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Get an overview of the global medical robots market. Visit this Medical Design Briefs Robotics and Automation Hub to receive news, expert advice, and essential information – from the history of medical robots to the technologies of tomorrow.

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

IME West is hosting a never-before-seen dive into advanced manufacturing with its featured News and Brews Studio. Designed as a unique in-person news broadcast encompassing...

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
With a focus on transformation, innovation, and portfolio management, Medtronic is well positioned for continued success and value creation in the dynamic medical technology landscape. Its commitment to shareholders, coupled with strategic guidance updates, underscores Medtronic's trajectory toward sustained growth and long-term value.
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White Papers: Materials
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Polymer Seals Optimize the Performance of Robot Joints
A Robotics Case Study by Omniseal Solutions™

Learn how our polymer seals optimize the performance of robot arm joints through precision and reduced wear and tear. Discover statistics...

Trivia: Medical

What neurosurgery technique was inspired by a wine bottle opener?

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Products: Materials
See the new products and services, including Dillon Manufacturing's claw jaws, mesh-morphing technology from RBF Morph, an eQMS from Sierra Labs, Qosina's stopcock manifold, Surface Solutions Group's sustainable coating, Zuken's design platform, and more.
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Trivia: Design

What device that was designed to assist in orthopedic procedures was the first of its kind?

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INSIDER: Medical

A robotic device applies very specific forces over a range similar to forces used by human examiners and detects lumps using sensor technology at larger depths than before.

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White Papers: Medical
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How to Design and Specify a Multi-axis Automation Solution for Your Application

Multi-axis automation systems describe a large cross-section of controlled movement technologies used in various processes to lift, position and move loads....

Products: Medical
Supercapacitor Modules

Double-layer, series-connected electrochemical supercapacitor modules are now available from Kyocera AVX, Fountain Inn, SC. The new SCM Series modules can be used by themselves or in...

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Features: Medical
For nearly three decades, Intuitive Surgical has been a leader in robotic-assisted surgical systems. The company is driven by creating a healthcare future that is less invasive and where diseases are identified early and treated quickly. As a mature company, Intuitive is focusing on adoption of its systems.
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Features: Medical
The global market for both point-of-care testing instruments and home-use medical devices is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decades. To meet this demand, developers will continue to design products that are smaller, less complex, and easier to use.
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Products: Medical
See the product of the month: a micro diaphragm gas pump from KNF Neuberger.
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News: Connectivity

During an eventful week, manufacturing experts from across the globe congregated at the Alfândega Congress Center, a unique venue nearby Douro river, for...

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
The experience of technology providers in developing minimally invasive surgical instruments and RAS systems assembly offers significant advantages for the leading manufacturers of robot-assisted surgical systems.
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Videos of the Month: Wearables
See the videos of the month, including an unprecedented view of gene regulation, a new composite film that improves the safety of personal protective suits, a new kind of strength-building wearable for those with restricted mobility, and more.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
This month's product: Trelleborg has launched a family of products, materials, and services for fluid path single-use equipment designed to accelerate the advancement of life-changing therapies.
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White Papers: Medical
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Motor Calculations for Coreless Brush DC Motors

When selecting a Coreless Brush DC Motor for an application, or when developing a powered prototype, there are several basic motor physics principles which must be considered to produce a safe,...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Industry 4.0 is bringing about a fundamental shift in manufacturing, offering numerous opportunities for efficiency, customization, and innovation. This...

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INSIDER: Medical

A collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, is working to break through drug-delivery bottlenecks by...

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Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sport of golf continues to evolve as technology enables golfers to increase distance and accuracy and improved overall performance. Take this quiz to learn more about the impact of medical technology on the sport and the players.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
This month's product focus is on pumps and valves, including tubular solenoids, flow sensors, pneumatic micropumps, and a centrifugal pump.
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Blog: AR/AI

A new study provides interesting insights into the public's perception and acceptance of AI, robots, and nanotech in the healthcare industry,...

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top start-ups and medical device OEMs together to inspire the next life-changing medical device. The event will focus on key advances in robotics and 3D printing among other cutting-edge technologies.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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A proven and effective medication for osteoporosis, which is currently only available as an injection, can be...

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Videos of the Month: Medical
The videos of the month include a wearable patch that applies painless ultrasonic waves to the skin, millirobots, drug-delivery systems, and more.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have developed an automatic process for making soft sensors. These universal measurement cells can be attached to almost any kind of object. Applications are...

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Podcasts: Robotics, Automation & Control
AI can enhance healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and enable personalized treatments.
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INSIDER: Medical

An intelligent suit could significantly improve rehabilitation after a serious spinal cord injury. The AI-supported solution combines electrical stimulation of muscles with support for...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have developed the first system that enables four-arm laparoscopic surgery by controlling two additional robotic arms via haptic foot interfaces. It combines multi-limb...

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Inside Story

Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions

Medical Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (MMT), a leading global provider of medical device manufacturing solutions, acquired Ireland-based Somex Automation and Ward Automation Galway. Recognized for developing best-in-class custom automation and integration solutions encompassing the entire product lifecycle, from design and development through production, testing, and packaging, these brands have become the flagship offerings of MMT Automation. To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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