Products : Photonics/Optics
Medical-Grade Microwave Power Generator

Emblation Microwave (Alloa, Scotland) offers the MSYS245 medical-grade microwave power generator, capable of more than 100 W CW output power at 2.45 GHz. It is suitable for a wide range of surgical applications, including soft tissue ablation, microwave hyperthermia therapy, diathermy, and microwave...

Products : Motion Control
Voice Coil Stages

Equipment Solutions (Sunnyvale, CA) offers submicron, >300 nanometer positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages that are self contained, compact, and able to be mounted in a horizontal or vertical axis. The VCS-2020 Voice Coil Stage features a 20 mm diameter aperture. An integrated Analog position feedback sensor...

Features : Medical
Engineering a Paradigm Shift in At-Home Monitoring Devices

Semiconductor vendors are constantly on the lookout for the market dislocations that will provide the opportunity for product innovation and subsequent sales and revenue growth. Market dislocations tend to be anticipated and debated long before they come to fruition — echoing the old...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Three Elements of Cost-Effective Modeling and Simulation

A recent study by Josh Makower, MD, and a team of researchers from Stanford University found that, on average, medical device companies spend $31 million to bring a low-to-medium-risk device to market. Furthermore, the study finds the time it takes to do so is an average of 10 months for...

Features : Medical
3D Data Acquisition Delivers Orthopedics and Prosthetics Solutions

In 2005, Creaform (Quebec, Canada) launched the first Handyscan 3D scanner, based on an innovative technology using triangulation as a way to position itself in space, and with respect to the part to be scanned. It quickly became apparent that this technology held tremendous...

Features : Medical
Crew Management Processes Revitalize Patient Care

In January 2009, birds struck the engines of US Airways Flight 1549 and forced an emergency landing into the Hudson River. Everyone on board survived, and the crew was lauded for remaining calm under pressure and keeping passengers safe. The pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, is a former U.S....

Products : Software
Mobile FEA Tool

NEi Software (Westminster, CA) has introduced the NEi Stratus, a free finite element analysis (FEA) mobile application that allows engineers to view results on their iPhone and iPad. It works in conjunction with the NEi Nastran finite element solver to analyze the stress of structures and mechanical components, and in mobile...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Real Time Operating System

The ThreadX® RTOS from Express Logic (San Diego, CA) is designed for microcontroller-based applications and features a memory footprint as small as 2 KB to reside on limited on-chip MCU memory. It provides pre-emptive, real-time, priority-based scheduling for optimum responsiveness and includes services such as thread...

Products : Medical
Glass Optical Filters

Abrisa Technologies (Santa Paula, CA) offers custom glass optical filters for medical imaging, testing, monitoring, and analytic instrumentation display screens and panels used for real-time imaging, vital sign monitoring, and various analytical instrumentation devices. Chemical or heat strengthened glass provides a...

Products : Motion Control
Low Profile Rotary Encoders

HEIDENHAIN Corporation (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced low profile incremental rotary encoders with block commutation tracks for use in small-dimensioned servo motors. The encoders come equipped with a 35-mm housing diameter and can be connected to almost all standard subsequent electronics for control of digitally...

Products : Software
Graphic Human Machine Interface

QSI Coporation (Salt Lake City, UT) offers the panel-mount QTERM®-G72 terminal, featuring a 7" (177 mm), 800 × 480 pixel, LED-lighted TFT-LCD display, resistive touch screen, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Atmel® ARM-9 processor, and two serial ports. Qlarity® object-based programming language and design environment...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Push-to-Connect Fittings

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) offers Newloc® push-to-connect fittings in acetal copolymer and brass. Both allow quick connections to rigid and semi-rigid tubing such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Typical applications include pneumatic control systems, robotics, instrumentation, and chemical lines. The...

Products : Medical
Multi-Lumen Tubing

Wire reinforced, multi-lumen tubing from Putnam Plastics (Dayville, CT) offers two or more passageways for gas/fluid management and mechanical/electrical delivery within minimally invasive devices. Reinforcements are available in coil or braid form, depending on therapeutic procedure requirements. Braided reinforcements...

Products : Medical
Imaging Module

DALSA (Ontario, Canada) has developed the Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high-resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet connectivity, allowing images to be ported directly to the host computer for image processing. The Argus-DQ...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Desktop Power Supplies

Power Partners (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PPWAMD250 Series of medical desktop power supplies, featuring 250 Watts of power in a compact 7.42" × 4.1" × 2.36" package. The series is approved to UL60601-1, CSA22.2 No. 601.1, and EN60601-1 medical standards and complies with EN55011/FCC Class B radiated and...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
110 VAC Power Solution with Axis Robot

EPSON Robots (Carson, CA) has introduced a high performance 110 VAC power solution with EPSON C3 Compact 6 Axis Robots for non-manufacturing environments such as medical laboratories, clinics, and hospitals. The robots are also suitable for medical device assembly and other applications. They are available...

