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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: Medical
A bionic pancreas — a wearable, pocket-sized, automated insulin delivery device — has been cleared by the FDA. The iLet Bionic Pancreas is now commercially available.
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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
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Briefs: Medical
The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.
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R&D: Medical
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Weighing your testing options is imperative to submission success.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers in Brazil have printed a wearable sensor from microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
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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.
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Features: Electronics & Computers

Incubators, used for cell and tissue cultivation in hospital and laboratory settings, grow and maintain cell and tissue samples under controlled conditions for hours, weeks, or even months. They create...

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Briefs: Medical
The mobile health tool plugs into a phone to diagnose illnesses such as coronavirus.
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R&D: Software

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of...

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Briefs: Medical

When you visit Andrew Steckl’s lab at the University of Cincinnati, you see a nondescript glass box that weaves together different fibers. He sees endless possibility.

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University’s Kevin Kit Parker and published in the journal Lab on a Chip,...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A novel sensor could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually. To diagnose sepsis, doctors...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new generation of pathology labs mounted on chips is set to revolutionize the detection and treatment of cancer by using devices as thin as a human hair to analyze bodily fluids. The...

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R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants in laboratory conditions as close as possible to the human body. The technology is notable for its ethics: the research can...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

An at-home Pap smear test is designed to reduce anxiety associated with the procedure and give women more control over their health without interfering with their work or social life. The Domi Care,...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have created a mobile version of the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. Instead of sending...

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Features: Medical

The reliability of the embedded software used in medical devices and the risk associated with it has become a vital concern. IEC 62304, “Medical device...

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Briefs: Medical

For patients with second-degree burns, it’s not always the initial injury that hurts most. The daily, sometimes hours-long bandage changes can be the most excruciating...

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Briefs: Medical

For veterans who have lost a limb, a prosthesis is a lifeline. An artificial device not only provides mobility and enables routine activity, it can be life giving —...

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R&D: Materials
3D Printing Creates Artificial Hair

Researchers in MIT’s Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, have created “Cilllia,” a new computational method for designing and 3D printing artificial hair. 3D printers have been unable to print hair, fur, and other dense arrays of extremely fine features that require a huge amount of computational time and...

R&D: Medical
Injectable Computers Broadcast From Inside The Body

Professors David Blaauw and David Wenzloff of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are designing millimeter-scale, ultra-low-power sensing systems that can be injected into the body through a syringe. Unlike other similarly-sized radios, these...

Mission Accomplished: Materials

Half a century ago, a scientist at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory discovered that an alloy containing 60 percent nickel and 40 percent titanium could provide exceptional performance for rocket...

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R&D: Medical
Mobile System Captures High-Res Retinal Images

A Rice University mobileVision system monitors eye health and spots signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.The patient-operated, portable device can be paired with a smartphone to give clinicians finely detailed images of the macula – the spot in the center of the eye where vision...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

A stay on the International Space Station is no vacation. During a visit to the orbiting National Laboratory, astronauts divide their time among a variety of tasks. For one, they look after...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Inside Story: Mike Boivin, Manufacturing Manager - New England Catheter

To get a better idea of the importance of New England Catheter’s capabilities for medical device customers, Medical Design Briefs spoke with Mike Boivin, manufacturing manager at New England Catheter.

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: Selecting the Best Pump for Your Medical Device
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MDB spoke to Rodd Turnquist, National Sales Manager US, OEM Division, WMFTS, to find out more about selecting the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.

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