Keyword: Additive manufacturing

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Features: Medical

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.
Briefs: Medical
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
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
Brown seaweed, pigments team up for nontoxic and stable gel structures.
Briefs: Materials
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
R&D: Materials
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Applications: Software
Cosm’s work shines a light on a common, growing, under-served, and global women’s health issue.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Briefs: Materials
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
R&D: Materials
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Applications: Medical
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
Features: Regulations/Standards
While many devices have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for short-term use, new testing procedures are needed for the long-term.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Imagine a world where, instead of a physical warehouse full of actual products, you have an entire digital warehouse of design files.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
Features: Electronics & Computers
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Global Innovations: Medical
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using 3D printers, scientists have created synthetic soft surfaces with tongue-like textures.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Global Innovations: Medical
University of Queensland researchers have developed biosensors that use nanoengineered porous gold that more effectively detect early signs of disease, improving patient outcomes.

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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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