Medical device OEM’s and contract manufacturers: 10 Key Areas to Consider When Evaluating Suppliers

The funds have been approved. Key people have signed off on a new project and you have been given the green light to go ahead. Being part of a medical device commercialization team can be exhilarating but without the right planning, opportunity can quickly turn into disaster. The clock is ticking. So how do you avoid those bumps in the road and keep your project running smoothly? A key part is doing your homework so that the suppliers you select to be part of your journey can help you race to the finish line instead of creating problems and obstacles along the way.

Posted in: White Papers, Bio-Medical, Medical

Artificial 'Skin' Gives Robotic Hand A Sense Of Touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.

Posted in: News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, Automation, Robotics

Researchers Report New Way To Make Dissolving Electronics

Researchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.

Posted in: News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Drug Delivery, Medical

Breakthrough Device Heals Organs With A Single Touch

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's College of Engineering have developed a new technology: Tissue Nanotransfection or TNT. It can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels, and nerve cells.

Posted in: News, Medical, Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Transforming Medical Device Innovation through Digital Continuity

During the last decade, Life Sciences companies have been divided into numerous isolated divisions. To manage this, many created complex matrix-based organizations attempting to enhance cross-division communication and data exchange to streamline internal processes, but much more is required.

Posted in: MDB, Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, Medical, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Software

Innovate Therapeutic & Drug-Delivery Devices for Home-Use

As medical devices get smaller, smarter, and more connected, even small components like force sensors play an instrumental role in the accuracy and usability of the device. Today, more and more patients with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to multiple sclerosis are electing to use home-use therapeutic & drug delivery devices for their treatments, including self-injectors, wearable auto-injectors, and similar treatment methods.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Tech Talks, Drug Delivery, Medical

Sensor Assists NASA with Wearable CO2 Monitor

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Studies show that heightened carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations can have an adverse effect on the human metabolism, slowing down thought processes, hampering decision-making performance, and heightening the chance of human error. One environment where this is unavoidable is in spacecraft.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Patient Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors

Innovators Recognized for "Creating the Future"

The Create the Future Design Contest has helped stimulate and reward engineering innovation over the past 16 years, drawing more than 14,000 product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide. Top prizes in the 2017 contest — including the Grand Prize and winning designs in seven categories — were awarded on November 10 in New York City.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Aviation, Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Environmental Monitoring, Green Design & Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gases, Remediation Technologies, LEDs, Lighting, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling, Medical, Automation, Robotics, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement, Transportation

Products of Tomorrow: December 2017

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

Posted in: Articles, Defense, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics, Measuring Instruments, Monitoring, Test & Measurement

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, has been operated by Battelle and its predecessors since the lab’s inception in 1965. For more than 50 years, PNNL has advanced the frontiers of science and engineering, making fundamental scientific discoveries and solving problems in energy, the environment, and national security.

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