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Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

Products : Motion Control
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Board-to Board Connector

A miniature board-to-board connector from Hirose, Downers Grove, IL, combines a rugged design with transmission speeds of more than 10 Gpbs to...

Products : Medical
Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies

Switching Power Supplies

An AC/DC switching power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth, Germany, has been developed for space-saving installation in medical devices and...

Products : Materials
Product of the Month: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Implant-Grade 3D Printing Material

Evonik, Essen, Germany, has developed a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D...

R&D : Medical
Inkjet-Printed Biosensor Offers Less-Invasive Breast Cancer Detection

Researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less-invasive diagnostic test than the...

R&D : Wearables
E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing

Researchers have developed a self-powered bandage that generates an electric field over an injury, dramatically reducing the healing time for skin wounds in rats. They wanted to develop a...

R&D : Materials
New ‘Smart’ Material Has Potential Biomedical Applications

Researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide (GO) to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural material derived from seaweed that is currently...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Paper Sensors Remove Sting of Diabetic Testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients. The...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors

A 3D printed biosensor for use in wearable monitors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes. Using 3D printing, the research team developed a...

R&D : RF & Microwave Electronics
New Tool Offers Speedy Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides healthcare practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

Features : Materials
Design for Manufacturing: Tips for Molding Components in Silicone

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Customizing Implants With 3D Image Processing

Long-term patient comfort is a key part in any implant surgeries. Accurate placements of implants, of knees, hips, and other medical devices, is crucial to reducing the risk of discomfort and the...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biosensors: Bringing Diagnosis to the Point of Care

Biosensors and point-of-care devices are poised to change the delivery of healthcare. Biosensor technology can be used in cheap, disposable point-of-care devices, or it can be used to...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 2

As the medical device and engineering industry grows, there is also demand for better devices and equipment. Trends such as smaller and more...

Features : Materials
Special Metals Make Unparalleled Medical Devices Possible

Around the world, people are living longer with more active lifestyles thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development...

Features : Medical
Tackling Clinical Evaluation Head On

When a medical device is placed on the market, it is critical for the manufacturer to demonstrate through appropriate Conformity Assessments (CAs) that the device complies with the Essential Requirements...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Ultrasonic Welding Platform

Emerson, Danbury, CT, has launched a highly configurable ultrasonic welding platform. The Branson GSX is a modular system that enables users to...

Products : Motion Control
Product Focus: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Motors and Gear Motors

Allied Motion Technologies, Amherst, NY, has released a line of fractional horsepower PMDC motors and gear motors. These Globe motors are available...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Image Sensor Testing

Presto Engineering, San Jose, GA has developed a custom, computer-controlled testing solution that illuminates sections of CMOS image sensors wafers in...

R&D : Wearables
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

R&D : Medical
Device Allows Patients to Monitor and Control Anticoagulant Dose

Researchers have developed a biosensor device that allows them to monitor their anticoagulants such as Sintrom (aceno-coumarol). This device would allow the patient or doctor to regulate the dose and achieve the optimal effect, something key in people medicated with...

R&D : Medical
Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing

Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry,...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia

A nanoparticle-based technology could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis. This type of sensor could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers Explore Microfluidics with LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are...

Features : Medical
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs

Bring to mind your last straight-out-of-the-box experience with a disposable medical device of any kind. Without a doubt, everyone has experienced the same frustrations:...

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