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INSIDER: Design

A COVID-19 testing device can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds as sensitively and accurately as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The device, researchers said,...

INSIDER: Design

A rapid test for viruses can deliver results as accurate as lab tests within 30 minutes. The technology is 150 times more accurate than traditional rapid tests and matches the accuracy of...

INSIDER: Design

A new lab test can quickly and easily identify which variant of the virus causing COVID-19 has infected a person, an advance expected to greatly assist health officials tracking the disease and...

INSIDER: Design

Put your brick-building skills to the test at MD&M West as you design and construct robots with movable parts to battle it out in the arena. The last bot standing wins. Hosted by master builder...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A new low-cost portable instrument manipulates light and fluid for fast and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples. Although still in the research stage, the new...

Inside Story: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MDB recently spoke with Anthony Bracale, director of sales and marketing at Hobson & Motzer Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components.
Technology Leaders: Design
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
Features: Test & Measurement
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have designed a high-quality assay that can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening. Results from an early preclinical study suggest that tests with the new assay...

Briefs: Medical
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
Features: Design
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
Features: Design
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Design
Developing IFUs for reusable devices presents a unique challenge that requires focused attention to ensure patient safety: the reprocessing method.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels,...

Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Features: Imaging
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
INSIDER: Medical

Anticipating the increased need for better oxygen concentrators as the fight against COVID-19 rages on, researchers have laid a computational framework to design the most...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Features: Wearables
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

R&D: Energy
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.
Briefs: Regulations/Standards
Deadlines are approaching for compliance.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
R&D: Design
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
Products: Imaging
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.

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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.