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News: Medical

Osteochondral defects, which develop after acute traumatic injury, often must be repaired through a surgical transplant procedure. In the past, surgeons had to use...

News: Medical

While flexible electronics have brought major innovation to wearable and implantable medical devices, their specific mechanical and biological properties have made them...

News: Medical

Baxter has received 510(k) clearance of its new Novum IQ syringe infusion pump (SYR) with Dose IQ Safety Software, representing the company’s latest developments for infusion...

News: Medical

Stryker’s Q Guidance System for spine applications combines new optical tracking options provided by a redesigned, state-of-the-art camera with sophisticated...

News: Medical

An in-home study of the elderly that collected data from non-contact sensors around their residences combined with machine learning analysis has discovered health problem...

News: Medical

A research team out of the Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD) within South Korea’s Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a high-resolution...

News: Medical

While research shows that removal of cancerous tumors is most successful when surgeons remove a layer of healthy tissue around tumors, it can be difficult to know where healthy...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of scientists received a four-year, $3.7 million NIH grant to attempt what they say would be a medical first: performing robotic heart catheterization while the patient is inside a...

INSIDER: Medical

Using swarms of pinhead-sized magnets inside a handheld, all-in-one lab kit, researchers have developed a technology that could significantly increase the speed and volume of...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers and design software specialists have used a technique called generative design to produce a knee implant that can be used to treat osteoarthritis. Generative...

INSIDER: Software

A team of scientists from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore...

INSIDER: Medical

A wearable vest system is designed to monitor heart failure patients in their home and detect when their condition is worsening. Such early detection of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)...

INSIDER: Medical

A new national collaborative — Biomedical Technology Research Resource — will develop label-free optical imaging technologies for medical and biological applications. Researchers...

INSIDER: Internet of Things

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are part of a consortium of 19 partners that will aid personalized healthcare by using virtual copies of objects. EDITH (Ecosystem for...

News: Medical

As part of its free education program, MD&M Minneapolis will feature two “Coffee Talk” sessions. The sessions are open to all attendees. Both will be held in Room 103C in the...

News: AR/AI

Focusing on the future of healthcare, Mark Wehde, chair of Mayo Clinic division of engineering, will present the keynote at MD&M Minneapolis, Nov. 2. He will examine at the...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

Medtech moves fast … especially in a healthcare hub like Minnesota. Keep the pace with the latest innovations and immerse yourself in a community of visionaries and industry leaders....

INSIDER: Materials

Drawing inspiration from nature, researchers have developed a medical adhesive that could save lives, modeled after structures found in marine animals like mussels and flatworms.

INSIDER: Materials

A new dielectric material enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines with shorter scan times and higher image resolutions, good news for cutting the cost of MRI scans for the hospitals and for...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A newly developed 3D printing technique could be used to cost-effectively produce customized electronic “machines” the size of insects, enabling advanced applications in robotics, medical...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have embedded low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.

INSIDER: Medical

On-skin medical sensors and wearable health devices must be flexible and ultrathin so they can move with the human body. Researchers demonstrated how an important component of the sensors...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a biosensor that could help physicians precisely diagnose brain cancer from a minute blood sample.

INSIDER: Medical

A team of researchers used data from wearable devices to predict outcomes of treatment for depression on individuals who took part in a randomized clinical trial. They...

INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant...

INSIDER: Medical

New research offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

INSIDER: Materials

Patient-specific 3D printed smart metamaterial implants double as sensors to monitor spinal healing. The new class of multifunctional mechanical metamaterials act as their own sensors, recording and...

INSIDER: Design

A different way to build a COVID-19 vaccine is said to remain effective against new and emerging variants and could be taken as a pill, by inhalation, or other delivery methods.

INSIDER: Wearables

Transdermal Diagnostics, a University of Bath spinout company, has invented a wearable patch that allows people with diabetes to painlessly monitor their blood glucose levels. The company has...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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