Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product Focus: Molding
Hypodermic Needle Manufacturing

Moldworx, Gilbert, AZ, has automated the production of hypodermic needles using the overmolding process to reduce costs and improve productivity. The company has expertise in...

SPC Software

Zontec, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has released new statistical process control (SPC) software designed to improve manufacturing quality. The Synergy 1000™ and...

Compact Step Motors for Medical Devices

Applied Motion Products, Watsonville, CA, offers compact step motors in NEMA sizes 8, 11, and 14 for medical device and other...

Existing electrophysiological and fluorescence-based brain imaging techniques in mice are generally invasive, require head fixes or cables, and are not suitable for long-term recordings. While there have been recent...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors

Researchers have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as...

Researchers have created a 3D printed microchip electrophoresis device that can sensitively detect three serum biomarkers of PTB.

Engineers have developed a more stable prosthetic leg — and a better way of designing them — that could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower...

Researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. Signals are collected by a user wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a...

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

The insertion of a medical implant in a patient's body carries the risk of bacterial contamination during surgery and subsequent formation of an infectious biofilm...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — FDA Moves to Increase Transparency of Medical Device Reporting

In the spirit of promoting public transparency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health is taking a number of important steps to update its Medical Device Reporting (MDR) Program, says Dr. Jeffrey E. Shuren, MD, JD,...

Features : Communications
Materials Matter for Connected Health

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

Nine years ago, Julian Gunderson was born three months prematurely and weighed just 1 kg (2.2 lb). After a year's worth of injections,...

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

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Robotics, Automation & Control
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 : Tubing & Extrusion
Product Focus June 2019: Tubing
Catheter Tie Layer

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, offers a thin thermoplastic coating that is placed over a PTFE liner during catheter construction. The Zeus Tie Layer creates a melt bondable surface that...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Global Innovations : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Regenerative Medicine: 3D Printing Biological Tissue

The future of medicine is biological — and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of...

Political uncertainty will be the biggest factor that could upend healthcare transactions according to a recent Merrill InsightTM poll of global mergers and...

A new house bill is set to end the medical device tax once and for all. H.R. 2207 was introduced in April — it’s goal to permanently repeal the...

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...

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...

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