Keyword: Gases

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Global Innovations: Medical
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
Briefs: Wearables
The sensor allows for quick recovery and reuse of the platform.
Briefs: Medical
The nose measures gases in a patient’s breath.
R&D: Materials

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...

Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Medical technology continues to evolve toward diagnosis and treatment devices that are closer to the patient, or even in the patient's home. Compression therapy, wound therapy, dialysis,...

Briefs: Medical

An electronic capsule that measures gases in the gut to revolutionize the diagnosis of gut disorders could be available within four years, following an agreement between RMIT and Atmo...

Features: Materials

The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that's simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now...

Features: Medical

Gas assist molding offers a variety of process and design advantages for medical equipment applications. It produces parts that are smooth and extremely cleanable,...

Features: Medical

Each year, billions of multi-well plates, pipettes, bottles, flasks, vials, Eppendorf tubes, culture plates, and other polymer items are manufactured for use in...

Features: Medical

Along with cost savings, coextrusion technology offers improved functionality in new tubing products. This article explores how this micro-dimensional tubing is currently being used to meet...

Features: Medical

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 29 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United States alone, and an...

Technology Leaders: Medical

For many medical device manufacturers, the application of proprietary coatings and surface treatments can play a critical role in differentiating their products as...

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...

Briefs: Medical

A team of engineers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas is working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of...

Briefs: Medical

Titanium found its initial use in aircraft because it is strong but light. Today, it’s found everywhere, from eyeglass frames and jewelry to sports gear, tools, surgical and dental implants, and...

Briefs: Medical

A team of mechanical engineers at Georgia Tech say that they have demonstrated a new process to rapidly fabricate complex three-dimensional nanostructures from a variety of materials, including...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northeastern University’s Hanchen Huang, a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and two of his PhD students say they have come up with a better way of...

Briefs: Medical
Hydrostatic Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Chamber

A hyperbaric chamber has been designed to achieve the goals of maximizing safety, minimizing complexity, and minimizing cost of hyperbaric chamber therapy. This design minimizes the volume of compressed gas in the chamber, and eliminates the need for complex gas mixing, carbon dioxide scrubbing,...

Applications: Medical

Heavy-duty gas springs are often used to replace or supplement human power when lifting or lowering heavy loads such as lids, hoods, and flaps in construction and...

Briefs: Medical

Scientists at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have developed a new technique, they say, to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle, and other cells using ultrasonic waves. Called...

Global Innovations: Medical
Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway
http://gemini.no/en/

Silver, which has non-toxic qualities, is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for...

Global Innovations: Medical
Ludwig-Maximilians University and Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Munich, Germany
www.mpq.mpg.de/en

A team of physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich and the Max...

Briefs: Medical
Folded paper design inspired flexible electronics.

Kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and paper cutting, has inspired a team of engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to create...

Technology Leaders: Materials

New materials and technological advances continue to proliferate the medtech industry at a rapid rate, and suppliers strive to offer innovative solutions to meet the...

Technology Leaders: Medical

The provisioning of medical gases to hospitals, mobile health providers, and in-patient care environments requires absolute conformance to stringent industry standards. As a...

Briefs: Medical

Pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), for example, central line-associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, surgical site...

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