Keyword: Surgical procedures

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

Features: Medical

Driving growth with portfolio innovation, globalization, and new capabilities in 2022 will position Boston Scientific to deliver on its promise to “transform lives through innovative medical solutions...

Global Innovations: Materials

Engineers at EPFL and ETH have developed a variable stiffness catheter made of nontoxic threads that can transition between soft and rigid states during surgery. It...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
Applications: Imaging
A preconfigured starter saves time when you develop a medical vision system.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Briefs: Medical
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Rodd Turnquist tells Medical Design Briefs how to select the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
R&D: Wearables
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
Applications: Motion Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
Global Innovations: Medical
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Briefs: Wearables
New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
Briefs: Medical
Fluid could provide a new source of information for routine diagnostic testing.
Briefs: Medical
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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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.