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R&D: Medical
The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.
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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
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R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

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Briefs: Medical

If you’ve ever swallowed the same round tablet in hopes of curing everything from stomach cramps to headaches, you already know that medicines aren’t always...

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Briefs: Medical

The medical packaging market has quickly embraced the use of automation for the thermoforming process. Automation has enabled adherence to stringent quality requirements and has...

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Briefs: Imaging

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

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Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
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Briefs: Materials
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
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Briefs: Medical
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
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R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
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Briefs: Medical
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
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Features: Tubing & Extrusion
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
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Briefs: Medical
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
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Briefs: Materials
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
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Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
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Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
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Briefs: AR/AI
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
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R&D: Electronics & Computers
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
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Briefs: Wearables
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
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R&D: Medical
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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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.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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