Features : Medical
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1

Active thermal management is vital in a number of medical device applications including patient core temperature management, skin cooling, medical device cooling, and laboratory equipment...

Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1
Features : Medical
Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use
Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use

For many of us, life is complicated enough without having to be constantly reminded about our medical situations. Living with a disease that requires frequent doctor visits and...

Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use
Features : Medical
Highly Sensitive Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors with Potential for Cardiology and Other Medical Applications
Highly Sensitive Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors with Potential for Cardiology and Other Medical Applications

Optical fibers. To the average person, the phrase might conjure up an image of glowing hairs twisted artistically into a beautiful...

Highly Sensitive Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors with Potential for Cardiology and Other Medical Applications
Features : Medical
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design

A design engineer at a dental equipment company is handed a challenging assignment. The firm’s development team must devise a suite of products that includes a...

Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design
Features : Medical
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2

With the shift in the medical industry to more minimally invasive, quicker, and more effective procedures, the goal is to minimize patient...

Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications

Gas assist molding offers a variety of process and design advantages for medical equipment applications. It produces parts that are smooth and extremely cleanable,...

Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications
Features : FDA/Regulatory
Design Controls: Addressing Changes in ISO 13485

When ISO 9001 was produced by the International Standards Organization, it put forth the general quality standard that organizations could adopt to ensure that the organization is focused on quality, the basic structure is in place, and the product it is offering will be at acceptable levels. That...

Briefs : Materials
Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces
Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless-steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming...

Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Direct Structuring for Sensor Manufacturing
Laser Direct Structuring for Sensor Manufacturing

Every day the world’s leading medical device companies rely upon laser direct structuring (LDS) to meet their most demanding design and performance requirements. Millions of electronic...

Laser Direct Structuring for Sensor Manufacturing
Briefs : Wearables
New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats
New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats

A new system combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. This...

New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats
Briefs : Medical
MEG Technology Improves Diagnosis of Epilepsy
MEG Technology Improves Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, has taken a major step toward development of next-generation magnetoencephalography (MEG) that could significantly reduce the cost of MEG systems and...

MEG Technology Improves Diagnosis of Epilepsy
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients
Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy can be remotely monitored using their smartphone sensors and an algorithm that detects worsening symptoms based on objective changes in...

Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients
Features : Medical
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652

Traditionally, toxicologists and biocompatibility experts considered the materials in breathing gas pathways as external communicating devices and evaluated...

Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652
Features : Medical
Metasurface-Based Technology Enables Safe MRIs for People with Implants
Metasurface-Based Technology Enables Safe MRIs for People with Implants

An international research team has developed a device capable of improving the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units. The technology is based on local...

Metasurface-Based Technology Enables Safe MRIs for People with Implants
Technology Leaders : Packaging & Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Package Engineering for Sterilization
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Surgical Robotics Market to Grow an Impressive 17 Percent by 2022
Surgical Robotics Market to Grow an Impressive 17 Percent by 2022

The surgical robotics market will experience an impressive 17 percent CAGR, from US $3.4 billion in 2016 to US $8.8 billion in 2022. According to market research firm Yole...

Surgical Robotics Market to Grow an Impressive 17 Percent by 2022
News : Medical
Software Better Predicts Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Researchers have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient’s aortic stent.

News : Medical
Smartphone App Recognizes FASD

With a smartphone and an app, qualified healthcare professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office. A newly developed system was trained to recognize the alcohol-related disorder. The app, which can diagnose 300 of the more common genetic disorders, is called Face2Gene and...

News : Medical
Single Blood Test Screens for Eight Cancer Types

A single blood test screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer. The test, called CancerSEEK, is a unique noninvasive, multianalyte test that simultaneously evaluates levels of eight cancer proteins and the presence of cancer gene mutations from circulating...

News : Medical
Postoperative Wound Monitoring App Aims to Reduce Readmissions

A new smartphone app called WoundCare enables patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

News : Medical
OCE Aids Development of Therapies for Damaged Heart Tissue

Researchers have developed a new way to capture the detailed biomechanical properties of heart tissue. The high-resolution optical technique fills an important technology gap necessary to develop and test therapies that might eventually be used to heal heart damage after a heart...

News : Medical
Hydrogels Release Therapeutics in Response to Environmental Triggers

Scientists have built and tested a new biomaterial-based delivery system — known as a hydrogel — that will encase a desired cargo and dissolve to release its freight only when specific physiological conditions are met.

INSIDER : Medical
Potential Brain-Machine Interface for Hand Paralysis
Potential Brain-Machine Interface for Hand Paralysis

A brain-machine interface that combines brain stimulation with a robotic device controlling hand movement increases the output of pathways connecting the brain and spinal cord, according...

Potential Brain-Machine Interface for Hand Paralysis
INSIDER : Medical
Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body
Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body

A biodegradable pressure sensor could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient’s body.

Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body
INSIDER : Medical
Robot Helps Treat Rare Birth Defect
Robot Helps Treat Rare Birth Defect

Researchers have created a revolutionary prototype robotic implant that encourages tissue growth in babies.

Robot Helps Treat Rare Birth Defect
INSIDER : Medical
Researchers Develop First Synthetic Regenerative Cardiovascular Graft
Researchers Develop First Synthetic Regenerative Cardiovascular Graft

Researchers have developed a game-changing technology to advance cardiovascular regenerative medicine with the development of a synthetic, small-bore, vessel that...

Researchers Develop First Synthetic Regenerative Cardiovascular Graft
News : Medical
Secant Group Develops the First Synthetic Regenerative Cardiovascular Graft

Secant Group, in partnership with its sister company SanaVita Medical, has developed what it calls "game-changing technology" to advance cardiovascular regenerative medicine with the development of a synthetic, small bore, vessel that encourages endogenous regeneration...

News : Medical
3D Systems and Stryker Partner to Advance Personalized Surgery

3D Systems and Stryker have announced an exclusive distribution partnership for VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) and anatomical models for the craniomaxillofacial specialty. According to the companies, the partnership will drive the availability of personalized surgical...

News : Medical
Finance Committee Advances Nomination of Alex Azar to Head HHS

The Senate Finance Committee has advanced the nomination of Alex Azar to serve as the Department of Health And Human Services (HHS) Secretary by a vote of 15 to 12.

News : Medical
3D Printed Microfibers Could Provide Structure for Artificially Grown Body Part

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of engineers believe they have a way to create the structural framework for growing living tissue using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer.

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