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Power supplies are essential to a variety of medical devices, from MRI equipment to robotic surgical devices. Learn about the medical power supply market and requirements for compliance. Explore technical briefs, white papers, and products.

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The Materials Project, co-founded and directed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Kristin Persson, provides a Google-like database of material properties for fuel cells,...

News: Electronics & Computers
Glucose to Power Pacemakers

Researchers at the Technological Institute of Energy, Valencia, Spain, are working to create a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery, they say, would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must undergo.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Ada Poon, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is pioneering research to develop electronic therapies to heal the body from within, working to add...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A team of Northwestern researchers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

Features: Regulations/Standards

When it comes to medical equipment, nothing is more important than the safety of patients and health care personnel. From diagnostic tools such as ultrasound devices to home health...

Applications: Medical

Technological advancements are making medical devices increasingly feature-rich and miniaturized: two performance characteristics that are inherently...

News: Materials
Heart-Powered Electronics

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created thin, flexible electronic devices that efficiently harvest the mechanical energy from natural motions of the human body. In addition to advances in materials processing to enable fabrication of these thin film devices, accurate analytical models...

Products: Medical

TDK-Lambda Corporation, San Diego, CA, introduces ZMS100 2" x 4" medical and ITE certified power supplies. Designed to provide long field life in medical applications, the ZMS100 series can operate with or...

Products: Medical

LEMO USA, Inc., Rohnert Park, CA, introduces the 0T Series Connector, a small sized watertight connector using the same original LEMO Push-Pull technology. Based on the LEMO B Series, the 0T Series...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, announces that it now fully stocks a comprehensive selection of 2- and 3-conductor North American power cords, international power cords, and hospital-grade power cords in...

From the Editor: Electronics & Computers

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to select the one product from our 12 Products of the Month that you thought was the most significant new...

Features: Test & Measurement

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...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The third edition of IEC 60601-1 has been in effect since June 2012. It replaces the previous version as a basic standard for medical electrical equipment and describes the general...

Products: Energy

Panasonic Corporation, Rolling Meadows, IL, has developed a pin-shaped Lithiumion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

PIK Power, Inc., Marlborough, CT, offers a large standard range of MINMAX high isolation converters with models ranging from 1 to 10W. Products with fully regulated or unregulated output voltages are available....

Technology Leaders: Medical

While a number of countries have standards in regards to overall medical equipment, a few countries have related component requirements (e.g. plugs...

Products: Energy
iPS-M420S Industrial Power Storage

Advantech, Milpitas, CA, launched its iPS-M420S, a 420-Wh industrial power storage system with a lithium iron phosphate cell. This environmentally friendly and long-lifecycle, rechargeable battery provides substantial charge capacity, safety, and cost-efficiency. With its fanless design and IP67 DC output...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, along with other institutions, has developed a toolset to allow them to explore the interior of...

R&D: Medical

Engineers at Stanford University are working on a new generation of medical devices that would be planted deep inside the body to monitor illness, deliver therapies and relieve pain. But in order to do so, they...

News: Electronics & Computers
Harvesting Energy for Medical Implants

Scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have demonstrated a new technique for harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations of the environment and converting it into electricity. They explain that energy harvesters are needed, for example, in wireless self-powered sensors and medical...

Products: Medical

SL Power Electronics, Ventura, CA, introduces the MB65S family of 65-watt single-output convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies, designed to meet the new safety standards of IEC...

News: Medical
Coating Batteries for Child Safety

Each year, nearly 4,000 children go to emergency rooms after swallowing button batteries, which can cause burns that damage the esophagus, tears in the digestive tract, and in some cases, even death. To help prevent such injuries, researchers at MIT, Cambridge, MA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and...

R&D: Medical

A Stanford University engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant that requires no batteries. The device gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to...

R&D: Materials

A team of scientists at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, developed a one-step approach to growing germanium nanowires from an aqueous solution. They say that their process may...

R&D: Medical

In the not too distant "Internet of Things" reality, sensors could be embedded in everyday objects to help monitor and track everything from the safety of bridges to the health of your heart....

News: Energy
Sweat Powers These Tattoo Biobatteries

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has designed a sensor applied as a temporary tattoo that can not only monitor a person’s progress during exercise but produce power generated by their perspiration that may be used to energize small electronic devices.

News: Electronics & Computers
Designing a Pure Lithium Anode

The race is on to design smaller, cheaper, and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet power storage needs. Now, a team of researchers at Stanford University report that they have taken a big step toward designing a pure lithium anode, which, they say, would greatly advance current lithium ion batteries.

News: Energy
FDA Recognizes Two UL Battery Safety Standards for Medical Devices

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Northbrook, IL, announced that the FDA has recognized two UL battery safety standards as consensus standards for medical devices incorporating lithium or nickel-based batteries. The two standards are UL 2054 - Standard for Household and Commercial...

R&D: Medical

An interdisciplinary research team from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Arizona, Tucson, has developed a flexible medical implant...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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