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Briefs: Materials

A wireless, biodegradable sensor could offer doctors a way to monitor changes in brain chemistry without requiring a second operation to remove the implant, according to an...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Briefs: Wearables
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Global Innovations: Green Design & Manufacturing
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Features: IoMT
Healthcare organizations face very difficult choices in balancing patient protection with financial demands.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new platform provides visual detection analysis for lung cancer and ketosis/diabetes via different testing probes.
R&D: Materials
An international team of researchers has discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials.
Global Innovations: Imaging
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
R&D: Nanotechnology
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 team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The use of nanosensors detects cortisol molecules directly.
Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.
Briefs: Wearables
Patches with wireless sensors monitor vitals without interruption.
R&D: Imaging

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

Features: Design
Anim won back-to-back recognition when the Professional Organization of Woman of Excellence Recognized (P.O.W.E.R) named her 2019 Engineer of the Year.
Features: Medical
Nowak has been in Statistical Process Control for 30 years.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
Features: Medical
More than ever, women are making a huge impact in medical science and engineering.
Features: Medical
Chen unexpectedly discovered that certain proteins detect DNA.
Features: Software
Levy-Schreier managed a cybersecurity department that employed some of Israel’s best software engineers.
Features: Medical
Mulherin helped to bring the CellSearch circulating tumor cell instruments and kits to the market.
Features: Medical
Zhao's team looks to find the presence of both COVID-19 antigens and antibodies in lateral flow or PCR tests.

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies 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.

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

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Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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