October 2013 Digital Edition
In an effort to advance the benefits that lasers can offer to surgeons, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center partnered with a motor and motion control specialist to fabricate an endoscopic laser scalpel that incorporates a remote-controlled beam steering device right in the endoscope head. Click here to read “Bringing Image-Guided Laser Surgery to Endoscopy.”
When it comes to the fabrication of prototypes, designers may not be clear on which available process best suits their needs. “3D Printed, CNC Machined, or Molded Prototypes: Which and When?” provides insight into the applications and benefits for three methods.
Since handling fluids within a medical device can be a messy, but critically important, task, “Pumping Up Device Design” attempts to clarify the significant considerations in selecting the right pump for a project.
Drug delivery coatings are not a new technology to the medical device industry. However, as more implantable devices are tasked with achieving a greater level of healthcare, they do offer great benefit to design engineers. “Therapeutic Coatings for Medical Device Implants” offers a look at this technology.