News : Medical
High-Tech Scans Can Help Redefine Intelligence
High-Tech Scans Can Help Redefine Intelligence

A new NYU Langone study offers the first solid evidence that functional MRI scans of brain entropy are a new means to understanding human intelligence. High-tech scans of the resting human brain...

High-Tech Scans Can Help Redefine Intelligence
News : Medical
Advances Settles Debate Over Spread of Alzheimer Protein
Advances Settles Debate Over Spread of Alzheimer Protein

Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer's disease...

Advances Settles Debate Over Spread of Alzheimer Protein
News : Imaging
Imaging Plays Key Role in Evaluating Injuries at Olympics
Imaging Plays Key Role in Evaluating Injuries at Olympics

The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it’s critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging...

Imaging Plays Key Role in Evaluating Injuries at Olympics
Tech Talks : Motion Control
Roller Guide Evolution: How Needle Rollers Are Improving Linear Bearing Performance

The demand for higher performing roller guides is increasing. This 20-minute Tech Talk discusses the evolution of roller guides and then examines how needle rollers and the latest innovative technology are incorporated into a new-generation design that integrates...

News : Design
AmpTech and BioStrategy Partners Form Partnership to Accelerate Speed to Market of MedTech Devices

AmpTech, a technology incubator and commercialization center in Malvern, PA, is joining with BioStrategy Partners, Inc. (BioSP), a consortium of Pennsylvania academic centers and research institutions, to form an innovative network and functional...

News : Medical
Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies
Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies

Materials specialist and pioneer of peelable heat shrink tubing (PHST) technology, Junkosha Inc., has initiated a license agreement with...

Heat Shrink Innovations Granted License to Use Junkosha's Peelable Heat Shrink Tubing Technologies
News : Medical
Computation Modeling, Digital Health Focus of Design of Medical Devices Conference

The University of Minnesota’s Design of Medical Devices Conference is poised to to bring together medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, and students to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design. This year’s event, which takes...

News : Medical
Molder Rebrands to Reflect Expanding Services

Matrix Tooling, Inc. & Matrix Plastic Products, Wood Dale, IL, has rebranded the company as Matrix Plastic Products, Inc. The moldmaker and plastic injection molder of critical components made the change coinciding with its 40th anniversary. According to the company, the decision to move forward...

INSIDER : Medical
Customizable, Fabric-like Power Source for Wearable Electronics
Customizable, Fabric-like Power Source for Wearable Electronics

Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded, or stretched without losing its function. The team has created the wearable a...

Customizable, Fabric-like Power Source for Wearable Electronics
INSIDER : Medical
MedInnovation: Exciting New Event to Focus on Commercializing Emerging Medical Technologies
MedInnovation: Exciting New Event to Focus on Commercializing Emerging Medical Technologies

A new interactive conference will address key strategies for the commercialization of emerging medical technologies, including the critical...

MedInnovation: Exciting New Event to Focus on Commercializing Emerging Medical Technologies
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Personalizing Wearable Devices
Personalizing Wearable Devices

When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and tailoring...

Personalizing Wearable Devices
News : Medical
Advances in Biosensor Technology Could Limit the Spread of HIV

Unfortunately, 1.8 million people acquire HIV each year, with the World Health Organization estimating that 1 in 5 people living with HIV do not realize they are infected. Therefore, strategies for faster and earlier diagnosis are as important as ever to limit the spread of HIV. With...

News : Medical
Medical Device Preclinical Bootcamp to Explore Testing Pathway

An upcoming seminar will explore the preclinical testing pathway for medical devices. The event will cover everything from concept to regulatory submission, including relevant regulations and standards, as well as the role each type of test plays in the overall testing program. It...

From the Editor : Photonics/Optics
From the Editor — And the Winners Are ...

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the design engineering community in 2017. This year, our two winners address two critical needs in medical device...

Features : Medical
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Features : Connectivity
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs
Features : Medical
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Briefs : Medical
Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities
Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities

Nearly four million infants in developing countries die each year within a month of birth due to complications of prematurity, low birth weight,...

Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities
Briefs : Wearables
Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat
Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat

Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool. Researchers report...

Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Small Sensor Array Offers Easier Way to Image Brain
Small Sensor Array Offers Easier Way to Image Brain

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that's simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now...

Small Sensor Array Offers Easier Way to Image Brain
Briefs : Medical
Making Heart Transplants Obsolete with Small Removable Pump
Making Heart Transplants Obsolete with Small Removable Pump

On the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant, which occurred in December 1967, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is creating a next-generation heart pump for...

Making Heart Transplants Obsolete with Small Removable Pump
Briefs : Materials
Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives
Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives

Sutures and staples are the traditional methods for closing surgical incisions and wounds in emergency situations. However, these methods can be inadequate in complex...

Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives
Features : Medical
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Features : Medical
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Products : Test & Measurement
New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Integrated Sensor

DunAn Sensing, San Jose, CA, has launched a new series of integrated pressure and temperature sensors. The TP series uses the company's proprietary...

New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Medical
New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque
New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque

To win the battle against heart disease, cardiologists need better ways to identify the composition of plaque that is likely to rupture and cause a heart attack....

New Cardiac Catheter Combines Light and Ultrasound to Measure Plaque
News : Medical
Self-Propelled Catheter with Earthworm-Like Peristaltic Motion
Self-Propelled Catheter with Earthworm-Like Peristaltic Motion

Biopsies of pulmonary lesions are essential for increasing the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment for respiratory illnesses such as lung cancer. Currently, manual biopsies are...

Self-Propelled Catheter with Earthworm-Like Peristaltic Motion
News : Tubing & Extrusion
Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing
Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing

Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases, but a patient's experience with such...

Gel Coating May Lead to Better Catheters, IV Lines, and Surgical Tubing
News : Medical
New Exoskeletons and Exosuits Standards Group Outlines First Steps

ASTM International’s new committee on exoskeletons and exosuits (F48) held its first meeting Feb. 13–14 in Philadelphia, PA, near the organization’s global headquarters. The need for technical standards has grown alongside the rising use of exoskeletons in manufacturing,...

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