Products : Medical
Pharmaceutical Metal Detectors

Eriez (Erie, PA) offers Eriez® E-Z Tec® pharmaceutical metal detectors for detecting and removing minute pieces of ferrous, nonferrous, and stainless steel contaminants. The system’s gravity-fed design accommodates space-restricted areas within tablet and encapsulation rooms. The detectors feature quick-start...

Products : Medical
Silicone Gels

Momentive Performance Materials (Albany, NY) offers a family of silicone gels for medical device manufacturing that features dampening properties, shock absorbency, long-term compressibility, and high oxygen and moisture permeability. The gels are hypoallergenic, breathable, repositionable, soft, and biocompatible. Potential...

Products : Materials
Custom Compounds for Medical Devices

Clariant Masterbatches Division (Lewiston, ME) offers customized compounds and a range of color masterbatches formulated for PEEK (polyetheretherketone) resins for use in disposable, multiple-use, and re-sterilizable medical devices. The compounded grades are available in large and small quantities, and can...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Foot Switch

Linemaster Switch Corp. (Woodstock, CT) has introduced the Linear Aquiline foot switch in either plastic or metal for numerous analog and digital applications. The linear pedal is watertight to an IP68 degree of protection for easy cleanup. The switch can be used for equipment such as dental scalers, bone shavers, and electronic...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Equipment Connectorss

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has an nounced the QLC ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors for portable medical equipment that feature a 260-position pin count. Constructed with a lightweight aluminum shell, the connectors feature a quick-disconnect latch for easy mating and unmating, as well as EMI and...

Products : Medical
Cardiac Monitoring Necklace

IMEC International (Leuven, Belgium) offers an electrocardiogram (ECG) necklace that enables long-term monitoring of cardiac performance, and allows patients to remain mobile and continue their daily routines while under observation. It features a proprietary analog readout ASIC and uses a low-power...

Products : Motion Control
Bur Grinder

The GrindSmart® Nano5 from Rollomatic (Mundelein, IL) is a 5- axis tool grinder designed for the manufacturing of dental, dental-laboratory, and medical tools and burs in carbide, stainless steel, steel, or two-piece construction. The system features BurCalc® software and Fanuc160i control with a PC and 15" screen. An integrated...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Multi-Beam Laser Systems

Potomac Photonics (Lanham, MD) has released the BioFAB 1000MB multibeam and 500 MB laser systems. The 1000 MB can house up to six lasers or a combination of lasers and mechanical devices; the 500 MB holds three lasers or mechanical devices. The systems can machine materials such as polymers, metals, ceramics, glass, and...

Products : Medical
Cardiopulmonary Testing System

The Shape-HF™ system from Shape Medical Systems (St. Paul, MN) provides measurable patient response during exercise that mimics the patient’s normal daily activity level. It measures changes in breathing efficiency as cardiac resynchronization therapy settings are adjusted, allowing doctors to assess the...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sanitary Gauge

The M93X.25 sanitary gauge from WIKA Instrument Corp. (Lawrenceville, GA) is an external, flush diaphragm with a Tri-Clamp® connection. It requires hydraulic fluid to transmit pressure to the instrument. The unit is autoclavable when a polysulfone window is specified. Features include 1500 psi maximum pressure range, ambient...

Products : Medical
Catheter Fault Detector

ASG Medical Systems (West Palm Beach, FL) offers the Accu-Test high-voltage catheter fault detector with a center pick feeder and sort bins. The machine automatically feeds materials into the tester and automatically sorts good from bad parts into separate bins. The system detects any exposed wire caused by missing,...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pressure Sensors

Merit Sensor (South Jordan, UT) offers the BP Series pressure sensors for disposable medical applications that is compliant with AAMI BP22 specifications for blood pressure monitoring. The sensors use a piezoresistive Wheatstone bridge in a design that anodically bonds glass to a chemically etched silicon diaphragm. The sensors...

Products : Materials
Polymer Filler

Foster Corp. (Putnam, CT) has introduced Foster Bismuth Sub carbonate, a radiopaque polymer enhancement for the medical device industry. The filter is added to polymers to make catheters and other medical devices visible under fluoroscopy or x-ray imaging. The filler affects the degree of contrast and the sharpness of the image by...

Products : Medical
Fever-Detecting Infrared Camera

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium) has introduced the Raven-384 uncooled microbolometer infrared camera that measures, from a safe distance in real time, differences in body temperature at an accuracy to 0.2 ºC, pinpointing suspicious fevers. The camera provides a secure and unobtrusive countermeasure to the uncontrolled...

Features : Software
NASA-Developed Software Improves Diagnostic Imaging

Developed by Dr. James Tilton, a computer engineer with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (Greenbelt, MD), Hierarchical Segmentation (HSEG) software allows for advanced image analysis. Dr. Tilton first began developing...

Features : Medical
Automated Anesthesia System Performs with Programming Software

When conducting a surgical procedure, doctors typically administer anesthetics to block all sensation for the patient, including pain and distress. Based on the type of procedure, patients can receive a local, spinal, or general anesthetic. When using local or spinal techniques, only...

Features : Medical
Splitting Hairs Measuring Thin Medical Wire

Ultra-fine shaped wire, frequently one-tenth the thickness of a typical human hair, is the basis of critical components in many medical instruments. Minute defects in such wire can lead to life-threatening complications in microsurgery. With life literally hanging by a thread, this micro-thin wire must...

Features : Medical
Photorefraction System Screens for Vision Disorders

Space optics technology in the 1980s has been adapted to help children see more clearly. Collaborating with research ophthalmologists and optometrists, scientists Joe Kerr and the late John Richardson of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, adapted optics technology for eye...

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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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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

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