The health outcomes that minimally invasive surgical devices provide – shorter hospital stays and recovery periods – are as remarkable as the micro-manufacturing methods that produced the devices. Micro-manufacturing involves more than making conventional tooling smaller. Micro-extrusions and micro-molding also involve ultra-fine wires and electronic components. Helmbrechts, Germany-based Raumedic, which has its U.S. headquarters in
QuesTek Innovations has used advanced computer modeling to produce innovative materials in the aerospace sector. Now it’s looking to recreate the same magic in the medical device space. Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor Medical device developers typically turn to off-the-shelf materials and then design based on the properties of the materials. But does it have to
North Carolina researchers have developed a pump that powers microfluidic devices using paper. The inexpensive paper pump – developed by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – uses capillary actions to power portable microfluidic devices, which control fluids of 1 ml or less volume. “One longstanding
Cadence has launched a new e-commerce website, cadencescience.com. The website, announced yesterday, is meant to allow Cadence’s customers to easily conduct online purchasing of custom and standard precision fluid handling components and fluid movement systems for laboratory testing and dispensing applications. “We hope that our customers enjoy this new solution. It helps our customers to easily
Japanese researchers have pushed the boundaries even further when it comes to flexible electronics for wearable medical devices. They say they used a household inkjet printer without soldering to produce 750 nm–thin elastomeric sheets that feel like “electronic tattoos.” The result of the Waseda University researchers’ work was ultrathin stick-on electronic devices using elastomeric “nanosheet” film.
Raumedic, a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, will present at the Medtec Europe in Stuttgart – the heart of the German medtech industry. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year one, of the themes guiding
B. Braun Medical said today that it integrated its Outlook large-volume infusion pump with Iatric Systems‘ Accelero Connect integration software. The technology enables the pump to communicate with electronic health record systems, such as Meditech. Bethlehem, Pa.–based B. Braun said it used Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise standard communication protocols and transactions to support the integration.
A micropump from TTP Ventus is enabling such innovations as Owlstone Medical‘s breath biopsy technology, which is designed to detect early lung or bowel cancers through volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Officials at The Technology Partnership specifically spun out TTP Ventus to help commercialize the second generation of its signature product Disc Pump. Disc Pump is
Plas-Tech Engineering establishes Equinox Medical for prototyping and production of pre-filled syringes
Plas-Tech Engineering, a leading custom molder of medical devices and diagnostic components based in Lake Geneva, Wis., has announced the formation of Equinox Medical, a stand-alone business entity that manufactures pre-filled syringes for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Plas-Tech Engineering formed the new company in response to strong customer demand from emerging biotech and drug
TE Connectivity (TE), a connectivity and sensor products and services company, is showcasing technologies designed to mitigate medical device design challenges at MD&M West this week in Anaheim, Calif. Product experts from TE will be on site (Booth #3149) to discuss how TE’s customized sensing, connectivity and minimally invasive device solutions are helping to transform
PathMaker Neurosystems announced this week that it has established a research relationship with the Brain and Spine Institute (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière, or ICM) at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. The institute will carry out the clinical trials that PathMaker needs to achieve CE Mark for its MyoRegulator system. Boston-based PathMaker boasts that
As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM
The next-generation Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system from SunTech Medical is meant to further increase efficacies for general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists and pharmaceutical researchers. The new SunTech Oscar 2 is now available with the True24 ABPM Patient Diary mobile app, which links to the Oscar 2 via Bluetooth. The True24 app provides
Vention Medical has expanded its extrusion offerings to their online store, offering 25 new and different configurations of PEEK extrusion tubing. It offers 30 different sizes of extrusion tubing, with PEEK’s extrusion sizes ranging from 0.5 FR to 13 FR, an OD of 0.051 mm to 4.267 mm and wall thickness ranging from 0.424 mm
Femtosecond and picosecond laser systems provide minimal heat input and high-quality machining in the medical device manufacturing space and elsewhere. Geoff Shannon, Amada-Miyachi America Ultrafast or ultra-short pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means that cold machining of parts