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Applications: Materials
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.
Features: Materials
Senior Director Asmita Khanolkar tell us what she sees for the medical materials industry, in a post-COVID world.
Features: Medical

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Features: Medical

In 2017, the healthcare industry experienced a dramatic surge in cyberattacks. Thousands of healthcare organizations around the world suffered various attacks...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Calibration of a device is carried out to minimize the uncertainty in measurements. It helps in reducing the errors and brings the measurement to an acceptable level....

Briefs: Medical

The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and sub-tropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate...

Briefs: Medical

MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relative of the...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Outsourcing can save costs and provide other commercial benefits. With outsourcing efforts related to medical devices, it is important to understand some aspects of U.S....

Briefs: Medical

While manufacturers bemoan a lack of skilled potential employees, and returning veterans experience frustration at being able to find employment, one organization— Workshop for...

Briefs: Medical

A team of engineers from North Carolina State University and Duke University has developed a metamaterial made of paper and aluminum that, they say, can manipulate acoustic waves to more than...

Applications: Medical

The complex technologies, chemistry, and regulations involved in manufacturing medical products have always made it one of the most challenging businesses. Yet, despite the...

R&D: Medical

The Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, will be working with Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, to test the feasibility of using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes with suspected...

Features: Medical

Over the years, medtech companies have become quite adept at working with clinicians to identify unmet clinical needs, and developing products to address those needs. In both start-ups and established...

Applications: Electronics & Computers

The need for physical security in the health care industry is no longer limited to grounds, buildings, and rooms. Today, security must extend down to medical enclosures, including cabinets, dispensing...

Features: Medical

Topping the agenda of medtech executives for 2013 is repeal of the medical device excise tax, which went into effect on January 1. Enacted as part of the healthcare reform legislation of 2010, the new law requires...

Briefs: Medical

In this era of ever more stringent FDA oversight and regulations, the responsibility for vigilance falls on medical manufacturers and their manufacturing...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The value chain for many medical device manufacturers is increasingly complex, with suppliers or internal factories located across the country or spread around the globe....

Features: Medical

When a medical product fails in the field, everyone suffers — not just the patient, but also the manufacturer and its employees, investors, suppliers, and even competitors. No one...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Dizziness and balance issues are the most frequently reported symptoms following exposure to an improvised explosive device.

Mission Accomplished: Medical

With American troops leaving Iraq and military efforts continuing in Afghanistan, educators at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have helped develop a...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

In January 2009, birds struck the engines of US Airways Flight 1549 and forced an emergency landing into the Hudson River. Everyone on board survived, and the crew was lauded for remaining...

Mission Accomplished: Photonics/Optics

How long will it take to develop Star Trek-like medical technologies? The gap between science fiction and reality is closing faster than many people may...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers funded by the National Space Biomedical...

Mission Accomplished: Software

Eye trackers have literally opened up the world to many disabled people who suffer from limited movement and speech. The sophisticated devices track eye movements — distinguishing the viewer’s precise...

Briefs: Medical
High-Altitude Hydration System

Three methods are being developed for keeping water from freezing during high-altitude climbs so that mountaineers can remain hydrated. Three strategies have been developed. At the time of this reporting two needed to be tested in the field and one was conceptual.

Mission Accomplished: Electronics & Computers

Neuropsychology is the study of how the brain relates to behavior, emotion, and cognition. Clinical neuropsychologists evaluate the behavioral effects of neurological and...

Mission Accomplished: Software

Astronauts, pilots, air traffic controllers, truck drivers, shift workers, and mountain climbers have something in common: All are at risk for impaired cognitive abilities due to stress or sleep...

Briefs: Medical

Advances in body armor and life-saving technology have increased survival rates of severely injured military personnel. Unfortunately, the survivors of improvised explosive...

Briefs: Medical

Historically, the subjective nature of wound treatment has lead to many trial-and-error therapies to match wounds with the right treatment. The WoundMatrix™ digital wound measurement and...

Ask the Expert

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.

Inside Story

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.