Keyword: Sterilization

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R&D: Energy
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
Features: Medical
Booth offers advice to other women looking to work in biomedical engineering and science.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported progress on reducing overall infection rates with enhanced safety measures and better disinfection...

Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

Ultraviolet light has been used for more than 30 years as a source of disinfectant. A newly introduced product uses the technology to eliminate bacteria on cell phones, tablets and...

Features: Test & Measurement

Medical devices across the United States must not only keep pace with advances in technology but also with the increased use of harsh solvents and...

Features: Test & Measurement
Features: FDA/Regulatory

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Global Innovations: Medical
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenberg, Sweden
www.chalmers.se

Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have increased in...

Features: Materials

The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

Technology Leaders: Medical

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
New 'Box' Sterilizes Surgical Instruments

A mobile container from Rice University sterilizes surgical instruments in low-resource settings. The "Sterile Box," built into a standard 20-foot steel shipping container, houses a water system for decontamination and a solar-powered autoclave for steam sterilization.

R&D: Materials

New research by mechanical engineers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, aims at fighting bacterial biofilms that can foul implantable medical devices. Bacteria secrete a slimy substance that forms...

Briefs: Medical
Identifying and Inactivating Bacterial Spores

Problems associated with, and new strategies for, inactivating resistant organisms like Bacillus canaveralius (found at Kennedy Space Center during a survey of three NASA cleanrooms) have been defined. Identifying the particular component of the spore that allows its heightened resistance can guide...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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