Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip
Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University’s Kevin Kit Parker and published in the journal Lab on a Chip,...

Scientists Create Pancreas on a Chip
Briefs : Medical
Controlling Wheelchairs with a Wearable Brain-Machine Interface
Controlling Wheelchairs with a Wearable Brain-Machine Interface

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair,...

Controlling Wheelchairs with a Wearable Brain-Machine Interface
Briefs : FDA/Regulatory
A Fast, Simple Sampling Method for Characterizing Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Medical Devices
A Fast, Simple Sampling Method for Characterizing Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Medical Devices

In 2018, an update on regulations for respiratory medical devices meant that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from the devices...

A Fast, Simple Sampling Method for Characterizing Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Medical Devices
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control
A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands — in particular for amputees — that combines individual finger control and...

A Smart Artificial Hand for Amputees Merges User and Robotic Control
R&D : Imaging
Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology
Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. This is the first time that technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a miniature device able to...

Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Mimics Human Finger Skin
Flexible Sensor Mimics Human Finger Skin

Artificial skin tactile sensors can feel the similar pressure and vibration felt by human skin. The new sensors can detect more sensitive tactile than the existing ones. The skin-based sensor detects...

Flexible Sensor Mimics Human Finger Skin
R&D : Medical
Artificial Skin Could Help Rehab, Enhance VR
Artificial Skin Could Help Rehab, Enhance VR

Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin’s system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact...

Artificial Skin Could Help Rehab, Enhance VR
R&D : Medical
Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue
Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue

Kanfit3D has entered into a joint research partnership with the University of Brescia (Italy). The project will develop unique implantable structures, using additive layer manufacturing (ALM)...

Implantables to Augment Missing Body Tissue
R&D : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
R&D : Materials
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Technology Leaders : Medical
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications
Global Innovations : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Nose Can Sniff Out Which Lung Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy
Electronic Nose Can Sniff Out Which Lung Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy
European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano,
Switzerland

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients...

Electronic Nose Can Sniff Out Which Lung Cancer Patients Will Respond to Immunotherapy
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — The Modern FDA: A New Pathway Gets Under Way

As a first step toward implementation of its recently established Safety and Performance Based Pathway for medical devices, FDA is issuing draft guidances outlining the recommended premarket performance criteria and testing methodologies for four specific types of devices:

Webinars : Medical
SERS: Fast, Portable Identification of Trace Opioids

Rapid identification and quantification of opioid drugs is of great importance in the face of an ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Yet techniques for trace analysis of these opioids, particularly for fentanyl, an extremely potent synthetic drug of abuse and the main driver of the...

INSIDER : Medical
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices...

Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health
INSIDER : Medical
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices

The sheer size of the external equipment required for controlling microfluidics has limited their use in portable, wearable technologies. Now have discovered how...

Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices
On-Demand Webinars : Software
Modeling Microfluidic Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Learn how to enhance your modeling and design processes for lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip devices, or any other microfluidic systems, in this webinar featuring consulting firm Veryst Engineering.

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform smart wearables.

Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm
Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
Staying relevant in the medical device industry requires operating “with real-time information, comprehensive capabilities, and a global physical infrastructure to deliver speed, scope, and scale to keep pace in this rapidly changing market.”
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin
From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin

With increasing investments in R&D to develop self-healing, comfortable monitoring systems, a recent report indicates that electronic skin is gaining...

From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Printed Electronics Pave Way for Personalized Biosensors
Printed Electronics Pave Way for Personalized Biosensors

A fully print-in-place technique for electronics that is gentle enough to work on delicate surfaces, including human skin. The advance could enable technologies such as high-adhesion,...

Printed Electronics Pave Way for Personalized Biosensors
INSIDER : Medical
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging

Artificial intelligence can improve quality of images recorded by a relatively new biomedical imaging method. This paves the way towards more accurate diagnosis and cost-effective...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. Researchers have used the smart...

‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease
Features : Medical
Clean Design: Reducing Patient Infections Starts with Design for Cleanability
Clean Design: Reducing Patient Infections Starts with Design for Cleanability

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported progress on reducing overall infection rates with enhanced safety measures and better disinfection...

Clean Design: Reducing Patient Infections Starts with Design for Cleanability
Features : Medical
Protecting Medical Consumable Revenue Streams with RFID
Protecting Medical Consumable Revenue Streams with RFID

Hardware manufacturers, including medical device manufacturers, and their product line managers are constantly challenged to increase revenue and profit. For many, the strategy to...

Protecting Medical Consumable Revenue Streams with RFID
Features : Materials
A Strip You Can Rely On: Tips for Designing Blood Glucose Test Strips
A Strip You Can Rely On: Tips for Designing Blood Glucose Test Strips

When it comes to diabetes management, accurate blood glucose readings are paramount. And when it comes to generating accurate readings, the quality of the test strip is...

A Strip You Can Rely On: Tips for Designing Blood Glucose Test Strips
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing: SLS Creates New Potential for Design in Medical Technology
3D Printing: SLS Creates New Potential for Design in Medical Technology

Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes...

3D Printing: SLS Creates New Potential for Design in Medical Technology
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing
Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing

Manufacturers in the medical industry face unique challenges in terms of product mix, throughput requirements, quality standards, and regulatory guidelines. Whether a company is developing...

Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Stamping: Converting Parts for Cost Savings
Metal Stamping: Converting Parts for Cost Savings

In today’s world of medical device manufacturing, cost pressures are very real. At the same time, cost savings can be just as real, especially when companies examine their manufacturing...

Metal Stamping: Converting Parts for Cost Savings
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs

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