Products: Medical
Rapid Overmolding

Proto Labs, Maple Plain, MN, has expanded the company’s rapid injection molding offerings with an overmolding service. The new capability can produce from 25 to 10,000+ custom overmolded parts in 15 days or less. The company says the introduction of rapid overmolding gives designers and developers another option for making...

Products: Materials
High-Performance Materials

EpoxySet, Lincoln, RI, has released the the SetWORX™ line of high-performance materials, which were developed to be nonhazardous for shipping, thus reducing costs associated with hazardous materials. Most of the...

Products: Medical
VOC-Free Solvents

A line of solvent blends from Kyzen, Nashville, TN, is designed to replace AK225, nPB, TCE, and other undesirable solvents. The “clean and green” chemistries include Metalnox M6920, Metalnox M6922, and Metalnox M6900....

Products: Medical
Fanless Embedded System

American Portwell Technology, Fremont, CA, has released the RICH-33B0-8171, a fanless embedded system. The rugged and compact design of the embedded system offers low power consumption, making it ideal for medical...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Noncontact Magnetic Sensors

Steute Wireless, Ridgefield, CT, offers wireless, noncontact magnetic sensors. In the presence of their actuating magnet, the sensors send a unique, coded telegram to one or more compatible, easily-programmable...

Products: Medical
Sigma-Delta A/D Converters

Analog Devices, Norwood, MA, has introduced a series of 24-bit simultaneous sampling sigma-delta A/D converters for wide-bandwidth, high-density healthcare equipment. The AD7768 series includes a power scalable...

Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Essential Elements in Pump Selection for Surgical Ablation Applications

The use of radio-frequency (RF) ablation is an important and growing technique at the heart of many new medical treatments. This equipment uses RF energy to ablate or...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fully Calibrated MEMS-Based Single-Use Proximal Flow Sensors

In the past, the decision to opt for a particular flow sensing technology in respirators and ventilation devices was a painstaking and complex process. More recently, however, flow...

Kiel University
Kiel, Germany
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How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A...

R&D: Medical
Contact Lens Senses Glucose

A new contact lens technology from the University of Houston samples glucose levels in tears.

R&D: Medical
4D Imaging Captures Patients' Risk of Stroke

Atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, affects 33.5 million people worldwide. The slow, sluggish blood flow caused by atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots, which then travel to the brain and initiate stroke. The risk of blockage or hemorrhage of a blood vessel,...

R&D: Medical
Researchers Develop 'Strength Test' for Platelets

By squeezing two protein dots together, biomedical engineers from Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a microfluidic testing ground for platelet strength. The health assessment supports the diagnosis of blood clotting disorders.

R&D: Medical
Mobile Device Detects Irregular Heartbeat

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a mobile app and thumb-size device that detects an irregular heartbeat known as arrhythmia. The technology, suitable for pre- and post-surgery monitoring of heart patients, register an individual's electrocardiogram (ECG) signal whenever arrhythmia...

R&D: Medical
Advanced Imaging Reveals Fetal Brain Activity

A new approach from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, images functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses. The technique allows a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop.

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Artificial Blood Vessels Support Patients with Heart Defects

Biomedical engineers from the University of Minnesota have created artificial blood vessels. If confirmed in humans, the grafts, bioengineered in the lab and tested in young lambs, could prevent repeated surgeries for children with congenital heart defects.

Visiongain predicts the global medical devices market will reach $398 billion in 2017.1 To win share in this growing market, device companies need to...

The Internet of Things (IoT) has penetrated all sectors of the technological sphere at an accelerating pace. According to Gartner, by the end of 2016, 6.4 billion IoT connected...

The healthcare world today is one that is rapidly changing and ever-evolving. Several dynamics are driving these changes, including an aging population, the increasing...

Stents and hypodermic tubes (hypotubes) are used in countless applications, and the demand is growing rapidly in response to the continued demand for stent applications and...

The latest medical developments typically involve smaller, more precise structures. These can be implants, assemblies, or components and motors in...

The recent emergence of specially designed five-axis grinding machines can now meet the highest expectations of accuracy and machine dynamics within the special demands of...

In the medical device industry, surface texture has become an important aspect of product design. It not only provides the means to refine the physical appearance of an item, but...

Products: Medical
UV Plastic Adhesive

Panacol-Elosol GmbH, Steinbach, Germany, offers a UV adhesive for bonding plastics that is available in three different viscosities. The appropriate viscosity can be chosen depending on the application. Vitralit® 7311 is...

Products: Medical
Photonics Alignment Platform

Aerotech, Pittsburgh, PA, introduced the FiberMaxHP second-generation photonics alignment platform. The noncontact, direct-drive technology is capable of 2-nm linear and 0.05-μrad rotary minimum incremental...

Products: Medical
Stainless Steel Cylinder

Bimba Manufacturing, University Park, IL, added a compact, stainless steel cylinder to its Flat-I® product line. The stainless steel Flat-I cylinders were designed for applications in which frequent, corrosive wash...

Products: Medical
Silicone System

The Silcast 8446 silicone system from EpoxySet, Lincoln, RI, is designed for bonding to metal surfaces. It protects sensitive electronics from environmental conditions, thermal cycling stresses, and vibrational shock. It can...

Products: Medical
Vision Sensors

Festo Corp., Hauppauge, NY, introduced the SBSI series of low-cost vision sensors for code reading and quality inspection. The series offers rugged IP67 housing, built-in lighting, and EtherNet/IP capability. SBSI sensors can...

Products: Medical
Color Concentrates

Foster, Putnam, CT, offers a new line of color concentrates using FDA 21CFR 73 subpart D pigments for medical device applications. MediBatch™ color concentrates will be available in quantities as low as a single pound....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Volume Manufacturing

J-Pac Medical, Somersworth, NH, announced that it will provide high-volume, automated manufacturing capabilities specifically designed for its on-chip reagent blister technology. The company’s production...

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