Products : Medical
Extended Range of Terminal Enclosures

METCASE (Bridgeville, PA) has extended its UNIDESK range of aluminum terminal enclosures with three new models with external dimensions from 7.87" × 7.87" × 4.01" to 15.74" × 7.87" × 4.01". The front enclosures are designed for desktop and wall mounted electronic systems. METCASE can also customize these...

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Single-Axis Motion Controller

Galil Motion Control, (Rocklin, CA) released its latest drive option for the DMC-30000 Pocket Motion Controller Series. The new DMC-30016 combines a single-axis motion controller with a 1.4A/phase stepper drive in a compact unit, that drives a two-phase bipolar stepper motor in full-step, half-step, 1/4 step or 1/16...

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Ethernet Gateway for MDrive Serial Products

Machine automation Ethernet systems can now benefit from integrated motion, using MDrive® motor+driver serial products over Ethernet via the new Ethernet Gateway from Schneider Electric Motion USA (Marlborough, CT). The Ethernet Gateway enables the use of MDrive serial products over Ethernet networks...

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Piezoelectric Motor Catalog Available

PI LP, the US operation of Physik Instrumente (Auburn, MA), a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo systems, piezo motors and actuators for bio-nano-technology, semiconductor, medical engineering, and photonics applications, has released a new catalog on piezoelectric motors,...

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High-Density 275 W Power Supply

SL Power Electronics (Ventura, CA), has added the MINT1275 to its high-density, single output, open frame AC/DC medicalgrade power supply family. The MINT1275 models are ideal for a variety of medical devices with space and airflow constraints, as well as in portable imaging, surgical, and therapeutic medical...

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BPL Series of Tubing Connectors

Value Plastics (Ft. Collins, CO) introduces its BPL Series of tubing connectors, an alternative to Luer fittings. These connectors incorporate a quarterturn design commonly used in blood pressure cuffs. Features such as a 10-point grip coupled with BPL’s winged male fitting provide superior ergonomics, while the...

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Advances Abound in Medical Robotics: From ‘Nursebot’ to Surgeon

Authors, filmmakers, and television programs have given us visions of robots serving humanity for most of the past 100 years. Some of the most iconic fictional ones include the benevolent Robby in the 1956 movie “Forbidden Planet,” the chatty C-3PO from all six of the...

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Cardiovascular Applications of Biomedical Materials

Every day, a healthy human heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Given this demanding workload, it’s not surprising that people can suffer heart complications. People are living longer lives and the number of patients with cardiovascular disease is growing....

Features : Materials
Coloring Polymers for Today’s Medical Devices

Competition amongst device companies in the institutional market has energized the use of colors for brand recognition amongst physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. With the rise in home healthcare, many devices are now entering consumer markets where branding and aesthetics help...

Features : Electronics & Computers
The Right Connections Help Medical Equipment Designers Satisfy Demanding Applications

The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for medical electronics equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient diagnostics inside and outside healthcare facilities. For example, portable medical instruments such as...

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Fluid Handling in Medical Device Design

Among medical devices, there is a range of fluid management needs, each with its own unique needs and functions.

The field of fluidics may broadly be divided into macro- and micro-applications. The former encompasses situations where moderate or bulk quantities of material must be moved through an...

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Finding Balance Between Orthopedic Implant Coatings

The school of thought surrounding most orthopedic implant coatings is that the more porous and “rough” the surface is, the better the implant (hip, knee, etc.) will grip to, and connect with, the bone. As a result of this bone ingrowth, the implant will be more stable, requiring fewer...

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Bioactive Coating Camouflages Implants for Deep Brain Stimulation

Brain-computer interfaces are at the forefront of treating neurological and psychological disorders, in cluding Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and depression. Among the most promising technologies is deep brain stimulation (DBS) — a method in which an implanted silicon chip ejects...

Features : Imaging
Extremely Accurate Device to Locate Brain Electrical Activity

Researchers at Aalto Uni versity in Finland have de veloped the world’s first device designed to map the human brain that combines whole-head magnetoencephalo graphy (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.

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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...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Features : Electronics & Computers
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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