Features : Electronics & Computers
Powering Tomorrow’s Medicine: Critical Decisions for Batteries in Medical Applications

Technological advancements are making medical devices increasingly feature-rich and miniaturized: two performance characteristics that are inherently conflicting, thus requiring increasingly sophisticated battery power management solutions.

Features : Medical
Thermal Design Considerations for Medical Devices to Improve Patient Safety

While technological advancements continue to enable medical devices to become more capable and more compact, the use of advanced electronics has also created thermal management issues. Laser diodes, LEDs, transistors, transducers, electrodes, motors, and other advanced...

Features : Medical
Selecting Pump Tubing: Just Remember “STAMP”

Choosing pump tubing successfully results in a system that delivers optimal performance and prevents redesign and troubleshooting later. For medical device applications, custom OEM peristaltic pump systems are common for fluid transfer. Designing a new medical device requires precise criteria for...

Features : Medical
Valveless Fluid Control for Medical Diagnostic Instrumentation

The results of recent surveys suggest that more than half of all healthcare decisions are made using test results obtained from medical diagnostic instrumentation. These tests are routinely performed by diagnostic instrumentation at hospitals, diagnostic centers, and at a variety of...

Features : Medical
Graphene Coating Could Aid Chemotherapy
Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
Trondheim, Norway

Silver, which has non-toxic qualities, is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. But, this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers at the Norwegian...

News : Medical
Mission Accomplished: Vision Trainer Teaches Focusing Techniques at Home

Inventions often find unintended uses. The first mechanical clocks in Europe were intended to track the motions of celestial bodies and found their original market among monks who kept a strict prayer schedule. A mixture invented by ancient Chinese alchemists was used to...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: Modular Quick-Change System

American Kuhne, Ashaway, RI, introduces a new modular extrusion system that enables processors of tubing and other small-diameter medical products to be up and running with a new job just three minutes after the previous run, leaving the tasks involved in die and barrel cleanout to take place...

Products : Medical
First High Performance Bi-Directional Flow Sensor

MEMSIC Inc., Andover, MA, announces its MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices, and process control. The MFC2030 is highly configurable, with multiple mounting options including manifold mount,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 Equipment

Graco Inc., North Canton, OH, announces the release of the Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 & F4-55 liquid silicone rubber (LSR) dispensing equipment. The new Graco Fluid Automation F4 series systems are designed to keep the dispensing of two-component LSR consistently precise, with two flow meters ensuring...

Products : Medical
Open Frame Power Supplies

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, has expanded its series of compact, high efficiency, low cost AC/DC open frame power supplies to include 35, 45, and 200 watt versions. The three model families include: QPS-35, QPS-45, and QPSF-200. The power supplies can accommodate a universal input voltage range of 90 to 264 VAC and a wide range...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
IX Series of Metering Pumps

Iwaki America Inc., Holliston, MA, announces the IX-D, the latest addition to its IX Series direct-drive, digitally controlled metering pumps. The new D150 and D300 sizes expand the IX Series to a maximum capacity of 80 GPH (300 l/h) and a pressure rating up to 150 PSI (10 bar). The drive is maintenance free over the...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
E3X-HD Fiber Optic Amplifier

Omron Automation and Safety, Hoffman Estates, IL, offers the E3X-HD fiber-optic sensor amplifier. With simple, one-button smart tuning for sensor threshold and light intensity, the E3XHD is easy to operate. Its Smart Power Control feature automatically compensates for LED-aged deterioration, dust/grime build-up, and...

Products : Medical
Electric Rod Actuators

Tolomatic, Hamel, MN, announces that its electric rod actuators and rodless electro-mechanical actuators are available for specification on Rockwell Automation’s Motion Analyzer web-based software, making it easier for engineers to specify, design, and validate motion control systems that use Allen Bradley controls. This...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MWZ Series of Micro Switches

APEM, Inc., Vista, CA, is launching its MWZ Series of snap-action micro switches. The UL-approved MWZ Series provides IP67 sealing, protecting against dust and liquid ingress. The switches provide dependability, performance, and versatility with a mechanical life of over 1 million cycles, a 5(2)A 125/250VAC rating,...

Products : Medical
Family of Embolic Coils

Codman Neuro, Raynham, MA, part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of J&J, has introduced a new platform of embolic coils to treat brain aneurysms, supported by an enhanced detachment system designed to improve microcatheter stability and provide an optimized detachment zone for coils. Tactile fluoro markers on the...

