INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet — without needing an...

INSIDER: Medical

A new type of dressing for post-surgical treatment of melanoma has been created by scientists who have discovered a new method for making a material that can kill...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Working closely with users and therapists, researchers have developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or...

White Papers: Medical
Get the Inside Story on Reprocessing

In a recent interview, Eurofins Medical Device Testing’s Director of Microbiology, Elizabeth Sydnor, offers insight into establishing safe processes for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical...

INSIDER: Medical

A newly developed material uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient method may have a major impact in the development of biomedicines and...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of researchers is now developing drug-carrying nanoparticles that appear to get into the brain more efficiently than drugs given on their own. Using a human tissue model they...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers are closing in on a way to replace batteries for wearables and low-power applications designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The answer lies in an ink coating that...

Features: Medical

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

Features: Medical

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

Products: Motion Control
Compact Digital Microscope

Vision Engineering, New Milford, CT, has launched a new, compact digital microscope for a wide range of applications. The VE Cam digital microscope...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Technology Leaders: Motion Control

Biologic drugs change the way the human immune system responds to numerous diseases and conditions. These drugs have revolutionized disease treatments and offer hope to many...

Products: Medical
Long-Wear Medical Tape

A medical adhesive from 3M, St. Paul, MN, has been developed for extended wear devices that require attachment to the skin for up to a 21-day wear time. The...

Products: Medical
Barb Connectors

Qosina, Ronkonkoma, NY, has introduced 25 new tube-to-tube barb connectors to its portfolio. The connectors available in more than 500 configurations. These connectors...

Applications: Medical

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

Briefs: Medical

A revolutionary pacemaker that re-establishes the heart’s naturally irregular beat is set to be trialed in New Zealand heart patients this year, following successful animal trials.

Briefs: Wearables

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed three-in-one hybrid material smart skin for the next generation of artificial, electronic skin using a novel process. With 2,000 individual sensors per square millimeter,...

R&D: Design

A first-of-its-kind device will allow more IVF clinics to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a treatment, while several IVF procedures, such as embryo culture, embryo cryopreservation,...

R&D: Materials

Scientists used photoelectrochemical measurement and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to clarify the source of titanium’s biocompatibility when implanted into the body, as with hip...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have developed a disposable, paper-based THO sensor consisting of an electrode made of molecularly imprinted graphite. Since MIPs are designed using the target molecule as a...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet (UV) laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of UV light for sterilizing medical tools, among other applications....

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

From the Editor: Wearables

As global markets cool, there are signs that a new round of consolidation may be starting in the digital health sector, according to Richard Zall, chair of law...

News: Medical

Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its EMBOLD™ Fibered Detachable Coil, a device that is...

News: Medical

Medtronic plc has completed the acquisition of Intersect ENT, expanding the company’s comprehensive ear, nose, and throat (ENT) portfolio with innovative products used in sinus...

White Papers: Materials
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

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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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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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