Is this the key to rapidly manufacturing heart valves?

Nanofiber fabrication may be the key to rapidly manufacturing heart valves with regenerative and growth potential, according to new research from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. A research team led by Kevin Kit Parker created a valve-shaped nanofiber network that replicates the mechanical and chemical properties of the native valve extracellular matrix (ECM).

Bio-Chem, Koganei announce Opus solenoid actuated rocker valve

A co-development effort between Bio-Chem Fluidics and Koganei Corp. has resulted in the Opus solenoid actuated rocker valve – specifically designed for clinical diagnostics and life science applications. Bio-Chem and Koganei announced the release of the Opus rocker valve on July 25. The Opus is a modification of the existing Koganei PVR valves. It is about half the size

Qosina adds 2 tuohy borst adapters to its line

Qosina recently announced 2 new tuohy borst adapters. One adapter (No. 80460) features a female luer lock sideport connector. The other (No. 80461) has a 6-in. DEHP-free PVC sideport tube to a female luer lock connector. Both tuohy borst adapters are available to fit 0 to 9 French guide wires. They have proprietary tri-cut silicone valve

Mechanical heart valves are so loud that they cause insomnia

A quarter of patients with mechanical heart valves claim that the valves disturb their sleep, according to a new study. “For some patients, the closing sound of their mechanical heart valve reduces their quality of life, disturbs their sleep, causes them to avoid social situations and leads to depression and anxiety,” said Kjersti Oterhals, a

Injectech adds new Y-connectors

Injectech (Fort Collins, Coloroado) has announced new barbed Y-connectors. These products will join Injectech’s already established line of tube-to-tube connectors in 2017. Injectech will be debuting the Y-Connectors at the upcoming MD&M West trade show in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 7–9. Injectech will be at Booth 4079. Injectech will be at Booth 4079 and invites attendees

Predictions on the future of transcatheter mitral valve replacements

David Novotny, Senior Vice President Medical Device and Diagnostics, Novella Clinical The standard of care for moderate and high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis – transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – may soon be matched by transcatheter replacement of a mitral valve, a market potentially four times the size of TAVR. Developments for TMVR and upcoming clinical

New ready-to-install valves from Solenoid Solutions

Most applications using solenoid valves require some level of custom design. Solenoid Solutions can produce custom engineered valves and manifolds for your specific requirements. Solenoid work closely with you to ensure that custom built solenoid valves and manifolds exactly meet your needs. With its array of solenoid valves, manifold bodies and value-added services, Solenoid can produce

Designing smaller, lighter medical devices with miniaturized pumps and valves

Sam Ruback, Product Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation A recent generation of miniaturized pumps and valves is making it easier for design teams to shrink the size of some medical devices. No surprise, making best use of them requires a few engineering tradeoffs to make best use of smaller components. In a nutshell, the engineering challenges

Humphrey Products introduces ProControl PCD proportional valve driver

The PCD produces the appropriate current control, either constant current or PWM, to effectively drive any ProControl proportional valve upon receiving signal from a variety of data acquisition sources (i.e. PLCs, IoT, closed loop sensors and more) from Humphrey Products. Ideally suited for product development, laboratories and production environments, the PCD is flexible and user

Enhanced valve range works up to 6000 psi and saves you energy

Webtec, the hydraulic measurement and control company, based in Milwaukee, WI are enhancing their range of three-port flow control valves while simultaneously improving their efficiency by up to 33%, so making hydraulic systems run cooler while also using less energy. The VFD range of flow control valves, which are ideal for regulating the speed of

Look Mom, no hands. Smart Products check valve in nipple lets babies drink fluids, not air

To prevent air ingestion and colic in babies, designers at Savi Baby selected the Model #120 check valve from Smart Products for a hands-free baby bottle, the Pacifeeder. The convenient (for parents) bottle feeding option features a system that adjusts fluid flow based on the baby’s needs and prevents the nipple from leaking. The adapter

Qosina introduces new barbed check valves

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of eight new barbed check valves to complement their extensive line of stock components. Available in three different configurations, these barbed valves have a low, 0.087 psi cracking pressure. The barb to barb straight and reducing configurations (#80500 to #80503) accommodate 1/8 in. (0.125 in., 3.2 mm) and

New BioChem Fluidics electric rotary valve designed for aggressive fluids

The electric rotary valve (ERV) from BioChem Fluidics is ideal for designers of analytical and laboratory devices to complete sample collection, loop injection or flow path selection applications. The valve is specifically designed to work with aggressive or reactive fluids. Fluid entering the valve follows an inert flow path achieved by aligning orifices in a

Burkert releases first standard cartridge valve

Due to the increasing importance of space considerations, fluid performance and energy saving potentials, customized solutions are constantly becoming more complex, accompanied by higher component requirements. The new cartridge valve (Type 6164) from Burkert simplifies pneumatic piloting controls through optimal integration of a pilot valve in block solutions and plastic injection molded components. Due to

The new micro-valve Type 6712 from Burkert: fast, quiet and small

In the 21st century, the requirements for fluid control systems in medical technologies as in other areas have changed significantly. The goal is to minimize: minimize liquid consumption, minimize the size, minimize the dosing and wash cycles, and above all, minimize the distance to the application. Tailored to meet these requirements, Burkert has developed a