Keyword: Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

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R&D: Materials
A new nanomaterial from the silk produced by the Tetranychus lintearius mite has the ability to penetrate human cells without damaging them and, therefore, has promising biomedical properties.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
R&D: Materials
The two materials are interlocked as closely as links in a chain.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
Briefs: Medical
This form of radiation does not damage living tissues.
INSIDER: AR/AI

A new lab-on-a-chip can help study tumor heterogeneity to reduce resistance to cancer therapies. The researchers combined artificial intelligence, microfluidics, and...

Blog: Design

Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
R&D: Medical

As demand for smaller and faster devices grows, scientists and engineers turn to materials with properties that can deliver when existing ones lose their punch or can’t shrink...

Briefs: Medical
Multifunctional iron nanowires selectively obliterate cancer cells with a triple-punch combination attack.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Small magnetic objects are showing promise in the biomedical field.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Nanothin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures, including vascular stents that are 40 times smaller than previously possible.

R&D: Nanotechnology

One of the most commonly used elements in neurostimulation devices is platinum microelectrodes, but they are prone to corrosion, which can reduce the functional lifetime of the...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Researchers have developed a “lotus effect” by incorporating atomic defects in nanomaterials, which could have widespread uses including biosensing, lab-on-a-chip, and...

INSIDER: Medical

Soon, so-called brain-machine interfaces could: monitor and treat symptoms of neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, provide a blueprint to design artificial intelligence, or even...

Global Innovations: Medical

The insertion of a medical implant in a patient's body carries the risk of bacterial contamination during surgery and subsequent formation of an infectious biofilm...

Briefs: Medical

Scientists at Texas A&M University are harnessing the combined power of organic nanomaterials-based chemistry and a natural product found in crustacean exoskeletons to help bring...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by researchers at the University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, and KU Medical Center could allow...

R&D: Materials

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

The Polymerization Process Research Group of the Polymat Institute of the UPV/EHU–University of the Basque Country has efficiently encapsulated semiconductor nanocrystals...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s blood. The device could be an alternative to biopsy and could...

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Queensland University of Technology of Australia have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient...

R&D: Medical

Physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array that is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get...

Global Innovations: Medical
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart cells...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time 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.