In this Q&A, Hayley Haggarty, general manager, Advanced Manufacturing Group, discusses the evolution of MD&M West.

This year’s MD&M West conference program features new formats — including Lightning Workshops, Tech Talk Panels, and exclusive networking opportunities — designed to meet the...

In addition to MD&M West, four additional trade shows are running alongside the medical device expo. These shows feature experts and suppliers from related industries like plastics, automation, design,...

An alternative adhesive has been developed that adapts to suit a wide range of industrial and medical applications that benefit from sticky materials. The key ingredient is carbon dioxide. About...

“Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents globally involve brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain being the primary cause of death,” According to NHTSA....

Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields, including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Wearable soft pressure sensors have great potential for real-time health monitoring and for the early diagnosis of diseases.
Products : Medical
Product Focus: Power Supplies

DC-DC Converters

New Yorker Electronics, Northvale, NJ, offers a family of 2- and 3.5-W DC-DC converters for medical applications from Polytron Devices. The 2:1 input range MTWA2 and MTWA4 2- converters...

University of Toronto engineering researchers have developed a super stretchy, transparent, and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin. Dubbed artificial...

R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automated Production of Advanced Materials

Engineers have developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the...

FDA says it is continuing to advance its scientific and technical capabilities, but a recent New York Times editorial says the agency is in...

Whether attempting to improve adhesion of dissimilar materials, depositing coatings, cleaning surfaces, applying a protective coating that repels water for example or biological...

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of chemists...

Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural...

Real-time medical imaging is enabling new levels of care by providing greater insight and decision support. As the use of video in healthcare increases, system designers are under pressure to...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Artificial Neurons Cure Chronic Diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists — a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic...

Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free, ultra-miniaturized endoscope — the width of only a few human hairs — that is capable of producing high-quality images....

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. This marks...

Researchers at Radboud UMC have developed a “deep learning” system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which...

Diabetic patients need to measure their blood sugar level by drawing blood before and after a meal. It is easy to develop complications due to diabetes. Recently, a...

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors. Further,...

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing...

As medical devices become smaller and more complex, designers and manufacturers are utilizing new and more sophisticated components to incorporate into their device designs. Patients...

Medical device manufacturers have a big challenge in preparing for their regulatory device submissions for 2020. In addition to the European Union’s new Medical Device...

Water is the basis of all life on earth. Its structure is simple — two hydrogen atoms bound to one oxygen atom — yet its behavior is unique among liquids, and scientists still do not...

Silicone Tube Measurement

Freudenberg Medical, Kaiserslautern, Germany, has developed a new technology to continuously measure the inner geometry of silicone tubes. The Helix...

Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Design Briefs: 2019 Technology Leaders
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
Webinars : Medical
A Review of Ionizing Radiation Sterilization Modalities

The use of high-energy ionizing radiation for sterilization purposes is an established and proven method for the inactivation of microorganisms on healthcare, food, and general industrial products. Several ionizing radiation modality options are available including gamma, electron beam, and...

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference is returning for its 35th year to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA February 11–13, 2020 for three days of...

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Webcasts

Tech Talks: Aerospace

Electropolishing for the Aerospace Industry

Webinars: Medical

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: The Future State

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

From Drudgery to the Effective Use of Design and Process FMEAs

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Heavy-Duty Engine Design for a Transitioning Market

Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

High-Powered Directed Energy Laser Projects: Destroy the Target,...

Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

Optical Coating Design