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Learn about risk assessment, design validation, and the many phases of medical product development.

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Features: Materials
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
R&D: Energy
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.
Briefs: Design
Deadlines are approaching for compliance.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Nanotechnology
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Medical

Despite the impressively fast development of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests over the last year and a half, the vast majority of patient samples must still be sent to a lab for processing,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
R&D: Design
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Blog: Medical

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer American PAPR LLC is ramping up manufacturing of respirators across its 17-state supply chain in answer the...

INSIDER: Medical

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a tablet-sized device that can reliably detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously. Initial results show the test can...

INSIDER: Medical

To address the COVID-19 outbreaks that continue to skyrocket with new clusters in numerous dark red areas in many provinces across Thailand, a research team has developed an...

INSIDER: Medical

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with COVID-19 within about 90 minutes. The masks are embedded with tiny, disposable...

INSIDER: Design

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost nasopharyngoscope for use in provincial and district hospitals in the Vietnam, where traditional scopes are cost prohibitive....

INSIDER: Medical

An antigen-based detection technique could be used to analyze as many as 500 samples per hour. In a recently completed study, the rapid test was able to diagnose a viral...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have designed a testing protocol for SARS-CoV-2 that can process tens of thousands of samples in less than 48 hours. The test, called SARSeq, or Saliva...

Features: Test & Measurement
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
INSIDER: Design

A reliable — and cheap — antibody test can analyze more than 1,000 samples at once and requires a small drop of blood, such as that from a finger prick.

From the Editor: Design
FDA has created a “Catalog of Regulatory Science Tools,” in which it provides a comprehensive list of peer-reviewed resources for medical device developers.
Briefs: Design
Modifications to existing N95 masks improve their reusability.
News: Design

EDGe Surgical, Inc., a company focused on developing and manufacturing smart orthopedic and spine surgical instruments, has been granted patent 10,912,483 titled “Handheld...

INSIDER: Medical

New research could help solve a major challenge in the deployment of certain COVID-19 vaccines worldwide — the need for the vaccines to be kept at below-freezing temperatures...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called centrifugal multispinning that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production...

INSIDER: Medical

A diagnostic test can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a...

INSIDER: Design

A new viral screening test diagnoses COVID-19 in a matter of minutes with a portable, pocket-sized machine. It also simultaneously tests for other viruses — like influenza...

INSIDER: Design

Researchers have transformed copper nanowires into metal foams that could be used in facemasks and air filtration systems. The foams filter efficiently and...

Features: FDA/Regulatory
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An appropriate aesthetic can be much more than consequential cosmetics; it can improve ease-of-use and safety.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Learn the basics of heat shrink tubing and its use in medical device manufacturing.

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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.

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