Products : Medical
Training Management Software Update

AssurX, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA, announces the latest update to its AssurX training management software. AssurX training management software is an intuitive, flexible system that ensures proper training compliance, even in complex, fluid environments. The software includes a detailed and auditable electronic...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Stainless Steel Aero-Pallet

AeroGo, Inc., Seattle, WA, introduces a high-capacity stainless steel pallet that makes it possible for a single operator to move and position a wide variety of components typically used in pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech manufacturing. The corrosionproof pallet is powered by compressed air, is low in height, and...

Products : Medical
RF & Microwave Power Amplifiers

Fairview Microwave Inc., Allen, TX, announces a complete portfolio of coaxial high reliability power amplifiers with broadband frequencies ranging from 0.5 MHz to 20 GHz that can operate over extreme temperatures across -55°C to +85°C. These high-rel amplifiers are commonly used in demanding environments...

Features : Medical
There’s an App for That?

Recently, an online discussion board broached the subject of FDA approval for a diagnostic app that might be able to predict when a patient’s condition would relapse. The question postulated whether there was a way to circumvent FDA approval by launching the app in another country and making it available online. And,...

Features : Medical
An Overview of Nitinol: Superelastic and Shape Memory

The world population is growing, globalization has resulted in a higher standard of living in many countries, and people are living longer. With increased living standards and choices people make, lifestyle-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular diseases, are on the increase. Companies...

Features : Medical
Advancements in Photochemical Etching Technology Provide Benefits to Medical Device Manufacturers

Many medical devices and applications require small metal components that demand very specific characteristics. These can include:

Features : Medical
Smaller, Smarter, Electronic, Connected: The Next Generation of Drug Delivery Devices

An exciting trend in drug delivery is underway: the movement toward smaller, smarter, wirelessly connected electronic devices that allow patient-administered therapy. Inspired by the technological advancements driving the consumer electronics market, new...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designing Implantable Drug Delivery Systems for Safety, Operational Complexity, and Compatibility with Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures

This article addresses how implantable devices can be de - signed to modulate drug infusion safely and precisely, even minimizing disruption for concurrent treatment and diagnostics, while optimizing drug...

Features : Medical
Actuation Technique for Miniature Robots Developed Using Multiphysics Simulation

Minimally invasive surgery depends on small, flexible tools with reliable actuation and consistent performance. Robotic devices have entered the operating room as assistants to procedures requiring hours of standing on the part of the surgeon. But many robotic...

Features : Medical
Freedom from Lubrication Ensures a Clear View

Slit lamp biomicrography is paramount to the practice of ophthalmology, allowing for an inside look at various areas of the eye with a range of magnification levels and light sources. The development of medical devices, such as the ophthalmologic slit lamp, brings about a number of design...

Features : Medical
Laser-Driven Source of X-Rays for Medical Imaging


A team of physicists at Ludwig- Maximilians University Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Munich, Germany, reports that they have validated a novel laser-driven means of generating bright and highly energetic X-ray beams. This method, they say, opens...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: MCST 3601 Drive Electronics for Stepper Motors

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces the MCST 3601 series of programmable motion controllers, which are compact, flexible, and designed to fit the full range of FAULHABER micro stepper motors.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3M Steri-Vac Sterilizer

3M, St. Paul, MN, introduces the Steri-Vac™ Sterilizer/Aerator GSX Series ethylene oxide sterilization system, with state-of-the-art mechanical design, real-time cycle information on the high-resolution color touch screen, and the ability to quickly customize sterilization cycles. With the first-of-its-kind 3M™ Cycle...

Products : Medical
Clearflo Ag-47 Antimicrobial Tubing

NewAge Industries, Southampton, PA, announces its new Clearflo Ag-47 antimicrobial tubing. Suitable for a variety of fluid transfer applications, Clearflo Ag-47 is manufactured from a clear, flexible PVC compound that is free of phthalates and contains a Silver Ion additive tested in accordance with ISO...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
2000X Ultrasonic Assembly Systems

Branson Ultrasonics, Danbury, CT, introduces a new addition to its 2000X series of Ultrasonic Assembly Systems. The new 2000Xc ultrasonic welding system combines consistent high quality welds with the process control needs of today’s manufacturing environment. The 2000Xc locks in the welding process with fully...


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