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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Taking a cue from the structural complexity of trees and bones, Washington State University engineers have created a way to 3D print two types of steel in the same circular layer using two welding machines. The resulting bimetallic material proved 33–42 percent stronger than either metal alone, thanks in part to pressure caused between the metals as they cool together.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed an implantable device that could provide a long-term supply of insulin to the body. The implant was designed to shield insulin-producing, or islet, cells from damaging immune responses, while continuously generating oxygen to sustain them.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A microprinter can print piezoelectric films 100 times faster for the production of MEMS for sensors, wearable, or implantable medical devices, offering the possibility to lower the mass production costs.
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Features: Medical
With all the benefits implantable systems offer therapy developers, clinicians, and patients, it is easy to see why market projections for this segment are on the rise.
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Briefs: Medical
A team of scientists has developed novel technology with the potential to change the future of drug delivery. The device developed represents the first implantable drug-delivery system that is triggered by external light sources of different wavelengths, and not by electronics.
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R&D: Medical
Using a simple set of magnets, researchers have devised a sophisticated way to monitor muscle movements.
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R&D: Medical

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated the most effective treatment for pancreatic cancer ever recorded in mouse models. The new treatment completely eliminated tumors in 80 percent...

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Briefs: Materials
Producing biomaterials that match the performance of cartilage and tendons has been an elusive goal for scientists.
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Features: Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized sensor technology allows engineers to build more functionality into less space than ever before; but they require more battery power.
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Features: Medical
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.
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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...

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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...

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Features: Medical
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...

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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...

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Features: Medical

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

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R&D: Materials

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...

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Briefs: Materials

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of...

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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...

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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...

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Briefs: Medical
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
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Briefs: Materials
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
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Features: Materials
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
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R&D: Energy
New nanotechnology has many potential applications, including harvesting clean energy to operate devices implanted in the body through the body’s natural movements.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
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Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
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R&D: Lighting
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
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Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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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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Inside Story: Selecting the Best Pump for Your Medical Device
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MDB spoke to Rodd Turnquist, National Sales Manager US, OEM Division, WMFTS, to find out more about selecting the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.

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