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Features : Electronics & Computers
Handheld Instrument Fights Acne

For companies that do not need NASA-developed technology or advanced test facilities but still want to leverage some of the brain power of NASA’s engineering teams to solve a design problem in their product, NASA funds the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP). Administered by Bay Area Houston...

Products : Software
Radiology Software

The Interventional Radiology module, part of the LUMEDX suite of software, is available from LUMEDX (Oakland, CA). The software collects interventional radiology procedural information at the point of care, delivering data capture for both general and vascular procedures. The software automatically documents JCAHO and patient...

Products : Medical
Dual-Rate Syringe Pump

KD Scientific (Holliston, MA) offers the Gemini 88 syringe pump that features two independent pumping channels linked through hardware and software. The pump can infuse simultaneously at different rates, or infuse with one syringe and withdraw with the other. When combined with a valve box, the pump can provide continuous...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Data-Matrix Marking

Avicenna Technology (Montevideo, MN) offers data-matrix marking services for the medical device industry, including laser, mechanical, and organizational energy services. Laser machining capabilities include data-matrix marking that allows data to be stored in a very small space. The process typically is used for marking...

Products : Motion Control
Swivel Fittings

Air Logic (Racine, WI) offers a selection of swivel fittings with an o-ring seal located above the 10-32 UNF threads. The additional bottom seal ensures a leak-free connection. Three barb configurations are available: swivel elbows, swivel tees, and straight swivels. The design allows the barb to swivel 360 degrees in the...

Products : Medical
Test Connectors

FasTest (Minnetonka, MN) offers the ME001 Series of miniature test connectors for medical device leak testing available with metric thread options. The connectors provide mounting and media connection for testing medical devices and sealing ultrathin hypodermic and catheter tubing. Capable of sealing outside diameters down to...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Microbridge Technologies Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced Nano-Air-Flow differential pressure sensors for medial respiratory applications. The devices incorporate a thermal anemometer element and CMOS analog conditioning circuitry with a microflow channel that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures over a wide...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Rubber Parts

ProtoFast custom medical parts from Rubber Industries (Shakopee, MN) are available in custom rubber and liquid silicone rubber. The ProtoFast service uses production-grade tooling and dedicated molding equipment to produce prototype quantities. Various silicone and rubber formulation options for color and performance can be...

Products : Materials
Hydrophilic Coatings

Bayer MaterialScience (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced a family of hydrophilic coatings that combine lubricity and hemocompatibility with the mechanical properties of polyurethane. They are used in medical devices such as guidewires, catheters, leads, and endoscopes. The coatings are custom-designed and are based on...

Products : Photonics/Optics
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Product Focus: MD&M Midwest Exhibitor Preview

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Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Surgical Robots Provide Helping “Hands” in the OR

As human beings become more comfortable sharing their space with robots, we can expect that robotic technologies will infiltrate even more aspects of our lives. For the past decade or so, robotic systems for surgery have been tested, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

Features : Medical
Rebuilt Body Parts: Technology Puts a New Face On Disease and Disability

Soldiers returning from the conflict in Iraq, accident victims, cancer patients, or those with muscle-wasting diseases often end up with grossly misshapen bodies for which there is no off-the-shelf prosthetic. For these individuals, obtaining reconstructed, rebuilt body...

Features : Medical
Retina Implant Treats Disease-Related Blindness

Millions of people with diseases that starve eye tissue and nerves of oxygen may avoid blindness with a procedure developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the University of Southern California, and the University of Tennessee.

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC-DC Power Supplies

Astrodyne (Mansfield, MA) has introduced the PMK/PMMK AC-DC switching power supplies that deliver 450W with active PFC. They are qualified for medically approved AC-DC power supply applications. The series provides standard output voltages of 5, 12, 24, 36, and 48V, and are available in two styles: one contains an enclosed...

Products : Medical
Sanitary Dial Thermometers

OMEGA Engineering (Stamford, CT) offers bimetal sanitary dial thermometers with all-316/316L stainless steel wetted parts with a 3-A certified design. The hermetically sealed thermometers have an easy-to-calibrate reset screw, along with a standard glass lens. The thermometer is designed for direct insertion into...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Micro-Components

Kugler of America (Somers, CT) provides micromachining technologies for producing single parts and series production of micro-components for the medical industry. Production series or prototype parts using production steps based on micro-precision cutting or laser machining processes. The company provides high-speed production...

