Features : Markets
Space Grant Research Launches Rehabilitation Chair

NASA Technology

A stay on the International Space Station is no vacation. During a visit to the orbiting National Laboratory, astronauts divide their time among a variety of tasks....

Products : Medical
ZMS100 100W Medical Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Corporation, San Diego, CA, introduces ZMS100 2" x 4" medical and ITE certified power supplies. Designed to provide long field life in medical applications, the ZMS100 series can operate with or without forced air cooling, and is currently available with 12V, 15V, 24V, 36V, or 48V outputs, with a...

Products : Medical
Low Profile EMI/RFI Shielding Gasket Profiles

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, announces that its low-profile BeCu gaskets are offered in stick-on, hook and stick-on, and clip-on mounting configurations. With EMI/RFI shielding effectiveness over 100db attenuation, the gaskets have free heights from .06" to .15" high and will close gaps from .030"...

Products : Materials
Composite Clad Metal Wire

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, supplies custom manufactured clad metal wire that can combine properties such as high strength and conductivity, radiopacity, and biocompatibility to improve design flexibility. Offered in 0.003” to 0.060” O.D. sizes, with 2% or more cladding thickness, Medical Clad Metal Wire...

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Surface Mount Inductors

Gowanda Electronics, Gowanda, NY, introduces its SMP2512 Series of surface mount, wirewound, ferrite core, molded power inductors designed for use in power applications requiring a specific surface mount size of 0.25" L x 0.10" W, and current rating performance of 0.26 to 1.64 DC A. These epoxy-encapsulated inductors can...

Products : Medical
LMWS Laser Marking Workstation

Miyachi America Corporation, Monrovia, CA, announces its new LMWS Laser Marking Workstation, specifically designed for benchtop operation featuring improved functionality, narrow width for lean manufacturing, and CDRH Class 1 safety. Integrated with Miyachi’s fiber laser marker, LMWS offers the widest range of...

Products : Medical
1-1 Torque Extruded Assemblies

Asahi Intecc USA, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, a ISO 9001/13485 certified medical device components manufacturer complete with guidewires and microcatheters, now offers fully extruded stainless or nitinol torque-able assemblies. Asahi Intecc provides a onestop shop for PTFE, ETFE, PU, FEP liners and extrusions. In...

Products : Motion Control
Right Angle Spiroid Gear

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, introduces right angle gearheads designed to be configured with maxon’s 22mm and 32mm dc motors. These compact, lightweight, and high torque gearheads were developed to transmit power at 90deg in the smallest possible form factor. The Spiroid® technology incorporated in the...

BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces FAULHABER 2057 BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental handpiece markets. While remaining cool to the touch, the high efficiency, slotless design features smooth speed control with a wide continuous duty speed range up...

Products : Medical
Network-Based Backup Solution for CNC Files

FANUC America Corporation, Rochester Hills, MI, introduces FASBacCNC, a powerful and easy to use network-based automatic backup solution for CNC files created and customized by a machine tool builder or end user to a remote network server. Files backed up can include CNC parameters, PMC ladder and...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
World’s Smallest MEMS-Based Magnetic Reed Sensor

Coto Technology Inc., North Kingstown, RI, has released the RedRock™ RR100 Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based magnetic reed sensor that is ideally suited to the needs of medical, industrial, and other applications where small size, zero power operation, and hot switching...

Products : Medical
Miniature Solenoid Actuated Poppet Valve

The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, Hollis, NH, announces the release of its newest miniature solenoid actuated poppet valve, the Series MX – Model 7, a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device manufacturers a high performing, energy efficient pneumatic...

Products : Motion Control
ServoSpline™ Positioning Stage

Bell-Everman Inc., Goleta, CA, introduces ServoSpline™, a positioning stage offering a unique drive mechanism that provides backlash-free motion and simplified control. ServoSpline is an extension of a classic rack-and-pinion design that provides simple motion commands and positions the stage in the x- and...

Products : Medical
Serial Numbering on Medical Cords

Interpower Corporation, Oskaloosa, IA, can now provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the Unique Device Identification System mandated by the FDA.


