Products : Motion Control
Product Focus: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product Focus: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Motors and Gear Motors

Allied Motion Technologies, Amherst, NY, has released a line of fractional horsepower PMDC motors and gear motors. These Globe motors are available...

Product Focus: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Image Sensor Testing

Presto Engineering, San Jose, GA has developed a custom, computer-controlled testing solution that illuminates sections of CMOS image sensors wafers in...

New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Medical
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged
R&D : Medical
Device Allows Patients to Monitor and Control Anticoagulant Dose

Researchers have developed a biosensor device that allows them to monitor their anticoagulants such as Sintrom (aceno-coumarol). This device would allow the patient or doctor to regulate the dose and achieve the optimal effect, something key in people medicated with...

R&D : Medical
Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing
Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing

Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry,...

Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing
R&D : Medical
Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia
Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia

A nanoparticle-based technology could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis. This type of sensor could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the...

Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia
R&D : Medical
Engineers Explore Microfluidics with LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are...

From the Editor : Connectivity
From the Editor — Revolutionary New Radio Architecture Brings the Long Battery Life Needed for IoMT

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the advancement of IoMT. Batteries in medical devices need a long lifespan so that users aren’t having to...

Features : Test & Measurement
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs

Bring to mind your last straight-out-of-the-box experience with a disposable medical device of any kind. Without a doubt, everyone has experienced the same frustrations:...

Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs
Features : Medical
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices

Globally, the use of medical consumables continues to rise due to an aging population and the increasing prevalence of day surgeries. As the use of medical...

Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices
Features : Materials
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance

Medical device manufacturers often use silicone adhesives to bond parts together when assembling products such as catheters, pacemakers, cochlear implants, aesthetic...

Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance
Features : Medical
Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure
Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure

Walking up the stairs to your room one evening, you stop to catch your breath and think “I haven't always felt this tired.” Week by week, you start to notice even...

Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure
Features : Medical
Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
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...

Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Provides Rapid Test for Infectious Diseases
Products : Materials
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics

A smart seat cushion uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair.

Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Products : Test & Measurement
Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement
Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement

Measurement Software

Hexagon Manufacturing Software, North Kingstown, RI, has launched the latest edition of its measurement software. PC-DMIS 2018 R1 provides continued service pack...

Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement
R&D : Materials
Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants
Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants

Researchers have engineered surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses, and living cells, but can be modified to permit beneficial exceptions. The discovery holds significant...

Smart Surfaces for Safer Implants
R&D : Materials
Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures
Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures

By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to fabricating complex origami structures whose light weight, expandability, and...

Origami, 3D Printing Make Complex Structures
R&D : Medical
Nerve-on-a-Chip Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective
Nerve-on-a-Chip Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective

Scientists have developed a nerve-on-a-chip platform that can stimulate and record from explanted nerve fibers, just as an implanted neuroprosthetic would. Their platform contains...

Nerve-on-a-Chip Makes Neuroprosthetics More Effective
R&D : Medical
Wearable Artificial Kidney
Wearable Artificial Kidney

Scientists have developed a new urea sorbent that could accelerate progress toward the development of a lightweight, wearable artificial kidney with the potential to make dialysis more convenient, comfortable and...

Wearable Artificial Kidney
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — EU MDR: Many Device Makers Unprepared as Impending Deadline Draws Near

With a 2020 deadline looming for the European Union’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR), medical device makers “lack understanding of the new rules that govern the ability to sell products in one of the world’s largest markets,” according to a survey...

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

Why is Silicone the Material of Choice for Healthcare Tubing?
Features : Medical
2018 Medical Winner: An Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control
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...

2018 Medical Winner: An Implantable Sensor Technology Platform for Advanced Prosthetic Control
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology
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,...

Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices
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...

MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices
Features : IoMT
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
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,...

Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
Features : Electronics & Computers
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1
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...

Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Micro Devices Deliver Big Blood Results
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.

Micro Devices Deliver Big Blood Results
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus: Manufacturing Equipment
Product Focus: Manufacturing Equipment

Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, has introduced a crosshead with mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment.

Product Focus: Manufacturing Equipment
Products : Materials
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Compact Linear Induction Motor

H2W, Santa Clarita, CA, has developed a compact linear induction motor that can generate 10.6 lb [47 N] at a 15 percent duty cycle....

New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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