Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, has developed a new suture technology that transitions from round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. The Force Fiber...

Researchers have fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous...

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a wearable, noninvasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours — essentially an electrocardiogram but for...

Engineers have for the first time demonstrated that wood can be directly converted into a carbon sponge capable of withstanding repeated compression and other extreme mechanical...

Researchers have created a mobile version of the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. Instead of sending...

Development of a theoretical basis for ultrahigh piezoelectricity in ferroelectric materials has led to a new material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric...

Engineers have developed a thin, lightweight, rubber-like adhesive film that can stick to highly deformable regions of the body, such as the knee and elbow, and maintain its hold even after 100...

NuTec Tooling Solution has released the compiled results of its first annual Industrial Automation Impact Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The survey evaluated the degree to which industrial...

News : Materials
Evonik Intensifies Research into Regenerative Medicine

Evonik has launched a Tissue Engineering Project House where up to 20 scientists from various disciplines will work to make reliable solutions possible for tissue regeneration following accidents or disease. The aim is to develop materials for biological implants in medical applications....

News : Medical
Mahr Signs Cooperation Agreement with NanoFocus

Mahr and NanoFocus, the German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, have signed a cooperation agreement. In May 2018, Mahr will be offering confocal microscopes from NanoFocus as the new Mahr product family MarSurf CM. This expands Mahr’s tactile portfolio with optical metrology.

News : Test & Measurement
Sotera Health LLC to Sell Nordion’s Medical Isotopes Segment to BWXT

Sotera Health has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell the Medical Isotopes segment of its Nordion business to a subsidiary of BWX Technologies. According to the company, the transaction will create a platform that will accelerate growth for both...

News : Test & Measurement
ORS Acquires Silicon Cert Laboratories

ORS Labs, the parent company of Oneida Research Services, Inc. (ORS), has acquired Silicon Cert Laboratories in Reading, PA. Silicon Cert Laboratories is an internationally recognized leader in environmental and mechanical testing and qualification of products and components for multiple industries,...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cadence to be Acquired by Kohlberg & Company

Cadence, Inc., a provider of complex high-precision components and finished devices for advanced surgical and specialty industrial applications, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, NY.

News : Medical
TT Electronics Acquires Stadium Group

TT Electronics plc has completed the acquisition of Stadium Group plc. Stadium is a supplier of design-led technologies with product capabilities including connectivity solutions, power supplies, human machine interface (HMI), and electronic assemblies.

News : Medical
Nelson Labs Expands Itasca Lab Operations and Testing Capabilities

Nelson Laboratories, LLC, a Sotera Health company, has made significant investments to expand the operations and service capabilities at its Itasca, IL, laboratory facility to better service customers.

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Amputees Lend a Hand to Neural Interfacing Research

Michael “Shawn” Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Improving Power Requirements of Surgical Robots

The UK National Health Service (NHS) recently invited companies to tender for a contract to provide £300 million (~$429.12 million) worth of surgical robots to surgeries across the UK....

Robotics are increasingly find a role in patient rehabilitation. But are the technologies safe?

A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can ultimately lead to death. Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is...

One of the major side effects of chemotherapy is a sharp drop in white blood cells, which leaves patients vulnerable to dangerous infections. Researchers have now developed a...

Optical mammography (OM), which uses harmless red or infrared light, has been developed for use in conjunction with x-rays for diagnosis or monitoring in cases demanding repeated imaging where...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – Learn How to Commercialize Emerging Technologies from the Ones Who’ve Already Done It

A new interactive conference will address key strategies for the commercialization of emerging medical technologies, and its unique format will have you on the edge of your seat.

Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the...

CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing

When new assays or diagnostic tests are ready for commercialization, there can be tremendous hurdles to overcome, including significant investment in the infrastructure for automated...

Computed tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is an incredible tool doctors use to help detect and diagnose patients noninvasively. Using specialized x-ray technology, the device has the...

Most medical diagnostic and testing equipment involves some type of enclosure, cart, or cabinet that serves as a user workstation or protects...

Depositing small, repeatable volumes of fluid in assembly applications spans a diverse range of industries. The ability to deposit precise amounts of material is an...

More than 95 percent of point-of-care (POC) professionals expect to see an expansion of POC manufacturing enabled by additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing....

The concept for a new automated visual inspection system that uses robotics to manipulate metallic components is being tested at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced...

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