Keyword: Additive manufacturing

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.
R&D: Medical

A 3D printed light-sensing medical device is placed directly on the skin and gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flareups. The device could help millions of people worldwide...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From improved patient outcomes to point-of-care manufacturing, 3D printing offers a host of benefits that promise to transform the orthopedic implant industry once fully implemented.
Features: Medical
Minnesota is home to Medical Alley and the area is poised to transform healthcare with its combination of institutions and talent in one region.
Features: Medical

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility, and strength....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Medical
Brown seaweed, pigments team up for nontoxic and stable gel structures.
Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
R&D: Materials
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
Briefs: Materials
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cosm’s work shines a light on a common, growing, under-served, and global women’s health issue.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Briefs: Medical
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Applications: Materials
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.

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