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Outsourcing Directory : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Briefs : Energy
Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries

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
3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

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...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart...

Briefs : Medical
3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

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...

R&D : Wearables
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App

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 : Nanotechnology
Smart Microrobots Adapt to Surroundings

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
Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception

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...

R&D : Markets
Bioinspired Drug Delivery

Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to more effective...

INSIDER : Medical
New Center to Focus on 3D Printed Implants

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
Next-Generation Bionic Hand Restores Sense of Touch

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 of...

News : Materials
Trelleborg Acquires Sil-Pro, Expands Product Line

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...

News : Aerospace
Pluristem Collaborates with NASA to Study PLX Therapeutic Benefits in Space Missions

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a regenerative medicine company developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products, has announced a collaboration between...

INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Implants Created from Biodegradable Material

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...

News : Markets
Global Medical Gas Equipment Market Size to Exceed $7.2 billion by 2024

The medical gas equipment size is poised to exceed $7.2 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. According to the report, favorable...

INSIDER : AR/AI
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

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

INSIDER : Medical
Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity

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 found...

Features : Medical
Rehab Device Works with All Joints of Lower Limbs
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all...

Features : Medical
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation

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...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Glove Gives Robotic Hand Sense of Touch

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.

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

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...

INSIDER : Medical
Reinforcement Learning Expedites ‘Tuning’ of Robotic Prosthetics

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

INSIDER : AR/AI
Robots Perform Spinal Surgery with Pinpoint Accuracy

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 robotic...

INSIDER : Medical
Passive Exoskeleton Addresses Existing Limitations

A novel spinal exoskeleton has undergone a comprehensive evaluation of the newest version. The SPEXOR exoskeleton is designed to prevent low-back pain and support workers with existing...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics Market Forecast: $13 Billion by 2022

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
Tiny, Implantable Device Uses Light to Treat Bladder Problems

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 : Connectivity
Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders

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 like...

R&D : Medical
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Briefs : Medical
Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate...

Features : Design
Customizing Implants With 3D Image Processing

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...

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