Since the 1950s and John Charnley’s introduction of the low friction hip prosthesis, metal-on-polyethylene bearings have remained the gold standard in terms of the long-term...

The application of femtosecond laser systems for eye surgeries has been a tremendous success story, not only driven by developments in...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Rod Cutter

Teleflex Medical OEM (Kenosha, WI) has launched a high-performance rod cutter specifically designed to handle extremely strong cobalt chromium (CoCr) and titanium rods. Performance tests indicate the durable rod cutter can cut...

Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Laser/LED Switch

iC-Haus GmbH (Bodenheim, Germany) has introduced a spike-free laser/LED switch iC-hG, with six independent channels with 0.5 A apiece, which can be freely combined as required. One simple, integrated device in a QFN package...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fluorescence Bandpass Filters

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has expanded their TECHSPEC® Fluorescence Bandpass Filters, suitable for fluorescence imaging applications. The filters feature greater than 93% transmission and greater than OD6...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Memory Device

Datakey Electronics (Savage, MN) has confirmed that its GammaSafe memory tokens survive e-beam sterilization with no data loss. The GammaSafe memory token also supports sterilization by ethylene oxide (EtO) gas, autoclave, or...

Products: Photonics/Optics
LED Fiber Optic Light Module

Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) has announced the addition of the XLM Plus LED Fiber Optic Light Module with Electronics, suitable for integration into endoscopy, surgical microscopy, and headlamp...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Imaging Solutions

A range of ultra-high integrity hermetic seals and feedthroughs from Douglas Electrical Components (Randolph, NJ) provides solutions for passing signals into and out of sealed X-ray tube enclosures. These products are...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Anti-Vibration Grommets

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has developed a series of anti-vibration grommets engineered for electrical insulation, mechanical damping, and noise suppression in office or lab equipment. The devices feature...

Products: Imaging
Analog Switches

Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced two high-voltage, 32-channel analog switches: HV2801 and HV2901. Both ICs offer robust latch up protection and quiescent current of less than 10 μA, producing optical efficiency in...

Products: Materials
Wound Care Adhesives

Adhesives Research (Glen Rock, PA) offers non-silicone, low-trauma PSA technology that mimics the gentle properties of silicone adhesive platforms with the added benefit of offering aggressive, intimate skin contact with virtually painless and residue-free removal. Unlike some silicones, this technology also exhibits good...

Bell-shaped rubber mountings from Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) are designed to dampen shock and vibration for loads up to 887 kgf (1956 lbf). The mountings are made from a combination of...

Products: Motion Control
Frameless Motor Kits

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) offers ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO frameless motor kits that cover a wide range of applications, including robots, inspection platforms, medical diagnostic machines, and imaging systems. With...

Products: Motion Control
2-Way Proportional Valve

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cin - cinnati, OH) has introduced a high-flow stepper-controlled 2-way proportional valve that features 2% hysteresis, excellent linearity (2.5% of full scale), and 2 ms reaction time....

Products: Electronics & Computers
Interconnect Solutions

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) offers the MediSpec™ portfolio of products, designed to support medical device manufacturers engineering for diagnostic imaging, therapeutic, surgical, patient monitoring, hospital,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Composite Cables and Assemblies

The Specialty Photonics Division of OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has introduced a new composite cable and composite cable assembly product line that offers custom configurations of multiple metal and optical fiber...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
High Flex Silicone Cables

Cicoil (Valencia, CA) offers highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables that are designed for use on surgical robotics systems. The cables are naturally more flexible than round PVC or stiffer flat PTFE...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Magnetic Rotary Sensors

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) offers the extension of the POSIROT® family of magnetic rotary sensors, the PRAS20/PRAS21 series for use in the medical equipment industry. The noncontact position sensor uses an external...

Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printer With Nano-Precision
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
http://www.tuwien.ac.at/tuwien_home/EN

Printing three-dimensional objects with incredibly fine details is now possible using “two-photon...

Three days a week, Dr. Grady Rylander treats patients at the Eye Institute of Austin, a private practice he joined 34 years ago after graduating from The University of...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 300,000 deaths each year — more than lung cancer, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS...

With growing health awareness and the escalating cost of worldwide medical care, there is increasing emphasis on new and advanced technologies for disease prevention and early...

Most medical electronic systems now depend on combinations of hardware and software, forming elaborate mechatronic systems that both monitor and regulate patient...

Reliability test plans are critical to the success of any new electronic medical device or technology. The tests selected must be stressful enough to identify defects but...

Products: Medical
Fluid Control Solutions

Gems Medical Sciences (Plainville, CT) offers ISO 13485 certified products for the specialized fluid control and handling requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, life science, and biotechnology market segments. The company recently announced the opening of a 4,000 sq. ft. Medical Processing Area in its...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Cable Carrier

A newly redesigned System E6 Energy Chain® cable carrier from igus (East Providence, RI) is suitable for applications requiring quiet, low-vibration cable management at high speeds and accelerations. The “polygon effect”...

Products: Motion Control
Integrated Motion Solution

Mdrive® integrated motor products from Schneider Electric Motion USA (Marlborough, CT) are now available for EtherNet/IP™ systems, allowing OEMs to simultaneously control and configure intelligent motion control...

Products: Motion Control
Stepper Motor

The IDEA stepper motor drive platform from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) now has the capability of communication using an RS-485 data protocol. The RS-485 protocol is suitable for long data transmissions and...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Transient Voltage Suppressor Arrays

Microsemi (Aliso Viejo, CA) has introduced two new non-magnetic, 500-watt transient voltage suppressor (TVS) arrays. The devices were designed specifically for MRI machines to guard against circuit damage caused by electrostatic discharge, electrical fast transients, and the effects of secondary lighting. The...

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