Products : Test & Measurement
ISO Certified Class 8 Clean Room

The Caplugs, Buffalo, NY, Class 8 clean room is ISO 9001 certified and recently received ISO 13485 recommendation. Caplugs caters to medical customers by providing traceability, record retention, and its strict process controls guarantee medical devices meet exact customer specifications and tolerances with...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision Molded Medical Components and Assemblies

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, a leading global supplier of custom molded components and assemblies for medical device applications, has published a new brochure detailing the company’s 65 years of experience in the medical components and assemblies industry and their innovative...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spieth Adjustable Hydrodynamic Guide Bushings

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., Rockford, IL announces Spieth adjustable hydrodynamic guide bushings made of high-quality bearing bronze, used for guiding axially or roto-axially moving machine components on round column axles, quills, boring bars, and similar round ways. When the bushing is...

Products : Electronics & Computers
COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB, a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays. The Express-IB is ideal for customers with advanced...

Products : Materials
Custom Domed Labels

Nameplates for Industry, Inc., New Bedford, MA, introduces custom domed labels that provide a durable and colorful alternative to injection molded or stamped 3D name plates. Featuring a high-gloss, non-yellowing, weatherproof, and scratch-resistant finish, doming incorporates a two-part urethane combined with a substrate and...

Products : Medical
Guide to Linear Motion Systems

Thomson Industries, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, introduces its comprehensive Linear Motion Systems catalog. This 230+ page guide details the features, specifications, dimensions, and ordering information for the company’s complete line of linear units and accessories. It includes illustrated application examples,...

Global Innovations : Imaging
Improved MRI to Image Joints Being Created
Imperial College London, London, UK
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk

A new system to allow specialists to image difficult areas of the body, which could potentially improve the way procedures such as knee replacement surgery are carried out, is being developed by researchers at Imperial College...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: March 2013

In The Evolution of Physics, Albert Einstein says: “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

Mission Accomplished : Imaging
Handheld Brain Hematoma Detector Provides Faster Diagnosis in Field

An estimated one and half million individuals seek medical treatment for head trauma in the US each year, and annually about 10 million individuals seek treatment for head trauma worldwide. Intracranial hematomas resulting from a traumatic brain injury are a life-threatening,...

Features : Medical
Magnitude Matters

Topping the agenda of medtech executives for 2013 is repeal of the medical device excise tax, which went into effect on January 1. Enacted as part of the healthcare reform legislation of 2010, the new law requires manufacturers, producers, and importers to pay a tax of 2.3% on the sales price of most medical devices sold in the...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Understanding Capabilities and Constraints of Fine Laser Cutting for Medical Components

Fine thin metal laser cutting is an ideal technology for the specialized cutting requirements found in the manufacturing of medical tube tools and components, which require an array of cut features with sharp edges, contours, and patterns within edges. From...

Features : Medical
Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical de vices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators, one for each required control function.

Products : Medical
Digital High Airflow Sensor Portfolio

Honeywell Sensing & Control, Golden Valley, MN, announced it has expanded its Zephyr™ airflow sensor HAF Series portfolio with new digital versions that provide airflow ranges of 0 to 20 SLPM (standard liters per minute) and 0 to 200 SLPM. With this new product, Honeywell has leveraged its original Zephyr...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Harvard Programmable Peristaltic Pumps

Harvard Apparatus, the world leader in syringe pumps, announces the new Harvard Peristaltic Pump series. These remote-controlled, programmable peristaltic pumps with interchangeable sealed pump heads offer unparalleled accuracy, reproducibility, and ease of use over a broad range of flow rates. A library of...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wire and Cable Catalog

Northwire, Inc., Osceola, WI, presents its 2013 NWI Lab360 catalog available in print and web-ready downloadable formats. This catalog presents complex technical information clearly so users can quickly source standard wire and cable products and custom build-to-order solutions. Northwire-NWI Lab360 is a premier partner...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Illuminated Tact Switches

Master Distributors, Santa Monica, CA, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, and passive components, now carries TL3240 Series and TL3210 Series illuminated tact switches from E-Switch. Both series are surface mount switches that offer LED illumination in a variety of colors for applications in...

