Keyword: Diagnostics

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R&D: Medical

Measuring devices that perform disease tests simply and quickly from small amounts of blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids are extremely important for accurate diagnosis and verifying...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

INSIDER: Medical

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: Medical

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...

Features: Medical

To fast-track time to market and gain a competitive edge, pharmaceutical and medtech development companies are increasingly implementing single-use technologies (SUTs). SUTs also...

Features: Medical

Driving growth with portfolio innovation, globalization, and new capabilities in 2022 will position Boston Scientific to deliver on its promise to “transform lives through innovative medical solutions...

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...

R&D: Medical

A new COVID-19 test could have a huge social and economic impact and completely change the response in the travel and leisure industries. The project is looking to create a handheld...

R&D: Materials

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

Briefs: Medical

A wireless, biodegradable sensor could offer doctors a way to monitor changes in brain chemistry without requiring a second operation to remove the implant, according to an...

Briefs: Medical

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

INSIDER: Medical

A point-of-care COVID-19 test can now detect and differentiate the alpha variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from earlier strains in saliva samples. The new test builds...

INSIDER: Medical

A new test for COVID-19 combines the speed of over-the-counter antigen tests with the accuracy of PCR tests that are processed in medical labs and hospitals. The Harmony...

INSIDER: Design

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...

INSIDER: Medical

Engineers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that they are calling a “Fitbit for the face.” Dubbed “FaceBit,” the lightweight,...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers are using gold nanoparticles to develop a new molecular diagnostic platform that considerably reduces the time required for COVID-19 detection. The RT-PCR...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have designed a rapid sensing COVID-19 test to meet the challenge of universal testing and tracking variants. The test takes advantage of the virus’...

INSIDER: Design

A non-invasive exhaled breath screening system for COVID-19 (TestBreathNow-TBN) analyzes breath samples using breath-borne VOC biomarkers. The sampling process is completely...

INSIDER: Design

A device detects viruses like COVID-19 in the body as fast as and more accurately than current, commonly used rapid detection tests. The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately...

INSIDER: Medical

Blending experts from molecular genetics, chemistry and health sciences, researchers have created a rapid diagnostic technology that detects SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes...

INSIDER: Medical

A newly developed paper-based blood test can determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies within 10 minutes. The point-of-care test offers an accuracy rate of up to 93 percent, which...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A prototype of a new biosensor helps detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The biosensor falls within the field known as liquid biopsy, which helps detect the presence of...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers plan to develop an affordable and accurate at-home, saliva-based COVID-19 test, rivaling the simplicity and convenience of pregnancy tests and glucose...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes targets a combination of miRNA to quickly diagnose heart attacks in minutes instead of hours...

INSIDER: Medical

In the early days of the pandemic, with commercial COVID tests in short supply, researchers at Rockefeller University developed an in-house assay to identify positive...

INSIDER: Medical

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a tablet-sized device that can reliably detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously. Initial results show the test can...

INSIDER: Design

To address the COVID-19 outbreaks that continue to skyrocket with new clusters in numerous dark red areas in many provinces across Thailand, a research team has developed an...

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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.

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