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Products : Medical
Product Focus: Laser Machining/Marking

Custom Ball Lens

Laser Components, Bedford, NH, provides custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology supports fiber...

Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Image Signal Processors

OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, has expanded its medical image signal processor (ISP) family, designed to pair with its high-performance...

R&D : Medical
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

R&D : Medical
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

R&D : Materials
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

Features : Design
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2

In this two-part series on robotics and wearable devices, part 1 highlighted the wearable device product category. Part 2 moves the discussion from wearable devices to how robotic surgery is changing the...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

Features : Medical
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

Features : Medical
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing

With more insight about the characteristics of this versatile silicone material, medical device manufacturers can better understand potential applications and...

Features : Medical
DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing

For medical device developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the transition from prototype to commercial-scale production with a contract manufacturing...

Features : Test & Measurement
Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control

Vital for ensuring compliance to federal regulations, dimensional metrology systems facilitate critical measurement of medical parts, and force testing systems are used to...

Features : Medical
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

Products : Materials
Product Focus: Materials

Alloys

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has released a group of proprietary alloys that are formulated for the design and manufacture of hospital equipment and plastic housings that require frequent disinfection....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

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

Health Sensor Platform

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, offers a health sensor platform from Maxim Integrated. The MAXREFDES101 Health Sensor Platform 2.0 incorporates a...

R&D : Markets
Bioinspired Drug Delivery

Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to more effective...

R&D : Wearables
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasensitive Sensor with Gold Nanoparticle Array

Physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array that is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of...

R&D : Robotics, Automation & Control
Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings

Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get...

Features : Design
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation

Why do some people develop malfunction of their mitral valve (MV) after a heart attack? The answers are complex, and treatments are not yet perfected. But...

Features : Design
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

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