Briefs : Medical
An Alternative Approach to Combination Vaccines

As the number of investigational and approved vaccines continues to increase, the frequency of vaccinations will soon reach a practical limit. The development of combination vaccines is a common practice that addresses the concern of repeated visits to the clinic by reducing the total number of...

Briefs : Software
GUI To Facilitate Research on Biological Damage From Radiation

A graphical-user-interface (GUI) computer program has been developed to facilitate research on the damage caused by highly energetic particles and photons impinging on living organisms. The program brings together, into one computational workspace, computer codes that have been...

Briefs : Medical
On-Demand Urine Analyzer

A lab-on-a-chip was developed that is capable of extracting biochemical indicators from urine samples and generating their surface-enhanced Raman spectra (SERS) so that the indicators can be quantified and identified. The development was motivated by the need to monitor and assess the effects of extended weightlessness,...

Briefs : Medical
Advanced Liquid-Cooling Garment Using Highly Thermally Conductive Sheets

This design of the liquid-cooling garment for NASA spacesuits allows the suit to remove metabolic heat from the human body more effectively, thereby increasing comfort and performance while reducing system mass. The garment is also more flexible, with fewer restrictions on...

Briefs : Medical
Engineering Devices to Treat Epilepsy

Many technologies have been proposed for treating epileptic seizures, with the ultimate goal being implantation of stimulators or drug infusion devices in the brain to abort seizures before clinical onset. Device designs range from “blind” stimulators to “intelligent” devices, which are triggered by...

Briefs : Medical
More-Realistic Digital Modeling of a Human Body

A MATLAB computer program has been written to enable improved (relative to an older program) modeling of a human body for purposes of designing space suits and other hardware with which an astronaut must interact. The older program implements a kinematic model based on traditional anthropometric...

Features : Medical
Re-Learning Life: Rehabilitation Technologies are Key to Recovery

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation to re-learn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For...

Features : Materials
Silicone Solutions for Lubrication in Medical Applications

For over 50 years, silicones have been used extensively in the design and manufacture of medical devices intended for short- and long-term human implantation. Silicone’s overwhelming success in the healthcare arena is not only due to its proven bio-inertness, but also to silicone...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spin Welding

Veridiam Medical (San Diego, CA) provides spin welding that allows plastic components to be cleanly and permanently attached to metal assemblies, using heat generated from rotational friction. This facilitates the completion of complex projects that require both metal manufacturing and plastic attachment.

Products : Materials
LED-Curable Adhesive

The 1020-M Ultra Light- Weld® from Dymax (Torrington, CT) is a tack-free, LED-curable adhesive designed for rapid bonding of plastics typically used in the manufacture of medical devices. It is formulated for on-demand cure with the Dymax BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing system, which produces an output of...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Connector/Cable Systems

Plastics One (Roanoke, VA) custom designs, molds, and assembles medical connector/cable systems for applications in areas such as body-worn diagnostic testing and monitoring components. Standard connector component products also are available.

Products : Motion Control
Linear Actuator

HaydonKerk Motion Solutions™ (Waterbury, CT) has introduced the MotoDrive™ PDE integrated linear actuator and electronic drive, available in size 17 single or double stack. It is designed to operate with optically isolated inputs of pulse, direction, and enable signals. It can be programmed for microstepping, ranging from...

Products : Medical
CT X-Ray System

North Star Imaging (Rogers, MN) offers the ImagiX compact computed tomography (CT) X-ray system, designed for the scanning of small items sized from 0.02" to 6". It can also be used for digital X-ray inspection. The system features an array of 3D computed tomography reconstruction and evaluation capabilities with NSI’s efX-CT...

Products : Medical
Dynamic Test Instruments

Instron (Norwood, MA) has released the ElectroPuls E10000 and E10000 Linear-Torsion allelectric dynamic test instruments capable of running slow-speed static tests through to highfrequency dynamic tests at over 100 Hz. Tests include evaluation of tensile strength of soft tissues and fracture mechanics. They feature no...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature Coils

Medical Precision Windings, a division of Classic Coil (Bristol, CT), offers MicroCoil coils for medical applications. They have an outside diameter as small as .012" and an inner diameter of .005". They can be wound with 39-58 AWG copper, platinum, gold, nickel, or exotic magnetic wire materials. Applications include catheter...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ball Screws

Small-diameter ball screws from Nook Industries (Cleve land, OH) are designed for smaller-footprint medical applications. Screw diameters range from 6 mm to 12 mm, and they feature standard leads from 1 mm to 6 mm. They feature a load capacity of 40 to 100 pounds. Standard rolled screws feature a lead accuracy of ±100 μm/300 mm,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Microtubing

RepExact (Gastonia, NC) offers thin-wall metal microtubing for medical applications, including specialty tubes, stents, and instrumentation. Materials offered include stainless, titanium, nitinol, and other common and precious metals. Tubing diameters range from 0.02" to 0.98" with wall thicknesses from 0.0006" to 0.079".

