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...

Mission Accomplished : 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...

Mission Accomplished : 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?

Mission Accomplished : Medical
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...

Mission Accomplished : 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...

Mission Accomplished : 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...

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.

Features : Medical
Implants and Prosthetic Devices: Helping the Body Reach its Full Potential

Medical technology is currently capable of treating such physical hardships as loss of limb, eyelid paralysis, and chronic osteoarthritis – but researchers are continually finding ways to improve upon the effectiveness of these and other implanted and prosthetic device...

Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Going the Distance: Surgical Robotics and Remote Medical Care in the Battlefield

Providing medical care from afar using robotic technology is a fascinating concept that could save more lives in the battlefield. The technology still has a way to go, but it is starting to make its way into reality. One thing researchers are discovering is that...

Features : Medical
Medical Devices Assess, Treat Balance Disorders

You may have heard the phrase “as difficult as walking and chewing gum” as a joking way of referring to something that is not difficult at all. Just walking, however, is not all that simple – physiologically speaking. Even standing upright is an undertaking requiring the complex cooperation...

Products : Materials
Adhesives

Avery Dennison (Pasadena, CA) offers medical-grade adhesives in a range of biocompatible acrylic, porous acrylic, synthetic rubber-based, silicone, and absorbent hydrocolloid adhesive formulations. Custom formulations are also available. The adhesives meet FDA and ISO requirements for safety and efficacy.

The adhesives are...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Connectors

Fischer Connectors (Saint-Prex, Switzerland) offers AluLiteTM connectors that can endure more than 5,000 mating cycles within a temperature range of -50 °C to 150 °C. The anodized finished connector housing is engineered with an anticorrosive aluminum alloy. Cable diameters range from 1.4 to 10.7 mm. The series is available in...

Products : Materials
Silicone Coating

NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, CA) has introduced MED-6670, a curable coating that decreases the coefficient of friction of a cured silicone surface by a minimum of 50 percent when compared to a non-coated silicone surface. This two- part, low-coefficient of friction silicone coating is dispersed in xylene. Once cured, the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Auto-Calibration Fluid Sensor

OPTEK Technology (Carrollton, TX) offers the OCB350 Series fluid sensor that features automatic calibration circuitry. It is available with multiple output states for medical applications. Designers can initiate the calibration procedure at any time by grounding the J1-pin-4, which allows the device to be remotely...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
DC Motor

Portescap (West Chester, PA) has introduced the AthlonixTM high-power density brush DC motor that features a compact, lightweight package (15 to 53 grams, depending on frame size), and output power of up to 9 watts. The energy-efficient coreless design includes optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit, which delivers...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Surgical Light

The Ortho-Light™ from Lumitex MD® (Strongsville, OH) is designed to help orthopedic surgeons improve visualization in small-incision hip, shoulder, or knee surgeries. The light attaches to any retractor using a biocompatible, two-sided adhesive and inserts directly into the surgical cavity. This disposable, single-use device is...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sanitary Fittings

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) offers sanitary fittings that feature a pre-attached platinum-cured silicone gasket. Hose barbs in sizes from 1/4” to 3/4” with flanges adhering to both the “Mini” and “Maxi” standards are available. They are Class VI, animal-additive-free, and gamma- or autoclave-sterilizable. Three types of...

Products : Medical
Piezoelectric Material

Morgan Technical Ceramics (Cleveland, OH) offers the PMNT-28 family of single-crystal piezoelectric material for sonar projector, medical imaging, and actuator applications. The increased coupling and displacement of the material results in improved bandwidth, sensitivity, and source level. For transducer applications, the...

Products : Medical
Filtration Technology

GE Energy (Kansas City, MO) offers Aspire™ microfiltration and venting membranes that can be integrated into a range of product designs and filter housings. The polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membranes present a barrier to liquids, particles, and aerosols that may contain viable bacteria and viruses. The edges are...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature Circular Connectors

Hypertronics (Hudson, MA) offers miniature circular connectors as an extension of the circular push-button D Series connector design. The connectors feature Hypertac® hyperboloid contacts in a 0.3 mm pin size, and maintain five signal contacts rated at 1A each, with a dielectric withstanding voltage rating of 750V....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Kink-Resistant Tubing

Vesta (Franklin, WI) has introduced medical-grade silicone kink-resistant tubing, which consists of a silicone inner and outer layer, with an imbedded reinforcing member that includes a spiral wind the length of the extrusion. The tubing is available with inner diameters from 1 mm to 6 mm.

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Socket Strip

Interpower (Oskaloosa, IA) has introduced a medical socket strip with an attached hospital-grade power cord and six NEMA hospital-grade outlets. It features a manual reset circuit breaker, no inlet or outlet covers, and no connector locks. It is rated for a maximum of 15A with service at 125V. The attached power cord can be...

Products : Materials
Thermoplastic Elastomer

The THERMOLAST® M thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from KRAIBURG TPE (Duluth, GA) is suitable for medical applications. It features short cycle times for 1K and 2K injection molding and extrusion, and resistance against isopropanol is available. The product line also allows for the use of ethylene oxide, superheated steam...

Products : Motion Control
Touch-Free Door Opening System

Sanidoor (Daytona Beach, FL) offers a touch-free door-opening system designed to reduce the spread of germs in restrooms in hospitals and healthcare facilities. It can be retro-fitted to swinging doors and includes safety measures for impediment or entrapment protection. The system is ADA compliant and approved to...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Miniature Fiber Optics Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) offers the XR-Series of miniature fiber optics spectrometers that provide an optical resolution of 2.0 nm and cover wavelengths from ~200 to 1050 nm. This XR option is available for USB2000+, JAZ-EL200, and USB4000 spectrometers and custom systems. It features 500 lines/mm groove...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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