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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.

INSIDER: Materials

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

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Features: Design
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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: Motion Control
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Briefs: Medical
Deadlines are approaching for compliance.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
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: Design
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
R&D: Materials
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
INSIDER: Medical

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Products: Imaging
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
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Briefs: Materials
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Materials
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Briefs: Wearables
The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.

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