Products : Electronics & Computers
EP13 Plus DC/DC Transformer Platform

Pulse Electronics Corporation, San Diego, CA, announces its new EP13 Plus platform that delivers 25% more power handling capability than the industry standard EP13 platform in the same PCB footprint. This catalog series of 12 isolation transformers is designed for multiple input voltage ranges (9 to 57v and...

Products : Medical
VibChecker Vibration Monitor Meter

Quality Bearings & Components, New Hyde Park, NY, announces the VibChecker vibration monitor meter, model TB-C780201, a light and compact-sized instrument for quick and accurate vibration surveys, providing portable and user-friendly vibration measurement in the 10 to 1,000 Hz frequency range. VibChecker is...

Products : Imaging
Piezoelectric Lens Actuator

New Scale Technologies, Inc., Victor, NY, announces its UTAF (ultra-thin auto focus) piezoelectric lens actuator module measuring only 8.5 × 8.5 × 3.8 mm. The UTAF actuator module integrates the UTAF piezoelectric beam motor with a drive IC and position sensor IC for closed-loop motion control to minimize lens tilt,...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
2013 Qosina Catalog

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, has released a new 836-page catalog featuring full-scale photographs of thousands of stock components for the medical OEM, kit packer, and pharmaceutical industries, offering free samples, low minimums, and Just-in-Time delivery. The vast product range, along with complimentary samples, makes Qosina the...

Products : Materials
High-Purity Medical Elastomers

Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, introduces three new thermoplastic elastomer wire and cable compounds that combine the rubber-like durability and flexibility and the high degree of purity required for meeting stringent medical standards. Medalist® 8421, 8431, and 8451 elastomers can be used for insulation,...

Products : Test & Measurement
Micro-Dimensionair II Portable Air Gage

Mahr Federal, Inc., Providence, RI, announces the new Micro- Dimensionair® II, the next generation of its line of portable air gages, which incorporates an enhanced digital indicator and an interchangeable handle to provide accurate, convenient readouts at the measurement site. Its digital dial rotates...

Products : Medical
Suture Anchor and Rotator Cuff Repair System

Mitek Sports Medicine, Raynham, MA, a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announces the launch of the HEALIX™ 3.4mm suture anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Surge-Gard™ InRush NTC Thermistors

API Technologies Corp., Orlando, FL, announces its latest NTC thermistors, Surge-Gard™ inrush current limiting devices, which help reduce circuit failures and lower rectifier costs by reducing required peak forward surge current ratings. Featuring steady state current ratings ranging from 1 to 36 amps, they...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Precious Metal Clad Wire

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, provides Precious Metal Clad Wire, which can be formulated to accentuate specific performance characteristics such as strength, radiopacity, and corrosion-, contact-, or temperature- resistance. Featuring a precious metal metallurgically bonded to a core material, this composite...

Products : Medical
Catalog of Syringe and Peristaltic Pumps.

Harvard Apparatus, Holliston, MA, announces its 2013 Catalog featuring a number of new products, including an all new peristaltic pump series, a constant pressure syringe pump, and the PHD ULTRA XF, delivering forces greater than 1,000 lbs. for high pressure applications. Harvard Apparatus offers...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
R&D Roundup

Celtic Knot Designs Inspire Polymer Breakthrough

A slow-motion method of controlling the synthesis of polymers, inspired by trees and Celtic Knot designs, could open up new possibilities in areas including medical devices, drug delivery, elastics, and adhesives.

Global Innovations : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Replacement Ear with Right Look and Feel

The shape of a human ear is very individual, usually symmetrical, and, like a fingerprint, so characteristic that one can identify us by them. The outer portion of our ears has a complex structure that surgeons have a hard time replacing when disease or accident robs us of an ear. Researchers at ETH...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: July 2013

Close to twenty years ago, I remember writing about the big news at that time—that Dr. Charles Vacanti of the University of Massachusetts, with the assistance of other researchers including Dr. Linda Griffith-Cima from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), had created a scaffold, seeded it with cells, and grew...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Low Cost Respiratory Support System for Newborns

The mission of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health Technologies, part of Rice University, Houston, TX, is to bring together faculty, students, clinicians, and private and public sector partners to design innovative health technologies for poor settings around the world, increase access to...

