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A Breakthrough in Nanotoxicology by INRS Researchers

February 18, 2015 9:22 am | by Stéphanie Thibault, INRS | News | Comments

Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? Researchers...

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Miniature Solenoid Valve

February 18, 2015 9:09 am | by Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

New from Parker Hannifin, the Series MX – Model 7 is a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device manufacturers a high performing, energy efficient pneumatic on/off control valve in a compact 10 mm size. “With the growing pressure to improve patient recovery rates and to reduce health...

Ultrasound Technology Burns Fat

February 18, 2015 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. a global leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, launched a national advertising campaign on February 12, 2015 that promises to help achieve a "flatter tummy without the torture." The multi-channel campaign...

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Future of Molding Lies in Development of Automation

February 18, 2015 8:30 am | by Jason Nelson, Tech Center Manager, ProMed Molded Products | ProMed Molded Products, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Implantable devices serve a variety of functions from regulating the beat of a heart to restoring the range of motion in knee and hip joints. Over the last few years we’ve seen the merging of implantable devices and drug therapies. Incorporating...

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Ergonomics is Better in Today’s Design and Manufacturing Capabilities

February 18, 2015 8:30 am | by Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The capabilities of injection molding are continually expanding. In 2014, Proto Labs advanced two processes: metal injection molding (MIM) for smaller, stainless steel parts and liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) molding, which is often used for...

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Diaphragm Isolation Liquid Valve

February 18, 2015 6:47 am | by Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

This 6.4 mm diaphragm isolation valve improves performance of Clinical Diagnostic and Analytical Chemistry systems that require precision fluid, plus it delivers liquid dispense performance in a very small package. At just 6.4 mm wide it can be easily mounted over microplates improving performance and saving space. When mounted on a manifold the R6’s ultra-small footprint enables smaller and...

Development in Infusion Pump Connectivity Needed to Support Home Care

February 17, 2015 4:19 pm | by Jessica Edge, Analyst, Clinical Care Devices, IHS Medical Technology | Blogs | Comments

The continued pressure on healthcare spending in mature markets is driving demand for cost-effective treatment solutions. In response, home and alternate-site care markets are growing in number and expanding their reach. Patients requiring...

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Horizontal Connector

February 17, 2015 3:31 pm | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package...

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Siphon Fed Atomizing Nozzles

February 17, 2015 3:26 pm | by Exair Corporation | Exair Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as much as 36 inches (91cm). Siphon fed nozzles can be used on liquids up to 200 centipoise. The new No Drip Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid...

'Google Lens' to Improve Surgery and New Doctor Training

February 17, 2015 3:23 pm | by Wichita State University | News | Comments

Wichita State University professors Jibo He and Barbara Chaparro continue to find ways to be creative and innovative -- this time inventing a device that could have positive ramifications in the medical field and beyond... 

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New Gadgets Could Help Monitor Chronic Conditions

February 17, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing small devices with new technologies for patients to monitor their chronic conditions, particularly the elderly and those in underserved populations. Professor David Burke describes... 

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3D Tissue Engineering with Multicellular Building Blocks

February 17, 2015 2:05 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

In creating engineered tissues intended to repair or regenerate damaged or diseased human tissues, the goal is to build three-dimensional tissue constructs densely packed with living cells. The Bio-P3, an innovative instrument able to pick...

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Breathalyzer for Lung Cancer Screening

February 17, 2015 2:02 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds -- biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath...

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Wireless Minute: Keep Beat Sports Bra Bolsters Motivation

February 17, 2015 1:41 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

One British design student created an amazing sports bra… yes, you heard that correctly; the bra aims to make running easier and more fun by matching your music to your heart rate. Victoria Sowerby, a student at Northumbria University...

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Portable Surface Finish Gages

February 17, 2015 1:18 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has introduced an updated version of its Pocket Surf portable surface finish gage. Pocket Surf portable surface finish gages have enjoyed wide popularity for more than 30 years and across many precision applications because of their exceptional utility and simple one-button operation. The new Pocket Surf IV builds on that reputation...

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