Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DMD Conference: The Future of Cybersecurity
The way forward in developing rigorous cybersecurity is “designing security in from the get-go,” says Kevin Fu, associate professor at the University of Michigan. Fu made his remarks in his keynote presentation at the Design of Medical Devices conference at the University of Minnesota in April 2019.

A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. The toilet seats, which would be purchased by...

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s blood. The device could be an alternative to biopsy and could...

Researchers have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial transcatheter heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants. By using a newly...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
4D Printed Materials Show Promise for Tiny Implantables

Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. The stiffness can be...

Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices FDA is continuing to encourage innovation in novel areas — the latest being novel brain implants, often...

Tech Talks: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Precision Metal Parts with Photochemical Etching

Metal parts are part of almost every electronic, rocket, and medical procedure. The parts need to be reliably precise in order for the application to work successfully. This Tech Talk examines the process of photochemical etching and how it creates exact-to-print metal components. Topics...

Imagine learning the news that you have cancer. Stage Four, metastasized to multiple areas, roughly six to eight months to live — if you’re lucky. Then, imagine finding out your diagnosis was...

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

The Luer connector is arguably one of the most important developments in the biomedical industry. Because it is reliable, simple to use, and economical to produce, the Luer connector...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking
Custom Ball Lens

Laser Components, Bedford, NH, provides custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology...

Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

Image Signal Processors

OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, has expanded its medical image signal processor (ISP) family, designed to pair with its high-performance...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Enhancing Electrode Properties with Laser Restructuring

The materials that go into medical devices — particularly implantable electrical devices — have to strike a unique balance of properties. Once you consider biocompatibility and all...

Many major advances in medicine, especially in neurology, have been sparked by recent advances in electronic systems that can acquire, process, and interact with biological...

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants

Acollaboration with innovative technology companies demonstrated the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight spinal implants that mimic the...

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology – MISIS have developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra-high molecular...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Detects Brain Disorders in Seconds

Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson’s, depression and some...

Researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new...

See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.

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