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Redesigned JoyBar II

Active Controls, LLC, Sewell, NJ, has introduced the new JoyBar®II, the second generation of the original JoyBar that revolutionized electric wheelchairs with intuitive control capability. The new JoyBar II has been redesigned to incorporate non-contacting sensor technology, which provides smoother, more...

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Mini Test 300 Portable Leak Detector

Pfeiffer Vacuum, Hingham, MA, introduces the first vacuum leak detector with quartz window sensor technology to detect helium. Weighing only 11 lbs., the MiniTest 300 is well suited for mobile leak detection and operates at a working pressure of up to 200 mbar, without requiring additional pressure reduction....

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Vinyl Blood Pressure Cuffs

SunTech Medical, Inc., Morrisville, NC, announces its new Vinyl BP Cuffs feature a tapered end for easier application and color coding to simplify size selection. They feature size indicators on both the interior and exterior of the cuff to ensure the correct size cuff is selected, are engineered to meet AHA,...

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PCE-3028, a PICMG 1.3 System Host Board

Advantech, Irvine, CA, announces PCE-3028, a PICMG 1.3 half-size system host board with Intel® H81, and compatible with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors. The PCE-3028 supports a range of processor choices, offering a scalable high-performance computing environment in limited...

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TMR Series of DC/DC Converters

ConTech, Concord, CA, announces the “TMR” Series of DC/DC converters. The TMR Series offers up to 10 Watts of fully regulated output power and is RoHS compliant. The series offers a 2:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 12VDC, 24VDC, and 48VDC. Single outputs offered are 5 and 12 VDC. Dual outputs are...

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CADfeature 11.3

Elysium Inc., Southfield, MI, introduces the release of CADfeature 11.3, its new browser-enhanced, feature-based program for repairing, migrating, and reporting on product engineering data exchanged within manufacturing organizations and their supply chains. The newest version addresses long-sought industry goals of perfecting...

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Anspach High Speed Drill System

DePuy Synthes Power Tools, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, announced the global launch of the Anspach® EG1™ High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments. The device is used to cut and shape bone and has a wide range of quick-coupling attachments,...

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Three Types of Silicone Tubing

NewAge Industries, Inc., Southampton, PA, introduced three types of medical-grade silicone tubing, with two types peroxide cured and one platinum cured. Silcon® Medical unreinforced tubing is extremely pliable, translucent, and nonreactive to body tissues and fluids. Silcon Med-X provides the same...

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Linux-based Software for Oscilloscopes

Saelig Company, Inc., Fairport, NY, announces the availability of Linux-based software for PicoScope PC-based oscilloscopes. PicoScope 6 for Linux allows a PC to be connected to a USB adapter to produce a high-powered oscilloscope, FFT spectrum analyzer, and data acquisition device. Previously only...

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Fiber-Reinforced Liquid Silicone Rubber

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Columbus, OH, introduces its new fiber-reinforced liquid silicone rubber (LSR) to enhance the ergonomics and aesthetics of wearable medical devices. It can provide the cost-efficient processability of liquid silicone rubber, while eliminating the need for a composite...

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Precision Micro-Tubing with Variable Flexibility

RiverTech Medical, Chattanooga, TN, has developed precision micro-tubing with variable flexibility for catheter-based medical devices. The micro-tubing offers two to three different stiffnesses and flexibilities within one tubing component for catheter-based medical device procedures. The flexible...

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From the Editor: June 2014

Speaking at a plenary panel session on Innovations Shaping the Future of Patient Care at Medical World Americas in Houston in April, Dr. Stephen N. Oesterle, Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology at Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, predicted that implantable and wearable sensor technology will be the best way...

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Tips To Make Your AK-225 Phase Out Successful

By now, you have probably already heard that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is phasing out the AK-225 solvent at the end of this year. This means that if you are currently using an AK-225-based cleaning solvent, you will need to find a regulatory- compliant replacement product by...

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Micro-Volume Fluid Dispensing for Disposable Medical Component Assembly

When one thinks of the term “disposable”, the first impression might be to associate the item as one being low cost and not requiring much precision in manufacturing. However, disposable medical components most often become an integral part of the operational integrity...

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Specialty Absorbable Polymer Materials Enable Innovative Medical Device Platforms

Since the first marketed synthetic absorbable suture in the 1960s, absorbable medical materials have developed into a burgeoning industry. By reducing the need for surgical removal procedures and the permanence of implants, absorbable polymers (also known as...

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Collaborative Relationships with Molders Key to Creating Effective Fluid-Handling Components

As medical devices continue to become more complex, OEMs must continue to seek strategic partnerships with manufacturers that enable them to meet consumer demands. Due to the tight tolerances of a plastic medical device component— especially one that...

