Global Innovations : Materials
Blocking Biofilms to Prevent Bacterial Infection of Implanted Devices
Ithree Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Understanding the enemy, in this case, bacteria that causes infections on implanted medical devices, is the key to success, say a team of...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: October 2013

The school year has barely begun and what are students up to? Pretty amazing things, if they’re anything like the students who won grants from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Grants are also awarded to faculty who ignite a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship among science...

Mission Accomplished : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Collaborative 3D Printing Project Connects Hands Across the World

Have you heard of Robohand? No, it’s not the next sci-fi blockbuster. It’s a story of compassion, technology, and a collaboration from 10,000 miles apart between Richard Van As, a woodworker from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Ivan Owen, a theatrical prop designer from...

Features : Materials
Specialty Metals Make Sophisticated Medical Devices Possible

Around the world, people are living longer, more active lives thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development of metals and alloys that are finding new uses in internal and external medical applications. From improvements...

Features : Materials
Medical Device Market Pushes the Limits of Tubing

Medical device manufacturers are being challenged by strong market demand for tubing that delivers increased functionality, lower profiles, and lower costs—pushing the limits of material behavior and manufacturing science. Next-generation balloon catheters are expected to deliver significantly...

Features : Medical
A New Way to Control Imaging Equipment

Medical imaging technology is improving at a remarkable speed, but most imaging technicians and physicians still use a mouse and keyboard to manipulate in two dimensions the complex ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images generated from this technology.

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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. Coupled with increasing medical costs, the push for shorter hospital...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Circuit Protection Critical to Safeguarding Both Medical Devices and Patients’ Health

A growing 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


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.

Products : Electronics & Computers
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 : Medical
Flat Cable & Assemblies Catalog

Cicoil, Valencia, CA, the leading manufacturer of high Performance Flexx-Sil™ Flat Cables and Assemblies, announces its New Master Catalog. Avail able in print or downloadable, the catalog offers an extensive selection of 700+ standard part numbers, 27 New Products, custom capabilities, specification tables, and...

Products : Medical
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...

Products : Electronics & Computers
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...

Products : Electronics & Computers
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Medical
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 DELO-KATIOBOND 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 : Electronics & Computers
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...

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...

Products : Medical
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....

R&D : 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...

Global Innovations : 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...

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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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