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R&D: Materials
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
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R&D: Medical
The system both pinpoints the exact location of a tumor and measures its depth.
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R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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R&D: Medical
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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Global Innovations: Semiconductors & ICs
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
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R&D: Nanotechnology
The 3D printable nanocomposite polymeric ink uses carbon nanotubes.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible thermoelectric generators could be a useful way to make carbon "green."
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The candy was used as an electrode to detect salt and electrolyte levels in saliva.
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Briefs: Imaging
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
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Features: Data Acquisition
The FDA will focus on data management and digitizing healthcare.
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Briefs: Medical
The ink could be used to make parts for tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and drug delivery.
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Applications: Design
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
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Features: Design
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
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Features: Materials
Learn the history of this game-changing medical material and the latest hydrocolloid developments and applications.
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Applications: Software
Cosm’s work shines a light on a common, growing, under-served, and global women’s health issue.
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Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
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R&D: Energy
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
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R&D: Medical
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
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R&D: Test & Measurement
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device could help guide recovery after treatment for head and neck cancer.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
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Briefs: Medical
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
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R&D: Medical
The proposed system will help prevent the onset of diabetes.
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Briefs: AR/AI
AI enables examination of hearts for scar tissue, eliminating the need for contrast injections.
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Global Innovations: Materials

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

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Briefs: Materials
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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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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