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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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Features: Test & Measurement
Disinfectant formulations tend to be comprised of an active ingredient, a solvent or aqueous carrier solution, and additional constituents that enhance the formulation’s properties.
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Briefs: Medical
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
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R&D: Medical
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
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Features: Test & Measurement
The SLG47004 can be used as a cost-effective integrated solution for the analog front-end of an ECG monitor.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
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Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
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Products: Test & Measurement
An evaluation kit form Sensirion enables ventilator manufacturers to take proximal measurements of respiratory gas rates.
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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: Test & Measurement
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
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R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
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Briefs: Medical
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
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Briefs: Wearables
Worn on the fingertips like a thimble, the wearable helps reduce postural sway.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
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Briefs: Wearables
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Features: Test & Measurement
"The health system of the future will be consumer-centric, wellness-oriented, care everywhere, and digitally connected,” says one expert.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
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R&D: Photonics/Optics
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
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R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
By collecting tears, the lenses effectively measure pH and levels of biomarkers.
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Blog: Test & Measurement

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the public has learned about a wide variety of medical tools and technologies used to prevent, test for, and treat the virus. From ventilators and N95 masks, to...

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INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have demonstrated a quick and effective mass testing approach using saliva samples to detect individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 but are still not showing...

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Blog: Test & Measurement

A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19...

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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
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Briefs: Wearables
Device could help doctors remotely detect changes in patients.
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Briefs: Medical
The flexible device harvests heats from the human body.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The nose measures gases in a patient’s breath.
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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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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

Inside Story: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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