Keyword: Medical equipment and supplies

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Features: Medical

There’s strong demand for smart, new lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies in the global medical device market. To meet this demand, medical device manufacturers...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

Briefs: Medical

A wireless, biodegradable sensor could offer doctors a way to monitor changes in brain chemistry without requiring a second operation to remove the implant, according to an...

Briefs: Wearables

After a stroke, patients may lose feeling in an arm or experience weakness and reduced movement that limits their ability to complete basic daily activities....

Briefs: Medical

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

Features: Imaging
Real-time imaging at high speeds faces three primary challenges.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.
R&D: Nanotechnology
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
R&D: Medical
A suite of diverse, multifunctional DNA nanotechnological tools offers unique capabilities.
Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
Features: Wearables
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
Features: Test & Measurement
The SLG47004 can be used as a cost-effective integrated solution for the analog front-end of an ECG monitor.
Technology Leaders: Design
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
A single-use sensor strip can be used with a circuit board.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The novel device uses two photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors.
Briefs: Imaging
The endoscope fits inside a fallopian tube and sees below the surface with high resolution.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Medical
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
Briefs: Materials
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Global Innovations: Green Design & Manufacturing
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.

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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.