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Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Features : Materials
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

Products : Test & Measurement
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: June 2019 MDB

Resistive Touch Panels

Fujitsu Components America, San Jose, CA, has released a series of customizable, flush-surface, resistive touch panels with less than half the input force of conventional...

R&D : Materials
Soft Tissue Substitute Offers Fewer Side Effects

Researchers have invented a synthetic soft tissue substitute that is well tolerated and encourages the growth of soft tissue and blood vessels. This new material retains its shape without...

R&D : RF & Microwave Electronics
Monitoring Vital Signs Using Radar

A radar system can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines.

R&D : AR/AI
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if...

R&D : Electronics & Computers
Self-Powered Wearable Tech

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

R&D : Markets
Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity

Researchers have developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could be used to treat obese patients. The prototype capsule, called the EndoPil, contains a balloon that can be...

R&D : Wearables
Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy

Using a mobile app reduced in-person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction. The Babyscripts app was built to deliver educational content and remotely...

Features : Medical
Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

Features : Materials
Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultrasensitive heat sensor that is flexible,...

Features : Wearables
Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables

People often talk about thinking “outside the box” but one of the things most exciting in modern technology is being able to design “off the glass” — meaning a piece of technology...

Features : Medical
Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes

Ultraminiature sensors (<1 mm in size) enable instrumentation of medical devices in order to advance monitoring capabilities, deliver new insight into complex cardiovascular cases,...

Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling

Peristaltic Fill/Finish System

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Cornwall, UK, has unveiled a new highly accurate peristaltic fill/finish system. A wide variety of modules are available for...

Products : Materials
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new medical-device-grade...

Products : Connectivity
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB

Medical-Grade Connectivity Framework

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, CA, has added a variety of new capabilities to its connectivity software, RTI Connext DDS. Based on the Data...

R&D : Medical
MRI Sensor Can Image Activity Deep Within the Brain

A new way to image calcium activity is based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and allows them researchers to peer much deeper into the brain. Using this technique, they can track...

R&D : Medical
Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies

When a baby is placed into a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), its vitals are continuously recorded through electrodes placed on the skin with wires attached to monitoring platforms. Researchers are...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking this chemical, called glutamate. The sensor, an implantable device on the spinal cord, is...

R&D : Materials
Temperature-Controlled Materials

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...

R&D : Photonics/Optics
Molecular Device Uses Novel OPT Arrays

Converting light into electrical signals is essential for a number of future applications including imaging, optical communication, and biomedical sensing. Researchers have developed a new molecular...

R&D : Imaging
Tiny Optical Elements for Miniature Endoscopes

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How Reliable Is Your Diagnosis — Really?

Imagine learning the news that you have cancer. Stage Four, metastasized to multiple areas, roughly six to eight months to live — if you’re lucky. Then, imagine finding out your diagnosis was...

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