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...

For decades now, the medical industry has been automating to improve throughput, yield, and performance of medical devices. Slide scanning, for example, has...

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

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Compass Technology from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Healthcare Markets (Northboro, MA) is a new co-development for silicone extrusion. With Compass Technology, a closed-loop system automatically adjusts...

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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...

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Scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim have developed textile cooling pads to be used to prevent...

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.

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...

Advancements in medical technology and material science have created new engineering challenges for medical devices used in minimally invasive interventional procedures....

Regenerative medicine (RM) holds the potential to address some of society’s most intractable health problems and restore or establish normal bodily function. Today, regenerative...

Surface texture and shape play critical roles in the successful integration, lifetime, and effectiveness of bioimplantable devices. A variety of techniques...

The OPB732 reflective sensor from TT electronics (Carrollton, TX) is suitable for automated handlers for medical diagnostics, able to detect the placement and position of test vials in real time. It is based on an Infrared...

The VSO® MI, a miniature proportional valve from the Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin (Hollis, NH), helps provide medical equipment manufacturers repeatable pneumatic control across various media...

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Power Supplies

Protek Power (Hudson, MA) offers the PM60 Series of medical power supplies that provide up to 60W for a variety of medical applications, including patient vicinity medical devices. The PM60 Series accepts a 90-264VAC universal...

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FPC Connectors

Hirose (Simi Valley, CA) has developed a new series of FPC connectors that can be mated by utilizing either its top or bottom contact points, providing engineers with enhanced product design flexibility. The FH39 Series of...

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced the one-handed hemostasis valve Y connector that allows independent manipulation of multiple guidewires. The one hand control lever action allows for lock and release with...

Hypertronics (Hudson, MA) has introduced “Fixed- Fixed” coaxial contact technology, based on the COAXTAC ® double Hypertac® RF interconnect, available for both standard and customized operating environments....

Boyd Coatings Research Co. (Hudson, MA) has developed the CRC 8000-line medical grade coating for use in reusable medical devices/instruments. The coating line is available in a wide variety of colors, including...

Clariant Masterbatches (Holden, MA) offers color concentrates and pre-color compounds that serve as the basis for new colors for TOPAS cyclic olefin co - poly mer (COC), a material used for medical devices. New colors for...

Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) has launched the digital SFM3000 mass flow meter for high-volume applications in medical devices, process automation, and burner control. The flow channel is designed to achieve a very low...

The EMERGE™ PC/PET 9500CR Advanced Resin from Styron (Berwyn, PA) is an advanced polycarbonate polyethylene terephthalate blend developed for powered medical equipment housing applications where it is necessary to...

The igubal® K-Series rod end bearings from igus (East Providence, RI) are now offered in a clip version with different ball materials. The new clip-in feature makes the dimensionally interchangeable rod ends more versatile....

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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