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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

Seeking answers on how to fabricate functionally useful patterns in ways inspired by developmental biology, a team of scientists has used frontal polymerization to mimic...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A new method allows for a laser-driven integration of metals into polymers to form electrically conductive composites. The development of flexible electronics, IoT...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a 3D printing technique that extends the possibilities of lateral flow testing. Everyone is familiar with these tests in the form of the...

INSIDER: Wearables

A team of researchers has developed a device that offers a quicker and less-invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically activated glue patch applied...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
Features: Test & Measurement
See how medical disposables are leading to a growth in the use of bioplastics.
Products: Materials
A new system ensures optimal synchronization between the adhesive, the dispensing system, and the UV LED curing equipment.
Briefs: Materials
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Briefs: Medical
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
For all of the advancements available in ultrasonic technology, there are certain component, material, or application characteristics that can make assembly quality very difficult to control.
Technology Leaders: Medical
An objective screening matrix to enable medical device manufacturers in identifying the appropriate material for device assemblies.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
White Papers: Medical
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

INSIDER: Design

Researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called centrifugal multispinning that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Injection Molding Principles

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should know,...

News: Medical

Mactac®, a LINTEC Company, has acquired Duramark Products Inc., previously known as Ritrama USA. The acquisition consists of the company’s Minneapolis, MN, and Moore,...

Features: FDA/Regulatory
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Features: Software
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Features: Design
An appropriate aesthetic can be much more than consequential cosmetics; it can improve ease-of-use and safety.
Products: Motion Control
Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
Briefs: Medical
The materials change shape over time in response to stimuli.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Stainless steel tubing is a primary support feature of single-use handheld surgical devices.
Technology Leaders: Design
Learn the basics of heat shrink tubing and its use in medical device manufacturing.
Global Innovations: Energy
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray. Driven by the magnetic field, the coated...

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