Medical

High Reliability Flexible Circuits for the Medical Marketplace

Tech-Etch manufacturers high reliability flex circuits used in the diagnostic imaging, patient monitoring, cardiac management and life science industries. Flexible circuits provide the thinnest and lightest interconnect method available. Their extreme thinness makes them very well suited for dynamic applications where the flex will be in constant or periodic motion. They contribute to reducing overall system complexity by facilitating assembly and eliminating wiring errors. Flexible circuits will conform to the available geometry for connections of electronics located on different planes within the finished electronic device. This capability is sometimes referred to as 3D packaging.

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Selecting Miniature Motors for your Medical Devices

The creation of small, portable infusion pumps opened a new chapter in medical care. A patient can receive carefully metered and timed doses of medicine, without requiring a visit to the medical practitioner, allowing life to be less restrictive. Ambulatory pumps have been developed to deliver insulin, nutritive supplements and anticancer drugs.

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The Networked Operating Room: Real-Time, High-Resolution Imaging in Diagnostic and Surgical Environments

This whitepaper examines the use of GigE Vision® interfaces in medical technology, highlights their unique advantages through application examples, and considers future developments in the medical field.

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Telemedicine Robots Bring Expertise to Remote Areas

There was a time telemedicine meant holding a heartrate monitor up to the phone receiver to play an audible signal. Modern telepresence robots like the RPVita from InTouch Health do more than put a patient’s diagnostic information in the hands of an offsite doctor, they create a virtual presence that allows physician and patient alike to have an experience startlingly close to the real thing (see figure 1). With sophisticated controls, advanced imaging, and small, quiet FAULHABER DC motors from MICROMO, InTouch brings top-flight medical care to the farthest reaches of the globe.

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100% Non-Cytotoxic Rechargeable Batteries for Medical Devices

This White Paper describes safe methods for powering small medical sensors and surgical instruments that are intelligent by integrating solid state rechargeable batteries that insure safe operation and protect patient health. 100% Non-Cytotoxic Rechargeable Batteries for medical devices from Cymbet are now available. EnerChip solid state batteries were tested using in vitro and in vivo test protocols and shown to have 0% cell lysis. EnerChip™ batteries are uniquely fabricated using standard semiconductor manufacturing processes and packaging techniques. Bare die EnerChips can be combined with other medical device ICs and MEMS into integrated 3D packages.

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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.

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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

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