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Briefs: IoMT
Miniaturized, front-end IPDs are specifically designed to seamlessly connect.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
R&D: Materials

Engineers have embedded high-performance electrical circuits inside 3D printed plastics, which could lead to better-performing biomedical implants. They used pulses of high-energy...

Briefs: Materials

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

Briefs: Medical

A KAIST research team has developed flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs) using anisotropic conductive film (ACF)-based transfer and interconnection technology. The team, led by Professor...

Features: Medical

Ultrasonic piezo transducers can be used in a wide variety of applications, including medical devices. Because there is no one-size-fits-all solution, transducer...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

The market for medical electronics is huge and growing. The astounding capabilities of digital technology and broadband connectivity are “a perfect storm,” enabling doctors...

Global Innovations: Medical
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
www.gla.ac.uk/news

A new way of harnessing the sun's rays to power ‘synthetic skin’ could help to create advanced prosthetic...

Features: Medical

In any manufacturing environment, including life science manufacturing, it is difficult to evaluate a process that cannot be quantified and measured. But today's precision dispensing...

Features: AR/AI

The global biophotonics market is estimated to reach $91.31 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research, San Francisco, CA. The developments in optical...

Features: Medical

Among the challenges faced by the healthcare sector is a population that is growing older. The elderly population is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. Having an...

Briefs: Medical

Clutches can be used to enhance the functionality of springs or actuators in robotic devices. A research team headed up by Steve Collins, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at...

Global Innovations: Medical
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Espoo, Finland www.vttresearch.com/media/news

In the future, selected illnesses will be quickly and painlessly diagnosed by the optical...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate, and other physical attributes to help predict and prevent asthma attacks. The system, called...

Features: Medical

The world today has become increasingly mobile with advances in powerful and portable technologies, such as...

Briefs: Medical
Wearable device miniaturized for easier use.

A team of computer scientists at MIT has developed a low-power chip to process 3D camera data that, they say, could aid visually impaired...

Briefs: Medical
Considering a range of variables that can affect manufacturing.

Engineers at Oregon State University said that they have developed a new “sustainable development methodology” to help...

Briefs: Medical
Batteries can last longer after hydrogen treatment.

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) say that lithium ion batteries can operate longer as well as faster when their...

Features: Medical

From securing the simplest bandage to adhering components of the most complex diagnostic devices, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have long had a crucial...

Features: Medical

Piezo motion-based precision mechanisms provide a number of features that are highly sought after in medical applications, such as lubricant-free design and sterile, ceramic actuation. Ceramics...

R&D: Medical
Acoustic Sensor May Detect Cancer

Testing for ovarian cancer or a chemical presence may become much simpler thanks to a new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. The device, known as a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor, detects...

Features: Connectivity

Today’s modern medical devices are evolving at a record pace. From small wearable watches and bands worn by health enthusiasts, to portable wireless units for patients to...

Technology Leaders: Medical

The medical device industry has come a long way in the last 20 years. Part of the evolution has come from advancements in other industries, such as...

Applications: Medical

When eInfochips was commissioned by a client to build a next-generation portable endoscopy system, the company had to invest considerable thought in choosing the...

Applications: Medical

A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, TX, has developed the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use to treat chronic heart...

Technology Leaders: Medical

There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To choose a motor, users must have a full understanding of the application...

Applications: Connectivity

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) forms part of the Bluetooth V4.0 specification that has been ratified by the Bluetooth SIG since June 2010. But, in the last 12 months, it has begun...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Today’s medical device and equipment designs are highly influenced by continuous technological advances that affect their size, power consumption, and communication capabilities....

Applications: Medical

Diabetes is a widespread metabolic disorder, and having it puts people at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. There are two types of diabetes patients: type...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

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.