Features : Medical
Intelligent Motion Controls for Smarter Air Flow
Intelligent Motion Controls for Smarter Air Flow

No longer a trend, automation has become the foundation in technology for manufacturing. This article addresses three areas that require new thinking and innovative approaches for...

Intelligent Motion Controls for Smarter Air Flow
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product Focus: Molding
Product Focus: Molding

Hypodermic Needle Manufacturing

Moldworx, Gilbert, AZ, has automated the production of hypodermic needles using the overmolding process to reduce costs and improve productivity. The company has expertise in...

Product Focus: Molding
Products : Software
New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs

SPC Software

Zontec, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has released new statistical process control (SPC) software designed to improve manufacturing quality. The Synergy 1000™ and...

New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Compact Step Motors for Medical Devices

Applied Motion Products, Watsonville, CA, offers compact step motors in NEMA sizes 8, 11, and 14 for medical device and other applications...

Product of the Month: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Medical
Cable-Free Brain Imaging
Cable-Free Brain Imaging

Existing electrophysiological and fluorescence-based brain imaging techniques in mice are generally invasive, require head fixes or cables, and are not suitable for long-term recordings. While there have been recent...

Cable-Free Brain Imaging
R&D : Semiconductors & ICs
Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors
Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors

Researchers have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as...

Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors
R&D : Medical
3D Printed Device Detects Biomarkers of Preterm Birth
3D Printed Device Detects Biomarkers of Preterm Birth

Researchers have created a 3D printed microchip electrophoresis device that can sensitively detect three serum biomarkers of PTB.

3D Printed Device Detects Biomarkers of Preterm Birth
R&D : Design
Engineers Develop More Stable, Efficient Prosthetic Foot
Engineers Develop More Stable, Efficient Prosthetic Foot

Engineers have developed a more stable prosthetic leg — and a better way of designing them — that could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower...

Engineers Develop More Stable, Efficient Prosthetic Foot
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor-Packed Glove Could Aid Prosthetic Design
Sensor-Packed Glove Could Aid Prosthetic Design

Researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. Signals are collected by a user wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a...

Sensor-Packed Glove Could Aid Prosthetic Design
R&D : AR/AI
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists
Global Innovations : Medical
Light and Nanotechnology Combined to Prevent Biofilms on Medical Implants
Light and Nanotechnology Combined to Prevent Biofilms on Medical Implants

The insertion of a medical implant in a patient's body carries the risk of bacterial contamination during surgery and subsequent formation of an infectious biofilm...

Light and Nanotechnology Combined to Prevent Biofilms on Medical Implants
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — FDA Moves to Increase Transparency of Medical Device Reporting

In the spirit of promoting public transparency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health is taking a number of important steps to update its Medical Device Reporting (MDR) Program, says Dr. Jeffrey E. Shuren, MD, JD,...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Materials Matter for Connected Health
Materials Matter for Connected Health

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Materials Matter for Connected Health
Features : Photonics/Optics
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors
Features : Wearables
Force-Sensitive Innovations: Addressing Cerebral Palsy Challenges with Electronic Medical Training Devices
Force-Sensitive Innovations: Addressing Cerebral Palsy Challenges with Electronic Medical Training Devices

Nine years ago, Julian Gunderson was born three months prematurely and weighed just 1 kg (2.2 lb). After a year's worth of injections,...

Force-Sensitive Innovations: Addressing Cerebral Palsy Challenges with Electronic Medical Training Devices
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
Products : Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
Product Focus June 2019: Tubing
Product Focus June 2019: Tubing

Catheter Tie Layer

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, offers a thin thermoplastic coating that is placed over a PTFE liner during catheter construction. The Zeus Tie Layer creates a melt bondable surface that...

Product Focus June 2019: Tubing
Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: June 2019 MDB
Product of the Month: June 2019 MDB

Resistive Touch Panels

Fujitsu Components America, San Jose, CA, has released a series of customizable, flush-surface, resistive touch panels with less than half the input force of conventional...

Product of the Month: June 2019 MDB
R&D : Materials
Soft Tissue Substitute Offers Fewer Side Effects
Soft Tissue Substitute Offers Fewer Side Effects

Researchers have invented a synthetic soft tissue substitute that is well tolerated and encourages the growth of soft tissue and blood vessels. This new material retains its shape without...

Soft Tissue Substitute Offers Fewer Side Effects
R&D : Wearables
Monitoring Vital Signs Using Radar
Monitoring Vital Signs Using Radar

A radar system can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines.

Monitoring Vital Signs Using Radar
R&D : AR/AI
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if...

Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence
R&D : Energy
Self-Powered Wearable Tech
Self-Powered Wearable Tech

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

Self-Powered Wearable Tech
R&D : Markets
Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity
Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity

Researchers have developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could be used to treat obese patients. The prototype capsule, called the EndoPil, contains a balloon that can be...

Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity
R&D : Wearables
Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy
Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy

Using a mobile app reduced in-person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction. The Babyscripts app was built to deliver educational content and remotely...

Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy
Global Innovations : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Regenerative Medicine: 3D Printing Biological Tissue
Regenerative Medicine: 3D Printing Biological Tissue

The future of medicine is biological — and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of...

Regenerative Medicine: 3D Printing Biological Tissue
From the Editor : Markets
From the Editor — Outlook Mostly Upbeat for Healthcare Deals Next Year
From the Editor — Outlook Mostly Upbeat for Healthcare Deals Next Year

Political uncertainty will be the biggest factor that could upend healthcare transactions according to a recent Merrill InsightTM poll of global mergers and...

From the Editor — Outlook Mostly Upbeat for Healthcare Deals Next Year
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Permanently Repealing the Device Tax to Protect Medical Innovation

A new house bill is set to end the medical device tax once and for all. H.R. 2207 was introduced in April — it’s goal to permanently repeal the medical device excise tax that was imposed as a provision of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

Features : Materials
Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development
Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development

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