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Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Briefs : Transportation
Composite Panel with Integrated Thermal Control

Technological advancements in materials, sensors, and computing have driven demand for higher-performance satellites. Satellites need to be much more capable in a much smaller size with a...

Briefs : Nanotechnology
Imaging Flexible DNA ‘Building Blocks’ in 3-D

Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called DNA origami. A single long “sca...

Briefs : Imaging
Seeing the Brain’s Electrical Activity

Neurons in the brain communicate via rapid electrical impulses that allow the brain to coordinate behavior, sensation, thoughts, and emotion. Scientists who want to study this electrical activity...

White Papers : Medical
UVC LEDs for Infection Prevention: Adding value to medical devices by integrating disinfection

Despite a long standing industry focus, healthcare associated infections (HAIs) continue to be a prevailing concern in the healthcare industry. As infection prevention market continues to grow, medical device OEMs are looking at integrating UVC LEDs as...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Guide to Strategic Sourcing with a Contract Manufacturing Partner

Corporate procurement, or sourcing, is moving away from its traditional focus on transactional unit costs and towards the strategic goal of building strong, effective supply chains that deliver great overall value to an organization at the lowest total cost. This guide to...

Question of the Week : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Do You See Applications for Seeing Through Walls?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an artificial-intelligence system developed by MIT researchers. The "RF-Pose" teaches wireless devices to sense people's movement, even from the other side of a wall. See the system in action.

The team says that RF-Pose could be used to monitor...

INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
Researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body.
Tech Talks : Medical
New Process for Chemical Recycling of PLA Under Mild Conditions

A novel method for recycling PLA using low-temperature, low-pressure reactions with alcohol or water has been discovered by Zeus Research. PLA is used today in many applications ranging from food packaging to implantable medical devices. Because of its sensitivity to thermal...

Tech Talks : Medical
Best Practice Implementation of Parametric Release for EO Sterilization

This presentation will describe the benefits of parametric release and how best to establish a compliant and capable process design. Topics covered include:

Blog : Medical
Studying the Secrets Behind Spider Glue
How does a spider's glue maintain its stickiness, even in high humidity? Researchers in Akron investigated the question.
Podcasts : Medical
Here's an Idea: How 'Simple' Sponges Are Solving Complex Problems

After a disaster like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf coast, what if a giant sponge could clean up the area and the wildlife around it?

White Papers : Aerospace
The Case for Automation At Companies of Any Size

Why automate? Universal Robots gives you the top 7 reasons why automation – specifically with cobots – makes sense for operations of any size, detailing the following benefits:

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: June 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Vision Computer

Active Silicon, Iver, UK, has released its latest embedded vision product, a medical vision computer designed to acquire image data from USB3 VisionTM...

Briefs : Medical
Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM), Proven Cost-Effective, Add to Quality of Life for Diabetics

Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) offer significant, daily benefits to people with type 1 diabetes, providing near-real time measurements of blood...

Application Briefs : Medical
Force Sensing — An Addition to the Physical Therapy Toolbox

Undergoing treatment for a physical injury or condition can be a long and frustrating experience. Broken bones, sprains, torn muscles or ligaments, as well as painful conditions...