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Briefs: Medical
A research team has designed a new microneedle patch to offer a highly effective nonantibiotic approach for the treatment of skin infection.
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Briefs: Medical
A team of scientists has developed novel technology with the potential to change the future of drug delivery. The device developed represents the first implantable drug-delivery system that is triggered by external light sources of different wavelengths, and not by electronics.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, has partnered with SCHOTT Pharma, a specialist in drug-containment...

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Features: Medical
In this Expert Insight, Nadia Hajjar, Category Manager for Life Sciences at Porex, provides perspective on the ins and outs of designing custom components, including leveraging customization to decrease device complexity and reduce component costs.
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R&D: Medical
The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.
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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...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to...

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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....

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R&D: Medical

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

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R&D: Medical

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...

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R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a disposable, paper-based THO sensor consisting of an electrode made of molecularly imprinted graphite. Since MIPs are designed using the target molecule as a...

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R&D: Photonics/Optics

Engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet (UV) laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of UV light for sterilizing medical tools, among other applications....

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

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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...

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Briefs: Materials
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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Global Innovations: Green Design & Manufacturing
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new platform provides visual detection analysis for lung cancer and ketosis/diabetes via different testing probes.
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R&D: Materials
An international team of researchers has discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
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R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
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Briefs: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
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Briefs: Medical
The use of nanosensors detects cortisol molecules directly.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
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Briefs: Wearables
Patches with wireless sensors monitor vitals without interruption.
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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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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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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