materials
PTFE Medical Device Coating

Boyd Coatings Research Co. (Hudson, MA) has introduced a proprietary formulation of PTFE medical device coating. The CRC 7000 series is suitable for medical applications such as guidewires and other device components that require high-temperature resistance, low coefficient of friction, and non-thrombogenicity. This...

Products : Medical
Imaging Solution

Toshiba Teli America (Irvine, CA) offers a medical imaging solution based on the ilS-BF4 SmartDragon™ FireWire-B (IEEE1394.b) processor that can connect and simultaneously receive data from up to four Toshiba Teli CSFS20CC2 FireDragon™ color cameras. The solution combines the FireDragon cameras and the SmartDragon processor...

Products : Software
Track-and-Trace Software

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced In-Sight® Track & Trace, an add-on software package for In-Sight vision systems. The software delivers a ready-to-deploy data capture and verification solution designed to help achieve unit-level product traceability. It combines Cognex code reading and verification software with a...

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 : Materials
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 : 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...

Products : Materials
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...

Briefs : Medical
Preserving Phase for Bionic Implants by Rearranging a Signal’s Components

Any signal can be decomposed into components of sinusoids. This pioneer technique expands the theory of interchangeability of phase and a shift of time (or a shift of another variable). It faithfully preserves phase information by mathematically rearranging the...

Briefs : Materials
Thermographic Printing Using Organic Silver Salts

The materials presented allow the writing on a single sheet of these materials without ink, but only by heat, thereby revealing a black and white image. This process is called thermographic writing or printing.

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Retractor System for Abdominal Surgery

Adjusting abdominal clamps to open up a larger operating field during surgery typically requires the use of two hands: one hand to unscrew the clamp, and the other hand to pull the clamp to increase the operating field. Furthermore, one hand has to retain the clamp in position while the other is used to...

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