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Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Briefs : Medical
Mobile Health Platform

A mobile health technology was developed to monitor and predict a user’s psychological status, and to deliver an automated intervention when needed. The technology uses smart-phones to monitor the user’s location and ask questions about psychological status throughout the day.

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Chemical Characterization and Toxicological Risk Assessments: A Smart Approach to Biological Evaluation

Upcoming changes to the general guidance for biocompatibility testing will soon dictate a new approach to biological risk assessment for all types of medical devices. Regulatory agencies will require a more rigorous Chemical Characterization...

White Papers : Medical
How Chemical Characterization Can Supplement and Support Biocompatibility Testing

Manufacturers producing medical devices that involve patient contact are typically required to perform biological safety evaluations, including biocompatibility tests to ensure patient safety, as specified by ISO 10993. Chemical characterization can help support...

INSIDER : Medical
Contact Lens Could Prevent Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy destroys cells of the retina, leading to blindness. Existing treatments are painful and invasive, involving lasers and injections into the eyeball. A Caltech graduate student developed a glow-in-the-dark contact lens that interrupts the process that destroys cells of the retina.

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Design for Manufacturability, Cleanability, & Serviceability

Designing durable medical devices is challenging due to the rise of superbug threats causing more stringent disinfecting protocols throughout medical facilities.

White Papers : Medical
3D Printing Applications for Medical Education and Training

3D printed multi-material models can replicate the complexity and wide range of patient pathology, making them superior tools for medical education. But how do 3D printed models compare to traditional training methods? In multiple peer reviews, users agree they can be an invaluable...

White Papers : Medical
Shaping the Future of Medical Robotics

Medical robotics is a relatively new field. In a short period of time, the market for surgical robots and other medical robots has grown considerably with organizations like Seed Solutions paving the way with innovative advances.

Tech Talks : Medical
Choosing the Appropriate Assembly Platform

There are five critical factors to consider when looking for the most cost-effective solutions for complex assembly automation problems. After these are addressed, it’s important to determine the best transport and tooling actuation technology – non-synchronous, synchronous, or synchronized. This...

Tech Talks : Medical
Disposable Syringe Reliability with Light-Cure Adhesives

One of the challenges of disposable syringe production is how to attach the stainless steel cannula or needle permanently and safely to the plastic hub. Most designs rely on adhesives to ensure a high-strength bond. Critical to avoiding failure is validating not only the appropriate...

White Papers : Medical
Intelligent BOM Management for Today’s Product Innovators

Today’s global manufacturers rely on having an accurate bill of materials (BOM) to design, build, and ship quality products on-time and on-budget. This whitepaper explains how an intelligent BOM management solution will help avoid errors and costly delays.

White Papers : RF & Microwave Electronics
Tuning in to Antenna Design

Using engineering simulation, big compute and 3-D printing, Optisys achieves orders-of-magnitude reduction in antenna size and weight while reducing development time. By leveraging ANSYS electromagnetic and structural simulation tools running on Rescale’s big compute platform, this startup’s engineers take full...

White Papers : Medical
Product Centric QMS: A Critical Advantage for Regulated Companies

Medical device manufacturers must establish quality systems to comply with FDA regulations and industry standards like ISO 13485. This whitepaper explains why product centric QMS solutions are critical to simplify compliance.

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
First Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimicking Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier, the anatomical and functional structure...

News : Materials
Ultra-Thin Optical Fibers Offer New Way to 3-D Print Microstructures

For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing. The...