Keyword: Research and development

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Features: Materials

There’s strong demand for smart, new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies in the global medical device market. To meet this demand, medical device manufacturers...

Briefs: Medical

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: Medical

After a stroke, patients may lose feeling in an arm or experience weakness and reduced movement that limits their ability to complete basic daily activities....

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.
Briefs: Medical
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.
Briefs: Medical
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
Briefs: Medical
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
R&D: AR/AI
The research tackles long-unsolvable problems in biological systems at the cellular level.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
Briefs: Medical
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Global Innovations: Wearables
A needle-free technology allows people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels without having to stick a needle into their fingertips.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new platform provides visual detection analysis for lung cancer and ketosis/diabetes via different testing probes.
Briefs: Materials
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
Briefs: Medical
The algorithm was able to accurately detect irregular heart rhythms, indicating possible atrial fibrillation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device harnesses the thermal energy generated by body heat.
Features: Software
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
R&D: Lighting
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new design improves the conversion efficiency and power density of the chip.
Briefs: Wearables
The candy was used as an electrode to detect salt and electrolyte levels in saliva.
Briefs: Medical
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.

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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.