Keyword: Optical Components

Photonics/​Optics

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Features: Medical

Fluorescence endoscopy is becoming increasingly important in many medical diagnostic tests. Based on the molecular absorption of light, this technique works by revealing...

Features: Photonics/Optics

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility and strength. They...

Briefs: Medical
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Lighting
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding application, use case, and image resolution are key.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Features: Design
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
R&D: Imaging
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Briefs: Imaging
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
Blog: Medical

A new camera module with quadruple the resolution of its predecessor, at 400 × 400, or 160 Kpixels, provides clear images inside the body’s farthest...

R&D: Energy

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Products: Software
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
INSIDER: Imaging
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.

Ask the Expert

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.

Inside Story

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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