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Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life

Worldwide an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has developed an innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back on their feet— the Rex Bionics robotic exoskeleton. Its integrated maxon motors help to ensure smooth limb movement.

Posted in: Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Implants & Prosthetics, Biosensors, Mechanical Components, Power Supplies, Electronics, Power Management, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Power Transmission, Positioning Equipment, Medical, Orthopedics, Articles, Features, MDB

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PICO xMOD Dispense Valve Technology

PICO xMOD Dispense Valve Technology offers unparalleled speed and accuracy for your most challenging dispensing applications. Apply fluid in hard-to access areas or unto uneven or delicate substrates at high production speeds with exceptional deposit accuracy and extraordinary process control. PICO xMOD is also configurable for high-speed contact needle dispensing. The PICO xMOD exchangeable modular technology allows for a high level of customization with a wide array of individually maintained, serviceable parts.

Posted in: Medical, White Papers

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PICO Piezoelectric Dispensing Systems

Nordson EFD recently introduced the new PICO® xMOD™ valve, a fully exchangeable and modular concept in non-contact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. PICO xMOD valve system technology uses high-tech, robust, durable piezoelectric actuation for continuousoperation at speeds of up to 500 cycles/second. Applications in the medical industry include:Bonding needles to hubsBonding disposable medical device components

Posted in: Medical, White Papers

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Advanced Fluid Dispensing Systems Brochure

Brochure highlights Nordson EFD’s advanced fluid dispensing systems that apply accurate, consistent amounts of UV-cure adhesives, cyanoacrylates, silicones and other fluids used in medical device assembly processes.

Posted in: Medical, White Papers

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OEM Optical System Development

Choosing an OEM spectrometer for your new product is just like choosing a spectrometer for your experiment. However, as we discuss in this whitepaper, there are considerations related to making a product that can be reliably manufactured, sustained over time, and capable of meeting various regulatory requirements. This whitepaper provides thought-provoking guidance through the process and helps OEM developers to mitigate risks from early prototypes to final production.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Medical, White Papers, MDB

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Sterilization of Bioresorbable Polymers

Sterilization method should be considered during the design phase. Bioresorbable polymers for medical devices encompass a broad class of materials with two of the more common materials being poly(L-lactic acid) and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid). Some terminal sterilization processes may result in changes in materials properties, thereby significantly impacting the functional behavior of bioresorbable implants. Matching a terminal sterilization method to a bioresorbable implant requires the materials properties of the device to be considered as part of the product development process. Currently, there are several types of terminal sterilization processes in use for these polymers, including gamma radiation, e-beam radiation, and ethylene oxide (EtO). Steri lization with nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas provides a room-temperature alternative that should be considered for this class of materials.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Monitoring & Testing, Packaging, Implants & Prosthetics, Materials / Adhesives / Coatings, Materials, Coatings & Adhesives, Composites, Plastics, Medical, Briefs, MDB

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Laser Marking for ID and Traceability Within the Medical Industry

Laser marking provides easy and effective labeling for medical devices. The use of lasers to mark surgical instruments has become of greater significance, however, the parameters used in these applications are not always fully appreciated. The medical industry, in particular, has utilized laser technology primarily to mark, weld, and cut medical devices for years. Lasers address the need for microscopic applications: to cut widths measurable in microns, spot welds with heat affected zones barely visible to the unaided eye, and highly resolved biocompatible markings that enable traceability of instruments and implants. In common with other industries, medical devices and pharmaceutical businesses turn to lasers for a one-step, fast, flexible, permanent, and a highly automated marking process.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Packaging, Optics/Photonics, Fiber Optics, Lasers & Laser Systems, FDA Compliance/Regulatory Affairs, Medical, Briefs, MDB

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