Keyword: Nanotechnology

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R&D: Medical

A new class of nanoVelcro microchips were prepared with a nano-imprinting fabrication process, which made them more reproducible and faster to make than the previous...

Briefs: Medical

There hasn’t been a gold standard for how orthopedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective antifouling material and, when electrified, bacteria zapper. LIG is a spongy version of...

R&D: Medical
Steady-State Lasing Could Lead to More Accurate Medical Testing

Researchers have demonstrated steady state lasing with solution-processed nanoparticles called colloidal quantum dots, an important step on the path to improving laser tools for more accurate medical testing technology and other applications.

R&D: Medical

Chemical engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) have developed arrays of carbon nanotube sensors that detect single protein molecules as they are secreted from...

R&D: Medical

Orthopedic device company OrthoMend Research Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) acquired the rights from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) to commercialize an innovative bone-repairing...

Briefs: Medical

For patients with second-degree burns, it’s not always the initial injury that hurts most. The daily, sometimes hours-long bandage changes can be the most excruciating...

R&D: Medical

A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The devices employing the...

Briefs: Materials

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals...

R&D: Medical

A new contact lens technology from the University of Houston samples glucose levels in tears.

R&D: Medical

Using a flexible silicone material, engineers from University of California—Santa Cruz built an integrated optofluidic platform for biological sample processing and optical analysis....

Briefs: Nanotechnology

UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a...

Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
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Kiel, Germany
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How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A...

Briefs: Medical

A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University has developed a new electric mesh device that can be wrapped around the heart to deliver...

R&D: Medical
Researchers Blend Materials to 3D-Print Bone Replacements

By blending pulverized natural bone with man-made plastic, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University 3D-printed replacement skeletal structures of the head and face, including the lower jaw of a female patient. The team's composite material combines the strength and printability of...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Polymer Nanobrush Repels Dirt

Drexel University researchers have developed a new method for making polymer nanobrushes. The technology can be used in various medical applications, including coating, biomedical, sensing, and catalysis processes.

Briefs: Medical

In a study led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), epitaxy, or growing crystalline film layers that are templated by a crystalline substrate, is a...

R&D: Medical
Plasmonic Interferometers Support Advanced Biosensors

A plasmonic interferometry technique created by Brown University engineers has the potential to enable compact, ultra-sensitive biosensors. The method combines nanotechnology with plasmonics — the interaction between a metal's electrons and light.

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at Northwestern University’s Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology say that they have developed a polymer that might one day be used in artificial muscles or other lifelike materials;...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say that manufacturers may soon have a speedy and nondestructive way to test a wide array of materials under real-world...

R&D: Medical

Cornell University researchers have uncovered the process by which mollusks manufacture nacre: a hard, iridescent substance commonly known as “mother of pearl.” The development could...

R&D: Medical

An instrument built at Colorado State University lets scientists map cellular composition in three dimensions, at the nanoscale. Researchers are able to watch how cells respond to new medications at the...

R&D: Medical

About a million implanted medical devices are infected each year with MRSA and other bacterial species. University of Michigan researchers found that a coating of zinc oxide nanopyramids disrupts...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
'Active' Technology Supports Multi-Material 3D Printing

The ability to integrate disparate materials and properties within printed objects is the next frontier in 3D printing. Harvard University researchers have designed new multimaterial printheads that mix and print concentrated viscoelastic inks, enabling simultaneous control of composition...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers Mold Silicon into Intricate Shapes

A mold developed by Cornell University researchers can shape liquid silicon out of organic polymer materials. The self-assembling organic polymers create a template dotted with precisely sized and shaped nanopores. The development could lead to exact single-crystal silicon nanostructures.

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) say they have uncovered a new way to make ultrasensitive conductivity measurements at optical frequencies on high-speed...

Briefs: Medical

The FDA recently adopted three nanotechnology standards as part of a major update to the administration’s List of Recognized Standards. The documents comprise a Technical Specification (TS)...

Briefs: Medical

A group of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, say that to understand how nanomaterials...

R&D: Materials

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered “elastic” waves. These waves travel at the...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.