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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the new products and services for April 2023, including dynamic pressure controls, AI processors, modeling and simulation software, and more.
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Briefs: Medical
Producing biomaterials that match the performance of cartilage and tendons has been an elusive goal for scientists.
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Briefs: Materials
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
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Features: Materials
Disinfectant formulations tend to be comprised of an active ingredient, a solvent or aqueous carrier solution, and additional constituents that enhance the formulation’s properties.
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Technology Leaders: Materials
Medical OEMs are increasingly turning to integrated rupture disk assemblies with all components combined by the manufacturer.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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INSIDER: Medical

A flexible polymer composite microneedle array can overcome the physicochemical bacterial biofilm present in chronic, nonhealing wounds and deliver both oxygen and...

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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Products: IoMT
Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
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Products: Materials
Composite Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® composite tubing is ideal for use in a diverse array of medical...

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R&D: Materials

Researchers have invented a synthetic soft tissue substitute that is well tolerated and encourages the growth of soft tissue and blood vessels. This new material retains its shape without...

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Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new medical-device-grade adhesives, extending its MED...

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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Researchers have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial transcatheter heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants. By using a newly...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

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Briefs: Materials

Most football fans have seen players get hit so hard they can barely walk back to the sideline. All too often in years past, those players were back on the field just a few plays...

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Briefs: Medical

In regenerative medicine, the ideal repair material would offer properties that seem impossibly contradictory. It must be rigid and robust enough to be manipulated...

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R&D: Materials
3D Printing Creates Artificial Hair

Researchers in MIT’s Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, have created “Cilllia,” a new computational method for designing and 3D printing artificial hair. 3D printers have been unable to print hair, fur, and other dense arrays of extremely fine features that require a huge amount of computational time and...

INSIDER: Materials

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Lab have created a material that is highly breathable, yet protective from biological agents. This material is...

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From the Editor: Materials

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to select one product from our 12 Products of the Month that they thought was the most significant new introduction to the...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Heart-Powered Electronics

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created thin, flexible electronic devices that efficiently harvest the mechanical energy from natural motions of the human body. In addition to advances in materials processing to enable fabrication of these thin film devices, accurate analytical models...

Products: Materials

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, supplies custom manufactured clad metal wire that can combine properties such as high strength and conductivity, radiopacity, and biocompatibility to improve design...

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R&D: Materials
Rewriting the Rules on Materials

A team of chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), La Jolla, CA, say that they have invented a new method to join complex organic molecules that is extraordinarily robust and can be used to make plastics, pharmaceuticals, fabrics, dyes, and other materials previously inaccessible to chemists.

R&D: Medical
Squids Inspire Printable Thermoplastics

A team of engineers at Penn State, University Park, PA, is using squid to create an eco-friendly thermoplastic that can be used in 3D printing. Most plastics are made from fossil fuel sources or from synthetic oils. Thermoplastics can melt, be formed, and then solidify without degrading materials...

Products: Medical

Bemis Company, Inc., Neenah, WI, has commercially-available alternatives to Barex resin-based packaging. Its new sealant structure, CXB™, is specifically designed for the healthcare market. This sealant is...

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R&D: Medical
New Metal Alloy as Strong as Titanium

Materials scientists from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and Qatar University have developed a new high-entropy metal alloy that, they say, has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. High-entropy alloys consist of five or more metals in roughly equal...

Products: Materials

SABIC, Pittsfield, MA, unveils CYCOLOY polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) high impact amorphous thermoplastic blends, which combine ease of processing with low-temperature ductility. With excellent...

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INSIDER: Medical
Inexpensive Hydrolyzable Polymer Developed

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say that they know how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material—polyurea—to provide an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, and packaging.

INSIDER: Materials
Heat-Conducting Plastic Dissipates Ten Times Better

Engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have developed a plastic blend that, they say, can dissipate heat up to 10 times better than its conventional counterparts. While plastics are inexpensive, lightweight, and flexible, they tend to restrict the flow of heat, so their use has...

R&D: Medical

Inspired by the natural adhesives secreted by shellfish, which can cling to underwater rock ledges and ship hulls, a team of engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,...

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Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

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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