Features : Photonics/Optics
Optical Design of a Prototype Cardioport with Imaging

Nikolay V. Vasilyev, MD, and Pedro J. del Nido, MD, in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, are developing novel, prototype cardioports for beating heart, imageguided intracardiac surgery for pediatric patients. The successful...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Treatment for Space Atrophy Finding Application on Earth

The lack of gravity in space reduces the mechanical loading seen by both the muscles and bones of the body, especially those related to standing and moving. The body adapts to reduced loading by losing bone mass and muscle mass. In long-duration space flights this leads to “disuse...

Features : Electronics & Computers
The Evolution of Miniaturization Within Medical Instrumentation

Recent demands from hospitals, practitioners, and even patients themselves calling for more functions and increased portability, has created a market for upgraded surgical, diagnosis, and monitoring equipment. Coupl ed with increasing medical costs, the push for shorter hospital...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Circuit Protection Critical to Safeguarding Both Medical Devices and Patients’ Health

Agrowing array of electronic devices are available to healthcare providers, patients, and their families, including glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and many others. To ensure safe, reliable performance of...

Features : Electronics & Computers
A New Alloy for Medical Electronics Applications

History

Although the deadline for RoHS compliance for medical device manufacturers is nearly a year away (July 22, 2014), there is more than ten years of testing and in-service data that can be used to ensure a smooth transition to lead-free medical devices and equipment.

Features : Medical
Analyzing Single Cells at the Patient’s Bedside

Imagine a tool the size of a credit card that can analyze single cells with a throughput of more than 2 million cells per second. Moreover, the tool retains each cell of interest for downstream molecular analysis. The first steps towards this vision are being made in the Belgian research...

Features : Medical
R&D Roundup: September

Glass Scaffolds for Bone Implants

Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, have developed a glass-based scaffold that could one day be used as an implant to repair injured weight-bearing bones. Previously, they had developed a glass implant strong enough for walking or lifting. But, this...

Features : Medical
Telescope Innovations Improve Speed, Accuracy of Eye Surgery

NASA Technology

One of the main components of NASA’s vision for the future of space exploration will actually have a keen eye for the past. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in 2018, will have spectacular sight—after it reaches orbit, one of its...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: Projected Capacitive Touch Screens

Molex Incorporated, Lisle, IL, announces its Projected Capacitive Touch Screens, which deliver multi-touch functionality that is responsive and intuitive to operate. The touch screens allow OEMs to meet customer needs by providing customized embedded software, multiple screen and glass...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Flat Cable & Assemblies Catalog

Cicoil, Valencia, CA, the leading manufacturer of high Perfor mance Flexx-Sil™ Flat Cables and Assemblies, an nounces its New Mas ter Cat alog. Avail able in print or downloadable, the catalog offers an extensive selection of 700+ standard part numbers, 27 New Products, custom capabilities, specification tables,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Fiber Assemblies for UV Wavelengths

Laser Components USA, Inc., Hudson, NH, presents assembled patchcords based on UV fibers for immediate application. UV fiber assemblies are required for many applications, for example in fluorescence spectroscopy, UV laser power transmission, medical technology, or UV illumination tasks. Depending on the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
World’s Most Powerful Form C Reed Switch

HSI Sensing (Hermetic Switch, Inc.), Chickasha, OK, created a quality line of high-power, high-voltage reed switches, engineered for fluid processing applications, including the world’s highest-power Form C reed switch. Engineered with tungsten contacts, the HSR-933W boasts a power rating of 100...

Products : Medical
Ultra Precision Chip Resistors

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc., Bradford, PA, introduces the 0402 (1E) size of their RN73H line of ultra precision chip resistors. These thin film (metal) chip resistors feature high heat resistance (up to +155°C) and ultra high precision (±0.1%) tolerance. The RN73H offers enhanced moisture resistance (85°C...

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TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SRDA3.3 Series TVS Diode Array – SPA® Diodes. The SRDA3.3 Series integrates low-capacitance steering diodes with an additional zener diode to protect data lines against electrostatic discharge and high surge events. The devices provide 40 percent greater protection without...

Products : Medical
Compact One Watt DC-DC Converter

Murata Power Solutions, Inc., Mansfield, MA, announced its MEJ1 series of isolated 1 Watt DC-DC converters. Encapsulated in a 7- pin SIP package, the series offers basic and supplementary isolation to the internationally recognized UL60950 standard and complies with the 3rd edition of medical safety standard...

