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Briefs: Design
A research team has developed a new approach that integrates a minimally invasive, painless microneedle platform capable of absorbing the cell-surrounding, biomarker-containing fluid from deeper layers of the skin with an ultra-sensitive, single-molecule detection method (Simoa) that detects often rare, yet relevant biomarkers with higher sensitivity than conventional methods.
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News: Design

Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the...

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INSIDER: Design

Researchers have developed an intravenous (IV) needle that softens upon insertion, minimizing risk of damage to blood vessels and tissues. The Phase-Convertible, Adapting and non-REusable...

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Trivia: Design

What neurosurgery technique was inspired by a wine bottle opener?

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Features: Wearables
Experienced design teams that have the expertise in the regulatory aspect of device design during the R&D process (involving UX/UI design, human factors engineering, user research, prototyping) will be coveted, especially with the growth that is occurring in the home medical equipment market.
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Features: Medical
Selecting suitable bearings for medical devices is crucial in ensuring their reliability and performance. Factors such as material choice, lubrication, precision and noise levels, and protection from contamination should be carefully considered to meet the demanding requirements of the healthcare industry.
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Briefs: Medical
Neither the MDR nor Annex XVI are new. Nevertheless, the entry into force of the common specifications now presents a new situation for manufacturers of devices without an intended medical purpose.
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News: Medical

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, has launched new innovations at RSNA23 that are designed to put patients and healthcare providers center stage....

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Trivia: Robotics, Automation & Control

What device that was designed to assist in orthopedic procedures was the first of its kind?

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White Papers: Design
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Future of Patient Monitoring and Connected Healthcare Intel Solution Brief

In our data-rich medical world, the challenge lies in analyzing information in real-time to enhance patient care. Kontron's MediClient Panel PC, built on Intel®...

White Papers: Medical
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Empowering Medical Design with Additive Manufacturing 3D Solutions for a Healthier Future

Explore the future of healthcare technology in our white paper, "Empowering Medical Design with Additive Manufacturing.” Discover how additive...

Features: Electronics & Computers

As medical devices become more complex, designers must use the available spaces within their devices more efficiently. Several PCBs often have to be connected in the tightest of spaces.

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From the Editor: Design
Implantable medical devices may be nothing new — doctors have been inserting things like pacemakers and cochlear implants into their patients’ bodies for decades — but as the relationship between people and technology becomes ever more co-dependent.
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Features: Design

The 21st annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL,...

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From the Editor: Medical
The selection of colors for medical devices can be a complex process that takes into account various factors, including functionality, safety, aesthetics, branding, and regulatory requirements. But where do you start? See what Editor and Director of Medical Content Sherrie Trigg says.
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Trivia: Medical

What PPE did certain specialized doctors don in the 16th and 17th centuries, but is now often worn as a scary Halloween costume?

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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new technology offers a minimally invasive option for neurology while improving patient outcomes.
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News: Regulations/Standards

To foster the development and commercialization of medical devices designed for children, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a nearly $7.5 million grant to...

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Features: Design
The long road toward ending Parkinson’s disease is not a typical one. It is far from linear, has innumerable hills and valleys, and we’ll likely only sense reaching the destination before actually seeing it.
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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Keep the pace with the latest innovations and immerse yourself in a community of visionaries and industry leaders. It’s all waiting at the region’s most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing event — MD&M Minneapolis — part of Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis.
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R&D: Design
For some with AFib, a catheter ablation is used to burn or freeze the precise area causing the problem to restore a normal heart rhythm.
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Trivia: Design

What medical device would come to shape modern medical practice around the use and development of artificial organs?

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Briefs: Design
According to the World Health Organization, strokes are the leading cause of disability and the second-leading cause of death worldwide. One-fourth of people over 25 can expect to experience one during their lifetime.
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White Papers: Design
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High-Efficiency Power Conversion Designs in Automotive and Transportation Applications

Download our Whitepaper for an in-depth examination of the extensive capabilities and competitive advantages of the power management ICs from Diodes Inc....

News: Regulations/Standards

Organ transplant developer, Paragonix Technologies has received FDA clearance for its next-generation donor lung preservation system,...

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Podcasts: Medical
A hemostatic gel technology that rapidly controls bleeding could transform wound care.
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Features: Medical

The animal kingdom has fascinated man from the beginning of time. From the most minute organisms to undersea and land creatures that have perfectly evolved to adapt to their environments, we have...

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Features: Medical
For researchers and manufacturers interested in reducing the costs of coated well plates while improving research quality and diagnostic test resolution, outsourcing to a qualified contract services provider could be an optimal solution.
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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions

Medical Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (MMT), a leading global provider of medical device manufacturing solutions, acquired Ireland-based Somex Automation and Ward Automation Galway. Recognized for developing best-in-class custom automation and integration solutions encompassing the entire product lifecycle, from design and development through production, testing, and packaging, these brands have become the flagship offerings of MMT Automation. To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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