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Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
A team has discovered new aspects of glucose’s infrared signature and have used this information to develop a miniaturized optical sensor only 5mm in diameter that could one day be used to provide continuous non-invasive glucose monitoring in diabetes management.
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Briefs: Medical
Optical parametric oscillator (OPO) lasers test optical fibers and components to characterize the spectral response of optical components. Now, these tunable pulsed lasers are being used to facilitate a range of tests at different wavelengths to qualify and quantify the performance of optical components such as fiber optic strands, filters, lenses, and coated mirrors.
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R&D: Photonics/Optics
A research team has successfully overcome the limitations of soft strain sensors by integrating computer vision technology into optical sensors. The team developed a sensor technology known as computer vision-based optical strain (CVOS).
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products and services, including a low-capacity torque sensor from Sensor Technology, Dymax' first medical product in its new Hybrid Light-Curable series of adhesives, a bone screw inspection and measurement module from VisionX, and more.
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Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) developed a multi-spectral, super-low-dose photoacoustic microscopy system with a significant improvement in the system sensitivity limit, enabling new biomedical applications and clinical translation in the future.
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Supplements: Software
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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Global Innovations: Medical
Researchers have developed an ultra-tiny endo-microscope that could help improve breast cancer treatment and cut NHS waiting lists.
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Supplements: Software
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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Products: Medical
The new products and services in November 2022, including optical fibers, a shielded connector, spring brakes, and more.
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R&D: Medical

Scientists have designed tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology. The...

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Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have successfully developed a novel optical fiber design allowing the generation of rainbow laser light in the molecular fingerprint...

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INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a new kind of ultrasensitive optical sensing instrument. It combines the advantages of the two types of interferometers that are currently...

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Features: Materials

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

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
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Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
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R&D: Medical
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
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Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
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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.
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R&D: Photonics/Optics
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Understanding application, use case, and image resolution are key.
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R&D: Photonics/Optics
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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