Study shows benefits of overhead utility systems in ICUs

A new study from Draeger and Georgia Tech has shown that overhead utility systems potentially have substantial benefits in intensive care unit rooms. The study claims that ceiling mounted solutions for utilities are more superior than a traditional headwall. Hospital staff members tend to like overhead booms more, according to the study. Overhead booms have shown

10 companies with interesting technology at BIOMEDevice Boston

Updated May 5, 2017 BIOMEDevice Boston provided an opportunity for over 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in New England’s design and manufacturing industry to connect. It annual event is an industry showcase created by UBM in partnership with Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). The event – which ran May 3–4 at the Boston

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Reflective optical sensor meant to provide reliability and versatility

TT Electronics has introduced its Photologic V OPB9000 reflective optical sensor for industrial and medical applications. The sensor is meant to provide dependable edge and presence detection of reflective media within a range of ambient lighting conditions, according to the company. The Optek brand OPB9000 can be used for industrial printing, dispensing, manufacturing automation, safety

Excelitas Technologies introduces new pulsed xenon light source

Excelitas Technologies, a global customized photonic company, recently introduced the µPAX-2, a 2-watt pulsed Xenon light source that provides microsecond-duration pulses of broadband light with arc stability. The new µPAX-2 combines an innovative lamp design with state-of-the-art circuitry and components into a packaged xenon light source that simplifies integration. The solution contains the flash lamp,

Excelitas Technologies introduces multi-wavelength illumination system

Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, adds X-Cite Vitae vIR to its popular X-Cite fluorescence illuminator product line. X-Cite Vitae vIR is a customizable, multi-wavelength illumination system designed for high precision medical illumination and diagnostic applications. The X-Cite Vitae vIR provides versatile, high-performance illumination for color-sensitive applications, including

Lightpoint Medical’s surgical robotics product wins top engineering prize

Lightpoint Medical’s surgical imaging system, LightPath, has won ‘new electronic product of the year’ and the coveted ‘grand prix’ at the British Engineering Excellence Awards. The LightPathTM Imaging System helps surgeons to precisely locate cancer cells, ensuring diseased tissue can be cleared in a single operation. It is the first commercially available imaging device with this

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique

Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers. The spectral triangulation system developed by Rice chemist Bruce Weisman and his colleagues is intended to pinpoint targeted cancer tumors tagged with antibody-linked carbon nanotubes. It is described in a paper in the Royal Society

Metal Line Switches with Multicolor Illumination and Variable Input Voltage

SCHURTER is expanding its metal switch range to include new illumination possibilities, through the use of RGB color technology. It is now possible for the piezo switch series, PSE, and mechanical switch, MCS 30, to have seven different ring illumination colors with just one switch. The multicolor illumination is powered by an integrated power supply

GlobTek presents its latest level VI AC/DC adapter and connverter

T-43086-WWVV-X.X-Q Model is an addition to GlobTek’s Level VI compliant GT-43086 family and represents GlobTek’s 6 Watt wall plug-in series of AC/DC adapters (power supplies and chargers) with International Interchangeable blades. GlobTek’s changeable input blade system with individual field replaceable input plugs, including: North America and Japan NEMA 1-15P, Australian, UK BS 1363, European CEE

Novel battery uses light to produce power

To move the world toward sustainability, scientists are continuing to explore and improve ways to tap the vast power of sunlight to make fuels and generate electricity. Now they have come up with a brand-new way to use light—solar or artificial— to drive battery power safely. Their “photo battery,” reported in ACS’ The Journal of Physical

Excelitas Technologies unveils new OmniCure AC2 Series

Excelitas Technologies announces the launch of its new OmniCure AC2 Series UV LED Curing Systems. This compact addition to the AC Series of UV LED Curing solutions supplies irradiance from an LED system small enough to be included in applications where space constraints restrict access to the substrate and quality cannot be compromised. This small

Excelitas introduces the X-Cite 120LEDmini LED light source for imaging applications

The new X-Cite 120LEDmini is a compact and simple to use white-light LED light source for fluorescence imaging applications. Through direct coupling, X-Cite 120LEDmini delivers superior LED illumination and exceptional field uniformity at the specimen level with the broadest spectrum of fluorescence excitation for routinely used fluorophores. Additionally, with manual, PC and TTL control, X-Cite

Integrated light pipe in AC outlets offer intelligent power capabilities

SCHURTER, announced the capability of integrating a fiberglass light pipe as an optional feature to its popular appliance outlets. The light pipe provides operational or other function status indication in power distribution units (PDUs). It is designed to channel light from LEDs on the pc board to the front of the connector. The new technology

Molex Custom LED Circuit Assemblies

Molex Incorporated has ramped up engineering and production to bring custom LED circuit assemblies into a broader range of electronic products – from appliances and computers to automotive and consumer electronics. Molex LED solutions on printed circuit board (PCB) substrates are designed to meet high volume manufacturing requirements in automotive, consumer, medical, military/aerospace, telecommunications, transportation

Inverters for Backlighting Medical Displays

The SE/SE2 and E200II Series inverters for CCFL-backlit LCDs are vacuum-encapsulated for reliability and resistance to shock, vibration and humidity. Widely used in medical diagnostic equipment and handheld instrumentation, they suit single-lamp or dual lamp applications where compact size, high efficiency, resistance to harsh environments and absolute reliability are critical. These inverters operate at high