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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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CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop positioning...

Briefs : Imaging
New System Explores the Future of Automated Visual Inspection

The concept for a new automated visual inspection system that uses robotics to manipulate metallic components is being tested at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering has opened a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s...

Features : Test & Measurement
Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices

For patients, high-quality orthopedic components mean that implants can be kept for as long as possible, reducing or even eliminating the need for further procedures down the road. In...

News : Medical
Medical Device Preclinical Bootcamp to Explore Testing Pathway

An upcoming seminar will explore the preclinical testing pathway for medical devices. The event will cover everything from concept to regulatory submission, including relevant regulations and standards, as well as the role each type of test plays in the overall testing program. It...

News : Medical
Biocompatibility Expert to Discuss Successful Sample Preparation for Medical Device Testing

Properly prepared test articles are critical for accurate biocompatibility testing. As a sponsor of a medical device, it is imperative for medical device manufacturers to understand what to do to ensure a successful test of a proposed medical device.

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Basics of Electric Heaters

Hotwatt has manufactured specialized electric heating elements for over 64 years, all made in the USA. Products include cartridge, air process, immersion, strip and finned strip, tubular and finned tubular, band, compressor crankcase, foil, flexible rope and ceramic heaters. We are a quality supplier to OEM's in the in...

Briefs : Medical
Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy can be remotely monitored using their smartphone sensors and an algorithm that detects worsening symptoms based on objective changes in...

Briefs : Medical
New Rapid Test Helps Diagnose Malaria

The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and sub-tropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate...

Features : Software
More than Just Measurement: Dimensional Inspection FAQs

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that products are not only being manufactured on time, but that production is repeatedly accurate. In this continuous,...

Briefs : Medical
New Test Rapidly Diagnoses Zika

MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relative of the...

Briefs : Medical
Low-Cost, Noninvasive Test Can Evaluate Muscle Health

A new, noninvasive test developed by researchers at the University of Georgia shows how exercise can help people with neurological injuries and illnesses. Until now, evaluating the muscle...

Briefs : Medical
Flexible Glass Opens Door for Tiny Medical Devices

Brigham Young University researchers have developed glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Paper-Based Virus Diagnostic Can Be Easily Administered

Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news. Hoping to foil Zika's rapid advance, researchers from the Wyss Institute in Boston, along with...

Briefs : Materials
Biomedical Skin-Like Bandage Is Stretchy, Durable, and Long Lasting

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
NIST Illuminates Transfer of Nanoscale Motion Through Microscale Machine

As U.S. industry develops smaller mechanical systems, they face bigger challenges — microscopic parts are more likely to stick together and wear out when they make...

News : Medical
Addressing Challenges in Manufacturing Technologies

There’s no doubt that additive manufacturing (AM), including emerging 3D printing technologies, is booming. Despite its promise though, AM still has far to go to in understanding the impact of subtle differences in manufacturing methods on the properties and capabilities of resulting...

Features : Test & Measurement
A “Particle” of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: The Significant Benefits of Premarket and Postmarket Particulate Testing of Cardiovascular Devices

Particulate testing of cardiovascular medical devices is an important and valuable step on the road to regulatory clearance, market success, and patient safety. Device manufacturers that...

Features : Medical
Everything’s Connected: Strategies for Testing New Medical Devices

Imagine you are recovering from an operation and are fitted with wireless body sensors that allow you to move in the hospital bed or around the room in comfort. Once past...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
PC-DMIS 2014.1 Measurement Software

Hexagon Metrology, N. Kingstown, RI, has launched PC-DMIS 2014.1, a significant update of the popular measurement software to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data. The new mid-term software release introduces tools and technologies to help laser and optical measurement devices perform...

Features : Test & Measurement
Using Surge Testers for Design Verification and Production Testing

Not only are medical devices expected to function as intended, they must meet ergonomic, safety, FDA and functional requirements. They must be designed to function in adverse environments; sometimes in the operating room; sometimes in an emergency vehicle for example. If a device...

Features : Materials
Creating a Technically Advanced Medical Tube: An Independent Extruder’s Perspective

With catheters and medical devices becoming increasingly advanced and specialized, so has the process of creating that device. With complex designs, or parts, having exacting/enhanced physical functional characteristics, one cannot just pick up a phone to order...

Features : Medical
PVC vs. Polyurethane: A Tubing Comparison

PVC and polyurethane are thermoplastic materials that can be formed into a variety of shapes, including tubing and reinforced hose. Both materials are useful in numerous applications. But depending...

Features : Test & Measurement
Why Choose an Ultrasonic Flow Meter?

One of the more common purposes of an ultrasonic flow meter is to measure the velocity of a fluid in order to calculate the volumetric flow rate of a medium through a tube. This can be done through the use of a basic principle involving the transit-time of crystal transducer signals across the medium....

Features : Test & Measurement
Oxygen Sensors Monitor Bioreactors and Ensure Health and Safety

NASA Technology

In the mid-1990s scientists at NASA Kennedy Space Center were experimenting with an unusual substance: cow digestive bacteria. Could it break down...

Features : Medical
Non-Contact, Light-Based Measurements for Medical Balloons and Catheters

One of the most prevalent measurement devices in a medical balloon or catheter manufacturing facility is the micrometer gauge. It is simple and inexpensive. But, this measurement technique is subject to a high degree of operator variability. Another limitation is that it...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
EL-ENVIROPAD-TC Thermocouple Logger

Saelig Company Inc., Fairport, NY, introduces the Lascar EL-ENVIROPAD-TC thermocouple-based temperature meter for spot temperature readings with additional built-in data-logging vand graphing functionalities. This handheld device takes and records temperature readings via the supplied K-type thermocouple...

Products : Energy
60601 Energy Reduction Test Time Saver

Compliance West, San Diego, CA, which manufactures custom hipot and surge testers, introduces the D5-P medical tester, specifically designed to conduct the energy reduction test in IEC 60601 Third Edition and provide a numeric display of the joules consumed in the energy reduction test. Features include...

Products : Test & Measurement
New RF Calculators and Conversion Tools

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., Irvine, CA, has created and published a new set of 27 RF calculators and conversion tools to assist engineers. They include link budget, coax impedance, RF power conversion (such as dBm to Watts), attenuation, frequency, wavelength, VSWR/return loss, torque, noise, Free Space...

Products : Test & Measurement
LDRA Optimization of Tool Suite

LDRA, Wirral, UK, has optimized the LDRA tool suite target implementation to deliver the same comprehensive software test and verification capabilities with a 60 percent smaller on-target footprint. LDRA has added a new form of instrumentation that integrates all platform coverage dependencies into one structure....


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