Products : Medical
IPDia Products Available Worldwide

Digi-Key Corporation, Thief River Falls, MN, announced its agreement to distribute IPDiA products worldwide. IPDiA provides innovative 3D silicon sub-mounts, 3D silicon RF, and 3D silicon capacitor products. Its unique technology offers a highly efficient way of integrating tens or even hundreds of passive...

Products : Medical
First 20nm All Programmable Device

Xilinx, Inc., San Jose, CA, Xilinx has now taped out the semiconductor industry’s first 20nm device, and the PLD industry’s first 20nm All Programmable device. Xilinx has also implemented the industry’s first ASICclass programmable architecture called UltraScale™. These milestones expand on Xilinx’s...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Thermocouple to Digital Converters

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, is now stocking highly accurate 1-wire Thermocouple to Digital Converters from Maxim Integrated. MAX31850 and MAX31851 ease design effort and lower system cost. The 1-wire interface of these cold junction compensated devices simplifies multi-thermocouple systems with...

Products : Medical
Compact Vision Products for Embedded OEM Applications

Cognex Corporation, Natick, MA, has released a new vision system and image engine for OEM devices. The Advantage 100 vision system is a compact (23mm x 44mm x 54mm), enclosed vision system with customizable optics, lighting, and Ethernet communications. The AE2 Advantage vision engine...

Products : Materials
Light Curing Adhesives

DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC, Sudbury, MA, announces that its new light curing DELOKATIOBOND product lineup has been engineered specifically for exceptionally fast seal-bonding functions in the production of microelectronics including micro switches. Each DELO-KATIOBOND is solvent free and requires no mixing.

Products : Medical
LGA24 Extreme Temperature Socket

Ironwood Electronics, Eagan, MN, introduced a new LGA socket addressing high performance requirements for 2.54mm pitch devices - CBT-LGA-5002. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 19 gram actuation force per pin and cycle life of 500,000 insertions. The socket is designed to meet the requirements of...

Products : Medical
GT-43007 Power Supply AC Adapter

GlobTek, Northvale, NJ, announces that its Series GT-43007 wall plug in power supply AC adapter’s operating temperature specifications have been tested, certified, and upgraded to -40°C to +40°C for applications used in extreme climates and conditions. The tiny ITE Information Techno logy (60950-1) power...

Products : Medical
IV Flow Regulator

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, offers an IV Flow Regulator (Part #21293) with an easy-to-turn ridged dial that facilitates quick and accurate flow rate adjustment. Latex-free and DEHP-free, the ABS regulator features a clear silicone gasket and is compatible with EtO or gamma sterilization. MD&M Chicago, Booth...

Products : Medical
New Micro-Chains

Igus, East Providence, RI, has unveiled its next generation of micro-chains. E2 Micro cable carriers can be mounted to a machine in any direction. This allows the unobtrusive cable carrier to be used in horizontal, vertical, circular, or even side-mounted applications. MD&M Chicago, Booth 1469

Products : Medical
5555 JetMachining Center

OMAX Corporation, Kent, WA, introduces its OMAX 5555, JetMachining Center with a Tilt-A-Jet cutting head, a robust, reliable cantilever-style abrasive waterjet machine that easily handles a wide range of production runs across various industry segments. The 5555 can cut complex parts from advanced composites, exotic...

Products : Software
First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB
First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB

Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced a series of enhancements to its USB 3.0 test solutions including an industry first transmitter test solution for...

First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Broad Line of Calipers

Mahr Federal Inc., Providence, RI, offers an extremely broad line of MarCal calipers for outside, inside, depth, step, and compound measurements. The line includes standard, special, and universal digital, dial, and mechanical calipers. MarCal digital calipers are available with protection against dust and immersion....

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: September 2013

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association announced in July that medical device manufacturers have now paid $1 billion to the Internal Revenue Service for the medical device excise tax. Their statement said,...

Features : Medical
SCOTUS Rules Out Gene Patents

In June, academic researchers and clinical laboratories seeking to make a mark in the emerging fields of molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine were buoyed by the long-awaited ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) v. Myriad Genetics Inc., (2013).

Features : Medical
Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Cardiac Surgery

A newborn is diagnosed with a heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome in which the left ventricle of the heart is severely underdeveloped, and requires immediate surgery. While there are different surgical options to consider, parents and doctors face a daunting decision of selecting...

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