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Implants & Prosthetics

Learn more about the materials and properties of today's advanced implants and prosthetics. Examples include cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, and orthopedics.

R&D: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

Global Innovations: Materials

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology – MISIS have developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra-high molecular...

News: Regulations/Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new...

Supplements: Medical
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Supplements: Medical
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R&D: Medical

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research done by Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Western Ontario.

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a...

Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart cells...

Briefs: Medical

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode...

Briefs: Medical

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a paper in...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A new center for the transfer of new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry is being built in Bettlach, Switzerland. The center, called Swiss m4m Center is...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain a very subtle, close-to-natural sense of touch. The scientists managed to reproduce the feeling...

News: Materials

With the recent acquisition of Minnesota based Sil-Pro, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has expanded its product and service offering in the healthcare and medical industry. The acquisition of...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have discovered that cellulose nanocrystals in a viscous state can easily be shaped together with other biopolymers into complex three-dimensional structures using a 3D...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the...

INSIDER: Medical

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information...

Features: Design

Why do some people develop malfunction of their mitral valve (MV) after a heart attack? The answers are complex, and treatments are not yet perfected. But...

Products: Materials
Implant-Grade 3D Printing Material

Evonik, Essen, Germany, has developed a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.

INSIDER: Medical

An intelligent system for “tuning” powered prosthetic knees allows patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours...

INSIDER: Medical

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project. A research team has created a system that allows two...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The medical robotics market is expected to exceed more than US$13.0 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 21.1 percent. These systems are shifting the design of the surgical suite, changing...

INSIDER: Medical

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or...

INSIDER: Medical

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases...

Features: Design

Long-term patient comfort is a key part in any implant surgeries. Accurate placements of implants, of knees, hips, and other medical devices, is crucial to reducing the risk of discomfort and the...

Technology Leaders: Materials

Around the world, people are living longer with more active lifestyles thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development...

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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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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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