Features : Software
CFD Modeling and Visualization Aid Stent Research

Once considered a medical miracle, today’s coronary stent installations are now viewed as low-risk and commonplace procedures. In the U.S. alone, more than one million patients with heart disease receive stent implants every year.

Features : Electronics & Computers
Scheduling Accessory Assists Patients with Cognitive Disorders

Neuropsychology is the study of how the brain relates to behavior, emotion, and cognition. Clinical neuropsychologists evaluate the behavioral effects of neurological and developmental disorders stemming from brain injury, strokes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and...

Features : Medical
Multispectral Imaging Broadens Cellular Analysis

How does life begin and evolve? Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? What is the future of life on Earth and beyond?

Features : Photonics/Optics
Space Telescope Optics Aids Design of Eye-Saving Light Bulb

Throughout its existence, NASA has made many amazing discoveries in the field of optics that have led to improved eye care and eyewear applications on Earth. Innovations such as laser eye-tracking for LASIK vision-correction procedures, eye trackers that enable people with severe...

Features : Medical
Lockable Knee Brace Speeds Rehabilitation

Marshall Space Flight Center develops key transportation and propulsion technologies for the Space Agency. The Center manages propulsion hardware and technologies of the space shuttle, develops the next generation of space transportation and propulsion systems, oversees science and hardware development...

Features : Software
Web-Based Programs Assess Cognitive Fitness

Astronauts, pilots, air traffic controllers, truck drivers, shift workers, and mountain climbers have something in common: All are at risk for impaired cognitive abilities due to stress or sleep deprivation. Whether in space or on Earth, stress and sleep loss can cause a reduction in certain cognitive...

Briefs : Medical
Orthotic Dynamically Adjusts to Changes in Foot Structure and Movement

Kinesthotic© orthotics are made to adapt to the foot by replicating, within footwear, an explicit quality of beach-sand surface dynamics on whatever surface the footwear is used. The resulting support complies with the biomechanically sound and functional supportive...

Briefs : Medical
Reusable Personal Radiation Dosimeter for Ultraviolet or Radioactive Radiation

Radiation dosimeters are important for people working with radioactive isotopes, as in analytical research laboratories, in nuclear medical applications, in medical X-ray imaging, in nuclear power-stations, or in non-destructive testing of materials by ionizing...

Briefs : Medical
High-Altitude Hydration System

Three methods are being developed for keeping water from freezing during high-altitude climbs so that mountaineers can remain hydrated. Three strategies have been developed. At the time of this reporting two needed to be tested in the field and one was conceptual.

Briefs : Medical
Eye, Ear, and Skin Scope

A handheld, digitized ophthalmo scope, otoscope, or dermoscope takes digital images and video, and transmits the images to patients’ electronic medical records and/or to physicians for remote diagnosis. The device can be used for retinal (ophthalmoscopy), ear (otoscopy), or skin (dermatoscopy) imaging.

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Enhancing Tumor Drug Delivery by Laser-Activated Vascular Barrier Disruption

An obstacle to successful cancer drug therapy is the existence of drug delivery barriers, which result in insufficient and heterogeneous drug delivery to the tumor tissue. This drug delivery problem not only limits the clinical application of existing chemotherapeutics,...

Briefs : Medical
Fast, Quantitative Diagnostic Reader for Multiple Medical Tests

While most physicians have easy access to lab tests, those tests can be slow and expensive. Consumer versions of tests are inaccurate and have limited scope, and often involve sending a sample to a lab. Physicians, emergency rooms, EMTs, patients, visiting nurses, and caregivers may...

Briefs : Medical
Miniature Bioreactor System for Long-Term Cell Culture

A prototype miniature bioreactor system is designed to serve as a laboratory benchtop cell-culturing system that minimizes the need for relatively expensive equipment and reagents and can be operated under computer control, thereby reducing the time and effort required of human investigators...

Briefs : Medical
Fabrication and Modification of Nanoporous Silicon Particles

Silicon-based nanoporous particles as biodegradable drug carriers are advantageous in permeation, controlled release, and targeting. The use of biodegradable nanoporous silicon and silicon dioxide, with proper surface treatments, allows sustained drug release within the target site...

Briefs : Medical
Electrochemical Detection of Multiple Bioprocess Analytes

An apparatus that includes highly miniaturized thin-film electrochemical sensor array has been demonstrated as a prototype of instruments for simultaneous detection of multiple substances of interest (analytes) and measurement of acidity or alkalinity in bioprocess streams. Measurements...