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Self-Labeling Syringe Wins International Design Prize

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), Montréal, Canada, awarded the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize to A Behavior Changing (ABC) Syringe, designed and led by David Swann, PhD, at the University of Huddersfield, UK, at the end of February.

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Miniaturizing a Wearable Ultrasound Pain Therapy Device

According to the American Chronic Pain Association, more than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. The most common types of pain include arthritis, lower back pain, bone/joint pain, muscle pain, and fibromyalgia. Therapeutic ultrasound is a noninvasive, drug-free...

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DriveSure Brushless DC Gear Motor

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduces the DriveSure™, a new panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with fully integrated speed controller. Its compact, lightweight, and well-balanced design features a range of panel-mount gearboxes and controllers as a package, ideal for OEMs wishing to...

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Ultrasonic Generator for Spray Processes

Sono-Tek Corporation, Milton, NY, announces a new, next generation ultrasonic generator, the ECHO, designed for the highest degree of accuracy and control of ultrasonic spray processes. ECHO automatically locks onto the operating frequency with phase-locked-loop technology. It offers a multitude of...

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OmniCure LED Curing Solutions

Lumen Dynamics, Mississauga, Canada, expands its OmniCure® AC Series of UV LED curing solutions with four new high power, air-cooled UV LED curing solutions available in both 365nm and 395nm wave lengths. The Omni Cure AC Series are ideal for medical applications such as catheters, endoscopes, insulin...

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Bantam Mini Compression Springs

Lee Spring, Brooklyn, NY, expands its line of Bantam™ Mini Compression Springs with more than 100 new designs for use in reduced spatial parameters, with wire diameters from .10mm, and outside diameters from .81mm-1.65mm. The line combines strength with corrosion resistance, and is used in medical...

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Affinity MediSpec™ Cable Assembly Solutions

Molex Inc., Lisle, IL, introduces MediSpec™ silicone overmolded cable and interconnect assemblies. Creating a moisture-proof bond between the cable jacket, connector, and flex relief, silicone overmolding provides a stronger bond to metal connector components than thermoplastic resins....

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XPMF03 Miniature Pressure Transducer

Tecsis LP, Worthington, OH, announces that its Model XPMF03 miniature pressure transducer has a flush diaphragm design, which creates zero dead volume at the pressure connection, making it ideal for spraying or applying sealants, paints, coatings, or other congealable media. This product features a miniature...

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Lined, Variable-Pitch, Coil-Reinforced Shaft Technology

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, announces the addition of a continuously-wound, variable-pitch, coil-reinforced shaft technology with a HDPE liner to reduce friction to its portfolio of catheter shaft capabilities. The innovative technology gives OEMs new options for achieving precise...

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IRP40.50 Miniature Infrared Touch Probe

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, RI, announces the M&H IRP40.50 infrared touch probe is ideal for inspecting tight spaces, and was designed to address the needs of miniature machining centers. It is the world's smallest self-contained wireless CNC probe with a diameter of 25 millimeters, a length of...

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PEEK Engineered Surface Tubing

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, engineered its PEEK Engineered Surface tubing to be 14 percent more lubricious compared to standard PEEK tubing. The new Engineered Surface PEEK tubing uses enhanced PEEK properties and is ideal for use as introducers and minimally invasive delivery therapy aids. The surface engineering...

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EMH350 Series of 350 Watt AC-DC Power Supplies

XP Power, Sunnyvale, CA, introduces the dual output EMH350 series of 350 Watt AC-DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of applications that require a dual output supply in an industry standard 4 x 6 inch footprint. These highly efficient units, typically 87% efficient, provide two outputs rated...

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FAULHABER 3890 CR DC Motor

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, announces the latest addition to the FAULHABER CR DC Motor series. Its graphite commutation, powerful neodymium magnet, and particularly high copper content in the rotor winding provide the compact 3890 CR with enormous power for drives in applications like autonomous robot systems,...

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PFC600PCX ATX/EPS Power Supply

RAM Technologies LLC, Guilford, CT, introduces the world’s first 600 watt medically approved (UL60601-1) ATX/EPS power supply. The PFC600PCX is designed to satisfy both the high-end ATX and EPS12V server and ITE requirements and is available with a large selection of output cables. Low noise design is standard...

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FluoroPEELZ® – Peelable Heat Shrink

High-ratio FluoroPEELZ® helps overcome the difficulty of removing traditional heat shrink from the assembled device without damaging the shaft. Available in ratios up to 2:1, FluoroPEELZ® leaves a super-smooth surface when removed and saves inspection time and waste.

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