Briefs : Materials
Self-Assembling Hydrophobin Useful for Coating Surfaces

This technology provides isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a mature thermophillic hydrophobin polypeptide suitable for a recombinant DNA technology production process. This compound self-assembles at interfaces and is applicable to a broad variety of...

Briefs : Software
Advanced Data Analysis for Resistance Weld Monitoring

Medical device manufacturers are experiencing an ever-increasing emphasis on process accountability. ADAM (Advanced Data Analysis Monitor) is a technology developed for resistance welding that gives manufacturers the information they need to support process development and production...

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...

Mission Accomplished : Software
Math Software to Help Plan Astronaut, Shift Worker Schedules

Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed software that uses mathematical models to help astronauts and...

Mission Accomplished : Software
Moving Ahead With Eye Power

Eye trackers have literally opened up the world to many disabled people who suffer from limited movement and speech. The sophisticated devices track eye movements — distinguishing the viewer’s precise gazepoint at a computer screen — enabling communication and environmental control through an array of interface...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Space-Age Device to Deliver More Efficient Health Care on Earth and Beyond

On an exploration mission, an astronaut has an accident and appears to have serious injuries as the spacecraft speeds to its destination. The ensuing scene is hectic as the other crew members try to get a grasp on the situation and provide appropriate treatment. Efficient...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
NASA-Developed Image Segmentation Algorithm Helps Interpret Medical Imagery

The MED-SEG™ system, developed by Bartron Medical Imaging LLC, a New Haven, CT-based company, was recently approved by the FDA for use by trained professionals to process images. The system is based on an innovative software program originally developed at NASA's...

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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Medical
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 : 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...

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