Keyword: On-board energy sources

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Briefs: Wearables

Researchers at Washington State University have developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body's biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose...

Global Innovations: Medical
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenberg, Sweden
www.chalmers.se

Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have increased in...

Briefs: Medical

For patients with second-degree burns, it’s not always the initial injury that hurts most. The daily, sometimes hours-long bandage changes can be the most excruciating...

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
Researchers tame aerogel by freezing it.

Graphene, which was discovered in 2004, is 1 million times thinner than a human hair, 300 times stronger than steel, and is the best known conductor of heat and...

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...

R&D: Medical
Mouth Guard Detects Key Diabetes Marker

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that monitors health markers, such as lactate, cortisol, and uric acid, in saliva. The information can then be wirelessly transmitted to a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.

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
New approach could create very flexible electronic circuitry.

New research being done at Purdue University demonstrates that inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits...

R&D: Medical
Rewriting the Rules on Materials

A team of chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), La Jolla, CA, say that they have invented a new method to join complex organic molecules that is extraordinarily robust and can be used to make plastics, pharmaceuticals, fabrics, dyes, and other materials previously inaccessible to chemists.

Technology Leaders: Semiconductors & ICs

How well do we really know ourselves? Consider that the typical modern automobile provides far more real-time feedback on its operating status than we know about the health of our own...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Enabling Microliquid Chromatography by Microbead Packing of Microchannels

The microbead packing is the critical element required in the success of onchip microfabrication of critical microfluidic components for in-situ analysis and detection of chiral amino acids. In order for microliquid chromatography to occur, there must be a stationary phase...

Global Innovations: Medical
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
http://www.ichf.edu.pl

Devices that support various functions of our bodies are being used...

Briefs: Medical
Nano Sponges for Drug Delivery and Medicinal Applications

This invention is a means of delivering a drug, or payload, to cells using non-covalent associations of the payload with nanoengineered scaffolds; specifically, functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and their derivatives where the payload is effectively sequestered by the...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

When compressed air mixes with jet fuel and is ignited in a turbine engine, the temperature can reach 3,000 °F. As a result of this fiery exhaust, the turbine spins and then forces the air...

Briefs: Medical
Fabrication and Modification of Nanoporous Silicon Particles

Silicon-based nanoporous particles as biodegradable drug carriers are advantageous in permeation, controlled release, and targeting. The use of biodegradable nanoporous silicon and silicon dioxide, with proper surface treatments, allows sustained drug release within the target site...

Briefs: Medical

A laboratory apparatus has been devised as a means of studying plausible biogeochemical reactions under high-pressure, low-temperature aqueous, anaerobic conditions like those...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

As part of an internship in NASA’s Space Biology Program, Mary M. Yang had the opportunity to work in NASA’s Mission Control Center and see the first close-up images of Saturn being...

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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.