Scientists have discovered a new material that can be 3D printed to create tissue-like vascular structures.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
Learn why stainless steel fixtures and equipment are the best choice for high-traffic and high use installations.
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.
Features: Test & Measurement
Your MDR Strategy: Start with a Gap Analysis
How to make sense of the 566-page Medical Device Regulation (MDR). This article focuses on a strategy to address material information and what should be included in a gap analysis.
Here are five medical device specific strategies UEGroup recommends to make stronger products with stronger FDA submissions.
Cold plasma has been used for decades to treat surfaces in a variety of industries.

Incubators, used for cell and tissue cultivation in hospital and laboratory settings, grow and maintain cell and tissue samples under controlled conditions for hours, weeks, or even months. They create...

Why Class I manufacturers should not place European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) compliance at the end of their to-do lists.
Micro Grinder

Glebar, Ramsey, NJ, has launched a new micro grinder. The CAM.3 can accurately grind lengths ranging from 0.005 to 0.375 in.in diameter. The 16 in. grinding wheel is mounted on a...

Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
Power-Entry Module

A new power entry module from Schurter, Santa Rosa, CA, integrates an IEC inlet, circuit breaker, and mains filter, with optional IP protection. The...

As demand for smaller and faster devices grows, scientists and engineers turn to materials with properties that can deliver when existing ones lose their punch or can’t shrink...

A blood-sampling robot performed as well (or better) than people.
A thermal sensor measures body temperature by simple contacts such as wearing clothes or shaking hands and an actuator that could control movements of artificial muscle.

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that while different wearable technologies, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, can accurately measure heart rate...

To develop a better adhesive alternative, researchers turned to a polymer: poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA).
A “bio-ink” for 3D printed materials could serve as scaffolds for growing human tissues.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Looking to the Future of the Medical Tubing Sector
The move toward miniaturization, from a medical tubing perspective, is picking up pace.
The new design combines both pinch and power grips.
FDA has kicked off a new voluntary electronic submission program for 510(k)s.
Kolhoff has established herself as a subject-matter expert for Nitinol, a material that’s still considered exotic by many due to its unique shape memory and superelastic properties.
Features: Materials
The Benefits of Tungsten Cable

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

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Kristin has worked at The Lee Company for 11 years. She is a Lead Project Engineer for the Scientific Products Group with a product focus on...

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As the founder of the Soft Systems program at Flex, Yolita brings electronics, smart textiles and computation together to create new products, digital experiences and functionalities through fibers and textiles.
Yu is passionate about helping customers realize their vision for new products.

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