R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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 : Nanotechnology
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
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...

From the Editor — Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices
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?
Technology Leaders : Medical
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
Technology Leaders : 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 : Medical
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 : FDA/Regulatory
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 : Materials
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 : Test & Measurement
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 : Wearables
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Robotics, Automation & Control
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
Features : Nanotechnology
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 : IoMT
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 : Tubing & Extrusion
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
Technology Leaders : Materials
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 : Software
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 : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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

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