Features : Medical
Re-Learning Life: Rehabilitation Technologies are Key to Recovery

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation to re-learn skills that are lost when part of the brain is damaged. For...

Features : Materials
Silicone Solutions for Lubrication in Medical Applications

For over 50 years, silicones have been used extensively in the design and manufacture of medical devices intended for short- and long-term human implantation. Silicone’s overwhelming success in the healthcare arena is not only due to its proven bio-inertness, but also to silicone...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spin Welding

Veridiam Medical (San Diego, CA) provides spin welding that allows plastic components to be cleanly and permanently attached to metal assemblies, using heat generated from rotational friction. This facilitates the completion of complex projects that require both metal manufacturing and plastic attachment.

Products : Materials
LED-Curable Adhesive

The 1020-M Ultra Light- Weld® from Dymax (Torrington, CT) is a tack-free, LED-curable adhesive designed for rapid bonding of plastics typically used in the manufacture of medical devices. It is formulated for on-demand cure with the Dymax BlueWave® LED Prime UVA spot-curing system, which produces an output of...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Connector/Cable Systems

Plastics One (Roanoke, VA) custom designs, molds, and assembles medical connector/cable systems for applications in areas such as body-worn diagnostic testing and monitoring components. Standard connector component products also are available.

Products : Motion Control
Linear Actuator

HaydonKerk Motion Solutions™ (Waterbury, CT) has introduced the MotoDrive™ PDE integrated linear actuator and electronic drive, available in size 17 single or double stack. It is designed to operate with optically isolated inputs of pulse, direction, and enable signals. It can be programmed for microstepping, ranging from...

Products : Medical
CT X-Ray System

North Star Imaging (Rogers, MN) offers the ImagiX compact computed tomography (CT) X-ray system, designed for the scanning of small items sized from 0.02" to 6". It can also be used for digital X-ray inspection. The system features an array of 3D computed tomography reconstruction and evaluation capabilities with NSI’s efX-CT...

Products : Medical
Dynamic Test Instruments

Instron (Norwood, MA) has released the ElectroPuls E10000 and E10000 Linear-Torsion allelectric dynamic test instruments capable of running slow-speed static tests through to highfrequency dynamic tests at over 100 Hz. Tests include evaluation of tensile strength of soft tissues and fracture mechanics. They feature no...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature Coils

Medical Precision Windings, a division of Classic Coil (Bristol, CT), offers MicroCoil coils for medical applications. They have an outside diameter as small as .012" and an inner diameter of .005". They can be wound with 39-58 AWG copper, platinum, gold, nickel, or exotic magnetic wire materials. Applications include catheter...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ball Screws

Small-diameter ball screws from Nook Industries (Cleve land, OH) are designed for smaller-footprint medical applications. Screw diameters range from 6 mm to 12 mm, and they feature standard leads from 1 mm to 6 mm. They feature a load capacity of 40 to 100 pounds. Standard rolled screws feature a lead accuracy of ±100 μm/300 mm,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Microtubing

RepExact (Gastonia, NC) offers thin-wall metal microtubing for medical applications, including specialty tubes, stents, and instrumentation. Materials offered include stainless, titanium, nitinol, and other common and precious metals. Tubing diameters range from 0.02" to 0.98" with wall thicknesses from 0.0006" to 0.079".

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Push-Pull Connector

The REDEL 1P connector from LEMO USA (Rohnert Park, CA) is lightweight, and EtO and gamma sterilizable. It is available in 2 to 14 contacts in a variety of colors for easy identification. It features golden contacts and an outershell in PSU.

Products : Motion Control
Pump Module

IDEX Health & Science (Oak Harbor, WA) has introduced a controlled delivery module (CDM) that provides precise liquid flow control through feedback from an integrated flow sensor. It can be integrated into an equipment manufacturer’s instrument. It has been applied to applications ranging from mass spectrometry calibration to in...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Stepper Motors

Johnson Electric (Vandalia, OH) offers Saia® UAL Series linear stepper motors that deliver constant positioning force of up to 30 N over the full travel distance of up to 15 mm, at speeds up to 4.16 mm/sec at 200 Hz. The motors feature a removable bayonet-style flange for easy mounting and a compact 20 × 30 mm footprint...

Products : Imaging
Digital Computer Microscope

The speckFINDER HD from Dazor (St. Louis, MO) is a digital computer microscope designed with a flat panel digital display for training, instructing, or supervising. With three USB outputs and a video output, users can output files to a Flash drive or project live images to an overhead screen. The high-resolution,...

Products : Motion Control
Vortex Mixers

Vortex mixers from Jeio Tech (Woburn, MA) feature three kinds of mode operation by two-mode key (touch, continuous, and high-continuous) and a BLDC motor. They have a wide ad justable speed range up to 3,000 rpm, measure 6.06 × 8.27 × 3.27" without attachments, and weigh 7.72 pounds. The touch switch offers real-time mixing and...

Mission Accomplished : Software
Hubble Software Manages Hospital Schedules

In 1985, a team of engineers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore began developing software to manage various tasks for the Hubble Space Telescope. In the early phases of development, the complexity of scheduling different tasks became clear when the engineers realized Hubble’s power...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Noninvasive Test Detects Cardiovascular Disease

For decades, NASA has been using advanced cameras to create images of the universe never before seen and then transmit these pictures back to Earth, where scientists then ask themselves, “What exactly are we looking at?”

Mission Accomplished : Imaging
Planetary Imaging Technology Aids Enzyme Screening

As part of an internship in NASA’s Space Biology Program, Mary M. Yang had the opportunity to work in NASA’s Mission Control Center and see the first close-up images of Saturn being piped back to Earth from the Pioneer 11 spacecraft in 1979.

Mission Accomplished : Software
Space-Proven Medical Monitor Provides Total Patient Care

By mid-1963, American astronauts had visited space on six different occasions, all as part of NASA’s first human space flight program, the Mercury Program. During the final Mercury mission, launched on May 15, 1963, astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper logged 34 hours in orbit, the longest an...

Mission Accomplished : Imaging
Discovering New Drugs on the Cellular Level

As a potential source of food for long-duration space missions, space-grown plants could give astronauts an important psychological boost, as fresh vegetables could serve as a welcomed change from reconstituted foods in plastic bags. Even more, these plants could likely aid in the recycling of air and...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Cold Laser and LED Therapy Provide Non-Invasive Treatment Options

The use of low-level lasers for the therapeutic treatment of disease is growing. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) covers a number of techniques, including biostimulation, cold laser therapy, and photodynamic therapy. LLLT uses lowlevel lasers (less than 500 mW) or lightemitting...

Products : Medical
Fever Detection Instruments

Fever Alert™ products from Wahl Instruments (Asheville, NC) include handheld infrared thermometers, handheld thermal imaging cameras, and high-resolution thermal imaging systems. The products automatically detect the hottest temperature on a subject, detecting critical temperature differences in real time. They give...

Products : Motion Control
Dispensing Valve

The Model 455 dispensing valve from Tridak, a DYMAX Company (Torrington, CT), is a pneumatically operated, two-way pinch valve that features micrometer control over the flow rate, ensuring that materials are dispensed repeatedly and accurately. The valve has an over-stroke adjustment, positive shutoff, and disposable inert...

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...

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