Products : Medical
Expanded Range of Medalist Elastomers

Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, has expanded its range of tubing compounds, including new alternatives to PVC, thermoplastic polyurethane, and silicone. Medalist elastomers now available for tubing includes 11 standard grades and 2 specialty grades. Standard products range in Shore A hardness from 37 to...

Products : Medical
MOWI20C Converter Series

Minmax Power, Hudson, MA, announces the MOWI20C Series, a new series of regulated, fully encapsulated DC/DC converters with an ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range, extended operating temperature range, and easy mounting configurations for either chassis or DIN-Rail. It includes an LED output indicator, remote on/off,...

Products : Medical
Handheld Wireless Test & Measurement

Deviser Instruments, Inc., San Jose, CA, a communications test and measurement company, introduces its E7042B and E7062B SignalPROFILER products, enabling RF measurements up to 4GHz and 6GHz respectively. The products combine cable and antenna system analysis, fiber inspection, spectrum analysis, cellular...

Products : Medical
Transcoder Gateway

Pleora Technologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, introduces its Transcoder Gateway following extensive field trials in industrial automation applications. The Transcoder Gateway simultaneously receives video from up to four GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras for compression, retransmission, display, and archiving. The image feed...

Products : Medical
Stainless Steel Insert Screw

Sussex Wire Inc., Easton, PA, debuts a new stainless steel insert screw designed to improve adjustment control, mitigate contamination, and increase component part geometry and tolerance, while improving manufacturing volume to over 100 million parts/year. The stainless steel precision drug delivery control insert...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
FlexiForce A101 Force Sensor

Tekscan, Inc., South Boston, MA, announces the FlexiForce A101 force sensor, its smallest standard sensor, which can be utilized in a wide range of designs depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, amount of force or pressure being applied, and product size. With an active sensing area of 3.8mm, the A101...

Products : Connectivity
60GHz WirelessHD Modules

SiBEAM Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, announces new WirelessHD transmitter and receiver modules that operate over the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band. The modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second and are an ideal video cable replacement solution in medical or industrial operating...

Products : Medical
Autodesk Within Medical Software

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafael, CA, introduces its Autodesk Within Medical, generative design software that optimizes 3D printing of medical implants for the orthopedic industry. The software allows biomedical engineers to create orthopedic implants with micro-lattice porous structures that help properly connect the...

Features : Medical
Crowdfunding and the Danger of Unapproved Devices

Crowdfunding is being used every day to raise money for various causes and to aid in the launch of new products. Spurred on by themes such as “Be the change you want to see in the world,” donors feel virtuous for helping to fund a child’s medical bills or helping a non-profit to provide...

Features : Medical
Top 5 Concerns When Selecting a Custom Extruder
Top 5 Concerns When Selecting a Custom Extruder

Finding the right custom extrusion and plastics company to manufacture and provide a key custom component to your end-product needs can often seem a daunting task. With an abundance of...

Top 5 Concerns When Selecting a Custom Extruder
Features : Medical
2015 Contest Winner Gives Hope to Millions of Heart Failure Patients

The 13th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc., and Mouser Electronics, attracted a record number of entries—nearly 1,160 innovative product ideas from engineers and students in more than...

Features : Medical
2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Grand Prize Winner

Development of a Non-Surgical Circulatory Support Device for the Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Omar Benavides, PhD, Senior Product Development Engineer; Benjamin Hertzog, PhD, President & CEO; Jason Heuring, PhD, Chief Operating Officer; Reynolds M. Delgado III, MD,...
Features : Medical
2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner

Smart X-Ray Source

Mark Eaton, CEO; Dr. Ronald Hellmer; Dr. Shuo Cheng; Hugo Leon; and Dr. Leif Fredin
Stellarray, Austin, TX

Since the discovery of X-rays 110 years ago, affordable X-ray sources have all been point source X-ray tubes, in which x-rays are...

Features : Medical
2015 Create the Future Design Contest: Honorable Mentions

Method for Treating Cartilage Defects

Michael Lytinas
Ideas Foundation, Boston, MA

This invention is a method to treat cartilage defects in osteoarthritis and cartilage injuries by moving ions into a collagen matrix of the defective cartilage using electricity....

Features : Medical
Applying Metallic Thermal Interface Materials for Medical Electronics

A well-performing thermal interface material (TIM) fulfills a variety of application requirements within the broad range of electronic modules and systems incorporated in medical imaging and other medical electronics systems. Understanding how high-performance metallic and...

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
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...

Thermal Design Considerations for Medical Devices to Improve Patient Safety
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
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...

Features : 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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Medical
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...

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