By Cochise Mapa Cochise Mapa is director of business development at Emerson Network Power. Visit Emerson Network Power at www.powerconversion.com .
By Randolph J. Sablich Randolph J. Sablich is the VP/GM of DRC Metrigraphics. Visit DRC Metrigraphics at www.drc.com/metrigraphics .
The use of imaging technologies in the diagnosis of health concerns is experiencing very exciting growth and advancement. The technology displays images in much greater quality and in real time.
Tumors in the thorax and abdomen move up to several centimeters during respiration. This intra-fraction motion impacts all forms of external beam radiation therapy and is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the era of image-guided radiotherapy.
Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man's carotid artery.
The Project: Power RFID tags that are used to collect data and track medical equipment throughout the hospital. The Solution: Employ high temperature lithium batteries so devices can go through sterilization cycles without having to remove the power source, enabling a continuous data stream.
By Erik Fadlovich Erik Fadlovich is a quality control expert with more than 13 years experience in the manufacturing industry. Fadlovich holds a bachelor's degree in Aviation Technologies and Operations from Western Michigan University.
Ever since the Venice Arsenal started mass producing ships in the world’s first factory in the 13th century, manufacturers have been driven by the need for speed. In today’s environment, consumers demand for new products is driving ever shorter product lifecycles.
In the fall of 2005, Bob Elson, vice president of engineering at Coapt Systems Inc, wanted to develop their design for a new cosmetic surgical device, known as the Surgiwire Incisionless Dissector, into a finished product ready for shipment to surgeons.
The ideal method of doing business in a fast-growing nation like China is for a firm to place its own personnel on the ground.
The World Health Organization reports that close to 177 million people worldwide currently suffer from diabetes and this figure is expected to more than double by 2030. However, getting new treatments to patients can be complex and time-consuming, especially for small, specialty companies.
Silicon oscillators now offer quartz oscillator performance at a lower cost Firms like Ecliptek, a supplier of frequency control products to the electrnoics industry since 1987, have embraced the fast-growing MEMS resonator timing market.
The Makrolon Rx2530 polycarbonate has proved itself useful within the medical community. Avant Medical, a leading medical technology manufacturer, is currently developing the latest generation of its Pulse Injection technology for needleless injection of medications.
Requiring 100% inspection and identification is essential for most products. Low-volume production often goes hand-in-hand with high costs, particularly if the variety of products concerned is also extensive.
More medical devices are being designed with electronic components that enhance the overall functionality and/or efficiency of the product. It is interesting to theorize where these electronics may take healthcare.