Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart...

Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
Features : Electronics & Computers
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Features : Materials
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Features : Medical
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing

With more insight about the characteristics of this versatile silicone material, medical device manufacturers can better understand potential applications and...

High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing
DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing

For medical device developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the transition from prototype to commercial-scale production with a contract manufacturing...

DEMYSTIFYING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER in Medical Device Contract Manufacturing
Features : Test & Measurement
Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control
Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control

Vital for ensuring compliance to federal regulations, dimensional metrology systems facilitate critical measurement of medical parts, and force testing systems are used to...

Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications
Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

Electrocutting and Mechanical Cutting for Endoscopic Applications
Products : Materials
Product Focus March 2019: Materials
Product Focus March 2019: Materials

Alloys

RTP Company, Winona, MN, has released a group of proprietary alloys that are formulated for the design and manufacture of hospital equipment and plastic housings that require frequent...

Product Focus March 2019: Materials
Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

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

Health Sensor Platform

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, offers a health sensor platform from Maxim Integrated. The MAXREFDES101 Health Sensor Platform 2.0 incorporates a...

Product of the Month: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Markets
Bioinspired Drug Delivery
Bioinspired Drug Delivery

Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to more effective...

Bioinspired Drug Delivery
R&D : Wearables
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasensitive Sensor with Gold Nanoparticle Array
Ultrasensitive Sensor with Gold Nanoparticle Array

Physicists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array that is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of...

Ultrasensitive Sensor with Gold Nanoparticle Array
R&D : Nanotechnology
Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings
Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings

Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get...

Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings
Features : Medical
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation

Why do some people develop malfunction of their mitral valve (MV) after a heart attack? The answers are complex, and treatments are not yet perfected. But...

Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation
Features : Design
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection
Features : Medical
The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1
The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1

The wearable device product category is exploding in healthcare design. Wearing these sensory devices that continuously collect, measure and report the user's physiology, exercise behavior,...

The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1
Features : Test & Measurement
Got Your Game Plan? The OEM Playbook to Navigating Preclinical Device Testing Under MDR and ISO 10993-1
Got Your Game Plan? The OEM Playbook to Navigating Preclinical Device Testing Under MDR and ISO 10993-1

When the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) replaces the Medical Device Directive (MDD) in 2020, requirements for medical devices in Europe...

Got Your Game Plan? The OEM Playbook to Navigating Preclinical Device Testing Under MDR and ISO 10993-1
Features : Medical
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success
Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

Manufacturing: Tooling Up for Success
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rehab Device Works with All Joints of Lower Limbs
Rehab Device Works with All Joints of Lower Limbs
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all...

Rehab Device Works with All Joints of Lower Limbs
Products : Software
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Board-to Board Connector

A miniature board-to-board connector from Hirose, Downers Grove, IL, combines a rugged design with transmission speeds of more than 10 Gpbs to...

New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies
Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies

Switching Power Supplies

An AC/DC switching power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth, Germany, has been developed for space-saving installation in medical devices and...

Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Implant-Grade 3D Printing Material

Evonik, Essen, Germany, has developed a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D...

Product of the Month: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Medical
Inkjet-Printed Biosensor Offers Less-Invasive Breast Cancer Detection
Inkjet-Printed Biosensor Offers Less-Invasive Breast Cancer Detection

Researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less-invasive diagnostic test than the...

Inkjet-Printed Biosensor Offers Less-Invasive Breast Cancer Detection
R&D : Medical
E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing
E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing

Researchers have developed a self-powered bandage that generates an electric field over an injury, dramatically reducing the healing time for skin wounds in rats. They wanted to develop a...

E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing
R&D : Materials
New ‘Smart’ Material Has Potential Biomedical Applications
New ‘Smart’ Material Has Potential Biomedical Applications

Researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide (GO) to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural material derived from seaweed that is currently...

New ‘Smart’ Material Has Potential Biomedical Applications
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Paper Sensors Remove Sting of Diabetic Testing
Paper Sensors Remove Sting of Diabetic Testing

A technique that enables biologically active enzymes to survive the rigors of inkjet printing presents a promising alternative to routine blood screening exams faced by diabetic patients. The...

Paper Sensors Remove Sting of Diabetic Testing
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors
3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors

A 3D printed biosensor for use in wearable monitors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes. Using 3D printing, the research team developed a...

3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors
R&D : RF & Microwave Electronics
New Tool Offers Speedy Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections
New Tool Offers Speedy Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides healthcare practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

New Tool Offers Speedy Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections
From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Reimagining Digital Health Devices: FDA’s New Precertification Model

When digital devices and technologies became the rule rather than the exception, FDA had to rethink its regulatory framework and evaluation process for getting these devices to market. In January, FDA issued its new Software Precertification (Pre-Cert)...

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