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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
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Features: Medical

Device manufacturers count on their supply chain partners for answers. What can be adjusted, how can we add value, and what methods can be used to streamline...

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Briefs: Materials

Sutures and staples are the traditional methods for closing surgical incisions and wounds in emergency situations. However, these methods can be inadequate in complex...

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Briefs: Medical

To repair ruptured or pierced organs and tissues, surgeons commonly use staples, sutures and wires to bring and hold the wound edges together so that they can heal. However, these...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

Healthcare providers now, more than ever, make critical patient care decisions based on the test results obtained from medical diagnostic instrumentation. The accuracy, precision,...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A revolution is upon us. Dispense pump technology innovation is quickly bringing improved accuracy, capability, and versatility to medical device manufacturers. This...

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Features: IoMT

The structures of most medical devices are far too complex to mold as a single piece. Therefore, it is necessary to assemble their components into a finished product. While...

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Features: Medical

Diabetes is not only one of the most common chronic diseases, it is also complex and difficult to treat. Insulin is often administered between meals to keep...

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Features: Design

Interventional cardiology is one of the most dynamic medical device markets, witnessing a surge in new product development with accompanying mergers,...

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Features: Medical

Dispensing plays an important role in medical device manufacturing. There are many stringent requirements for accuracy, reliability, repeatability, dispensing speed, and throughput. In...

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Briefs: Medical
Hydrostatic Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Chamber

A hyperbaric chamber has been designed to achieve the goals of maximizing safety, minimizing complexity, and minimizing cost of hyperbaric chamber therapy. This design minimizes the volume of compressed gas in the chamber, and eliminates the need for complex gas mixing, carbon dioxide scrubbing,...

Features: Medical

If you’ve picked up a power tool at the hardware store recently, or used a multimeter to check for power on a kitchen outlet,...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

The results of recent surveys suggest that more than half of all healthcare decisions are made using test results obtained from medical diagnostic instrumentation. These tests...

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Features: Medical

Pro-Dex Inc., Irvine, CA, is a developer and manufacturer of powered rotary drive surgical and dental instruments. The company’s newest design is a cutting-edge, powered screwdriver that features...

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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

Industrial-grade materials commonly find their way into medical designs due to the R&D time crunch. My experience has shown that industrial-grade O-rings are more readily...

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Features: Medical

Medical science has made great strides in advancing the care and treatment of people around the globe. Thermoplastic and elastomeric materials have been an essential...

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Briefs: Medical

Tasked with the design and build of a fully automated in vitro diagnostics (IVD) bottling plant, an engineering firm specializing in the development of analytical medical equipment found...

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Applications: Materials

When engineers at a Swiss medical device company began designing an implantable low-flow pump to treat the condition known as ascites, or peritoneal cavity fluid, they knew they were on...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A readily portable miniature microscope weighing less than 2 grams and tiny enough to balance on your fingertip has been developed. The scope is designed to see fluorescent...

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Features: Medical

With the large number of user interface options available today, it is easy to forget why the membrane switch is an excellent choice for medical instrumentation. The basic...

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Briefs: Medical

From R&D in the laboratory to production process control, from disposable component assembly to OEM diagnostic instrumentation, a broad array of medical and medical support...

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Briefs: Medical
Microwave Tissue Soldering for Immediate Wound Closure

A novel approach for the immediate sealing of traumatic wounds is under development. A portable microwave generator and handheld antenna are used to seal wounds, binding the edges of the wound together using a biodegradable protein sealant or “solder.” This method could be used for...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

An integrated seal and electrical contact system for medical implantable pulse generators (IPGs) has been engineered to help large and small OEMs accelerate the development...

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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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