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Push-Pull Connector

The REDEL 1P connector from LEMO USA (Rohnert Park, CA) is lightweight, and EtO and gamma sterilizable. It is available in 2 to 14 contacts in a variety of colors for easy identification. It features golden contacts and an outershell in PSU.

Products : Motion Control
Pump Module

IDEX Health & Science (Oak Harbor, WA) has introduced a controlled delivery module (CDM) that provides precise liquid flow control through feedback from an integrated flow sensor. It can be integrated into an equipment manufacturer’s instrument. It has been applied to applications ranging from mass spectrometry calibration to in...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Stepper Motors

Johnson Electric (Vandalia, OH) offers Saia® UAL Series linear stepper motors that deliver constant positioning force of up to 30 N over the full travel distance of up to 15 mm, at speeds up to 4.16 mm/sec at 200 Hz. The motors feature a removable bayonet-style flange for easy mounting and a compact 20 × 30 mm footprint...

Products : Medical
Digital Computer Microscope

The speckFINDER HD from Dazor (St. Louis, MO) is a digital computer microscope designed with a flat panel digital display for training, instructing, or supervising. With three USB outputs and a video output, users can output files to a Flash drive or project live images to an overhead screen. The high-resolution,...

Products : Motion Control
Vortex Mixers

Vortex mixers from Jeio Tech (Woburn, MA) feature three kinds of mode operation by two-mode key (touch, continuous, and high-continuous) and a BLDC motor. They have a wide ad justable speed range up to 3,000 rpm, measure 6.06 × 8.27 × 3.27" without attachments, and weigh 7.72 pounds. The touch switch offers real-time mixing and...

Mission Accomplished : Software
Hubble Software Manages Hospital Schedules

In 1985, a team of engineers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore began developing software to manage various tasks for the Hubble Space Telescope. In the early phases of development, the complexity of scheduling different tasks became clear when the engineers realized Hubble’s power...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Noninvasive Test Detects Cardiovascular Disease

For decades, NASA has been using advanced cameras to create images of the universe never before seen and then transmit these pictures back to Earth, where scientists then ask themselves, “What exactly are we looking at?”

Mission Accomplished : Imaging
Planetary Imaging Technology Aids Enzyme Screening

As part of an internship in NASA’s Space Biology Program, Mary M. Yang had the opportunity to work in NASA’s Mission Control Center and see the first close-up images of Saturn being piped back to Earth from the Pioneer 11 spacecraft in 1979.

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Space-Proven Medical Monitor Provides Total Patient Care

By mid-1963, American astronauts had visited space on six different occasions, all as part of NASA’s first human space flight program, the Mercury Program. During the final Mercury mission, launched on May 15, 1963, astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper logged 34 hours in orbit, the longest an...

Mission Accomplished : Imaging
Discovering New Drugs on the Cellular Level

As a potential source of food for long-duration space missions, space-grown plants could give astronauts an important psychological boost, as fresh vegetables could serve as a welcomed change from reconstituted foods in plastic bags. Even more, these plants could likely aid in the recycling of air and...

Briefs : Medical
Magnetic Plungerless Injection System

The Magnetic Plungerless Injection System (MPIS) was invented to enhance the therapeutic value and market availability of parenterally delivered pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The MPIS is a mechanical arrangement of a proprietary single-dosage cartridge and a magnetic actuator, and is a combination of the...

Briefs : Medical
Exact Dose Dispensing Closure for Semi-Solids

A novel closure technology now makes it possible to consistently squeeze an exact dose of semi-solids from a tube by means of a 180-degree rotating closure. It has potential uses in pharmaceutical transdermal and oral applications, as well as glue dispensing, semi-solid food dispensing, and paint...

Briefs : Medical
Graphite Non-Wovens as Functional Layers in Diagnostic Test Kits

The separation of serum or plasma from whole blood is of overriding importance in clinical chemistry. In particular, many diagnostic detection reactions of blood components proceed without impairment only after the red blood corpuscles have been separated off. This particularly...

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