Keyword: Nanomaterials

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R&D: Design
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
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R&D: Nanotechnology

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

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R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group. An earlier study in mice suggested this nanomaterial’s...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A diagnostic nanoparticle can reveal the presence of cancerous proteins.
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Briefs: Materials
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
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R&D: Nanotechnology
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
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R&D: Energy
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
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R&D: Materials
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
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R&D: Materials
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
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R&D: Materials

As demand for smaller and faster devices grows, scientists and engineers turn to materials with properties that can deliver when existing ones lose their punch or can’t shrink...

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R&D: Nanotechnology
Small magnetic objects are showing promise in the biomedical field.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack.
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Briefs: Medical
The sensor allows for quick recovery and reuse of the platform.
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Features: Medical
As the founder of the Soft Systems program at Flex, Yolita brings electronics, smart textiles and computation together to create new products, digital experiences and functionalities through fibers and textiles.
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R&D: Materials

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...

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Briefs: Materials

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...

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R&D: Electronics & Computers

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...

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Briefs: Medical

Scientists at Texas A&M University are harnessing the combined power of organic nanomaterials-based chemistry and a natural product found in crustacean exoskeletons to help bring...

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Briefs: Medical

The Polymerization Process Research Group of the Polymat Institute of the UPV/EHU–University of the Basque Country has efficiently encapsulated semiconductor nanocrystals...

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R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

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R&D: Medical

Physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array that is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies 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.

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Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Sterilization, Packaging, and Materials: CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS