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Oxford Software Spin-out Improving Ultrasound Diagnostics

With medical costs rising year after year worldwide, it becomes increasingly important to make the correct diagnosis, yet keep diagnostics costs contained. Conventional imaging techniques like X-ray and ultrasound scans are less expensive options but have their limitations. A new spin-out...

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External Power Supplies

ICCNexergy (Chicago, IL) has launched a 20 Watt desktop power supply line for both medical (MWA020) and ITE/Commercial (FWA020) applications. It meets EISA, EuP level V efficiency standards and is available in both class I and class II designs. The product line features fully regulated DC output in 5V, 9V, 12V, and 24V...

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Heavy-Duty Box Furnace

The 954 electrically heated 2,000 °F inert atmosphere heavy-duty box furnace from Grieve Corporation (Round Lake, IL) is used for heat treating titanium. 57 KW are installed in nickel chrome wire coils, supported by vacuum-formed ceramic fiber, to heat the load. Workspace dimensions are 30" wide x 48" deep x 30" high. The...

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Remote Control Unit

On Line Controls (Hudson, MA) has introduced a new remote control unit for MicroAir II ultra-low air pressure controllers used in the manufacture and extrusion of medical, catheter, and automotive tubing. The unit is contained in a small box with up/down control buttons and a digital display that can be located 100 feet away...

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Custom Front Panel Graphic Overlays

Nameplates for Industry (New Bedford, MA) has introduced custom fabricated front panel graphic overlays for high-end medical devices and laboratory instruments or equipment. The graphic overlays feature high-resolution digital printing with fine lines, full-color images, unlimited colors and color gradients,...

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Low Power MEMS Accelerometer

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) introduces the ADXL362, a 3- axis, digital MEMS accelerometer that operates at 300 nA in motion sensing wake-up mode, consuming 60% less current than the closest competing sensor in the same mode. In full measurement mode, the ADXL362 uses 2 μA at a 100 Hz data rate, using 80% less power...

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Two-Component Silicone

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) offers a two-component silicone MasterSil 153 that is a self priming system, can be cured over wide surface areas, and features easy handling with precise application. MasterSil 153 has a low exotherm and long working life at room temperature and bonds to most metals, plastics, glass, ceramic,...

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Temperature-Compensated Crystal Oscillator

Pletronics (Lynnwood, WA) has released its TCG4 Series temperature-compensated voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (TCVCXO) for small hand-held electronic devices where a highly stable, precision clocking source is needed. The series is available in supply voltages from 1.8V to 3.3V, and clipped-sine...

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High-Efficiency Water Jackets Module

Interface Catheter Solutions (Laguna Niguel, CA) introduces high-efficiency water jackets to improve balloon yields and balloon forming cycle times. A water jacket is the balloon forming machine module that facilitates mold heating and cooling during the manufacturing process. This creates a more uniform...

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Foot Mount Catalog

Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) has published a new 192-page products catalog “Foot Mounts Catalog V120,” featuring more than 4,000 components in polyamide, stainless steel, and steel bases. It includes sections on metric miniature foot mounts and antivibration foot mounts used to level all types of...

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Linear Actuator with Adapter Plate

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) released a new version of its 36 mm OD G4 linear actuator, which includes a special adapter plate allowing the smaller unit to replace 42 mm and 46 mm units in existing applications. Its performance exceeds that of comparable size actuators, and uses the same bolt...

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Smaller Current Sense Resistors

The CSRF series from Stackpole Electronics, Inc. (Raleigh, NC) is a foil on ceramic carrier technology that can achieve lower resistance values than thick film technology and offers excellent TCR of as low as 50 ppm. The CSRF0805 is rated at 0.5 watts and is available in resistance values from 10 milliohms up to...

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Sterilization with Nitrogen Dioxide Gas: A New Tool for Designers and Manufacturers

Noxilizer has developed a room temperature sterilization process for medical devices that is based on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas. Currently, industrial sterilizers and contract sterilization services using NO2 gas are being offered to medical device...

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Hypothermia Emergency Vest for Cardiac Arrest Patients

Scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim have developed textile cooling pads to be used to prevent neurological damage after successful resuscitation in cardiac arrest patients. The system does not require electric power, making it ideal for first aid in case of cardiac...

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Hyperpolarized Metabolic Imaging Visualizes ‘Real-Time’ Disease Progress

Most major diseases are somehow linked to metabolic alterations. But being able to see the changes as they occur and to see if a treatment is working in ‘real time’ is now nearer at hand thanks to Hyperpolarized Metabolic Imaging. This technology has created new...

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New Digital Interface Technology Will Transform Automated Slide Scanning Systems

For decades now, the medical industry has been automating to improve throughput, yield, and performance of medical devices. Slide scanning, for example, has been automated to reduce the time required to process each sample and collect test data. Today, slide...

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Advances in Polycarbonate Color Compensation Technology to Withstand Sterilization by Irradiation Methods
Advances in Polycarbonate Color Compensation Technology to Withstand Sterilization by Irradiation Methods

Single- and multiple-use medical devices typically require sterilization prior to their use in order to provide for patient safety....

Advances in Polycarbonate Color Compensation Technology to Withstand Sterilization by Irradiation Methods
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Project Aims to Improve upon Silicone Rubber Speech Valve

Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) (Cleveland, OH) worked with the UK-based University of Hull to develop a new valve used to restore vocal function for patients with throat cancer. The new tracheo-esophageal fistula speech valve uses Zyranox™ bio-compatible yttria partially-stabilized...

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Testing Out a Practical Alternative to PVC Tubing

PVC has long been the material of choice for tubing. Increasingly, however, issues such as those focusing on the phthalate plasticizers used to make PVC flexible are causing some tubing producers or their device manufacturer customers to look for alternative materials. Until now, the proposed...

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BYU Engineers Conceive Disc Replacement to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain

In between the vertebrae of the human spine are 23 Oreo™ cookie-sized, cartilage-filled discs that hold the vertebrae together and allow for spine movement.

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Universal Serial Bus Foot Control

Linemaster Switch Corporation (Woodstock, CT) has introduced the Universal Serial Bus (USB) foot switch, offered in various wired and wireless configurations to suit most applications. It performs multiple functions like emulating a mouse or keyboard keystroke. Certain models are field-programmable and supplied...

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Rubber Covered Fluoropolymer Hose

PAGE International Hose of Parker Hannifin Corp. (Fort Worth, TX) offers USP Class VI certified RCTW (Rubber Covered Fluoropolymer Hose) to transfer materials without contaminating the integrity of the product. USP Class VI certification includes stringent testing of the tube materials to determine...

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Lithium Battery Holders

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a new selection of polarized SMT and THM CR2 and CR123A lithium battery holders. With polarized contacts, these holders accommodate all CR2 or CR123A batteries from major manufacturers. Equipped with heat-resistant Nylon housings, these are suitable for traditional...

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Brushless Flat Motor and Encoder

The EC 90 flat motor from Maxon Motor (Fall River, MA) is now equipped with the EC 90 flat MILE (Maxon’s Inductive Little Encoder), offering precision with resolutions of up to 3,200 impulses per turn, and a high nominal torque of 175 mNm. It operates on the detection of high-frequency inductivity, which...

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Pitch Connectors

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. (Oyster Bay, NY) has added right angle options to its line of .070" pitch connectors. These single-row right-angle sockets and headers can be combined with vertical .070" pitch connectors for a variety of interconnect configurations. Additionally, the .070" pitch spacing allows for higher density packaging...

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Low-Volume Valveless Metering Pump

Fluid Metering (Syosset, NY) has introduced its low-volume valveless metering pump for precision dispensing of air-sensitive, crystal-forming fluids. These “H” Series pump heads are now available with an isolation gland to provide a fluid barrier between the pumped process fluid and atmosphere. They include...

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Custom Fluid Administration Sets

B. Braun (Bethlehem, PA) offers an array of standard and custom fluid administration sets to meet a variety of needs. The OEM Division has manufacturing facilities flexible enough to produce everything from high-volume quan - tities to customized, low-volume products requiring manual assembly. Products include IV...

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Miniature Diaphragm Pump

Thomas Division (Sheboygan, WI), a Gardner Denver Company, has introduced the 1410 Series DC miniature diaphragm pump for medical and other applications requiring a compact package. At 3.3" × 1.2" × 2.1", this pump is lightweight (0.4 lbs/180 g) and is EMC suppression qualified to EN55011-B on some designs. Maximum...

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Getting to the Heart of Tomorrow's Cardiovascular Technologies

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. About 1.2 million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year. Approximately 2,000 Americans get heart transplants each year, but transplant hearts are in short supply, and many thousands of other advanced heart...

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Extrusion and Catheter Technologies Revolutionize Medical Device Design

Advancements in medical technology and material science have created new engineering challenges for medical devices used in minimally invasive interventional procedures. Medical device companies are making devices that are smaller (less invasive), more complex, and...

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