Keyword: Polymers

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Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Features: Regulations/Standards
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Materials
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
R&D: Materials
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
R&D: Materials
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
Features: Test & Measurement
Learn the key parameters for evaluating the chemical resistance of your materials.
R&D: Wearables
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Technology Leaders: Materials
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Features: Materials
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Technology Leaders: Medical
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
Briefs: Wearables
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Briefs: Medical
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
Briefs: Materials
The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A silicone aorta can reduce how hard patients’ hearts have to pump.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.

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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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