Technology Leaders : Design
Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Design and Manufacturability
Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Design and Manufacturability

Metal additive manufacturing via laser powder bed fusion or electron beam melting has been used for several years for serial manufacturing of...

Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Design and Manufacturability
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, has developed a new suture technology that transitions from round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. The Force Fiber...

Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – Learn How to Commercialize Emerging Technologies from the Ones Who’ve Already Done It

A new interactive conference will address key strategies for the commercialization of emerging medical technologies, and its unique format will have you on the edge of your seat.

Features : Medical
Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing
Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing

When new assays or diagnostic tests are ready for commercialization, there can be tremendous hurdles to overcome, including significant investment in the infrastructure for automated...

Diagnostics Manufacturing: Strategies for Outsourcing
Features : Imaging
Automated Precision Grinding of PET/CT Scan Radiotracers
Automated Precision Grinding of PET/CT Scan Radiotracers

Computed tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is an incredible tool doctors use to help detect and diagnose patients noninvasively. Using specialized x-ray technology, the device has the...

Automated Precision Grinding of PET/CT Scan Radiotracers
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Equipment Enclosures: Automated Manufacturing Improves Quality, Speed of Production
Medical Equipment Enclosures: Automated Manufacturing Improves Quality, Speed of Production

Most medical diagnostic and testing equipment involves some type of enclosure, cart, or cabinet that serves as a user workstation or protects...

Medical Equipment Enclosures: Automated Manufacturing Improves Quality, Speed of Production
Features : Medical
Making the Switch from Manual Squeeze Bottles to Benchtop Fluid Dispensing
Making the Switch from Manual Squeeze Bottles to Benchtop Fluid Dispensing

Depositing small, repeatable volumes of fluid in assembly applications spans a diverse range of industries. The ability to deposit precise amounts of material is an...

Making the Switch from Manual Squeeze Bottles to Benchtop Fluid Dispensing
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Running Titanium and Other Exotic Metals at Faster Speeds
Running Titanium and Other Exotic Metals at Faster Speeds

High-speed machining is typically used in medical equipment manufacturing where machinists often work with exotic alloys and harder metals like titanium.

Running Titanium and Other Exotic Metals at Faster Speeds
Features : AR/AI
Augmented Reality Helps Surgeons See Through Tissue to Reconnect Blood Vessels
Augmented Reality Helps Surgeons See Through Tissue to Reconnect Blood Vessels
Imperial College London
London, UK
www.imperial.ac.uk

In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s...

Augmented Reality Helps Surgeons See Through Tissue to Reconnect Blood Vessels
Features : Test & Measurement
Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices
Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices

For patients, high-quality orthopedic components mean that implants can be kept for as long as possible, reducing or even eliminating the need for further procedures down the road. In...

Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices
Features : Medical
Real-Time Diagnostics: Fast, Mobile, Health-Focused Information
Real-Time Diagnostics: Fast, Mobile, Health-Focused Information

As technology becomes increasingly mobile and information becomes more readily available, consumer demand for immediate answers continues to rise. This demand is coupled with...

Real-Time Diagnostics: Fast, Mobile, Health-Focused Information
Features : Software
The Digital Future of Medical Device Development
The Digital Future of Medical Device Development

Digital design tools — computer modeling and realistic simulation — have emerged as key contributors to success in medical device product design and manufacturing, and increasingly in the...

The Digital Future of Medical Device Development
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 2
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 2

The need for thermal management continues to increase in the medical industry. Active thermal management is critical for applications such as patient core temperature management, skin cooling,...

Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 2
Technology Leaders : Materials
Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication
Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication

In working with various medical equipment such as needles, syringes, trocars, cannulas, guide-wires, catheters, and valves, medical device designers must account for...

Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop positioning...

New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Connectors

LEMO, Rohnert Park, CA, has redesigned the outer shell of its S Series with the company’s “chocolate block” look. The S Series uses the half-moon insert...

New Products and Services: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Ultrasmall Heat Shrink Tubing

Junkosha, Tokyo, Japan, has released an ultra-small peelable heat-shrink tubing (PHST) and a high-shrink ratio PHST. The ultrasmall PHST is...

Product of the Month: April 2018 Medical Design Briefs
From the Editor : Motion Control
From the Editor — And the Winners Are ...
From the Editor — And the Winners Are ...

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the design...

From the Editor — And the Winners Are ...
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs
Features : Design
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Features : Internet of Things
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
Features : IoMT
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Features : Motion Control
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Integrated Sensor

DunAn Sensing, San Jose, CA, has launched a new series of integrated pressure and temperature sensors. The TP series uses the company's proprietary...

New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – FDA Ushers in a New Era of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

FDA is monitoring the emerging field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, an area FDA once considered a “futuristic technology on the distant horizon.”

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use
Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use

For many of us, life is complicated enough without having to be constantly reminded about our medical situations. Living with a disease that requires frequent doctor visits and...

Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use
Features : Medical
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1

Active thermal management is vital in a number of medical device applications including patient core temperature management, skin cooling, medical device cooling, and laboratory equipment...

Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1
Technology Leaders : Medical
Package Engineering for Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Package Engineering for Sterilization
Features : Medical
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design

A design engineer at a dental equipment company is handed a challenging assignment. The firm’s development team must devise a suite of products that includes a...

Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design

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