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Features : Medical
Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
www.tue.nl

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Keio University...

Features : Medical
Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?

Healthcare-related tubing is used for fluid management and drainage as well as with anesthesiology and respiratory equipment, IVs, catheters, peristaltic pumps, and...

Features : Markets
2018 Medical Winner: An Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control

The 16th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc., and Mouser...

Features : Medical
Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology

Medical technology continues to evolve toward diagnosis and treatment devices that are closer to the patient, or even in the patient's home. Compression therapy, wound therapy, dialysis,...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices

As the miniaturization trend continues to take the medical device world by storm, manufacturing with metal injection molding (MIM) and additive processes such...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices

Meeting the requirements for patient-connected medical devices can present challenges for power system designers. There are several key elements to consider, including isolation,...

Features : Medical
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1

The medical device and engineering industry continues to grow and evolve year over year. As technology improves, the population expands, and...

Features : Nanotechnology
Micro Devices Deliver Big Blood Results
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
www.rmit.edu.au

When you’re working with a fluid as hypersensitive as blood, it pays to have specialists on board.

Features : Medical
EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition

The fourth edition IEC/EN 60601-1-2 (4th Edition) will become a mandatory standard covering safety for medical devices on December 31, 2018.1,2 As with any new...

Features : Medical
Miniature Connections Drive Advances in Emerging Neuro Technologies

The value of neuromodulation devices is that they offer a “third option” in the treatment of neurological disorders — one that can provide drug-free relief from...

Features : Materials
Increase Dental Implant Longevity with Bio-functional TiN and DLC Coatings

Artificial dental implants are the most reliable restoration option available for mature tooth loss. Despite their long potential lifespan, poor integration into the...

Features : Design
Four-Step Plastic Testing Protocol: Making Informed Design and Material Decisions

Medical devices across the United States must not only keep pace with advances in technology but also with the increased use of harsh solvents and...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry

Contract manufacturing, or outsourcing, has typically been associated with a company using an offshore manufacturer and lower labor rates to produce their products at...

Features : Design
Improving Cancer Screening by Design

Every year, 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer, a common cancer that is easy to detect and can be effectively treated if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, 38 percent of Americans...

Features : Medical
Collaborative Robots Fill Automation Gaps For Medical Device Manufacturers

When small and mid-sized medical device manufacturers envision a robot, many think of either huge industrial robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories or...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tailoring Plastics Joining Methods to DIVERSE Medical Device Needs

The European Commission defines personalized medicine as, “a medical approach tailored to the patient or a group of patients for prevention, prediction and treatment . . ....

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ensuring Injection Molding Quality for Medical Devices

Plastics are incredibly versatile. There are thousands of types available to satisfy a myriad of medical applications. Yet, certain plastics present special challenges during the...

Features : Materials
A New Generation of Artificial Retinas Based on 2D Materials
University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX
www.utexas.edu
Seoul National University,
Seoul, South Korea
www.useoul.edu

Scientists report they have...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

Features : Medical
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles

When validating the steam sterilization instructions for a reusable medical device,...

Features : Design
SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018

The medical device industry is built on innovation and invention. They are the drivers of change and evolution in this industry. But bringing these emerging technologies to market can be challenging....

Features : Medical
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Features : Medical
Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
www.hku.hk

Unlike their inorganic counterparts like silicon, organic semiconductors can operate under conditions such as...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
‘Smart Stent’ Detects Narrowing of Arteries
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
news.ubc.ca

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart...

Features : Software
Securing the Future of Healthcare through the Right Cybersecurity Architecture

In 2017, the healthcare industry experienced a dramatic surge in cyberattacks. Thousands of healthcare organizations around the world suffered various attacks...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling

By utilizing state-of-the-art production equipment and processes, machining tolerances are held extremely close on today's multi-lumen and multilayer medical tubing. It is important to note that...

Features : Medical
In-Wheel Suspension on SoftWheels Provides Smooth Ride for Wheelchair Users

Daniel Barel's initial objective was straightforward. He wanted to make life more comfortable for people who are confined to wheelchairs. Curbs, different surfaces,...

Features : RF & Microwave Electronics
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body

The latest advances in 3D technologies are revolutionizing the ability to measure the human body, and this is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry and in the development of...

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