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Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobile, Wearable EEG Device with Nanowire Sensors
This low-cost electroencephalogram (EEG) device provides research-grade signal quality.
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Injectable Gel Helps Heart Muscle Regenerate
This gel releases short gene sequences into the heart muscle to heal it following a heart attack.
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors, and electronically triggered drug release, improve healing.
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Medical Device Maker's Guide to Customizing Linear Motion

Medical device manufacturing is challenging. Linear motion components are vital parts of the process, but off-the-shelf components often don't work or fit, or fail to perform....

White Papers: Medical
The Liquid Lens Evolution

Before liquid lenses, a user would have to design some type of mechanical focusing into their optical system, which meant having a device to raise and lower the optics to enable them to refocus on different heights...

ApolloBVM – an open-source emergency ventilator developed by Rice University students – could help COVID-19 patients who are less-critically ill while they await...

White Papers: Medical
Selecting and Justifying Sample Sizes: Where to Begin?

The International Organization of Standardization (ISO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and other standards committees are known to provide valuable information...

White Papers: Medical
How to Define a ‘Medical-Grade’ Material

Every plastic has a unique combination of chemical properties, surface structure, biocompatibility, color, and mechanics. Learn which plastics are "medical-grade,” and see what characteristics...

In just three weeks, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley built a robotic COVID-19 laboratory.

The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: California Institute of Technology
See some of the world-changing tools and technologies launched by Caltech scientists, from earthquake monitoring to helping the blind see.
A wildfire-preventing gel; NASA's 3D tissue models, and more.
Webinars: Medical
Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: The Future State

Important Webinar Update from Sterigenics:

At Sterigenics, we are actively responding to the current healthcare crisis, prioritizing the sterilization of essential supplies needed to address COVID-19. As such, we have made the decision to cancel our LIVE Webinar “EO Sterilization:...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Overcoming Mediocrity in Cylindrical Laser Processing of Medical Devices

Laser processing has been used for decades to manufacture tubular medical devices, such as stents, valves, and vascular grafts. However, achieving the precision that is necessary for high-volume production is more challenging now than ever before. Driven by growth...

White Papers: Medical
Choosing Colorants for Medical Devices

Colorants are often added to the substrates and material components of medical devices with the primary intent of improving the usability of the devices. For instance, color coding can assist users in...

White Papers: Design
Piezo Technology in Pneumatic Valves

Compared to traditional solenoid valves, piezo valves are lightweight, precise and energy efficient. These advantages make them ideal for many critical applications—from semiconductor manufacturing to...

These electrode implants will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again.
David Kaplan is solidifying silk to make products like rods and plates for medical implants.
The lenses can prevent dry eyes and may be used for drug delivery.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wireless System Powers Devices Inside the Body
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
INSIDER: Packaging & Sterilization
Laser Diode Emits Deep UV Light

Nagoya University scientists have succeeded in designing a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light. It emits the world's shortest lasing wavelength, at 271.8 nanometers, under pulsed electric current...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
On-Demand Webinars: Medical
A Review of Ionizing Radiation Sterilization Modalities

The use of high-energy ionizing radiation for sterilization purposes is an established and proven method for the inactivation of microorganisms on healthcare, food, and general industrial products. Several ionizing radiation modality options are available including gamma, electron...

For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.

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