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Webinars: Medical

It’s a fact that 60% of a device's cumulative lifetime cost is committed in the concept/architecture phase. Breaking away from traditional trial-and-error product...

Webinars: Medical
From PPE to Testing: Emerging Technologies from COVID-19

COVID-19 has ushered in a host of new technologies – many under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization. Which of these technologies will replace or drastically change the medtech landscape? And, what will it take for these devices to make the transition to fully approved 510(k)...

Tech Talks: Medical
Why Managing Risk in Excel Spreadsheets for Medical Device Development Is Dangerous

Risk management is a critical activity that contributes to developing safe and effective medical devices. While Excel may be an easy place to start, the interconnected nature of risk management means that data complexity grows rapidly as the product...

Tech Talks: Medical
Achieving Desired Functionality with Film Coatings

Diagnostic devices, whether used at point of care or in laboratory settings, are becoming smaller, faster, and capable of supporting greater biochemical complexity. Consequently, the materials, surfaces, and manufacturing technologies used to produce these devices have become vital for...

Webinars: Medical
Turning Vision into Reality: How Advanced Performance Materials Can Bring Your Designs to Life

Today’s medical device designers and engineers are responsible for not only meeting the demands of this ever-changing industry but also sparking the kind of innovation that changes lives through new designs that never seemed possible until...

White Papers: Medical
Peek and Beyond - Properties and Differences in High Performance Polymers

With decades of experience in extrusion manufacturing, Spectrum understands the challenge of successfully processing high performance and high heat polymers. In select...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

Webinars: Medical
Whirlwind of Change: How New Standards, MDR, and Brexit are Impacting Biocompatibility

Because of the COVID-19 crisis, new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) have been pushed back one year. Not only has the delay given a respite to companies not ready for increased regulations but also has put the new MDR requirements in the same time...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Connectivity
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
On-Demand Webinars: Medical
New Solutions to Further Enhance the Safe and Sustainable Use of EO

Ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization technology plays a vital role in enabling critical medical products and devices to safely reach patients worldwide. According to the FDA, “more than 20 billion devices sold in the U.S. every year are sterilized with EO, accounting for...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Miniaturization of Medical Components

The advent of minimally invasive surgery, combined with the demand for both portable and wearable devices, has led to the need for ever smaller components. From temperature sensors, integrated circuits, and miniature valves to micro motors and drive systems, miniaturized components are enabling a new...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Sony NUCLeUS: Groundbreaking Video-Over IP Imaging Capability for Post-Pandemic Product Design

The pandemic has triggered dramatic changes in technology for hospital design and integration. The need to access and easily route important video and vital patient data to anywhere – at any time – within a facility to care for high-risk...

White Papers: Medical
OEM Peristaltic Pump Solutions for Engineers

Our pumps are proven in many medical devices that have been on the market for decades. These predicate devices that use our technology can reduce the amount of validation testing, and achieve a...

Tech Talks: Medical
Motorized Ball Screw Actuator: Linear Precision for Space-Saving Medical Devices

This Tech Talk examines the benefits of motorized ball screw actuators and how they can provide linear precision for medical devices. It also explains how a precision ground ball screw is integrated directly into a NEMA 17 stepper motor to achieve a...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
PQ Dose Mapping and Routine Irradiation of Products with Non-Uniform Density Distribution

Operational Qualification dose mapping of gamma irradiators is performed using homogeneous materials. Product sent for irradiation may deviate substantially from this model, which introduces complexity into Performance Qualification dose mapping as...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

Webinars: Medical
Designing with Medical Grade Silicone: Considerations for Medical Product Design Engineers

This 30-minute Webinar focuses on the possibilities for medical device design. A silicone expert presents how silicones can help you develop innovative medical devices.

White Papers: Packaging & Sterilization
Medical Device Cooling Considerations for Your Next Design Project

The term “Medical Device” covers an expansive range of applications ranging from large MRI machines to hand-held surgical devices and diagnostic tools. These pieces of...

Webinars: Medical
Advances in Medical Imaging

Medical imaging is one of the most valuable tools doctors have to detect and diagnose diseases. While medical imaging has come a long way, many CTs, X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI scans produce 2D renderings that require doctors to use their imagination and experience to piece together what they are seeing. With...

White Papers: Medical
UVC Sensors to Monitor Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has severely stressed the worldwide healthcare system and has created dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks,...

White Papers: Medical
Regulatory Landscape for EO Residue Levels in Medical Devices

Ethylene oxide (EO) gas sterilization, in particular, is one of the most efficient and effective ways of deactivating bacteria and other potentially dangerous living microbes from...

Briefs: Medical
This nanoparticle-based adhesive is visible in common imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT).
Briefs: Medical
Ultra-Miniaturized Microendoscope
The lens-free scope produces higher-quality images at a fraction of the size.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.

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