Design & Testing

Learn what's trending in medical device testing and design. Explore the latest medical products, applications, and technical briefs covering simulation & design software; advanced measuring instruments; and monitoring systems, devices, and instrumentation.

News : Research Lab
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...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
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...

Features : Medical
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...

News : Test & Measurement
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 : Medical
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....

Briefs : Medical
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...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

Briefs : Design
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,...

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 : Medical
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 : Test & Measurement
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 : Medical
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 : Photonics/Optics
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...

Products : Software
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...

Briefs : Medical
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
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...

News : Test & Measurement
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...

Products : Medical
New Products and Services: March 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Integrated Sensor

DunAn Sensing, San Jose, CA, has launched a new series of integrated pressure and temperature sensors. The TP series uses the company's proprietary...

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.

Briefs : Test & Measurement
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 : Test & Measurement
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 : Photonics/Optics
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,...

News : Test & Measurement
Sterigenics International Changes Name to Sotera Health

Sterigenics International has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health. Its three operating companies — Nelson Labs™, Nordion®, and Sterigenics® — will continue to maintain their current names. The new parent company name signals a more integrated and...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
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 : Test & Measurement
Toolholder Fit, Concentricity Key in High-Speed Machining

Machinists know that when it comes to precision machining, the importance of a toolholder cannot be overstated. The quality of the toolholder plays an even greater role when precision...

Products : Medical
New Products and Services: August 2017 Medical Design Briefs

Reflective Optical Sensor

TT Electronics, Woking, UK, has introduced a reflective optical sensor that provides dependable edge and presence detection of reflective media under a wide range of ambient light conditions. Integrated into a 4 × 2.2 × 1.5 mm surface-mount package,...

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 : Materials
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.

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