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News: Photonics/Optics
Enhanced 3D Imaging Advances Brain Treatments

Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, to improve rapid 2D and 3D imaging of neuronal activity in the living brain and other tissues. PySight serves as an add-on for laser scanning microscopes. Such an advancement in...

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a surgical camera inspired by the eye of the morpho butterfly. The...

IMPLANTABLE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR ADVANCED PROSTHETIC CONTROL

The Implantable Myoelectric Sensor (IMES) system transmits localized myoelectric signals...

News: Imaging
Mindray North America Selects Eastman Medical Polymers to Enhance Patient Monitors

In an effort to improve patient safety and device durability, Mindray has incorporated Eastman’s medical polymers into its current generation of patient monitors. Used in healthcare facilities throughout North America, the Passport Series of bedside monitors,...

News: Medical
NAM Publication Outlines Use of Procurement Requirements to Drive Interoperability in Healthcare

WASHINGTON – While healthcare has made great strides in recent years with the proliferation of electronic health records (EHRs), establishment of regional health information exchanges, and development of data exchange standards and interfaces,...

On October 10, 2018, FDA will host a webinar to share information and answer questions about the Quality in 510(k) (“Quik”) Review Program pilot....

Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.

Medical device maker Medtronic has awarded Weiss-Aug, East Hanover, NJ, as one of the top 12 suppliers from its 52,000 worldwide vendor base. For more than 25 years, Weiss-Aug has...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tech-Etch Announces Sale of Company to its Employees

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has sold 100 percent of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company.

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers,...

Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types...

Recent studies show that 40 percent of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease, and that the disease begins 10 to 20 years before people show up at the doctor's office...

For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
News: Software
OPEN MIND Partners with Okuma America, Joins Partners in THINC

OPEN MIND Technologies AG, a developer of CAD/CAM software solutions, has partnered with Okuma America, joining the Partners in THINC, founded by Okuma. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new...

News: Medical
Nelson Labs New Global Website to Improve Customer Experience

Nelson Laboratories, a business unit of Sotera Health LLC, has launched a completely redesigned Web site, nelsonlabs.com. The company provides microbiological testing and expert advisory services for medical device, pharmaceutical, tissue, and life science companies. The new site...

News: Medical
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the...

News: Medical
Plug-and-Play Diagnostic Devices

Researchers at MIT's Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These "plug-and-play" devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among...

News: Medical
Device Attaches to Damaged Heart to Restore Cardiac Function

After a patient has a heart attack, a cascade of events leading to heart failure begins. Damage to the area in the heart where a blood vessel was blocked leads to scar tissue. In response to scarring, the heart will remodel to compensate. This process often ends in ventricular or valve...

News: Medical
Repetition Key to Self-Healing, Flexible Medical Devices

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at material inspired by the proteins in squid ring teeth.

News: Medical
Six Proposals Receive Seed Funds to Develop Medical Devices for Children

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose six companies from among 10 finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of up to...

News: Test & Measurement
Sotera Health Acquires Gibraltar Laboratories

Sotera Health has acquired New Jersey-based Gibraltar Laboratories. This acquisition expands the U.S.-based analytical testing capabilities of Sotera Health’s Nelson Labs business. According to Sotera, Gibraltar Laboratories is a leading outsourced provider of microbiology and analytical chemistry...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the fee rates and payment procedures for medical device user fees for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C...

NAMSA has launched an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) development business to provide global manufacturers a proven resource for expedited...

Whitford, makers of fluoropolymer coatings, has confirmed Teknicote, Rumford, RI, as a member of the Whitford Recommended Coater (WRC) program. The WRC program recognizes custom...

Instron, a manufacturer of testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets, is hosting a Biomedical Open House September 20, 2018, at its Norwood, MA, headquarters....

A knee-replacement part and a hearing aid part were winners in the medical/dental category in the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards...

News: Medical
Primer Released on Agile Methodology for Safety-Critical Medical Devices

After collaborating for 10 years via custom workshops, training, and worldwide presentations on the power of Agile methodology, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, principal of Lean-Agile Partners, Lexington, MA, and Brian Shoemaker, principal of ShoeBar Associates, Dedham, MA, have...

News: Medical
Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cryterion Medical, Inc., a privately held company developing a single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The addition of this cryoballoon platform positions the company as the first...

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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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