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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Circulation-Enhancing Device Improves CPR

The downward push of Earth’s gravity naturally causes blood to settle in the lower areas of the human body, and occasionally, with a quick movement — such as standing up from a chair — the body is not able to adjust fast enough to deliver an adequate supply of blood to the upper parts of the body...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
In-Line Filtration Improves Hygiene and Reduces Expense

Water is highly prized in the unforgiving realm of space travel and habitation. Ample water reserves for drinking, food preparation, and bathing would take up an inordinate amount of storage space and infrastructure, which is always at a premium on a vessel or station. Water rationing and...

Features : Medical
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...

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 : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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 : Medical
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Product Focus: MD&M Midwest Exhibitor Preview

See these and other products at MD&M Midwest, September 22-24, Rosemont, IL (www.mdmmidwest.com)

Mission Accomplished : 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...

Mission Accomplished : 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...

Features : Medical
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...

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 : Motion Control
RF-Wireless Foot-Operated Controls

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) has introduced wireless foot-operated controls that are CE-, TUV-, and UL-compliant. The units feature spread-spectrum, frequency-hopping technology for interference-immune performance. Operating in the ISM 2.4-GHz band, the short-range technology (up to 10 meters) provides...

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...

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