Features : Electronics & Computers
Thermal Management Solutions for Medical Electronics

Electronic devices used in the medical industry have thermal management needs similar to those in other fields. Their electronics must stay cool enough to run continuously and correctly within their operating temperature range. Sound thermal management allows excess heat to be efficiently...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
A “Particle” of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: The Significant Benefits of Premarket and Postmarket Particulate Testing of Cardiovascular Devices

Particulate testing of cardiovascular medical devices is an important and valuable step on the road to regulatory clearance, market success, and patient safety. Device manufacturers that...

Features : Medical
Everything’s Connected: Strategies for Testing New Medical Devices

Imagine you are recovering from an operation and are fitted with wireless body sensors that allow you to move in the hospital bed or around the room in comfort. Once past...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Microprocessor-Controlled Prostheses Are a Step in the Right Direction

It’s not always easy to walk in someone else’s shoes. It’s even more difficult if those shoes belong to a person with an artificial leg. However, that’s exactly what a group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians at Orthocare Innovations are doing to help engineer...

Features : Medical
Micromachined Parts Advance Medicine, Astrophysics, and More

NASA Technology

Anyone who remembers the Micro Machines line of toys might be surprised to learn that the tiny model vehicles are positively gargantuan compared with actual micromachine manufacturing. While specimens of the miniature toy collection may indeed have been...

Features : Medical
Spinal Implant May Combat Paralysis

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland


Spinal cord injuries may no longer mean a lifetime of paralysis, say researchers at EPFL. They have developed a new neural stimulation implant that, they say, can be applied directly to the spinal cord...

Features : Materials
Guide Wire Coatings Put to the Test

Guide wires with a highly lubricious coating are an essential staple of many interventional procedures. In the operating room (OR), you can observe guide wires undergoing multiple passes, constant rotational forces, insertions, and extractions. Just how a design team tests a guide wire coating is essential to...

Features : Materials
Surface Engineering in Medical Technology: From DLC to Plasma and Beyond

New materials and technological advances continue to proliferate the medtech industry at a rapid rate, and suppliers strive to offer innovative solutions to meet the demands of increasingly complex components and devices. A wide range of specialized materials are used...

Products : Motion Control
From the Editor: April 2015

Products of the Year Named and Your Chance to Create the Future

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to select the one product from our 12 Products of the Month that you thought was the most significant new introduction to the design engineering community in 2014. Thank you to all of our...

Products : Materials
FluoroPEELZ™ Peelable Heat Shrink

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, announces the release of FluoroPEELZ™, a new optically clear peelable heat shrink, which offers catheter manufacturers a new method to increase yield and improve safety. Removing recovered heat shrink from the outer shaft can be laborious. With FluoroPEELZ™, one simple linear tear...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, introduces a new USB high speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. Industry standard BNC connectors are used for the analog waveform output and the gate control input, while the utility digital I/O lines are accessed...

Products : Medical
Pneumatic Products & Solutions Catalog

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has just released its new full line catalog. This new edition features more than ten new product lines including specifications, technical drawings, and application highlights throughout its complete line of miniature pneumatic products.

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Replacement Laser Optics for Marking and Engraving

Laser Research Optics, Providence, RI, announces that it can supply a full line of OEM compatible, field-replacement CO2 laser optics supplied plain or mounted for popular marking and engraving lasers available for overnight shipment. Featuring < 0.2% total absorption values, and optimized...

Products : Medical
0T Series – Watertight Connector

LEMO USA, Inc., Rohnert Park, CA, introduces the 0T Series Connector, a small sized watertight connector using the same original LEMO Push-Pull technology. Based on the LEMO B Series, the 0T Series Connector includes a special construction with an inner sleeve and extra sealing to enable IP68 water protection....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
International Power Cords and Cord Sets

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, announces that it now fully stocks a comprehensive selection of 2- and 3-conductor North American power cords, international power cords, and hospital-grade power cords in various configurations. A wide selection of plugs and connectors are available with various cable jackets...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Amplicoat Conductive Coating for Medical Devices

Biotectix, Ann Arbor, MI, has introduced a highly durable electroconductive polymer coating called Amplicoat™, which incorporates Photolink®, a proprietary surface modification technology developed by SurModics, Inc. The new coating can be easily applied to a variety of metal electrodes,...


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StreamLiner™ Series of PTFE Liners

Zeus StreamLiner™ Series of catheter liners are available with a maximum wall thickness as low as 0.00075" (0.01905 mm) — the thinnest extruded PTFE liners available.

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