Worldwide, there is growing concern about how to protect public safety and increase cooperation among regulatory agencies to audit medical device companies and their suppliers....

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fully fluorinated polymer with exceptional chemical and physical properties: excellent chemical resistance, high temperature...

Briefs: Medical
Cytometer on a Chip

A cytometer now under development exploits spatial sorting of sampled cells on a microarray chip followed by use of grating-coupled surface-plasmon-resonance imaging (GCSPRI) to detect the sorted cells. This cytometer on a chip is a prototype of contemplated future miniature cytometers that would be suitable for rapidly...

With funding from a space medicine research institute, a breakthrough device could someday kill tumors and stop internal bleeding without knives, scalpels, or...

With American troops leaving Iraq and military efforts continuing in Afghanistan, educators at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have helped develop a...

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to “Create the Future”

A wheelchair propulsion system was designed to minimize injuries associated with prolonged manual wheelchair use. A CPR device makes it safe and easy for anyone to perform CPR compressions. Besides improving lives, what do these ideas have in common? They’ve both won the Grand Prize in the...

Semiconductor vendors are constantly on the lookout for the market dislocations that will provide the opportunity for product innovation and subsequent sales and revenue growth....

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Three Elements of Cost-Effective Modeling and Simulation

A recent study by Josh Makower, MD, and a team of researchers from Stanford University found that, on average, medical device companies spend $31 million to bring a low-to-medium-risk...

Products: Software
Mobile FEA Tool

NEi Software (Westminster, CA) has introduced the NEi Stratus, a free finite element analysis (FEA) mobile application that allows engineers to view results on their iPhone and iPad. It works in conjunction with the NEi...

Products: Software
Real Time Operating System

The ThreadX® RTOS from Express Logic (San Diego, CA) is designed for microcontroller-based applications and features a memory footprint as small as 2 KB to reside on limited on-chip MCU memory. It provides...

Products: Medical
Glass Optical Filters

Abrisa Technologies (Santa Paula, CA) offers custom glass optical filters for medical imaging, testing, monitoring, and analytic instrumentation display screens and panels used for real-time imaging, vital sign...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Low Profile Rotary Encoders

HEIDENHAIN Corporation (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced low profile incremental rotary encoders with block commutation tracks for use in small-dimensioned servo motors. The encoders come equipped with a 35-mm...

QSI Coporation (Salt Lake City, UT) offers the panel-mount QTERM®-G72 terminal, featuring a 7" (177 mm), 800 × 480 pixel, LED-lighted TFT-LCD display, resistive touch screen, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Atmel®...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Push-to-Connect Fittings

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) offers Newloc® push-to-connect fittings in acetal copolymer and brass. Both allow quick connections to rigid and semi-rigid tubing such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene....

Products: Medical
Multi-Lumen Tubing

Wire reinforced, multi-lumen tubing from Putnam Plastics (Dayville, CT) offers two or more passageways for gas/fluid management and mechanical/electrical delivery within minimally invasive devices. Reinforcements are...

Products: Medical
Imaging Module

DALSA (Ontario, Canada) has developed the Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high-resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical Desktop Power Supplies

Power Partners (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PPWAMD250 Series of medical desktop power supplies, featuring 250 Watts of power in a compact 7.42" × 4.1" × 2.36" package. The series is approved to UL60601-1,...

EPSON Robots (Carson, CA) has introduced a high performance 110 VAC power solution with EPSON C3 Compact 6 Axis Robots for non-manufacturing environments such as medical laboratories, clinics, and...

The ACT series linear-servomotor-driven actuator from Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA) offers accelerations of 5g and a top speed of 5 m/s. The nonmagnetic forcer coil provides high force with zero cogging for smooth velocity and...

Products: Medical
Plug and Play Imaging Solution

Lumenera Corporation (Ontario, Canada) has released a new Mac Camera Driver and ImageJ Plug-In to provide support for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Mac OS X 10.6 and greater. The software also provides a stand-alone INFINITY CAPTURE application for Lumenera’s scientific USB 2.0 camera line.

Products: Medical
Imaging System

The iBox® Explorer™ Fluorescence Microscope from UVP (Cambridge, England) offers new micro imaging technology that incorporates imaging of tissues, tissue margins, and individual cells. The system operates in the visible...

Products: Software
Virtualized Device Sharing

LynuxWorks (San Jose, CA) has released the LynxSecure 5.0 separation kernel and hypervisor that offers 64-bit and Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) guest OS virtualization support. The release has also added a...

Products: Electronics & Computers
LED Mounting Spacers

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a series of self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning. The spacers feature internal retention “teeth” that...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless Power Generation

Thermobility™ power generation technology from Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) uses heat as a source of electricity for low-power wireless applications. Solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology is...

Products: Imaging
Coordinate Measuring Machine

Werth (Old Saybrook, CT) has introduced the Inspector® FQ, a multisensor coordinate measuring machine with linear drives. Positioning speed is up to 1,000 meters/second with acceleration speed of 10...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Contact Sensor

Morgan Technical Ceramics (Cleveland, OH) has launched a new tube contact sensor for accurate detection of occlusions in medical infusion lines. The sensor gives non-invasive detection of pressure changes in a flexible tube without the requirement for disposable cassettes. It is suitable for soft thin-walled tubing and can be...

In 2005, Creaform (Quebec, Canada) launched the first Handyscan 3D scanner, based on an innovative technology using triangulation as a way to position itself in space, and...

Briefs: Medical
Microgravity-Enhanced Stem Cell Selection

Stem cells, both embryonic and adult, promise to revolutionize the practice of medicine in the future. In order to realize this potential, a number of hurdles must be overcome. Most importantly, the signaling mechanisms necessary to control the differentiation of stem cells into tissues of interest...

Briefs: Medical
Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurological Disorders by Millimeter-Wave Stimulation

Increasingly, millimeter waves are being employed for telecomm, radar, and imaging applications. To date in the U.S, however, very few investigations on the impact of this radiation on biological systems at the cellular level have been undertaken. In the beginning,...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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