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Ingestibles & Lab-on-a-Chip

Read about advancements in ingestible medical devices, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics, and ingestible sensors that monitor the body. See the latest news about lab-on-a-chip medical diagnostics.

R&D: Medical

Researchers have designed a microfluidic platform that incorporates different steps that are usually performed by trained personnel in sophisticated lab settings on a single platform. The...

R&D: Medical

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

INSIDER: Medical

A new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation between the ankle...

Briefs: Medical

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

INSIDER: Medical

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

Briefs: Medical

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

R&D: Materials
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
R&D: Medical
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
Features: Connectivity
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Features: Photonics/Optics
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
INSIDER: Nanotechnology

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an off-the-shelf cell phone. Engineers...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new technology could accelerate uptake and development of on-chip diagnostic techniques in parts of the world where rapid diagnoses are desperately needed to improve public...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Leveraging lab-on-a-chip technology and the cutting-edge genetic editing technique known as CRISPR, researchers have created a highly automated device that can identify the presence of the novel...

R&D: Medical
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Briefs: Wearables
Sensing patch detects increased biomarkers in bodily fluids.
Blog: Medical

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...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable a future socially distanced health monitor.
Briefs: Medical
The paper-based device allows point-of-care testing in one step.
Blog: Design

Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
R&D: Medical

A team of scientists has devised a functioning comprehensive multiorgan-on-a-chip platform that enables effective in-vitro-to-in-vivo translation (IVIVT) of human drug pharmacology.

Articles: Medical
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
Briefs: Medical

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University’s Kevin Kit Parker and published in the journal Lab on a Chip,...

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Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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