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Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Each month, the editors of Medical Design Briefs choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for MDB's design engineering readers.

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Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Ultrasonic Welder

Cycle time, changeover, and downtime can be significantly and efficiently reduced with a new ultrasonic welder from Hermann Ultrasonics, Bartlett, IL. The...

Product of the Month: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Materials
New Silk Materials Can Wrinkle into Detailed Patterns, Then Unwrinkle to Be “Reprinted”
New Silk Materials Can Wrinkle into Detailed Patterns, Then Unwrinkle to Be “Reprinted”

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns — including...

New Silk Materials Can Wrinkle into Detailed Patterns, Then Unwrinkle to Be “Reprinted”
Briefs : Wearables
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children...

Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
Briefs : Medical
Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment
Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment

Invasive procedures to biopsy tissue from cancer-tainted organs could be replaced by simply taking samples from a tiny “decoy” implanted just beneath the...

Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment
Briefs : Medical
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving...

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Novel Applications of Electrospinning Could Improve Devices
Novel Applications of Electrospinning Could Improve Devices

When you visit Andrew Steckl’s lab at the University of Cincinnati, you see a nondescript glass box that weaves together different fibers. He sees endless possibility.

Novel Applications of Electrospinning Could Improve Devices
R&D : Medical
Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices
Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices

A new interface takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables, or computers.

Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices
R&D : Medical
New 3D Printing Technique for Biomaterials
New 3D Printing Technique for Biomaterials

A new technique could be used to print soft biomaterials that could be used to repair defects in the body. The method offers an alternative to existing techniques that use gels that have been minced...

New 3D Printing Technique for Biomaterials
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors

Researchers have applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices. Simulations were done using online software on a...

Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors
R&D : Medical
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk

A recent study shows that wearable accelerometers — mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt, or bracelet to track movement — are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient...

Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk
R&D : Medical
VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs
VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs

Scientists have shown that amputees can actually be convinced that the prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. They do this by going beyond the “seeing is believing” idiom based on...

VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs
Briefs : Medical
Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging
Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging

Researchers have developed a way to enhance the imaging speed of two-photon microscopy up to five times without compromising resolution. This record-fast imaging speed will allow scientists...

Computational Approach Speeds Up Microscopy Imaging
Briefs : Imaging
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging. This relatively young medical imaging technique can be used for...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
News : Medical
Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging
Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single micrometer in all directions, even in a...

Machine Learning Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging
Briefs : Medical
Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke
Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported in the journal “Stem Cells” that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and...

Imaging Reveals Results from Stem Cell Trial for Stroke
Features : Medical
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors

Computational methods are not widely used in practical medicine, mainly because it is difficult to model specific medical procedures and their effects on the human organism...

Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
Features : Medical
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion

In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are...

Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
Features : Medical
Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories
Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories

Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), Farnborough, UK, has designed a budget-friendly plate handler that works in a tight laboratory footprint, developing an innovative product that could...

Plate Handler Adds Automation in Medical Laboratories
Features : Medical
Create the Future Contest 2019 Grand Prize Winner: Life-Saving Device Extends Organ Viability for Transplants
Create the Future Contest 2019 Grand Prize Winner: Life-Saving Device Extends Organ Viability for Transplants

The 17th annual Create the Future Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc.,...

Create the Future Contest 2019 Grand Prize Winner: Life-Saving Device Extends Organ Viability for Transplants
Articles : Medical
2019 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: ULiSSES
2019 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: ULiSSES
Learn more about ULISSES, an organ-preserving device that received top honors in the "Create the Future" Design Contest.
2019 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize Winner: ULiSSES
Features : Medical
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference

One of the challenges of using commercial power supplies in medical instruments is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Commercial power supplies often list “meets Class B” for EMI,...

Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Articles : Wearables
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Additives

Color and additive concentrates from PolyOne, Avon Lake, NH, help manufacturers design and manufacture parts that appear to be covered with fabric, but without...

New Products & Services: November 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment
Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment

Additive Manufacturing

Felix Partners, IJsselstein, the Netherlands, has launched several additive manufacturing platforms for industrial production applications. The Pro 3 integrates...

Product Focus: Manufacturing/Assembly Equipment

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