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INSIDER: Design

A point-of-care COVID-19 test can now detect and differentiate the alpha variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from earlier strains in saliva samples. The new test builds...

INSIDER: Design

A new design for eye and brain implants draws its inspiration from nature. Researchers have grown rodent retinal neurons on a fractal-patterned electrode, one that mimics the repeating...

Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

INSIDER: Design

A new low-cost portable instrument manipulates light and fluid for fast and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples. Although still in the research stage, the new...

Inside Story: Design
MDB recently spoke with Anthony Bracale, director of sales and marketing at Hobson & Motzer Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components.
Technology Leaders: Design
The need for innovations like multi-filar cables and multi-channel transmission cables has become more important than ever.
Features: Design
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
INSIDER: Medical

A new test for COVID-19 combines the speed of over-the-counter antigen tests with the accuracy of PCR tests that are processed in medical labs and hospitals. The Harmony...

INSIDER: Wearables

A passive air sampler clip can help assess personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2, which could be especially helpful for workers in high-risk settings, such as restaurants or...

INSIDER: Design

Researchers have designed a high-quality assay that can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening. Results from an early preclinical study suggest that tests with the new assay...

INSIDER: Medical

The first generation of COVID-19 vaccines have been highly effective, but also have limitations: their efficacy can wane without a booster shot, and they may be less...

INSIDER: Design

Engineers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that they are calling a “Fitbit for the face.” Dubbed “FaceBit,” the lightweight,...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers are using gold nanoparticles to develop a new molecular diagnostic platform that considerably reduces the time required for COVID-19 detection. The RT-PCR...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have designed a rapid sensing COVID-19 test to meet the challenge of universal testing and tracking variants. The test takes advantage of the virus’...

INSIDER: Design

Engineers have developed a powerful new tool that monitors the electrical activity inside heart cells, using tiny “pop-up” sensors that poke into cells without...

Briefs: Design
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
Features: Design
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
INSIDER: Design

A new form of CRISPR technology that takes advantage of a compact RNA-editing protein could lead to improved diagnostic tests for COVID-19.

INSIDER: Medical

A non-invasive exhaled breath screening system for COVID-19 (TestBreathNow-TBN) analyzes breath samples using breath-borne VOC biomarkers. The sampling process is completely...

INSIDER: Medical

A device detects viruses like COVID-19 in the body as fast as and more accurately than current, commonly used rapid detection tests. The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately...

Blog: Design

Growing older can bring both joy and hardship into our lives. Tasks that were once easy may become difficult as we age. However, with state-of-the-art technologies, the golden...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Design
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
INSIDER: Medical

Blending experts from molecular genetics, chemistry and health sciences, researchers have created a rapid diagnostic technology that detects SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

New research has demonstrated the feasibility of mass producing customized respiratory protection for healthcare workers with a comfortable close-fitting seal that is...

INSIDER: Design

A nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine has elicited immune responses suggesting very potent and broad protection against SARS-CoV-2 in a preclinical study. The results need to...

Features: Design
Developing IFUs for reusable devices presents a unique challenge that requires focused attention to ensure patient safety: the reprocessing method.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers plan to develop an affordable and accurate at-home, saliva-based COVID-19 test, rivaling the simplicity and convenience of pregnancy tests and glucose...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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.

Inside Story

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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