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Upcoming Webinars: Medical
Coming Soon - Sensors, Apps, and Wearables: The Future of Medical Diagnostics

Wearables and medical apps have evolved from simple accessories to real-time and noninvasive biosensors, allowing for the continuous monitoring of individuals and providing information for determining health status and even preliminary medical diagnosis. In...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Getting to Market Faster: How to Select Pumps for Clinical Diagnostics and Medical Devices

With global aging populations putting pressure on healthcare systems and a rise in chronic diseases increasing demand for at home healthcare, the medical device market is set to continue growing. This growth will be more noticeable as the market...

White Papers: Aerospace
Your Solution to 7 Metal Surface Problems

Electropolishing is the preferred finishing method for critical metal parts across industries.

Tech Talks: Medical
Transforming Catheter Design with Advanced Performance Materials

If you’re like many medical device designers and design engineers, standard industry materials may be preventing you from achieving your optimal design in devices such as catheters. As devices evolve, thinner walls can lead to a higher level of functionality. So, how do...

Tech Talks: Medical
Integrated Electro-Fluidic Hybrid Connectors

This Tech Talk examines the improved usability available through integrated electro-fluidic hybrid connections. It also discusses how quick connect and disconnect solutions advance the functionality and design of equipment and processes.

White Papers: Medical
A Practical Energy Efficiency Solution For Life Science Utilizing Industry 4.0

“Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Industry 4.0” (I4.0) are buzzwords in the process manufacturing and automation world, with far-reaching benefits...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

White Papers: Medical
Why Do Bolts Loosen

Nord-Lock’s eBook "Why Do Bolts Loosen" explores the topic of why bolted joints lose preload and how to prevent it from happening.

INSIDER: Medical

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

When you pick up a balloon, the pressure to keep hold of it is different from what you would exert to grasp a jar. And now engineers at MIT and elsewhere have a way to precisely...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance....

White Papers: Medical
Biological Detection Using rTMV and M13 Virus Lasers

Detecting biomolecules, such as proteins or cells, with precision and high sensitivity is labor intensive with traditional assay devices. Researchers from the United Kingdom have developed...

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 development can reduce...

Briefs: AR/AI
Gait data and machine learning help to monitor and predict disease progression.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can replace blood draws to test for antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection such as SARS-CoV-2.
Briefs: Wearables
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
By capturing more cancer cells than blood draw screening, this device could help doctors understand a tumor’s biology and make decisions about treatment.
Podcasts: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.
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: Materials
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: Wearables
The smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Medical
Terrestrial uses include physical therapy, clinical diagnosis, athletic training and performance, and robust exercise equipment.
Briefs: Wearables
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Briefs: Materials
The gel works even at freezing temperatures and contains natural antimicrobial compounds derived from durian husk.

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