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Alternating Syringes

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced alternating syringes in 1, 3, 5, and 10 ml sizes. The single-use reciprocating syringes provide a single-handed solution for injection and aspiration. Two syringes, in a molded finger grip housing, work in tandem via a pulley system. This allows the index and middle fingers to remain...

Products : Materials
Medical Device Silicones

Henkel Corp. (Rocky Hill, CT) has released singlecomponent light- and moisture-curing silicone adhesives for use on medical devices that incorporate silicone materials or require flexible bond joints or coatings. The adhesives cure within 30 seconds on exposure to a suitable UV/visible light source. They eliminate part...

Products : Electronics & Computers
External and Embedded Modems

Radicom Research (San Jose, CA) offers a series of external and embedded modems designed to meet medical requirements. Avail - able in both serial TTL and USB interfaces, the modems operate under Windows, Linux, or Mac environments. The mo dems are safety, emissions, and telco compliant to meet most medical device...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Device Manufacturing

Texcel (East Longmeadow, MA) offers custom medical device development and manufacturing, including surgical, interventional, and implantable devices such as endoscopic instruments, spinal/orthopedic implants, and artificial hearts and neurostimulators. The company specializes in bone-fastening devices, cardiac assist...

Products : Motion Control
Digital Pressure Gauge

Automation Products Group (Logan, UT) offers the PG5 digital pressure gauge that features a five-digit display. The gauge uses MEMS-based sensing technology, and incorporates user-selectable setup features. It provides 0.01-digit resolution through 100 PSI, and is available with ranges from vacuum to 500 PSI, and from 0 to...

Products : Motion Control
Brush DC Motors

The Athlonix™ high-power-density brush DC motors from Portescap, a Danaher Motion company (West Chester, PA), feature output power up to 9 watts and a coreless design with a self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit. They are available in 12-, 16-, and 22-mm frame sizes. The motors offer maximum continuous torque up to 16.5...

Products : Medical
Infusion System

Hospira (Lake Forest, IL) has introduced the GemStar® SP infusion system with GemStar™ Infusion Suite software. The system is designed to help caregivers better incorporate patient safety best practices at the patient’s bedside. The GemStar Infusion Suite software is a standalone PC-based application that enables efficient...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Kavlico, a unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (Moorpark, CA) has introduced the P6060 pressure sensors for air pressure measurements in oxygen concentrators, respirators, and ventilators. The lightweight sensors have a piezoresistive sense element in a low-profile surface-mount package. The sensors measure 21.29 × 16.71 mm....

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supply

GlobTek (Northvale, NJ) has introduced the GS-1549 power supply that delivers up to 50W of continuous output power. It features dual regulated outputs of +12 Vdc at 2A, and variable 10-100 Vdc at 26W. The power supply also features a PCB frame style and Class B EMI filter, and accepts universal input of 85- 264 Vac. It measures...

Features : Photonics/Optics
LED Device Illuminates New Path to Healing

Among NASA’s research goals is increased understanding of factors affecting plant growth, including the effects of microgravity. Impeding such studies, traditional light sources used to grow plants on Earth are difficult to adapt to spaceflight, as they require considerable amounts of power and...

Features : Medical
Periodontal Probe Improves Exams and Alleviates Pain

Conventional periodontal probing is indeed invasive, uncomfortable for the patient, and the results can vary greatly between dentists and even for repeated measurements by the same dentist. It is a necessary procedure, though, as periodontal disease is the most common dental disease, and...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure-Indicating Sensor Film

Pressurex® flexible Mylar-based sensor film from Sensor Products (Madison, NJ) captures and permanently records pressure distribution and magnitude between mating or contacting surfaces in the injection-molding of medical devices. After being clamped up and placed around the parting line of a mold, the sensor...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-Power Sensor

OmniVision Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) offers the OV6930 medical image sensor. It is a low-power, 400 × 400 pixel square graphics array, or SquareGA™, CMOS image sensor with an optical format of 1/10”, and a packaged footprint of 1.8 × 1.8 mm. It is designed for camera applications that require less than 2.8-mm outside...

Products : Medical
Electrospinning Technology

Zeus (Orangeburg, SC) offers an electrospinning platform for the medical device and filtration industries. Electrospinning produces polymer fibers with thicknesses from the nano scale to the micro scale. Fabrics with complex shapes can be developed from solutions, pastes, and bioabsorbables. The electrospun polymer...

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