Keyword: Coatings, colorants, and finishes

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R&D: Wearables
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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R&D: Nanotechnology
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
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R&D: Medical
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
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Briefs: Materials
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
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R&D: Medical
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
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Global Innovations: Medical
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
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Briefs: Wearables
Infused lenses create a safer way to see colors.
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Features: Materials
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
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Features: Medical
See how advanced adhesive compounds provide manufacturers with an effective alternative to mechanical fasteners.
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Briefs: Wearables
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Thin-film technology could soon offer a less invasive and more cost-effective solution to enhance neurosurgery for people with neurological brain conditions, including epilepsy.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
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R&D: Medical
Scientists have identified a new class of x-ray detectors based on layered perovskites
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Features: Medical
A plasma etching process called electron enhanced material processing (EEMP) has been shown to improve performance of metal and alloys.
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Briefs: Materials
In the process, a high-yield electrodeposition is applied on certain conductive substrates.
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Briefs: Materials

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

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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

Ultraviolet light has been used for more than 30 years as a source of disinfectant. A newly introduced product uses the technology to eliminate bacteria on cell phones, tablets and...

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R&D: Materials

One of the most commonly used elements in neurostimulation devices is platinum microelectrodes, but they are prone to corrosion, which can reduce the functional lifetime of the...

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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

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Features: Materials

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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