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Design Talk: Latching Solenoid Valve for Compact, Portable Medical Equipment

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Christopher Marchant | The Lee Company | Comments

By Christopher Marchant Christopher Marchant is product manager of the Control Valve Group at The Lee Company. Visit The Lee Company at www.theleeco.com .

Design Talk: Medical Meeting Power Needs With Standard Components

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Cochise Mapa | Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions | Comments

By Cochise Mapa Cochise Mapa is director of business development at Emerson Network Power. Visit Emerson Network Power at www.powerconversion.com .

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Design Talk: Micro-Miniature Circuits Prolong Life and Improve Quality of Life

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Randolph J. Sablich | Comments

By Randolph J. Sablich Randolph J. Sablich is the VP/GM of DRC Metrigraphics. Visit DRC Metrigraphics at www.drc.com/metrigraphics .

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Diagnostic Imaging Horizons: A Constantly Moving Target

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Kimberly Powell | Comments

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.

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Respiratory Motion Tracking for Robotic Radiosurgery

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Calvin R. Maurer, Jr., Ph.D. | Comments

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.

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Miniaturization in the Medical Interconnect Market

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Anthony Kalaijakis | Hypertronics | Comments

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.

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Powering a Sterilization-Proof RFID Tag

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Sol Jacobs | Comments

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.

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Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Enhances Reliability by Detecting Problems Early

July 9, 2009 8:16 am | Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company | Comments

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.

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Speed: Today’s Manufacturing Competitive Edge

July 9, 2009 7:32 am | Comments

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.

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Development Between Companies Brings a New Product to Market in Record Time

July 6, 2009 11:31 am | Comments

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.

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For Quality Overseas Molds, Don’t Call a Broker

June 8, 2009 6:19 am | Comments

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.

Resin Portfolio Helps Bring a Diabetes Treatment to the Market Quickly and Efficiently

June 8, 2009 6:19 am | Comments

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.

The MEMS Generation Takes Its Place Beside Quartz

June 8, 2009 6:16 am | Comments

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.

Molding Raw Material and Know-How Together to Form a Needleless Injector

June 3, 2009 6:30 am | Comments

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.

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Fully Automated Inspection for Surgical Implants

June 3, 2009 6:27 am | Comments

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.

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