Keyword: Implants & Prosthetics

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Supplements: Medical
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2022.
Briefs: Medical
A new remotely controlled drug-delivery implant could one day provide extended, adjustable medication for patients — even those on spacecraft headed for Mars.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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...

Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
Features: Medical
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
Features: Wearables
The company’s key markets include cardiovascular, medical-surgical, neuroscience, and diabetes.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
Briefs: Medical
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
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.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum sensors for the brain may soon identify brain diseases like dementia, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
Supplements: Materials
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Energy
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Products: Materials
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Global Innovations: Semiconductors & ICs
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
R&D: Nanotechnology
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
R&D: Materials
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Briefs: Materials
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
Technology Leaders: Wearables
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Design
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: Communications
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
R&D: Energy
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.

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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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Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

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