Products: Electronics & Computers
4kW High Voltage Power Supply Family

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp., Hauppauge, NY, introduces its new STA Series of 4kW high voltage power supplies. Units with positive or negative polarities and outputs ranging from 1kV to 70kV...

Products: Materials
PolyFLEX Flexible Substrates

Polyonics, Inc., Westmoreland, NH, has expanded its PolyFLEX line with new sizes, functions, and performances including ultrathin amber and high-opacity black polyimide films. A variety of white, clear, and matte...

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...

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...

Products: Medical
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...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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...

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...

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...

Products: Materials
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...

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,...

R&D: Medical
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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...

Global Innovations: Design
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...

From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor — Made to Order … in Minutes, Not Months

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major area of concern for providers, payers, and patients alike. These infections play a significant role in the...

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...

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...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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...

Products: Medical
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....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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...

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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...

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...

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