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Products : Materials
New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Composite Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® composite tubing is ideal for...

New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Software
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Each month, the editors of Medical Design Briefs choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for MDB's design engineering readers.

Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Briefs : Medical
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving...

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
R&D : Electronics & Computers
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Features : Electronics & Computers
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference

One of the challenges of using commercial power supplies in medical instruments is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Commercial power supplies often list “meets Class B” for EMI,...

Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Features : Medical
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors

Computational methods are not widely used in practical medicine, mainly because it is difficult to model specific medical procedures and their effects on the human organism...

Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
On-Demand Webinars : Software
Modeling Microfluidic Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Learn how to enhance your modeling and design processes for lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip devices, or any other microfluidic systems, in this webinar featuring consulting firm Veryst Engineering.

From the Editor : Electronics & Computers
From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin
From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin

With increasing investments in R&D to develop self-healing, comfortable monitoring systems, a recent report indicates that electronic skin is gaining...

From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin
R&D : Medical
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Products : Motion Control
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

Inventory Software

A new application from Dynamic Systems, Kirkland, WA, uses barcodes to manage inventory and upload the information to any accounting system....

New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices
Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices

A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the...

Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices
Blog : Imaging
Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners
Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child's aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles. That...

Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Hermetic Seals Guide

A guide from Accumet, Westford, MA, offers electromechanical engineers and designers design for manufacturability (DFM) tips for optimizing their...

New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies

The Hall effect was named after its discoverer, American physicist and thermoelectric researcher Harvard Edwin Herbert Hall. The Hall sensor acts as a magnetic field perpendicular to a...

Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Features : Medical
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices

Many factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” or interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, starting with the sheer...

Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
INSIDER : Medical
Electrodes Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics
Electrodes Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics

Scientists implanted electrodes in amputees’ stumps for better prosthetic control — with promising results. The early-stage research involved relocating nerves in patients’...

Electrodes Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase
Global Innovations : Materials
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Software
Four Best Practices for Software Testing
Four Best Practices for Software Testing

Great quality assurance is what turns great software into great product. Testing is a crucial part of any software development process, whether to ensure safety in a medical device, to minimize risk...

Four Best Practices for Software Testing
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing
Briefs : Medical
Advanced Design Tools for Additively Manufactured Medical Devices
Advanced Design Tools for Additively Manufactured Medical Devices

While the regulatory and validation burden can be high, it's not surprising that the medical device industry is one of the earliest adopters of additive manufacturing (AM, aka...

Advanced Design Tools for Additively Manufactured Medical Devices
News : Robotics, Automation & Control
First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
Products : IoMT
New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs

SPC Software

Zontec, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has released new statistical process control (SPC) software designed to improve manufacturing quality. The Synergy 1000™ and...

New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : FDA/Regulatory
Why Cloud QMS Better Supports Regulatory Compliance
Why Cloud QMS Better Supports Regulatory Compliance

Companies regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) need to establish current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) as part of Title 21 CFR part 820 requirements. This...

Why Cloud QMS Better Supports Regulatory Compliance