Products : Motion Control
Safety Valves

Bimba Manufacturing (Monee, IL) has introduced the Pneumatic Isolation Valve (PIV) Series to its line of air preparation products. The series is available in nine sizes, ranging from 0.25" to 1.5". They feature a lock out — tag out style and meet OSHA and ANSI/PMMI standards that require a lockout valve installed on all...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Humidity Sensor

The SHT21 digital humidity and temperature sensor from Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) is encapsulated in a 3 × 3 × 1.1 mm DFN 3-0 package. Over-molding provides protection against harsh environments. It is fully calibrated and provides an I2C digital interface. Analog output modes are available upon request....

Products : Materials
Lubricious Coatings

Bayer MaterialScience (Pittsburgh, PA) offers Baymedix™ CL 100, a lubricious surface treatment for medical devices that gives a durable coating. The coating has demonstrated low coefficients of wet friction, 0.02-0.03, on prototype devices. Directly grafting the treatment onto the surface of the medical device achieves a...

Products : Materials
Transdermal Adhesives

NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, CA) has introduced two transdermal adhesives. The DDR-1370 is a one-part, non-curing, traditional pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) dispersed in ethyl acetate. It has a typical viscosity of 1,450 cP, and once coated onto a substrate, can be die cut into various shapes. It offers high cohesive...

Products : Materials
F-Treated FKM Elastomers

Minnesota Rubber & Plastics (Minneapolis, MN) offers F-treated FKM elastomers for custom-designed seals located in medical devices such as endoscopes. The F-treat process provides a low coefficient of friction surface that will not dissipate with wear. The treatment provides surgeons with more sensitivity and “feel”...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Breakaway Connectors

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) offers the Nemesis Series and MKJ Series breakaway connectors that incorporate a simple push/pull mating mechanism to engage and disengage the connector systems. The coupling mechanism utilizes a canted spring design, which allows for quick disconnect and ratings of more than 5,000...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single-Use Connectors

Colder Products Company (St. Paul, MN) offers AseptiQuik™ connectors with a "click, pull, twist" design: an audible click confirms the initial connection, pull tabs allow simultaneous membrane removal, and a twist of the integrated lock ring provides secure final assembly. Connection can be made without the need for...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda (San Diego, CA) has introduced the NVM175 series of medically approved AC-DC power supplies. Combining 4.5 kVac reinforced input to output isolation with dual input fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500 Vac, the NVM175 meets UL/EN/IEC60601-1 and is suitable for use in BF (Body Floating) type medical...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Solenoid Valves

Sensortechnics (Walpole, MA) offers the Ten-X Series of 2-way and 3-way solenoid valves available with integrated "Hit and Hold" drive electronics to reduce power consumption and heat generation using pulse width modulation. The valves offer high flow rates of 8 lpm at 6 psi and 22 lpm a t30 psi through a 0.060" orifice. The...

Products : Medical
Cure-Indicating Adhesive

DYMAX (Torrington, CT) offers DYMAX MD® 1200 series adhesives for rapid bonding of a variety of substrates found in medical devices. These adhesives are bright blue in their uncured state, making them easy to see on a variety of substrates, in deep wells, or when sandwiched between two layers of materials. The blue...

Products
RFID Cabinet

The new RFID-Enabled Cabinet from Terso Solutions (Madison, WI) is suitable for operating room supply centers and catheterization labs. It has 25 cubic feet of storage space and measures 36" wide, 26" deep, and 80" tall. To access the cabinet, the user presents an electronic access control card to a cabinet-mounted scanner and...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sensor Connector

Hirose Electric (Simi Valley, CA) offers a sensor connector for users of blood glucose monitoring devices and strips. It increases mating cycles to more than 10,000. The connector incorporates an automated ejection mechanism for the blood sensor, which allows a more hygienic approach to strip removal. Users push a button to...

Products : Motion Control
Rotary Encoder

The MSR 40 modular steel tape rotary encoder from RSF Elektronik (Tarsdorf, Austria) is now available in North America through the HEIDENHAIN Corporation (Schaumburg, IL). The encoder is suitable for measurement applications with diameters of 6 in (150 mm) to 6 ft (~2 m). The steel tape of the MSR 40 utilizes the proven...

News : Materials
Sealing Wounds

A compound found in sunless tanning spray may help to heal wounds following surgery, according to research by biomedical engineers at Cornell University.

News : Medical
Tumor Marking

Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a way to enhance how brain tumors appear in MRI scans and during surgery, making the tumors easier for surgeons to identify and remove.

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