Products : Medical
Plug and Play Imaging Solution

Lumenera Corporation (Ontario, Canada) has released a new Mac Camera Driver and ImageJ Plug-In to provide support for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Mac OS X 10.6 and greater. The software also provides a stand-alone INFINITY CAPTURE application for Lumenera’s scientific USB 2.0 camera line.

Products : Medical
Imaging System

The iBox® Explorer™ Fluorescence Microscope from UVP (Cambridge, England) offers new micro imaging technology that incorporates imaging of tissues, tissue margins, and individual cells. The system operates in the visible and NIR wavelengths, yielding images of tissues and cells, or, using the joystick, “flies” across an...

Products : Software
Virtualized Device Sharing

LynuxWorks (San Jose, CA) has released the LynxSecure 5.0 separation kernel and hypervisor that offers 64-bit and Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) guest OS virtualization support. The release has also added a device sharing facility for systems with limited physical devices that complements the existing direct device...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
LED Mounting Spacers

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a series of self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning. The spacers feature internal retention “teeth” that secure spacers onto LED leads, prior to assembly on PCBs. The design also eliminates the possibility of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Wireless Power Generation

Thermobility™ power generation technology from Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) uses heat as a source of electricity for low-power wireless applications. Solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology is used to convert heat into electricity for a variety of self-contained, autonomous systems. This solution...

Products : Imaging
Coordinate Measuring Machine

Werth (Old Saybrook, CT) has introduced the Inspector® FQ, a multisensor coordinate measuring machine with linear drives. Positioning speed is up to 1,000 meters/second with acceleration speed of 10 meters/second2. It comes standard with zoom optics and can be outfitted with additional sensors such as...

Products : Medical
Contact Sensor

Morgan Technical Ceramics (Cleveland, OH) has launched a new tube contact sensor for accurate detection of occlusions in medical infusion lines. The sensor gives non-invasive detection of pressure changes in a flexible tube without the requirement for disposable cassettes. It is suitable for soft thin-walled tubing and can be...

Features : Medical
Challenges in Design Development: Why Design Controls Make Sense

The time and investment needed to bring an idea for a new medical product successfully to commercial realization can be daunting. In developing new drugs, the costs and timing required to conduct multiple stages of clinical studies, even under the best of circumstances, can be a...

Features : Software
Envisioning the Future of Robots in Surgery, Drug Delivery, and Beyond

In October of 2010, the first all-robotic surgery reportedly took place at Montreal General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robot worked in conjunction with the McSleepy anesthesia robot to perform a prostatectomy.

Features : Software
What’s So Hard About Medical Device Software Compliance?

The IEC 62304 standard for medical device software is causing system engineers worldwide to step back and examine their software development methods with considerable scrutiny. Although at one time, software development and testing was an integral part of overall system design and...

Features : Materials
Freeing Water From Viruses and Bacteria

Argonide Corporation, a company focused on the research, production, and marketing of specialty nano-materials, was seeking to develop applications for its NanoCeram® fibers. Only 2 nanometers in diameter, these nano aluminum oxide fibers possessed unusual bio-adhesive properties. When formulated into a...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Braille Displays Get New Life With Artificial Muscles

Research with tiny artificial muscles may yield a full-page active Braille system that can refresh automatically and come to life right beneath your fingertips.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reaction Injection Molding Process

Premold Corp. (Oconomowoc, WI) offers the PREMOLD PROCESS™, an approach that includes design consultation, detailed engineering, and comprehensive manufacturing solutions for medical equipment manufacturers. Design consultation offers guidance on how to make part designs more efficient for the Reaction...

Products : Materials
LED-Curable Catheter Adhesive

DYMAX Corporation (Torrington, CT) has introduced the 210-CTH MD® medical device adhesive, a tack-free, LED-curable adhesive formulated for on-demand cure with the DYMAX BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing lamp. The adhesive is designed for rapid bonding of a wide variety of plastics typically used in the...

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Bump or Tapered Tubing

Microspec has extruded bump tubing since 1990 and is recognized as an industry leader in multi-lumen bump extrusions. Bump extrusion technology has enabled designers to shrink distal dimensions while maximizing the functionality at the proximal end. Microspec led the industry with its development and introduction of micro multi-lumen bump extrusions.

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