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Embedded High Performance Analog Simplifies Portable Medical Design

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

As more portable electronic medical devices are introduced to monitor and treat patients, manufacturers are seeking technologies with which to reduce the complexity involved in the design of the finished product.

LISTED UNDER: Microprocessor-Based Controls | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Benchtop Technology Offers Solution for Testing Strength of Vascular Stents

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co., Inc. | 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

Clarifying the Risk Management Requirements of IEC 60601-1, Third Edition

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Underwriters Laboratories Inc. | 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
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Internal Form and Finish Critical to Manufacture of Heart Pump

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

The Project: Verify that geometry and surface texture of the housing for a heart pump will facilitate smooth functioning while not adversely affecting blood. The Solution: Use extremely accurate instrumentation to measure form and surface to ensure they are compliant with specifications.

LISTED UNDER: Measurement Instruments | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Foam Expands Material Choices for Medical Device Manufacturers

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

Reticulated polyurethane foam handles a wide range of medical and healthcare tasks with ease in devices ranging from blood oxygenators, transdermal patches, and EKG pads to pre-op sponges, surgical drapes, and neck braces.

LISTED UNDER: Foam | Compressor | 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

UV-C Detector

July 18, 2006 6:27 am | Gigahertz-Optik | Product Releases | Comments

The low drift solid-state ROD-360-UV18 detector has been developed specifically for the measurement of effective ultraviolet germicidal irradiance applied in air and water sterilization applications employing low and medium pressure Hg or pulsed Xenon lamps.

LISTED UNDER: Measurement Instruments

Medical Electrical Safety Analyzer

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

The Rigel 266 plus is a highly compact, easy-to-use medical electrical safety analyzer designed to test in accordance with IEC/EN 60601-1, MDA DB9801, and AS/NZ 3200.

LISTED UNDER: Analyzers
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Plastics Tech Tip

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

Accelerated aging testing of plastics used in medical packaging applications is a process that must be exact and accurate.

LISTED UNDER: Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Visual Sensor Provides a Breath of Fresh Air for Medical Ventilation

July 5, 2006 11:00 am | Omnivision | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Create a mechanism that dramatically improves the rate of successful intubation of patients.

LISTED UNDER: Camera

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

Rechargeable Battery Technology for Portable Medical Applications

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Micro Power Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

In the ongoing movement to establish more wireless options for medical devices, concerns over adequate power sources become a primary issue for manufacturers. This exclusive article will examine Lithium-ion technology and analyze the essential components of the battery pack. By Dr.

LISTED UNDER: Batteries | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

Biomedical Testing System

May 2, 2006 8:29 am | Instron | Product Releases | Comments

The BioPuls submersible pneumatic side action grips and temperature controlled bath with pneumatic lifting and lowering mechanism is to be used along with the standard video extensometer.

LISTED UNDER: Other Testing Instruments | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Desktop Manometer

May 2, 2006 8:28 am | All Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

The desktop manometer is provided in a kit complete with hardware and software to simulate and display an instrument grade manometer. It consists of four components: a pressure sensor, small housing, interface cables (RS232 and USB), and software.

LISTED UNDER: Other Testing Instruments

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