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Optics/​Photonics

Medical optics and photonics technologies support lab diagnostics, X-ray imaging, ophthalmic lasers, and a variety of other essential devices. Read the latest news and expert advice about medical optics and photonics companies, industries, and research labs.

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Researchers have developed remote-controlled, mechanical microdevices that, when inserted into human tissue, can manipulate the fluid that surrounds them, collect cells or release...

Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Multicore Optical Fiber Grating Array Fabrication for Medical Sensing Applications

The growing interest in high-performance fiber grating arrays can be attributed to today’s acceptance of optical fiber sensors in more medical applications such as shape-sensing fiber incorporated into surgical instruments. This presentation looks at a...

A team at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has prototyped a flexible patch containing tiny transducers for monitoring health conditions. When paired with a new algorithm, the...

The camera-like device can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images.
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

Glenbrook Technologies, based in Randolph, NJ, has been chosen by several institutions to supply its LabScope™ for preclinical medical research. The LabScope is a patented low-dose,...

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, the largest hospital in the Middle East, has launched a pilot program for breakthrough rapid COVID-19 detection tests...

The number of colors is not limited by the microscope’s spectral channels or exploiting spectral crosstalk.
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Features: Electronics & Computers
Scalable Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging
Major medical imaging vendors are currently ramping up their artificial intelligence (AI) activities.
Scientists have identified a new class of x-ray detectors based on layered perovskites
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.
Advancements have enabled marker bands to be applied more safely and consistently.
Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
Researchers have tested a new imaging method to understand the brain as an individual develops Alzheimer's disease.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products & Services: May 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Imaging Technology Provides Greater Definition
The SEER method is 67 times faster than current techniques.
Toray Industries has launched Raytela® polymer optical fibers for minimally invasive surgery.
On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Overcoming Mediocrity in Cylindrical Laser Processing of Medical Devices

Laser processing has been used for decades to manufacture tubular medical devices, such as stents, valves, and vascular grafts. However, achieving the precision that is necessary for high-volume production is more challenging now than ever before. Driven by growth...

Researchers have developed an ultrasound diagnostic protocol for COVID-19. The protocol was developed in the laboratories of UniTrento with collaboration from a dozen clinical teams in Italy as...

Researchers have described CT imaging features that aid in the early detection and diagnosis of the coronavirus in a study led by Dr. Michael Chung, M.D., assistant professor in the...

Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time....

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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