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Briefs: Design

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

R&D: Medical

Measuring devices that perform disease tests simply and quickly from small amounts of blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids are extremely important for accurate diagnosis and verifying...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
Briefs: Medical
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new design improves the conversion efficiency and power density of the chip.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Through better detection, digital mammography can significantly improve radiology outcomes.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The use of nanosensors detects cortisol molecules directly.
Briefs: Wearables
Patches with wireless sensors monitor vitals without interruption.
R&D: Medical

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists — a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure...

R&D: Materials

Engineers have embedded high-performance electrical circuits inside 3D printed plastics, which could lead to better-performing biomedical implants. They used pulses of high-energy...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Particle accelerators are usually large and costly, but that will soon change if researchers have their way. The Accelerator on a Chip International Program (AChIP), funded by the Gordon and...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new type of lab on a chip has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just minutes. The device is made of nanosized...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

R&D: Medical

A team of researchers has developed a portable, reconfigurable lab-on-a-chip diagnostic platform and field-tested the system in remote Kenya. Their validated...

Features: Medical

The ideal contract manufacturer is more than a transactional supplier; rather, it is a partner that improves the product and process. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the...

Briefs: Medical

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power — 628 times lower...

Features: Medical

The global home healthcare services industry is already worth billions of U.S. dollars and, with a growing and aging population, this is expected to continue to increase....

Technology Leaders: Medical

Measuring multiple parameters, accurate readings, and having a long battery lifetime: these are the most critical parameters for a wearable device that monitors cardiovascular health. Wearable...

Features: Nanotechnology

The global biophotonics market is estimated to reach $91.31 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research, San Francisco, CA. The developments in optical...

R&D: Medical

A team of mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has successfully used acoustic waves to move fluids through small channels at the nanoscale. The devices employing the...

Briefs: Medical

Glass fibers do everything from connecting us to the Internet to enabling keyhole surgery by delivering light through an endoscope. But as versatile as today’s fiber optics are,...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The demand for thermal management materials and adhesives is driven by the unwanted and potentially harmful heat generated by ever-shrinking electronic...

Features: Medical

The world today has become increasingly mobile with advances in powerful and portable technologies, such as...

Briefs: Medical

A team of engineers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas is working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of...

Features: Semiconductors & ICs
Optimizing Electronics for Medical Applications

Two years ago, in Medical Design Briefs, Derek Hunt offered some insight into the benefits of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology in the miniaturization of medical devices. CMOS has been around for decades and aside from the size benefits which will be discussed shortly, the...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

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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.