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News : Test & Measurement
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global
Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global

As of September 2018, Instron’s Calibration Laboratory in Norwood, MA USA (NVLAP Lab Code 200301-0) expanded its global reach to include Europe into its existing operations. This addition...

Instron’s Calibration Laboratory Goes Global
INSIDER : Test & Measurement
New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact
New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact

Researchers have developed a contactless method for measuring blood flow in the upper limbs. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface under green light measuring the absorption...

New Method Measures Blood Flow with No Contact
Products : Test & Measurement
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Compact Linear Induction Motor

H2W, Santa Clarita, CA, has developed a compact linear induction motor that can generate 10.6 lb [47 N] at a 15 percent duty cycle....

New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Features : FDA/Regulatory
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices

Meeting the requirements for patient-connected medical devices can present challenges for power system designers. There are several key elements to consider, including isolation,...

Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
INSIDER : Medical
Inexpensive TB Test Holds Promise for Low-Income Countries
Inexpensive TB Test Holds Promise for Low-Income Countries

A low-cost, easy-to-replicate test for tuberculosis might help developing nations better identify and treat the infectious and sometimes deadly disease, new research suggests. A...

Inexpensive TB Test Holds Promise for Low-Income Countries
Features : Test & Measurement
EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition

The fourth edition IEC/EN 60601-1-2 (4th Edition) will become a mandatory standard covering safety for medical devices on December 31, 2018.1,2 As with any new...

EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
Features : Materials
Four-Step Plastic Testing Protocol: Making Informed Design and Material Decisions
Four-Step Plastic Testing Protocol: Making Informed Design and Material Decisions

Medical devices across the United States must not only keep pace with advances in technology but also with the increased use of harsh solvents and...

Four-Step Plastic Testing Protocol: Making Informed Design and Material Decisions
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles

When validating the steam sterilization instructions for a reusable medical device,...

Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles
Briefs : Medical
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective
Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major, yet often preventable threat to patient safety, and they can have a significant impact on the survival rate of...

Tests Prove Immersion Method of Production of Implantable Devices is Effective
News : Test & Measurement
Nelson Labs New Global Website to Improve Customer Experience

Nelson Laboratories, a business unit of Sotera Health LLC, has launched a completely redesigned Web site, nelsonlabs.com. The company provides microbiological testing and expert advisory services for medical device, pharmaceutical, tissue, and life science companies. The new site...

News : Medical
Sotera Health Acquires Gibraltar Laboratories

Sotera Health has acquired New Jersey-based Gibraltar Laboratories. This acquisition expands the U.S.-based analytical testing capabilities of Sotera Health’s Nelson Labs business. According to Sotera, Gibraltar Laboratories is a leading outsourced provider of microbiology and analytical chemistry...

News : Medical
NAMSA Launches “Uniquely IVD” Development Services to Expedite IVD Technology Commercialization
NAMSA Launches “Uniquely IVD” Development Services to Expedite IVD Technology Commercialization

NAMSA has launched an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) development business to provide global manufacturers a proven resource for expedited...

NAMSA Launches “Uniquely IVD” Development Services to Expedite IVD Technology Commercialization
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions
Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions

An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health...

Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions
Features : Imaging
Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body
Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body

The latest advances in 3D technologies are revolutionizing the ability to measure the human body, and this is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry and in the development of...

Using Optical 3D Scanning to Measure the Human Body
News : Materials
Instron Open House to Host Materials Testing Workshops

Instron, a manufacturer of testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets, is hosting a Biomedical Open House September 20, 2018, at its Norwood, MA, headquarters. The free event will present the company’s latest advancements in static, dynamic, and impact testing for...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration
Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration

Calibration of a device is carried out to minimize the uncertainty in measurements. It helps in reducing the errors and brings the measurement to an acceptable level....

Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Bringing Glucose Monitoring to New Levels through Integrated Sensor Design
Bringing Glucose Monitoring to New Levels through Integrated Sensor Design

Close metabolic control through glucose monitoring is a well-known way for persons with diabetes to maintain good health and avoid medical complications. The current...

Bringing Glucose Monitoring to New Levels through Integrated Sensor Design
Briefs : Design
Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test
Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test

An at-home Pap smear test is designed to reduce anxiety associated with the procedure and give women more control over their health without interfering with their work or social life. The Domi Care,...

Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test
News : Test & Measurement
Mahr Signs Cooperation Agreement with NanoFocus

Mahr and NanoFocus, the German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, have signed a cooperation agreement. In May 2018, Mahr will be offering confocal microscopes from NanoFocus as the new Mahr product family MarSurf CM. This expands Mahr’s tactile portfolio with optical metrology.

News : Test & Measurement
Sotera Health LLC to Sell Nordion’s Medical Isotopes Segment to BWXT

Sotera Health has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell the Medical Isotopes segment of its Nordion business to a subsidiary of BWX Technologies. According to the company, the transaction will create a platform that will accelerate growth for both...

News : Medical
ORS Acquires Silicon Cert Laboratories

ORS Labs, the parent company of Oneida Research Services, Inc. (ORS), has acquired Silicon Cert Laboratories in Reading, PA. Silicon Cert Laboratories is an internationally recognized leader in environmental and mechanical testing and qualification of products and components for multiple industries,...

News : Test & Measurement
Nelson Labs Expands Itasca Lab Operations and Testing Capabilities

Nelson Laboratories, LLC, a Sotera Health company, has made significant investments to expand the operations and service capabilities at its Itasca, IL, laboratory facility to better service customers.

Briefs : Medical
Atomic Blasting Creates New Devices to Measure Nanoparticles
Atomic Blasting Creates New Devices to Measure Nanoparticles

Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the...

Atomic Blasting Creates New Devices to Measure Nanoparticles
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

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...

New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
Briefs : Medical
New System Explores the Future of Automated Visual Inspection
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...

New System Explores the Future of Automated Visual Inspection
Briefs : Medical
Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning
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...

Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning
Features : Medical
Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices
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...

Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices
News : Test & Measurement
Molder Rebrands to Reflect Expanding Services

Matrix Tooling, Inc. & Matrix Plastic Products, Wood Dale, IL, has rebranded the company as Matrix Plastic Products, Inc. The moldmaker and plastic injection molder of critical components made the change coinciding with its 40th anniversary. According to the company, the decision to move forward...

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