Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Microbridge Technologies Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced Nano-Air-Flow differential pressure sensors for medial respiratory applications. The devices incorporate a thermal anemometer element and CMOS analog conditioning circuitry with a microflow channel that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures over a wide...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Rubber Parts

ProtoFast custom medical parts from Rubber Industries (Shakopee, MN) are available in custom rubber and liquid silicone rubber. The ProtoFast service uses production-grade tooling and dedicated molding equipment to produce prototype quantities. Various silicone and rubber formulation options for color and performance can be...

Products : Materials
Hydrophilic Coatings

Bayer MaterialScience (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced a family of hydrophilic coatings that combine lubricity and hemocompatibility with the mechanical properties of polyurethane. They are used in medical devices such as guidewires, catheters, leads, and endoscopes. The coatings are custom-designed and are based on...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: MD&M Midwest Exhibitor Preview

Product Focus: MD&M Midwest Exhibitor Preview

See these and other products at MD&M Midwest, September 22-24, Rosemont, IL (www.mdmmidwest.com)

Briefs : Medical
Computer-Assisted Laser Treatment Using Real-Time Retinal Tracking

Diabetic retinopathy resulting from long-term diabetes mellitus is one of the common diseases that leads to choroidal neovascularization (CNV), a leading cause of blindness. Among the currently available treatment methods, a laser can be used to photocoagulate the diseased areas....

Briefs : Medical
Medical Information Network Decision Support System

In order to facilitate a more rapid and systematic transfer of new medical knowledge and capabilities into mainstream clinical practice, a new Medical Information Network Decision Support (MINDS) system was developed. This system is intended to be a platform for storing and fusing medical data...

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

VESGEN is a newly automated, user- interactive 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...

Briefs : Medical
Micro-Organ Devices

Micro-organ devices (MODs) are being developed to satisfy an emerging need for small, lightweight, reproducible, biological-experimentation apparatuses that are amenable to automated operation and that impose minimal demands for resources (principally, power and fluids). MODs are intended to overcome major disadvantages of...

Briefs : Medical
Mulifunctional Electrosurgical Instrument

The Multifunctional Electrosurgic Instrument (LESDIC) is an electrocauterizing surgical device that is comprised of a serrated chisel tip for sharp, blunt, or cutting dissection. It is also equipped with suctioning, irrigation, and coagulation features. The suction can be controlled at variable speeds...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensory Feedback System for Prosthetic Hand Using Interferential Current

A new type of sensory feedback system for a myoelectrically controlled biomimetic prosthetic hand was developed. One of the characteristic features of the human neuromuscular control system is the increase in the compliance around a joint with decreasing activity of a...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Remote Diagnostic Technology for Hearing Assessment

Individuals with hearing loss need to have ready access to hearing screenings, assessments, treatment, and consultation. This diagnostic technology facilitates early detection and intervention of hearing loss. It allows for improved monitoring and expands service scope, reach, and access. By...

Briefs : Medical
Three-Dimensional Near-Infrared Imaging of Pathophysiological Changes Within the Breast

This project aims to improve the estimation of functional properties of breast tissue in near infrared (NIR) imaging. This imaging technique (also known as diffuse optical tomography (DOT)) is noninvasive and non-ionizing, and can be routinely used to...

Briefs : Medical
Software Corrects for Inhomogeneities in Digital Radiographic Images

When radiographic images are recorded, they are subject to inhomogeneities due to the construction of the radiation source and to the properties of the detection medium (detector or screen). As a result, erroneous results may appear when the digital images are processed to...

Briefs : Medical
Nano-Pervaporation Membrane With Heat Exchanger Generates Medical-Grade Water

A nanoporous membrane is used for the pervaporation process in which potable water is maintained, at atmospheric pressure, on the feed side of the membrane. The water enters the non- pervaporation (NPV) membrane device where it is separated into two streams —...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Wireless Brain Implant Using a Telemetric Electrode Array System
Wireless Brain Implant Using a Telemetric Electrode Array System

The ability to monitor the activities of ensembles of single neurons is critically important in understanding the principles of information processing in the brain that...

Wireless Brain Implant Using a Telemetric Electrode Array System
Briefs : Medical
Digital Wound Measurement and Tracking System

Historically, the subjective nature of wound treatment has lead to many trial-and-error therapies to match wounds with the right treatment. The WoundMatrix™ digital wound measurement and tracking system provides an objective and qualitative tool and method to track, document, and measure the...

