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R&D: Wearables
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
R&D: Materials
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The proposed system will help prevent the onset of diabetes.
Technology Leaders: Design
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

From the Editor: AR/AI
MicroPort Orthopedics has reimagined its approach to medical education.
Features: Wearables
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Features: Design
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Fluid-dispensing systems, a micro-dosing pump, solenoid valves, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
An evaluation kit form Sensirion enables ventilator manufacturers to take proximal measurements of respiratory gas rates.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
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: Wearables
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
R&D: Energy
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
Through better detection, digital mammography can significantly improve radiology outcomes.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Glucometer designs available on the market today are costly, large, and power inefficient. See how GreenPAK offers an upgrade.
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.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have developed a rapid, highly accurate test to detect antibodies against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in human serum.
From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New data shows that during the pandemic, the medtech industry created more, better-paying jobs than the manufacturing sector overall.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Rodd Turnquist tells Medical Design Briefs how to select the best pumps for medical devices and accelerating time to market.
Features: Materials
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Features: Wearables
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.

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