Keyword: Medical equipment and supplies

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Briefs: Design
OEMs are increasingly turning to integrated rupture disk assemblies with all components combined by the manufacturer, as opposed to loose rupture disk and holder devices that leave much to chance.
Features: Medical
Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally, including 3 million patients in the U.S.
R&D: Medical
Using an office-based human-sized version of this non-invasive device, it may prove possible to cure Alzheimer’s by delivering drugs and genes to specified tracts in the brain under real-time imaging guidance.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
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.
R&D: Nanotechnology
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
Briefs: Materials
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
Briefs: Medical
A Band-Aid® adhesive bandage is an effective treatment for stopping external bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist.
Briefs: Medical
For the medical device industry, the cutting edge of parts machining goes far beyond having the latest CNC equipment and accessories.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From improved patient outcomes to point-of-care manufacturing, 3D printing offers a host of benefits that promise to transform the orthopedic implant industry once fully implemented.
R&D: Photonics/Optics

Scientists have designed tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology. The...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have designed a microfluidic platform that incorporates different steps that are usually performed by trained personnel in sophisticated lab settings on a single platform. The...

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...

Features: Medical
Minnesota is home to Medical Alley and the area is poised to transform healthcare with its combination of institutions and talent in one region.
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...

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....

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By embedding enzymes inside the polymer string, the enzymes were operational even in a dry state.
Features: Wearables
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

Applications: Medical

For years, ultrasonic welding has been used in cleanrooms where plastic components are assembled to complete medical and electronic...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...

R&D: Materials

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...

R&D: Wearables

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...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Wearables

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

Briefs: Medical

Surface mount technology (SMT) is widely accepted as the ideal process for electronic products that are compact, lightweight, and high speed. Both...

Briefs: Materials

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown’s lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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Inside Story

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.