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Supplements: Materials
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.
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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.
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Applications: Medical
Precisely targeted technological methodologies and devices that can solve specific healthcare problems are becoming increasingly important for medical applications.
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R&D: Medical

Gadolinium-doped cerium oxide could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials. It is lead-free, which means that it could be employed in biocompatible medical applications. Further...

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Briefs: Medical
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
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Products: Motion Control
Open Aperture Voice Coil Stages

Designed for closed loop servo operation, a series of open aperture voice coil stages from Moticont, Van Nuys, CA, include a standard integral quadrature optical...

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R&D: Tubing & Extrusion
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

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Products: Electronics & Computers
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
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Briefs: Wearables
Worn on the fingertips like a thimble, the wearable helps reduce postural sway.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Cordis flow controller requires less than a one-minute warmup.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
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Products: Medical
Photo Etching

A capabilities brochure from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, describes how the photo etching process enables the company to produce prototype quantities and large production runs of intricate parts...

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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers today are using their creativity to build a variety of superhero-like technologies that enhance our human capabilities, including exosuits, invisibility cloaks, and wall-scaling...

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Briefs: Medical

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In the past, the decision to opt for a particular flow sensing technology in respirators and ventilation devices was a painstaking and complex process. More recently, however, flow...

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Coto Technology Inc., North Kingstown, RI, has released the RedRock™ RR100 Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based magnetic reed sensor that is ideally suited to the needs of...

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Mirrorcle Technologies, Richmond, CA, announces that its gimballess MEMS mirrors are now available with high reflectivity dielectric coatings for use in compact, short-pulse, Q-switched lasers. The company...

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Products: Electronics & Computers

Molex, Inc., Lisle, IL, announces the launch of its new SlimStack™ SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors. With an ultra-low profile (0.35 mm pitch) and compact size (0.60 mm height x 2.00...

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Products: Medical

Posifa Microsystems, Inc., San Jose, CA, announces its new line of MEMS Pirani Vacuum Sensors. The PVC 1000 family embodies the latest MEMS innovations, and offer a breakthrough vacuum measurement solution that...

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Products: Materials

DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC, Sudbury, MA, presents new MEMS adhesives combining high flexibility and strength, while providing the best processing properties. The newly developed MEMS adhesives are highly...

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Easy Scanning Detection of Eye Diseases

A new optical device about the size of a hand-held video camera, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, can scan a patient’s entire retina in seconds and could aid primary care physicians in early detection of many retinal diseases, including diabetic...

R&D: Medical
Silver Circuits Create Conductive Fabric

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, UK, Electronics Interconnection group has developed a new method to produce conductive textiles, which could...

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News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Standardizing Measurements for MEMS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a long-awaited measurement tool to help device designers, manufacturers, and customers to see eye to eye on eight dimensional and material property measurements that are key to device performance.

MEMS, once considered a stepchild...

Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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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.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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