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Advances in materials and manufacturing are leading to better implants, prosthetics, and devices. Browse innovative developments in materials and manufacturing that significantly impact medical device design and production.

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Coating Releases Antimicrobial Peptides
Technology Leaders: Semiconductors & ICs
FPGA Technology for High-Speed Medical Image Processing

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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INSIDER: Medical

A flexible polymer composite microneedle array can overcome the physicochemical bacterial biofilm present in chronic, nonhealing wounds and deliver both oxygen and...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Continued innovation is at the heart of the medical device industry, with new technology supporting critical outcomes such as earlier...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers at RMIT University have flipped traditional 3D printing to create intricate biomedical structures, advancing the development of technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The...

News: Medical

Microfluidic devices underpin lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technologies that are developed to provide the rapid diagnoses needed at point of care for the swift, effective treatment of many...

White Papers: Medical
A Practical Energy Efficiency Solution For Life Science Utilizing Industry 4.0

“Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Industry 4.0” (I4.0) are buzzwords in the process manufacturing and automation world, with far-reaching benefits...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fluid-dispensing systems, a micro-dosing pump, solenoid valves, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New data shows that during the pandemic, the medtech industry created more, better-paying jobs than the manufacturing sector overall.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Briefs: FDA/Regulatory
Deadlines are approaching for compliance.
Technology Leaders: Wearables
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Materials
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

R&D: Wearables
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Features: Materials
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

To better align its five co-branded shows, Informa Markets had rebranded MD&M West with a new logo and renamed the conference Design. Engineer. Build.

Products: Design
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using a new minuscule device, researchers can implant insulin-secreting cells into diabetic mice
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Nanotechnology
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn why the global market for medical device technologies is projected to grow from $605.7 billion in 2020 to $796.9 billion by 2025.
Briefs: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.
Briefs: Medical
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
R&D: Materials
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new organic (carbon-based) semiconducting material has been developed that outperforms existing options for building the next generation of biosensors. An international research team led by KAUST is...

White Papers: Materials
Peek and Beyond - Properties and Differences in High Performance Polymers

With decades of experience in extrusion manufacturing, Spectrum understands the challenge of successfully processing high performance and high heat polymers. In select...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.

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