Features : Medical
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking
Features : FDA/Regulatory
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles

When validating the steam sterilization instructions for a reusable medical device,...

Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles
Features : Design
SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018
SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018

The medical device industry is built on innovation and invention. They are the drivers of change and evolution in this industry. But bringing these emerging technologies to market can be challenging....

SPECIAL REPORT: MEDINNOVATION BOSTON 2018
Features : Medical
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Features : Medical
Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
www.hku.hk

Unlike their inorganic counterparts like silicon, organic semiconductors can operate under conditions such as...

Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor Improves Inflammation Testing
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Coordinate Measuring Machine

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, has released a new coordinate measuring machine (SMM) platform. The Global S CMM...

New Products and Services: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Materials
Product of the Month: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Advanced Wound Care Products

Vancive Medical Technologies, an Avery Dennison business, Chicago, IL, offers six advanced wound care materials for private labeling by medical...

Product of the Month: September 2018 Medical Design Briefs
From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Can Your Medical Device Help Solve the Opioid Crisis? Tell FDA

Earlier this year, FDA sent a challenge to the medical device industry: develop devices and diagnostics to help combat, prevent, and treat the opioid crisis.

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
‘Smart Stent’ Detects Narrowing of Arteries
‘Smart Stent’ Detects Narrowing of Arteries
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada
news.ubc.ca

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart...

‘Smart Stent’ Detects Narrowing of Arteries
Features : Electronics & Computers
Securing the Future of Healthcare through the Right Cybersecurity Architecture
Securing the Future of Healthcare through the Right Cybersecurity Architecture

In 2017, the healthcare industry experienced a dramatic surge in cyberattacks. Thousands of healthcare organizations around the world suffered various attacks...

Securing the Future of Healthcare through the Right Cybersecurity Architecture
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling
Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling

By utilizing state-of-the-art production equipment and processes, machining tolerances are held extremely close on today's multi-lumen and multilayer medical tubing. It is important to note that...

Getting the Most from Your Extrusion Tooling
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In-Wheel Suspension on SoftWheels Provides Smooth Ride for Wheelchair Users
In-Wheel Suspension on SoftWheels Provides Smooth Ride for Wheelchair Users

Daniel Barel's initial objective was straightforward. He wanted to make life more comfortable for people who are confined to wheelchairs. Curbs, different surfaces,...

In-Wheel Suspension on SoftWheels Provides Smooth Ride for Wheelchair Users
Features : RF & Microwave Electronics
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Features : Test & Measurement
Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body
Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body

The latest advances in 3D technologies are revolutionizing the ability to measure the human body, and this is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry and in the development of...

Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body
Features : Medical
Orthopedic Replacement Implants Market: Drivers and Developments
Orthopedic Replacement Implants Market: Drivers and Developments

The global market for minor orthopedic replacement implants exceeded $1.5 billion in 2017. Analysts from The Business Research Company forecast the market value to grow at a...

Orthopedic Replacement Implants Market: Drivers and Developments
Features : AR/AI
Microservices Drive Digital and Connected Health Efficiencies and Growth
Microservices Drive Digital and Connected Health Efficiencies and Growth

Healthcare is poised for significant change over the coming years as a result of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual assistants, sensors,...

Microservices Drive Digital and Connected Health Efficiencies and Growth
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products and Services: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs

IP 66 Enclosures

ABS electronic enclosures from ROLEC, Bridgeville, PA, are now available in 10 sizes, many of which are compatible with other standard products. TechnoBOX...

New Products and Services: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs

High-Definition Sensor

OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, has released the latest member of its high definition (HD) medical image sensor family. The OH01A employs the...

Product of the Month: August 2018 Medical Design Briefs
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – If Reinstated, Excise Tax Should Apply to Broader Base

New research has confirmed what device companies have been saying since the medical device excise tax was imposed on medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act: the tax forced them to cut funding for research and development.

From the Editor : AR/AI
From the Editor — Medical Device Sector Remains Attractive to Investors, Neuro Shows Significant New Interest

The medical device industry’s active M&A market and uncrowded investment space make it attractive for investors looking to get into healthcare. A recent report from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) says that as a result, traditional...

Features : Medical
Advances in Nano-Therapeutics: Spotlight on Cerium Oxide
Advances in Nano-Therapeutics: Spotlight on Cerium Oxide

For decades, the pharmaceutical industry has focused its drug-development strategies around the use of organic or biologically derived compounds. Among numerous successes are also a...

Advances in Nano-Therapeutics: Spotlight on Cerium Oxide
Features : Medical
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler
Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast yet leave behind only small traces where repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Revolutionize Surgical Stapler
Features : Medical
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors
Features : Electronics & Computers
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution

Momentum is building around connected health applications and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and many believe that, as an emerging sector, it has great potential. It isn't hard to see why...

Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution
Features : Medical
Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenberg, Sweden
www.chalmers.se

Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have...

Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for ease-of-use...

New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Corp., Fountain Inn, SC, has released a series of medical-grade tantalum capacitors for noncritical medical devices. The T4Z Medical Series...

Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – MedInnovation: A Roadmap for Emerging Technologies

I am truly excited about this month’s inaugural MedInnovation conference. It’s goal is to present a roadmap for getting innovative — and by that, I mean game changing — emerging technologies to market. This intimate forum will be a platform for the exchange of ideas...

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