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News : Photonics/Optics
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers

A smaller, faster and more sensitive laser power meter in the form of a folding mirror uses a capacitor-based force transducer and merges optical elements, namely a high reflectivity mirror,...

In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
News : Medical
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications

Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could...

Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
News : Medical
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease

Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems.

Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
News : Medical
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
News : Medical
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

A new diagnostic test shows promise for detecting the disease earlier. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for bio-markers of pancreatic...

Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
News : Medical
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants

Researchers have observed a way that the brittle nature of ceramics can be overcome as they sustain heavy loads, leading to more resilient structures such as dental...

Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
News : Medical
ICU Medical's Plum 360 Infusion System First Medical Device to Earn UL Cybersecurity Certification

ICU Medical, Inc., which makes medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, has become the first medical device manufacturer to obtain certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP), a new...

News : Medical
New Diagnostic Device Designed to Prevent Stroke at Home

With a rapidly aging population and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke is becoming one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and across the world. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented but currently there is no way to assess and...

News : Medical
New Amgen Video Details How to Use its AutoTouch Injection Device

Amgen has released a new video detailing the use and operation of its Autotouch device for the company’s Enbrel arthritis drug. The eight-minute video describes how the automatic device allows a patient to administer the drug by simply placing it painlessly on the skin.

News : Materials
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early

A microfluidic device the size of two quarters has the ability to catch and release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — cancer cells that circulate in a cancer patient's blood. Such a device could lead...

Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections
Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections

Researchers have turned to 3D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study...

Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections
News : Medical
Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off
Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off

Researchers are working on “erasable” contrast agents that would have the ability to blink off, on command, thereby revealing their location in the body.

Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off
News : Medical
Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback
Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that regulates current so that a prosthetics user feels steady sensation, even when the electrodes begin to peel off or when sweat builds...

Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback
News : Medical
Lab-on-a-Chip Delivers Critical Immunity Data for Vulnerable Populations
Lab-on-a-Chip Delivers Critical Immunity Data for Vulnerable Populations

A team of researchers has developed a portable, reconfigurable lab-on-a-chip diagnostic platform and field-tested the system in remote Kenya. Their validated platform...

Lab-on-a-Chip Delivers Critical Immunity Data for Vulnerable Populations
News : Tubing & Extrusion
Cadence Expands, Adds New PEEK Machining, Molding Capabilities

Cadence, Stauton, VA, recently completed the expansion of its machining capabilities to include polyetheretherketone (PEEK) machining and molding capabilities as the use of PEEK components continues to rise in implantable medical devices.

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Launches Innovation Challenge for Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use

FDA has launched an innovation challenge to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health and diagnostic devices, to help combat the opioid crisis and to help prevent and treat Opioid Use Disorder — a serious health condition that can be a...

Articles : Imaging
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog

An inability to handle misty driving conditions has been one of the chief obstacles to the development of autonomous vehicular navigation systems that use visible light. These systems are...

Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog
News : Medical
New AI Technique Dramatically Improves Quality of Medical Imaging
New AI Technique Dramatically Improves Quality of Medical Imaging

A radiologist's ability to make accurate diagnoses from high-quality diagnostic imaging studies directly impacts patient outcome. However, acquiring sufficient data to...

New AI Technique Dramatically Improves Quality of Medical Imaging
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Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases
Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases

Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's,...

Novel PET Imaging Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases
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High-Resolution Brain Imaging Provides Clues About Memory Loss
High-Resolution Brain Imaging Provides Clues About Memory Loss

As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience "senior moments," but are these memory lapses normal? There is currently no good way to tell. However, researchers at the...

High-Resolution Brain Imaging Provides Clues About Memory Loss
News : Medical
Inside Story: Zeus Industrial Products Inc.
Inside Story: Zeus Industrial Products Inc.

Medical product manufacturers share the ideals of a circular economy, in which high value is given to the recovery and recycling of resources whenever possible. Zeus Industrial Products Inc.,...

Inside Story: Zeus Industrial Products Inc.
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier
Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers have fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous...

Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier
News : Wearables
Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity
Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a wearable, noninvasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours — essentially an electrocardiogram but for...

Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity
News : Medical
Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors
Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors

Engineers have for the first time demonstrated that wood can be directly converted into a carbon sponge capable of withstanding repeated compression and other extreme mechanical...

Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors
News : Medical
Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care
Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care

Researchers have created a mobile version of the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. Instead of sending...

Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care
News : Medical
Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound
Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound

Development of a theoretical basis for ultrahigh piezoelectricity in ferroelectric materials has led to a new material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric...

Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound
News : Medical
Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages
Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages

Engineers have developed a thin, lightweight, rubber-like adhesive film that can stick to highly deformable regions of the body, such as the knee and elbow, and maintain its hold even after 100...

Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business
Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business

NuTec Tooling Solution has released the compiled results of its first annual Industrial Automation Impact Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The survey evaluated the degree to which industrial...

Survey Finds Automation 'Critical' to Business

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