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
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life
Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life
Features : IoMT
Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables
Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables

People often talk about thinking “outside the box” but one of the things most exciting in modern technology is being able to design “off the glass” — meaning a piece of technology...

Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables
Features : Electronics & Computers
Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes
Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes

Ultraminiature sensors (<1 mm in size) enable instrumentation of medical devices in order to advance monitoring capabilities, deliver new insight into complex cardiovascular cases,...

Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes
Products : Medical
Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling
Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling

Peristaltic Fill/Finish System

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Cornwall, UK, has unveiled a new highly accurate peristaltic fill/finish system. A wide variety of modules are available for...

Product Focus May 2019: Fluid Handling
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new medical-device-grade...

New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : IoMT
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB

Medical-Grade Connectivity Framework

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, CA, has added a variety of new capabilities to its connectivity software, RTI Connext DDS. Based on the Data...

Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB
R&D : Medical
MRI Sensor Can Image Activity Deep Within the Brain
MRI Sensor Can Image Activity Deep Within the Brain

A new way to image calcium activity is based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and allows them researchers to peer much deeper into the brain. Using this technique, they can track...

MRI Sensor Can Image Activity Deep Within the Brain
R&D : Wearables
Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies
Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies

When a baby is placed into a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), its vitals are continuously recorded through electrodes placed on the skin with wires attached to monitoring platforms. Researchers are...

Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies
R&D : Medical
Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals
Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking this chemical, called glutamate. The sensor, an implantable device on the spinal cord, is...

Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals
R&D : Medical
Temperature-Controlled Materials
Temperature-Controlled Materials

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...

Temperature-Controlled Materials
R&D : Photonics/Optics
Molecular Device Uses Novel OPT Arrays
Molecular Device Uses Novel OPT Arrays

Converting light into electrical signals is essential for a number of future applications including imaging, optical communication, and biomedical sensing. Researchers have developed a new molecular...

Molecular Device Uses Novel OPT Arrays
R&D : Medical
Tiny Optical Elements for Miniature Endoscopes
Tiny Optical Elements for Miniature Endoscopes

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and...

Tiny Optical Elements for Miniature Endoscopes
Global Innovations : Medical
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultrasensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent, and printable. The results have potential for a...

Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices

Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices FDA is continuing to encourage innovation in novel areas — the latest being novel brain implants, often referred to as brain-computer interface devices — that can help patients with paralysis or amputation gain...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How Reliable Is Your Diagnosis — Really?
How Reliable Is Your Diagnosis — Really?

Imagine learning the news that you have cancer. Stage Four, metastasized to multiple areas, roughly six to eight months to live — if you’re lucky. Then, imagine finding out your diagnosis was...

How Reliable Is Your Diagnosis — Really?
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants

Acollaboration with innovative technology companies demonstrated the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight spinal implants that mimic the...

Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants
Features : Wearables
Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology
Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology
Features : Test & Measurement
Luer Connectors: Testing to the New International Standard
Luer Connectors: Testing to the New International Standard

The Luer connector is arguably one of the most important developments in the biomedical industry. Because it is reliable, simple to use, and economical to produce, the Luer connector...

Luer Connectors: Testing to the New International Standard
Features : Markets
The Best of Both Worlds: Hybrid Implant Imitates Bone Structure
The Best of Both Worlds: Hybrid Implant Imitates Bone Structure

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology – MISIS have developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra-high molecular...

The Best of Both Worlds: Hybrid Implant Imitates Bone Structure
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking
Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking

Custom Ball Lens

Laser Components, Bedford, NH, provides custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology...

Product Focus April 2019: Laser Machining/Marking
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

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

Image Signal Processors

OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, has expanded its medical image signal processor (ISP) family, designed to pair with its high-performance...

Product of the Month: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
R&D : Lighting
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
R&D : Materials
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles
Features : Design
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Features : Design
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2
The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2

In this two-part series on robotics and wearable devices, part 1 highlighted the wearable device product category. Part 2 moves the discussion from wearable devices to how robotic surgery is changing the...

The Ergonomics of Robotics: Part 2

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