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Global Innovations: Medical
National University of Science and Technology MISIS
Moscow, Russia
http://en.misis.ru/

Together with colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore (Montreal,...

Features: Medical

As in any industry, new technologies and material choices present new opportunities and challenges for OEMs looking to build brand...

Features: Medical

The potential for environmental stress cracking is a common concern when plastics are used in medical devices. According to materials expert Jeffrey Jansen of The Madison Group, environmental stress cracking (ESC) is considered a...

Global Innovations: Medical
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
http://news.tsinghua.edu.cn/

Researchers at Tsinghua University have developed an intelligent artificial throat based on laser-induced...

Briefs: Medical
Demand for miniature motion components follows trends.

Not too long ago, the motion systems used in medical and lab automation equipment had technical requirements that were easy to...

Technology Leaders: Materials

New materials and technological advances continue to proliferate the medtech industry at a rapid rate, and suppliers strive to offer innovative solutions to meet the...

Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

While a number of countries have standards in regards to overall medical equipment, a few countries have related component requirements (e.g. plugs...

Briefs: Materials

Industrial-grade materials commonly find their way into medical designs due to the R&D time crunch. My experience has shown that industrial-grade O-rings are more readily...

Features: Medical

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is well known and specified in the medical industry for advanced medical and healthcare products, due to its high performance characteristics. Because of...

Briefs: Medical
Extreme Ionizing-Radiation-Resistant Bacterium

There is a growing concern that desiccation and extreme radiation-resistant, non-spore-forming microorganisms associated with spacecraft surfaces can withstand space environmental conditions and subsequent proliferation on another solar body. Such forward contamination would jeopardize future life...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

There has been a long-term need in the filtration industry — particularly for a variety of life science applications — to eliminate the need for pre-wetting cartridge...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

An integrated seal and electrical contact system for medical implantable pulse generators (IPGs) has been engineered to help large and small OEMs accelerate the development...

Briefs: Medical
Isolation of the 'Paenibacillus phoenicis', a Spore-Forming Bacterium

A microorganism was isolated from the surfaces of the cleanroom facility in which the Phoenix lander was assembled. The isolated bacterial strain was subjected to a comprehensive polyphasic analysis to characterize its taxonomic position. Both phenotypic and phylogenetic...

Briefs: Medical

This ultrasonic echo apparatus can measure tissue inside living bodies, non-invasively. The developed probe has a film-like piezoelectric sensor installed on the contact...

Briefs: Imaging
Isolation of Resistance-Bearing Microorganisms

Strategies were explored for inactivating resistance-bearing microorganisms, focusing on a new species (Bacillus horneckii sp. nov.) discovered on the surfaces of the Kennedy Space Center cleanroom facility in which the Phoenix lander was assembled. Two strains that belong to this novel species were...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies 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.