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Explore articles that will help you test your medical devices and software. Validation techniques include environmental monitoring, biocompatibility testing, packaging validation, and sterilization services.

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Sotera Health, a global provider of mission-critical sterilization and lab-testing and advisory services, has acquired Montana-based BioScience Laboratories. This acquisition...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fast, Cheap COVID-19 Antibody Test

A cost-efficient COVID-19 antibody test costs less than $2 per test and is used with a desktop detection system that is suitable for point-of-care situations like clinics and physician offices.

NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers.
Sealed pump systems can dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of chemical transfer.
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Six Tips for Ensuring Precise Compact Distance Measurements
How do know whether the system that you specify is sufficient for your demanding — and potentially lifesaving — application? Read these 6 tips.
"The health system of the future will be consumer-centric, wellness-oriented, care everywhere, and digitally connected,” says one expert.
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.

Frequent cleaning and surface disinfection — already proven to help reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) — has become even more critical due to the...

Supplements: Test & Measurement
Medical Design Briefs: 2020 Technology Leaders
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
By collecting tears, the lenses effectively measure pH and levels of biomarkers.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the public has learned about a wide variety of medical tools and technologies used to prevent, test for, and treat the virus. From ventilators and N95 masks, to...

Products: Test & Measurement
Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2020
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.

Scientists have demonstrated a quick and effective mass testing approach using saliva samples to detect individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 but are still not showing...

Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
White Papers: Medical
Implantable Medical Devices: a Clinical Approach to Designing Preclinical Studies

Implantable medical devices are being increasingly used in both established and novel clinical applications. Given their invasive nature, such devices are...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
COVID-19 Test Produces Rapid Results

A CRISPR-based diagnostic for COVID-19 can produce results in 30 minutes to an hour, with similar accuracy as the standard PCR diagnostics now used. STOPCovid could be made cheaply enough that people...

Regardless of the pace of production, quality control testing is still required to ensure that the products being sent to our front lines will perform as required.
Engineers are thinking of creative ways to design a packaging system that will ensure safe arrival of a medical device.
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

Instron, a global manufacturer of materials testing equipment, is holding its first-ever virtual Biomedical Testing Open House. Scheduled for August 24–27, this online event will bring...

Scientific leaders from the National Institutes of Health have set forth a framework to increase significantly the number, quality, and type of daily tests for...

Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.

A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19...

Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.

Everlywell, a digital health company that offers individuals access to at-home collection lab tests, has received an Emergency Use...

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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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