7 disruptive innovations from medical device suppliers

Medical device innovation doesn’t just come from small, single-product startups – contract manufacturers are increasingly a part of developing truly disruptive medtech.  Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor People sometimes make the mistake of viewing innovation as the product of a few geniuses and mavericks. But in fact, it is often the result of teamwork, as the writer

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5 Golden Mousetrap winners and finalists you need to know

Updated February 8, 2017 Some of the latest and greatest design and manufacturing innovations were highlighted this week at Design News’s annual Golden Mousetrap Awards,  held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Here are five award winners and finalists that medical device industry insiders should especially pay attention to: Next>>

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What are the pros and cons of dc brush and brushless motors?

Micromo, a division of Faulhaber One advantage of dc motors is the linear relationship that allows for predictable operation. For instance under cold conditions, the torque constant KM is the approximate motor torque production per ampere of current (In metric units: mNm/A). This is also true under warm conditions, but the thermodynamic effects on the torque constant and motor performance

Trends: Today’s science-fiction prosthetic will be ready tomorrow

You’ll find many prosthetic researchers who admit to drawing inspiration from the replacement hand Luke Skywalker received in one of the Star Wars movies. You may recall a light saber severing Luke’s hand in one scene. In the next, he’s flexing his new bionic fingers. The scene is science fiction for now, but prosthetic developers

Motors make spectrophotometer foolproof

Mike LeBlanc / Applications Engineer / MICROMO Scientists working in genomics and proteomics need results at the touch of a button, so they can set about their real work: drug discovery, advanced diagnostics and understanding the stuff of life. When DeNovix set out to develop a spectrophotometer for life science analysis, they focused on designing

Strategic patents can strengthen your innovation

In today’s innovation economy, a medical device company’s success depends on the strength and value of its patent portfolio. Recent statistics from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) show the issue rate for new medical device patents is exploding. In fact, the number of medical device patents issued by the USPTO has increased each

Small motor and gearhead make spectrophotometer fast and accurate

Small dc motors and planetary speed reducers make precise adjustments so spectrograph can tell quickly and accurately the molecules in samples as small as 0.5 µl. Scientists working in genomics and proteomics need results at the touch of a button so they can set about their real work – drug discovery, advanced diagnostics, and understanding