Features : Medical
Early Team Integration Leads to Market Success

Developing a medical device requires sensitivity to the delicate balance between usefulness, usability, desirability, and manufacturability. Every medical device must be useful (meet a need) and usable (easy to understand and manipulate properly) in order to gain regulatory approval. The elements of...

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is well known and specified in the medical industry for advanced medical and healthcare products, due to its high performance characteristics. Because of...

Features : Medical
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections with Active-Loaded Silicone Materials

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major area of concern for providers, payers, and patients alike. These infections play a significant role in the estimated 44,000 to 98,000 preventable health care-associated deaths in America each year. Plus, with new...

Features : IoMT
Speeding the Path to Commoditization

Over the past decade, the power of physician preference has steadily diminished in the face of hospital and physician consolidation, continuing pricing pressures, and structural changes in payment systems brought about by US healthcare reform. While physicians continue to exert strong influence over health...

Products : Materials
Medical Grade Polyurethane Resists Stress Cracking

Parker Hannifin Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT, a global leader in motion and control technologies, has created a medical grade polyurethane that not only displays characteristic polycarbonate resistance to oxidation and alcohol swelling, but also demonstrates expanded resistance to...

Products : Medical
Ultrasonic Sealing Technology

Rinco Ultrasonics, Danbury, CT, a leading manufacturer of ultrasonic welding equipment, was awarded a US patent for its PPS0145 film sealing technology for ultrasonic film sealing of flexible packaging. This technology, with its interlocking tooling design, increases seal strength, improves aesthetics, allows seals...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EMI/RFI Shielding Solutions Catalog

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has released a new interactive PDF version of its 2013 catalog offering standard and custom EMI/RFI shielding product lines in an easy-to-use format that lets the user click from page to page and download drawings of selected products. The 52-page catalog features to-scale...

Products : Materials
Engineered Metal Solutions

ATW Companies, Inc., Warwick, RI, is highlighting its technologies used in a new disposable metal laparoscopic scalpel device, which was manufactured using capabilities from two different ATW companies. Parmatech’s MIM facilities were used to near-net shape for dramatic cost savings, while Judson’s precision...

Products : Medical
FlexShield Medical Device Pouch

UFP Technologies, Georgetown, MA, introducesFlexShield™, a medical device pouch for screws, rods, plates, and other instruments that provides puncture and abrasion resistance in order to safely ship medical instruments without incurring damage to external packaging. Made from a durable plastic film, FlexShield...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Vision Hardware and Software

Matrox Imaging, Montreal, Canada, a supplier of machine vision components to OEMs, machine builders, and integrators in manufacturing industries including packaging, announces new hardware and software for traceability, inspection, and guidance. Design Assistant 3.0 is the latest release of the flowchart-based...

Products : Materials
Tecothane Soft TPU Technology

Lubrizol LifeScience Polymers, Wickliffe, OH, has broadened its line of Tecothane™ soft polymers designed specifically for medical applications. This technology features good mechanical properties, excellent resilience and recoverability, while providing a range of material hardnesses. They also feature low...

Products : Materials
LED-Optimized Medical Electronics Coating

Dymax Corp., Torrington, CT, has introduced MD® 1901-M, a flexible, high-performance, LEDcurable coating for medical micro circuits typically used in hearing aids, wound-care devices, and medical pumps. This low-durometer, flexible coating is suited for flex circuits due to its ability to resist...

Global Innovations : Photonics/Optics
Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany
www.fraunhofer.de/en/research-topics.html

While physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology, the findings of a new study by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: June 2013

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) launched its “Coalition to Walk and Run Again,” an effort to aid uninsured and underinsured victims of the April 15th Boston Marathon terror attack. The bombing killed 3 people and left more than 200 injured, several of whom lost portions of their legs as a...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Rovers Pave the Way for Hospital Robots

Before Curiosity came the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Before Spirit and Opportunity, came Pathfinder and Sojourner. Before Pathfinder and Sojourner, the Mars Global Surveyor, and before the Mars Global Surveyor, the Viking landers. Over the years, a host of Mars missions and programs...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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