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Hood Protects Operators From Fumes and Particles

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | Air Science Usa | Product Releases | Comments

The Purair 20 Ductless Fume Hood has been designed to provide operator protection when using hazardous substances. A face velocity at 100 fpm ensures containment of fumes and an alarm will alert the operator when the airflow falls to an unacceptable level.

Beyond the Ilities: What Makes Medical Technology Unique

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Rick Schrenker | Articles | Comments

An Editorial By Rick Schrenker Rick Schrenker is the systems engineering manager in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Biomedical Engineering. He can be reached at 617-726-7534 or raschrenker@partners.org .

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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.

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Grinder-Polisher Offers Repeatable Sample Preparation

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | Buehler Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

The EcoMet 250 grinder-polisher is designed to meet medical industry needs. This product offers options for preparing samples in single or central force modes when combined with an AutoMet 250 power head.

Polyurethane Adhesive Exhibits Very Low Moisture Absorption

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | Ellsworth Adhesives | Product Releases | Comments

This polyurethane encapsulant, UR3005, exhibits very low moisture absorption and high elongation at low temperatures. A polybutadiene modified polyurethane, it has excellent moisture resistance with water pickup of less than 1% during immersion at 60°C.

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.

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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 Co., 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.

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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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.

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.

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