Products : Electronics & Computers
New TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, has expanded its SP1005 and SP1007 Series General Purpose TVS Diode Arrays with two new 0402 size devices designed to offer modern integrated circuits better protection from electrostatic discharge. The low dynamic resistances of the SP1005-01ETG and SP1007-01ETG allow them to provide a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Ultra High-Density 160W AC/DC Power Supplies

Formerly HiTek Power, LHV Power Corporation, Santee, CA, has introduced a state-of-the-art family of ultra high-density AC/DC single-output power supplies that provide up to 160 watts of continuous power at typical efficiencies of 90 percent. Available in six models, with outputs ranging from 3.3 to...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Parametric Search iPad App

Austin, TX-based Silicon Labs’ Parametric Search iPad app allows you to find products fast by defining your application and technical requirements. Simply download this free app, then select filter options with the easy-to-use sliders and selectors to see devices that match your specifications. Tap on a part number...

Products : Photonics/Optics
High Strength Aluminum Coated Fibers

Stirling, NJ-based Fiberguide Industries, Inc., supplies aluminum coatings for added strength to optical fibers for applications requiring tight bends or resistance to harsh conditions. The fibers have proven ideal for use in medical handsets and instruments. Aluminum coating can be applied to a wide variety...

Products : Medical
Model 935HF and 936 Pneumatic Pinch Valves

Acro Associates, Inc., Concord, CA, introduced two new models, the 935HF (high force) and 936 pneumatic pinch valve designed to meet the needs of single-use bio - processing systems. These models allow systems using sterile single use disposable tubing sets to control dispensing or fluid control through...

Products : Electronics & Computers
MKW10M 10 Watt Medical Grade DC/DC Converters

Minmax Power, Inc., Hudson, MA, introduced its MKW10M Series, a 10 Watt, high performance, medical grade converter with reinforced 4200VAC I/O-isolation. This compact industry standard 2"×1" shielded metal package is an economic solution for space-saving, performance demanding applications in...

Products : Electronics & Computers
250W and 400W Power Supplies

Murata Power Solutions, Mansfield, MA, has introduced the MVAC series of highly efficient, a 3"×5" open frame AC-DC power supplies suitable for use in a wide variety of medical equipment needs. The series comprises two single output models, the 250 Watt MVAC250 and the 400 Watt MVAC400 units. Both models accommodate...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Electronics Cleaning Process

Digicom Electronics, Inc., Oakland, CA, a technology and quality- driven electronics manufacturing services company, introduces its new Diamond Track Cleaning Process. This process uses a proprietary combination of chemicals, temperature, wash cycles, timing, and equipment that results in printed circuit boards with...

Products : Medical
Manifold Mount Cartridge Valves

Parker Fluid Control Division, New Britain, CT, manufacturers of the Skinner and Gold Ring lines of solenoid valves and the Sinclair Collins line of process control valves, offers a line of manifold mount Cartridge Valves, an innovative and simplified alternative to solenoid operators and stud mount valves. The...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Tiny EZ-Mount Rotary Position Sensor

Piher Sensors & Controls S.A., Chicago, IL, has introduced the MTS-360 Mechanical Mount Rotary Position Sensor with integral PCB for fast and easy mounting. Designed with the sensor directly mounted onto a PCB, the MTS-360 Sensor/PCB Combo package allows engineers to easily install a fully featured rotary...

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Global Innovations : Photonics/Optics
Laser Optics Support High-Resolution 3D Microscopy
Vienna University of Technology,
Vienna, Austria
www.tuwien.ac.at/en

D r. Saideh Saghafi at the Institute for Solid State Electronics at the Vienna University of Technology has developed the laser technology and the optics for an ultramicroscope that can reveal the tiniest...

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