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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers Mold Silicon into Intricate Shapes

A mold developed by Cornell University researchers can shape liquid silicon out of organic polymer materials. The self-assembling organic polymers create a template dotted with precisely sized and shaped nanopores. The development could lead to exact single-crystal silicon nanostructures.

R&D: Medical
Nanotubes Provide Better Understanding of Disease

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Department of Cancer Biology and material scientists from the University of Houston are using nanotubes to examine the regulation of proteins involved in the initiation of cancer and cardiovascular, neurological, and endocrine diseases. The team is...

Briefs: Medical
3D printed material features controllable surface textures.

A team of mechanical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed a way of making soft materials, using a...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) say they have uncovered a new way to make ultrasensitive conductivity measurements at optical frequencies on high-speed...

Briefs: Regulations/Standards

The FDA recently adopted three nanotechnology standards as part of a major update to the administration’s List of Recognized Standards. The documents comprise a Technical Specification (TS)...

Features: Test & Measurement
Features: Medical

One of the more common purposes of an ultrasonic flow meter is to measure the velocity of a fluid in order to calculate the volumetric flow rate of a medium through a tube. This can be done through the...

Features: Medical

The 12th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, attracted more than 1,074 innovative product...

Technology Leaders: Medical

The provisioning of medical gases to hospitals, mobile health providers, and in-patient care environments requires absolute conformance to stringent industry standards. As a...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

Modern medicine has come a long way from the reed catheters of ancient Syria or the metal tubes of Benjamin Franklin’s time. As doctors discover more and more ways to utilize minimally...

Global Innovations: Medical
Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland www.empa.ch

Natural joints can wear out due to daily stress and body movement, so you would expect that...

Briefs: Medical

A team of researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, attached short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks,...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Laser machining has long been used in medical device manufacturing to create small sub-components with extremely fine features. More advanced manufacturers are...

Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

A team of scientists at the University College London (UCL) have developed a new antibacterial material that could help cut hospital-acquired infections. They used a combination of two dyes with...

Briefs: Medical

Accelerator physicists have been striving to discover ever more powerful ways to generate and steer particle beams for research into the physics, materials, and matter, including...

Global Innovations: Medical

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), Montréal, Canada, awarded the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize to A Behavior Changing (ABC) Syringe, designed and...

R&D: Medical

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, are working to develop portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes, cardiac function, infections,...

R&D: Medical

Traditional X-rays generally cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed or injected, and their resolution is limited. But a new approach...

R&D: Medical
Accelerator on a Chip Could Lead to Improved Lasers, X-Rays

Cutting-edge research being conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford Uni versity...

Applications: Photonics/Optics

Today, a wide array of laser technologies support an amazingly diverse range of medical and biomedical applications. In fact, it would take a large volume to discuss...

Features: Photonics/Optics

Fine thin metal laser cutting is an ideal technology for the specialized cutting requirements found in the manufacturing of medical tube tools and...

Features: Medical
Sensordrone Tricorder Platform for Consumers and Mobile Device Developers
Mark Wagner
Sensorcon, Inc., Buffalo, NY

The Sensordrone, an invention that dramatically extends the sensing capabilities of...

Briefs: Medical

Current blood testing procedures are expensive and time consuming, and the equipment required is often bulky and difficult to transport. A new low-cost, portable...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Diseases the affect the back of the eye include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis. Although many therapies exist to treat these...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

In the 1980s, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists James Stephens and Charles Miller were studying the harmful properties of light in space, as well as that of artificial radiation...

Briefs: Medical
Quality Control Method for a Micro-Nano-Channel Microfabricated Device

A variety of silicon-fabricated devices is used in medical applications such as drug and cell delivery, and DNA and protein separation and analysis. In applications such as drug delivery from implantable devices, the silicon device structure must have superior precision. In...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Diabetic control typically requires daily monitoring of blood glucose levels. This involves finger pricking 2–10 times a day in order to obtain a sample for assay. Many find the finger...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Argonide Corporation, a company focused on the research, production, and marketing of specialty nano-materials, was seeking to develop applications for its NanoCeram® fibers. Only 2 nanometers in...

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...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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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.