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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical OEMs are increasingly turning to integrated rupture disk assemblies with all components combined by the manufacturer.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Rodd Turnquist tells Medical Design Briefs how to select the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Medical pipettes, syringes, and mesotherapy devices often move loads linearly instead of rotationally.
Technology Leaders: Medical
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
Features: Materials
In the universe of wear resistant thin films, diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings have emerged as the ideal solution for demanding physical applications
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab.
Applications: Medical
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
Features: Medical
Makers of medical, exoskeletal and surgical products that use cables are still asking for stronger, more flexible materials.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
Features: Materials

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity

The medical market is becoming more and more impacted by influences of emerging market mega trends including expanding global markets, where products must be made to meet the...

Briefs: Materials

Silicone has a long and proven history of use with medical devices and can provide many benefits, from flexibility to cushioning. When working with some medical devices, however,...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser sintering technology enables medical technology designers to print plastic objects for feasibility studies within a very short time. The functional prototypes...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In today’s world of medical device manufacturing, cost pressures are very real. At the same time, cost savings can be just as real, especially when companies examine their manufacturing...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

R&D: Medical

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a...

R&D: AR/AI

Researchers are addressing the tendency to stumble in lower-body prosthetics by understanding the way people with two legs catch themselves. They accomplished this by covering test...

Briefs: Medical
Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments.
R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

Features: Test & Measurement

The Luer connector is arguably one of the most important developments in the biomedical industry. Because it is reliable, simple to use, and economical to produce, the Luer connector...

Features: Design

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

R&D: Wearables

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

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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.