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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrode can be worn comfortably and stable for up to four weeks, without the potential need for any medical personnel to intervene to maintain it.
R&D: Nanotechnology
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
R&D: Medical
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The Product of the Month for November 2022.
Briefs: Design
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
Briefs: Materials
A Band-Aid® adhesive bandage is an effective treatment for stopping external bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist.
Briefs: Medical
UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in San Diego to offer a new, highly targeted, and precisely placed radiation therapy that delays tumor regrowth while protecting healthy tissue in patients with brain cancer.
Briefs: Materials
For the medical device industry, the cutting edge of parts machining goes far beyond having the latest CNC equipment and accessories.
Products: Imaging
The new products and services in November 2022.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The manufacturing/assembly equipment Product Focus for November 2022.
Briefs: Design
Using the device, assorted functional imaging was demonstrated to satisfy clinical needs.

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: Medical

A fast and sensitive COVID-19 test requires only a saliva sample; a palm-sized, portable device; and a smartphone.

Features: Medical

How does a 100-year-old medtech company evolve yet still retain its focus on the company’s original mission? Baxter has gone through many different phases and transformations. Now it is looking forward to its...

R&D: Design

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...


An easy-to-use test, which uses the same type of lateral flow technology as most rapid antigen tests for COVID-19, measures the level of neutralizing antibodies that target the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a...

INSIDER: Medical

A COVID-19 test detects and identifies specific SARS-CoV-2 variants with 100 percent accuracy. The RNA-encoded viral nucleic acid analytic reporter correctly determined...


Researchers have built an RT-PCR platform that gives results in 23 minutes that match the longer laboratory-based tests — faster than other PCR tests on the market. It can...

INSIDER: Medical

Skin swabs are surprisingly effective at identifying COVID-19 infection, according to new research, offering a route to a noninvasive future for testing for the virus. Researchers used...

Features: Design

Even before the pandemic disrupted patients’ in-person interactions with their healthcare providers, visionary designers had made significant...

R&D: Design

A first-of-its-kind device will allow more IVF clinics to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) as a treatment, while several IVF procedures, such as embryo culture, embryo cryopreservation,...

News: Design

Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its EMBOLD™ Fibered Detachable Coil, a device that is...

News: Medical

Medtronic plc has completed the acquisition of Intersect ENT, expanding the company’s comprehensive ear, nose, and throat (ENT) portfolio with innovative products used in sinus...

News: Medical

The all-new IM Engineering South is dubbed the “six-in-one advanced design and manufacturing expo,” which includes MD&M South. The event, which takes place June 14–16, is designed to give...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The global supply chain disruptions of the last two years are spurring major changes across the manufacturing sector. After decades of reshoring, legacy industries, such as textiles, are...

INSIDER: Medical

A COVID-19 testing device can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds as sensitively and accurately as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The device, researchers said,...


A rapid test for viruses can deliver results as accurate as lab tests within 30 minutes. The technology is 150 times more accurate than traditional rapid tests and matches the accuracy of...

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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.