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Compact Vision System

August 8, 2006 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Galileo EZ is an affordable, compact manual vision system featuring live video camera feed and automatic edge detection via the new Metronics QC300 digital readout, high quality optics, and more.

LISTED UNDER: Optical Inspection | Product R&D

Clean Is a Project

August 7, 2006 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Closely monitored project management is essential to the success of clean room manufacturing. This

LISTED UNDER: Cleanroom Assembly | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product Design

Benchtop Technology Offers Solution for Testing Strength of Vascular Stents

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Test the mechanical strength of drug-eluting, polymer fiber stents to determine their ability to be utilized in specific applications. The Solution: Use benchtop tensile testing technology to verify the strength of the flexible stents.

LISTED UNDER: Tensile/Compression Testing | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing
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Clarifying the Risk Management Requirements of IEC 60601-1, Third Edition

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Guidelines that aid medical device manufacturers in the regulatory approval process are welcomed resources for engineers. The third edition of the IEC 60601-1 integrates risk management into the previously accepted safety standards for medical electrical equipment.

LISTED UNDER: FDA Compliance | Medical Device Testing

Designing a Cleaning Efficacy Program for Reusable Devices

August 3, 2006 12:17 pm | Namsa | Product Releases | Comments

There have been a number of changes in the last decade, which have raised questions as to how manufacturers should design cleaning and sterilization validation in order to be in compliance with new standards.

LISTED UNDER: Product Safety Compliance | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Hydrophobic Coating

July 10, 2006 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

A hydrophobic coating for plastics was designed to compliment the company’s proprietary diagnostic adhesive, GL-187. The coating can be successfully applied to polyester, polystyrene, vinyl, and other plastics for IVD and a variety of other medical applications.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

Liquid Silicone

July 7, 2006 8:43 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company continues to create customized liquid silicone solutions for the healthcare industry. Two

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

COC-Based Blister Film Solution for Tooth-Whitening Sponge Package

July 7, 2006 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

When Remedent Inc. packaged the peroxide-laden foam strips that form the basis of its tooth whitening products, it used a blister film from Tekni-Plex based on Topas COC (cyclic olefin copolymer).

LISTED UNDER: Product R&D
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Are You Willing to Champion an Automation Project?

July 6, 2006 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Before an automation project can be fully realized, it takes a champion to lead the charge and rally support in order to ensure success.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning

Miniature Medical Connectors

July 5, 2006 11:07 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical connectors need to be small, lightweight, and comfortable in use, but built for rugged handling and extended performance and reliability. Standard and custom interconnect designs and shapes have been applied to catheters, probes, and instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Prototyping

Rapid Laser Prototyping

July 5, 2006 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Believing that the product development stage is the most critical for its customers, rapid laser prototyping will save this company’s customers time and money, allowing them to get to market faster.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Gas Plasma: A Green Alternative for Surface Engineering

July 5, 2006 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

There are many methods with which to affect the surface of a material or device to achieve a desired effect. Therefore, factors related to the process such as environmental considerations or temperature concerns will reduce the number of possible options.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Vacuum | Cleanroom Assembly

Innovations Series Presents: Pulse of Innovation

July 5, 2006 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse of Innovation On the cover: Just a few of the latest innovations addressing the needs for device technology in the cardiovascular sector.

LISTED UNDER: Control | Flow | Product Design

Centers of Excellence Strive to Promote Innovation

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

While most companies try to solve healthcare design challenges as they arise, GE Plastics is a company that sees global application technology (GApT) and design as a major competitive advantage as it accelerates expansion of GApT capabilities worldwide.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping | Component Testing

Vision System Heats Up Needle-Electrode Inspection Process

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Cognex Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Create an alternative to the inspection protocols that rely on a human operator to verify the quality of electrosurgery electrodes. The Solution: Develop a 100% automated inspection system, that maintains rapid throughput, to ensure consistent results.

LISTED UNDER: Machine-Vision Systems | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Full Service Contract Manufacturing

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