Keyword: Surgical procedures

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Global Innovations: Medical
Engineers have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button.
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: Medical

Scientists used photoelectrochemical measurement and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to clarify the source of titanium’s biocompatibility when implanted into the body, as with hip...

Briefs: Medical

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: Medical
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
Technology Leaders: Design
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
Applications: Wearables
A preconfigured starter saves time when you develop a medical vision system.
Briefs: Wearables
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
Features: Test & Measurement
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: Photonics/Optics
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: Design
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Briefs: Medical
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Briefs: Materials
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
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: Tubing & Extrusion
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
Features: Medical
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Briefs: Wearables
New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.

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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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