Products : Materials
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus: Mechanical Components
Product Focus: Mechanical Components

Thread Mills

Emuge, West Boylston, MA, has introduced advanced thread mills, featuring multiple teeth, a helical flute form, and multilayer TiAlN T46 coating. The new ZGF-S-Cut Thread Mills are...

Product Focus: Mechanical Components
Products : Motion Control
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

Inventory Software

A new application from Dynamic Systems, Kirkland, WA, uses barcodes to manage inventory and upload the information to any accounting system....

New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Materials Resource Guide

I.W. Tremont, Hawthorne, NJ, has released an updated Diagnostic Device Materials Guide. The recently revised guide contains technical information as...

Product of the Month: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Medical
Hydrogel Fights Orthopedic Bone Infections
Hydrogel Fights Orthopedic Bone Infections

Researchers have a developed a double-duty hydrogel that both attacks the bacteria and encourages bone regrowth with a single application containing two active components.

Hydrogel Fights Orthopedic Bone Infections
R&D : AR/AI
Technology Reveals How AI Makes Decisions
Technology Reveals How AI Makes Decisions

Researchers have developed a technology that reveals the criteria AI systems use when making decisions. The innovative Spectral Relevance Analysis (SpRAy) method based on Layer-wise Relevance...

Technology Reveals How AI Makes Decisions
R&D : Medical
Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis
Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis

A new portable sensor can accurately measure patients’ hydration levels using a technique known as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxometry. Such a device could be useful for not only dialysis...

Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis
R&D : Medical
Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis
Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis

A novel sensor could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually. To diagnose sepsis, doctors...

Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis
R&D : Imaging
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time

Researchers have developed a camera to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time, with the hope of enabling doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in less...

Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time
R&D : Medical
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Technology Leaders : Medical
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions

Contract manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in medical device manufacturing. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that choose to outsource manufacturing operations, a...

Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components
Global Innovations : Materials
Hydrogel Adhesive Helps in Wound Healing
Hydrogel Adhesive Helps in Wound Healing

Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures — there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an...

Hydrogel Adhesive Helps in Wound Healing
From the Editor : Design
From The Editor — What Manufacturers Want Most
From The Editor — What Manufacturers Want Most

Manufacturers are focused on improving their design processes far more than on improving their design tools, according to a recent study.

From The Editor — What Manufacturers Want Most
Features : Test & Measurement
Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future
Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future

The injectable drug-delivery device market is growing at a staggering rate, with an anticipated global market value of $37.5 billion by 2025 compared to $16.7 billion in 2016. The driving factors...

Pen and Autoinjectors: Testing for the Future
Features : Medical
3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products
3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products

The combination of drugs with medical devices has the potential to take patient care in an entirely new direction. The power of these products is that they can deliver a precise amount...

3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Guide to Package Integrity & Validation Testing under ISO 11607 and MDR
Guide to Package Integrity & Validation Testing under ISO 11607 and MDR

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

Guide to Package Integrity & Validation Testing under ISO 11607 and MDR
Technology Leaders : Semiconductors & ICs
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies

The Hall effect was named after its discoverer, American physicist and thermoelectric researcher Harvard Edwin Herbert Hall. The Hall sensor acts as a magnetic field perpendicular to a...

Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Features : Electronics & Computers
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices

Many factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” or interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, starting with the sheer...

Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Hermetic Seals Guide

A guide from Accumet, Westford, MA, offers electromechanical engineers and designers design for manufacturability (DFM) tips for optimizing their...

New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves
Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves

Gradient Valves

Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, has released gradient valves that feature multiple two-way, normally closed solenoids connected around a central body. The...

Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Composite Medical Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® is ideal for use in...

Product of the Month: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Medical
Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early
Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early

Researchers have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure, a rapidly developing condition that can be fatal. The new renal probes, which have been tested...

Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early
R&D : Medical
Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment
Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment

A new generation of pathology labs mounted on chips is set to revolutionize the detection and treatment of cancer by using devices as thin as a human hair to analyze bodily fluids. The...

Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment
R&D : Electronics & Computers
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation (Afib). The technology, called...

Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
R&D : Wearables
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak

Scientists have developed a thinner, skin-like artificial throat that would adhere to the neck like a temporary tattoo. To make their artificial throat, the researchers laser-scribed graphene on a thin...

Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
R&D : Medical
Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee
Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee

An energy harvester attached to the wearer’s knee can generate 1.6 μW of power while the wearer walks without any increase in effort. The energy is enough to power small electronics like health...

Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee
R&D : Medical
Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab
Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a single...

Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab
Global Innovations : Materials
Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables
Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Conductive Textiles Connect Multiple Wearables
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase

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