Keyword: Computational fluid dynamics

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Features: Design

Digital design tools — computer modeling and realistic simulation — have emerged as key contributors to success in medical device product design and manufacturing, and increasingly in the...

Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion

Applying fluid dynamic principles to extrusion tooling design benefits any medical device company involved with continuous extrusion. Benefits include improved product tolerances, reduced...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

In an increasingly volatile and complex market environment, adaptability becomes essential to success and business growth for today’s medical extruder. Basic to...

Applications: Medical

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million infants and young children die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases such as pneumococcal...

Briefs: Medical

A vascular surgeon, Patrick Kelly, MD, of Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, SD, had designed a stent graft and knew that his patients with thoracoabdominal aneurysms were doing better with it, but...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Electronic devices used in the medical industry have thermal management needs similar to those in other fields. Their electronics must stay cool enough to run continuously and correctly...

Applications: Medical

The Ada-based SPARK programming language and toolset offer strong guarantees about the behavior of software systems. This powerful core underpins Echo, a complete approach to...

Briefs: Medical
Method and Apparatus for Automated Isolation of Nucleic Acids from Small Cell Samples

RNA isolation is a ubiquitous need, driven by current emphasis on microarrays and miniaturization. With commercial systems requiring 100,000 to 1,000,000 cells for successful isolation, there is a growing need for a small-footprint, easy-to-use device that can...

Features: Materials

The product development process in the medical device field poses a demanding design environment for engineers and project managers. The design process often requires...

Applications: Medical

Durability is a key measurement of prosthetic heart valve function. Assessment of fatigue life requires accurate estimates of the stresses induced during the cardiac cycle. Finite...

Applications: Software

On Sept. 21, 1960, Dr. Albert Starr successfully implanted the world’s first “ball-in-cage” prosthetic heart valve into a patient’s mitral valve, a...

Applications: Imaging

Near-patient in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests depend on medical devices to perform diagnoses, generally in controlled environments and using non-invasive techniques...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sometimes an engineering problem can defy logic: My encounter with this phenomenon was a flow problem within the control valve of a medical respirator that showed...

Mission Accomplished: Medical
NASA-developed technologies have found new uses in a variety of medical-related applications. Here we highlight some of those spinoff innovations that had their roots in NASA.

An estimated one million people...

Applications: Medical

Once considered a medical miracle, today’s coronary stent installations are now viewed as low-risk and commonplace procedures. In the U.S. alone, more than one million patients with heart...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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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.

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Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

First, Do No Harm: Changing Strategies to Prove Your Medical Device Is Safe