Features : Medical
Surgical Robots Provide Helping “Hands” in the OR

As human beings become more comfortable sharing their space with robots, we can expect that robotic technologies will infiltrate even more aspects of our lives. For the past decade or so, robotic systems for surgery have been tested, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rebuilt Body Parts: Technology Puts a New Face On Disease and Disability

Soldiers returning from the conflict in Iraq, accident victims, cancer patients, or those with muscle-wasting diseases often end up with grossly misshapen bodies for which there is no off-the-shelf prosthetic. For these individuals, obtaining reconstructed, rebuilt body...

Features : Medical
Retina Implant Treats Disease-Related Blindness

Millions of people with diseases that starve eye tissue and nerves of oxygen may avoid blindness with a procedure developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Southern California, and the University of Tennessee.

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC-DC Power Supplies

Astrodyne (Mansfield, MA) has introduced the PMK/PMMK AC-DC switching power supplies that deliver 450W with active PFC. They are qualified for medically approved AC-DC power supply applications. The series provides standard output voltages of 5, 12, 24, 36, and 48V, and are available in two styles: one contains an enclosed...

Products : Medical
Sanitary Dial Thermometers

OMEGA Engineering (Stamford, CT) offers bimetal sanitary dial thermometers with all-316/316L stainless steel wetted parts with a 3-A certified design. The hermetically sealed thermometers have an easy-to-calibrate reset screw, along with a standard glass lens. The thermometer is designed for direct insertion into...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Micro-Components

Kugler of America (Somers, CT) provides micromachining technologies for producing single parts and series production of micro-components for the medical industry. Production series or prototype parts using production steps based on micro-precision cutting or laser machining processes. The company provides high-speed production...

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Alternating Syringes

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced alternating syringes in 1, 3, 5, and 10 ml sizes. The single-use reciprocating syringes provide a single-handed solution for injection and aspiration. Two syringes, in a molded finger grip housing, work in tandem via a pulley system. This allows the index and middle fingers to remain...

Products : Materials
Medical Device Silicones

Henkel Corp. (Rocky Hill, CT) has released singlecomponent light- and moisture-curing silicone adhesives for use on medical devices that incorporate silicone materials or require flexible bond joints or coatings. The adhesives cure within 30 seconds on exposure to a suitable UV/visible light source. They eliminate part...

Products : Electronics & Computers
External and Embedded Modems

Radicom Research (San Jose, CA) offers a series of external and embedded modems designed to meet medical requirements. Avail - able in both serial TTL and USB interfaces, the modems operate under Windows, Linux, or Mac environments. The mo dems are safety, emissions, and telco compliant to meet most medical device...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Device Manufacturing

Texcel (East Longmeadow, MA) offers custom medical device development and manufacturing, including surgical, interventional, and implantable devices such as endoscopic instruments, spinal/orthopedic implants, and artificial hearts and neurostimulators. The company specializes in bone-fastening devices, cardiac assist...

Products : Medical
Digital Pressure Gauge

Automation Products Group (Logan, UT) offers the PG5 digital pressure gauge that features a five-digit display. The gauge uses MEMS-based sensing technology, and incorporates user-selectable setup features. It provides 0.01-digit resolution through 100 PSI, and is available with ranges from vacuum to 500 PSI, and from 0 to...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Brush DC Motors

The Athlonix™ high-power-density brush DC motors from Portescap, a Danaher Motion company (West Chester, PA), feature output power up to 9 watts and a coreless design with a self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit. They are available in 12-, 16-, and 22-mm frame sizes. The motors offer maximum continuous torque up to 16.5...

Products : Medical
Infusion System

Hospira (Lake Forest, IL) has introduced the GemStar® SP infusion system with GemStar™ Infusion Suite software. The system is designed to help caregivers better incorporate patient safety best practices at the patient’s bedside. The GemStar Infusion Suite software is a standalone PC-based application that enables efficient...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Kavlico, a unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (Moorpark, CA) has introduced the P6060 pressure sensors for air pressure measurements in oxygen concentrators, respirators, and ventilators. The lightweight sensors have a piezoresistive sense element in a low-profile surface-mount package. The sensors measure 21.29 × 16.71 mm....

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