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Medical Garments Block Radiation

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | Radiation Shield Technologies Corporate Office | Product Releases | Comments

Demron-M is a radiopaque, nano-polymeric compound fused between fabric layers and manufactured into medical garments that provide total radiation protection. It replaces traditional lead garments, which are dense, inflexible, and prone to cracking.

Stock Shapes of PEEK Available for Use in Implantable Medical Devices

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Product Releases | Comments

This range of stock shapes made of Zeniva PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is one of four polymers that comprise the company's family of Solviva Biomaterials being offered for use in implantable medical devices.

Driving the Backlighting for Patient Monitors: Which Technology is Best?

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Tom Novitsky and Bill Abbott | Articles | Comments

CCFLs powered by DC-AC inverters have been dominant in medical patient monitors, but LED BLUs are on the horizon and gaining ground in terms of usage. The benefits of each differ across many areas, including functionality, reliability, and cost.

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Optimizing the Processing of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPUs) for Maximum Results

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Cynthia Edgar, CQE | Articles | Comments

Overcoming typical TPU processing problems involving moisture and temperature can be a challenge when fabricating components or extruding tubing for medical devices. This article offers several tips to address these common concerns.

Creating Software Users Will Love

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Meaghan Beirne, Monique Gatner, and Dr. Melanie Rodney | Articles | Comments

A solid design can go a long way in the success of a product. Similarly, a solidly designed software solution that provides a true user-friendly experience can also lead to a very successful product.

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Safety Critical Coding Standards Reduce Medical Device Risks

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Paul Anderson | Articles | Comments

Software is making its way into a variety of medical devices to help offer patients a higher degree of effectiveness from these devices.

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Expanding the Capabilities of Connectors

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Jaime R. Erickson | Disposable Instrument Company, Inc., Colder Products Company | Articles | Comments

Many systems require a variety of different capabilities, such as air, fluid, and electronics, to be connected to a tool. As such, device manufacturers must ensure that each element is kept completely separate from each other. This can be especially challenging at the connection point.

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Design Talk: Silicone Tubing—Benefits and Properties Overview

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Rob Wilkinson | Helix Medical | Articles | Comments

By Rob Wilkinson Here's the bottom line up front-platinum-cured silicone is the exceptional choice for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech tubing applications, as well as medical devices that require extended contact with tissues and bodily fluids.

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Getting to the Heart of Interconnects

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Bernard Cole | Articles | Comments

The Project: Connect the various subsystems of a left ventricular assist system with a solution that offers reliability and durability. The Solution: Utilize cable assemblies that enable easy, but not accidental, disconnects, and provide a comfortable feel for patients.

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Design Guide Illustrates Manufacturing Capabilities for Flexible Printed Circuits

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

This brochure highlights the advanced manufacturing techniques used to create flexible printed circuits for today's sophisticated electronic applications.

Catalog Features 2,184 Pages of Electronic Components

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics Inc. offers the latest catalog for 2009. Catalog #637 (Feb – April 09) features 2,184 pages of the newest products and technologies from over 390 premiere electronic component suppliers.

Modular Conveyor Brochure

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group of Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers its VarioFlow Modular Conveyor brochure to help machine builders, integrators, and end-users design and implement flexible conveyor systems for a wide range of material handling and packaging applications.

Thermal Models for LEDs Now Online

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is providing, for the first time, thermal models for computing different LED designs as downloads. In addition to electrical, mechanical, and optical data, a compact model for Flotherm software is now permanently available for calculating thermal behavior.

Literature and Website Highlight Loctite Medical Device Adhesives

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

For medical device manufacturers in search of assembly adhesives and equipment, Henkel Corp. has

2009 Machine Vision Catalog

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Navitar, offers its 2009 product catalog featuring a full line of optical solutions for machine vision, automation, assembly, imaging, measuring, inspection and biomedical sciences.

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