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MicroCare Universal Carrier Fluid will offer a replacement option to the AK-225-based carrier fluids set to be banned by year-end.
Brian M. Willis, Whitford Worldwide
Special coatings are manufactured specifically for medical devices. Here's how the process works.
High-performance coatings are low-friction, dry-lubricant materials that achieve remarkable synergy by combining the capabilities of two types of engineering plastics. Read more »
Almost all aspects of healthcare--from initial examination, to surgery, and nursing--are increasingly relying on real-time video to improve care and lower expenses. Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) is a natural choice for video transmission in a range of medical imaging modalities, due to its reliable image transmission performance, networking capabilities, and cost advantages. Read more »
The device, which pinpoints vulnerable plaque that may lead to heart attack or stroke, builds upon current methods that use “microbubble” contrast agents.
Girish Wable and Donna Fedor
With right-sizing the new mantra of medical device manufacturing, the industry turns to a few selected methods and technologies that will allow right-sizing of the electronics elements in products.
Electronics are permeating many medical devices that, to date, have been strictly mechanical in function. Integrating electronics allows the addition of functions and features such as imaging, sensing, and monitoring to previously functionally passive devices. Read more »
A team at the University of Pittsburgh discovered a way to create artificial cartilage, leading the way to reducing osteoarthritic pain.
Tekscan’s newest addition to its FlexiForce sensor line has a force range of up to 100 lb. and can measure force and pressure in environments up to 85°C and 95% humidity.