Features : Test & Measurement
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles

When validating the steam sterilization instructions for a reusable medical device,...

Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles
Features : Medical
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking
Features : Medical
SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018
SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018

The medical device industry is built on innovation and invention. They are the drivers of change and evolution in this industry. But bringing these emerging technologies to market can be challenging....

SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018
Features : Electronics & Computers
Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications
Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications
Features : Design
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Briefs : Medical
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Briefs : Medical
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major, yet often preventable threat to patient safety, and they can have a significant impact on the survival rate of...

Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective
Briefs : Medical
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide...

Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity
Briefs : Wearables
New Patch Boosts Brightness in Medical Diagnostic Tests
New Patch Boosts Brightness in Medical Diagnostic Tests

Fluorescence-based biosensing and bioimaging technologies are widely used in research and clinical settings to detect and image various biological species of interest. While...

New Patch Boosts Brightness in Medical Diagnostic Tests
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Coordinate Measuring Machine

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, has released a new coordinate measuring machine (SMM) platform. The Global S CMM...

New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict whether a child is at risk of the chronic disease. The researchers hope their detection kit could one...

Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research
3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research

A 3D printed biopsy robot is propelled by cylinders driven by air pressure. With the help of hoses that supply the air, the control of the robot can be placed outside the MRI scanner. The...

3D Printed Biopsy Robot for Breast Cancer Research
News : Medical
Sound Waves Provide ‘Liquid Biopsies’
Sound Waves Provide ‘Liquid Biopsies’

Researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method for separating circulating tumor cells from blood samples that is fast and efficient enough for clinical use. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs)...

Sound Waves Provide ‘Liquid Biopsies’
News : Medical
Sensory Device Aids Amputees
Sensory Device Aids Amputees

Sensory feedback — achieved by direct interfaces attached to the nerves — fundamentally changed how study participants used their mechanical attachment, “transforming it from a sporadically used tool into a...

Sensory Device Aids Amputees
News : Medical
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

Early Detection of Neuro Diseases
News : Medical
Mobile Ultrasound Combines Stationary, Portable Functions
Mobile Ultrasound Combines Stationary, Portable Functions

A high-tech device-transformer for ultrasound examination combines three functions in one device. So instead of two types of vehicles (stationary and portable), medical institutions...

Mobile Ultrasound Combines Stationary, Portable Functions
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
www.hku.hk

Unlike their inorganic counterparts like silicon, organic semiconductors can operate under conditions such as...

Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Device — Game Changer for Spinal Cord Injuries
3D Printed Device — Game Changer for Spinal Cord Injuries

A groundbreaking 3D-printed device could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform...

3D Printed Device — Game Changer for Spinal Cord Injuries
INSIDER : Imaging
Nano-Optic Endoscope Sees Deep into Tissue
Nano-Optic Endoscope Sees Deep into Tissue

A new class of endoscopic imaging catheters — termed nano-optic endoscopes — overcome the limitations of current systems. The new endoscopes see deep into tissue at high resolution. The use of...

Nano-Optic Endoscope Sees Deep into Tissue
INSIDER : Medical
Bioengineered Lung Successfully Transplanted
Bioengineered Lung Successfully Transplanted

A research team has bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs with no medical complications. To produce a bioengineered lung, a support scaffold was created using a lung from an...

Bioengineered Lung Successfully Transplanted
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pill-Sized Sensor Detects Gases in the Gut
Pill-Sized Sensor Detects Gases in the Gut

New trials of a breakthrough swallowable sensor have revealed the device is 3,000 times more accurate than current technology used to diagnose many gut disorders. The findings show the revolutionary...

Pill-Sized Sensor Detects Gases in the Gut
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wristband Monitors Cells in Bloodstream
Wristband Monitors Cells in Bloodstream

A smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. The technology, which could be added to watches and other...

Wristband Monitors Cells in Bloodstream
News : Medical
OPEN MIND Partners with Okuma America, Joins Partners in THINC

OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions, has partnered with Okuma America, joining the Partners in THINC, founded by Okuma. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new...

News : Medical
Nelson Labs New Global Website to Improve Customer Experience

Nelson Laboratories, a business unit of Sotera Health LLC, has launched a completely redesigned Web site, nelsonlabs.com. The company provides microbiological testing and expert advisory services for medical device, pharmaceutical, tissue, and life science companies. The new site...

From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Can Your Medical Device Help Solve the Opioid Crisis? Tell FDA

Earlier this year, FDA sent a challenge to the medical device industry: develop devices and diagnostics to help combat, prevent, and treat the opioid crisis.

INSIDER : FDA/Regulatory
NIST Grant to Develop Standards for Biomaterial Manufacturing
NIST Grant to Develop Standards for Biomaterial Manufacturing

A grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be used to to develop standards for regenerative medicine and biomaterial manufacturing. NIST awarded a...

NIST Grant to Develop Standards for Biomaterial Manufacturing
INSIDER : Medical
German Maker of 3D Printing Equipment Expands to US
German Maker of 3D Printing Equipment Expands to US

The University of Texas at El Paso will serve as the North American base of operations for Aconity3D, a maker of 3D printing equipment, under a new agreement announced by the two...

German Maker of 3D Printing Equipment Expands to US
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Using Advanced Robotics
Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Using Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S....

Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Using Advanced Robotics
INSIDER : Connectivity
Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing
Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing

Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — to share verifiable manufacturing data. The system...

Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing

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