Keyword: Research and development

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Features: Medical
Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally, including 3 million patients in the U.S.
R&D: Medical

Researchers have designed a microfluidic platform that incorporates different steps that are usually performed by trained personnel in sophisticated lab settings on a single platform. The...

R&D: Connectivity

A research team has created wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies in under one second. The team used magnetic signals to activate targeted neurons...

R&D: Materials

A research team has obtained electrical energy from small movements of the human body, such as the blink of an eye, by using biocompatible materials to minimize the device’s thickness....

Features: Wearables
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...

R&D: Wearables

A team of researchers has demonstrated a battery-free, wireless biochemical sensor that detected the blood sugar — or glucose — humans excrete from their skin when they...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

Briefs: Medical

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

Features: Medical

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have developed three-in-one hybrid material smart skin for the next generation of artificial, electronic skin using a novel process. With 2,000 individual sensors per square millimeter,...

R&D: Nanotechnology

Researchers have developed a compound consisting of insulin bound to a string of amino acids that includes an antioxidant group. An earlier study in mice suggested this nanomaterial’s...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

Features: Medical

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...

Features: Medical

Driving growth with portfolio innovation, globalization, and new capabilities in 2022 will position Boston Scientific to deliver on its promise to “transform lives through innovative medical solutions...

R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Gadolinium-doped cerium oxide could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials. It is lead-free, which means that it could be employed in biocompatible medical applications. Further...

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....

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a portable, artificially intelligent olfactory system.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
R&D: Medical
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: Materials
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
Features: Semiconductors & ICs
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.

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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.