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Articles : Imaging
5 Ws of the iQ Portable Scanner

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Doctors, nurses, hospitals, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals; and consumers.

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

Ultrasmall Heat Shrink Tubing

Junkosha, Tokyo, Japan, has released an ultra-small peelable heat-shrink tubing (PHST) and a high-shrink ratio PHST. The ultrasmall PHST is...

News : Imaging
Imaging Plays Key Role in Evaluating Injuries at Olympics

The Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it’s critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging...

News : Imaging
Advances Settles Debate Over Spread of Alzheimer Protein

Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughout the brain in Alzheimer's disease...

News : Imaging
High-Tech Scans Can Help Redefine Intelligence

A new NYU Langone study offers the first solid evidence that functional MRI scans of brain entropy are a new means to understanding human intelligence. High-tech scans of the resting human brain...

News : Medical
DNA Origami: Imaging 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...

White Papers : Medical
Chemical Compatibility With Hospital Disinfectants and Oncology Drugs

In a hospital environment, the need to mitigate risks and enhance patient safety and comfort has significantly increased the demand for high-performing plastics with improved chemical resistance. This white paper presents results from screening studies measuring clear...

White Papers : Materials
Building Better Bonds

Until recently, there was little up-to-date research about adhesives that could be used with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. By collaborating with Henkel Corporation, whose LOCTITE® adhesive continues to be tested at the industry’s most comprehensive ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, Eastman was able to determine...

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Process Definition - The Critical First Steps in the validation of an EO sterilization process

This presentation will cover:

Relative Resistance for Internal PCDs Confirming BI appropriateness Evaluating an appropriate External PCD Calculating a D-Value to help determine an appropriate gas dwell time for the half cycle and full cycles
White Papers : Medical
Benefits of Silicone Elastomers for Healthcare Applications

When the human body requires support or artificial replacements in order to function properly or to boost the healing process, it is essential that the materials employed meet the highest quality requirements. Pure silicones support meeting these demands, and their extraordinary...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Cartesian Handling Systems - a Technical Comparison With Conventional Robots

The trend in conventional assembly and handling solutions is moving from robots to energy-efficient and cost-optimized systems. Conventional robot solutions are too large-scale for many applications and frequently offer more functions and degrees of freedom than are...

White Papers : Medical
Considerations For Connector Design in Mobile And Patient-worn Medical Devices

As medical devices get smaller and more mobile, design engineers are taking on new interconnect challenges. Medtech designers face some of the most stringent requirements in the world, including sometimes years of FDA testing and retesting. Ensuring that connections...

White Papers : Medical
Building a Smarter Hospital: Why Hospitals are Rapidly Adopting RFID-enabled Medical Cabinets

Pressures on the global healthcare system are more profound than ever. Mandates are enforcing stricter budgets even though demand is increasing, driving healthcare facilities to seek out any source of potential improvement that will reduce costs, save...

Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
The ‘Create the Future’ Design Contest is Open for Entries
Have a product design idea? The "Create the Future" Design Contest is now open for submissions until July 2, 2018.
News : Data Acquisition
Advanced Wearable Has Heightened 'Sense' of Complex Human Motions
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have developed a stretchable sensor that can be weaved into a fabric to detect a range of complex human movements, including...
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