Medtronic’s Micra pacemakers are one-tenth the size of what was previously out there. How the medtech giant did it provides lessons for anyone looking to shrink an implantable device.
Medtronic – 2021
A “proportional” isolation valve can bring the next level of control and design for engineers, especially in life science industries.
Clippard – 2021
An elastomeric check valve ensures that regardless of any back pressures in the system, there isn’t a reverse flow causing cross-contamination.
Vernay – 2021
Tiny and precise, smarter 6DOF wire-winding technologies can increase surgical access and improve outcomes.
TT Electronics – 2021
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has proven to be a successful and efficient treatment method for various brain diseases.
Schott North America – 2021
Motor technology is often a critical choice for design engineers working on disposable surgical tools — specifically the selection of either a brush DC or brushless DC motor.
Portescap – 2020
Stepper, servo, and DC Brush motors have unique power supply requirements. Here’s an analysis of the three primary power supply architectures and their pros and cons.
Teknic – 2020
Miniature solenoid valves’ continued evolution makes them valuable and effective components for controlling the flow, direction and pressure of gases and fluids.
Emerson Automation Solutions – 2020
Decentralized systems from Mikron are helping to ensure supply in times of a pandemic. Festo is a key development partner.
Mikron – 2020
Microwave ablation systems provide nonsurgical methods for treating internal cancers and tumors. This application requires the right cable assemblies to achieve optimum performance.
Times Microwave Systems – 2020
The trend toward shrinking technology has some high-level implications for the design and development of regulated medical devices.
Betten Systems Solutions – 2019
If the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is truly to become a reality, sensors will be an important part of the equation.
TE Connectivity – 2019
Microhydraulics enable significant force from a minimal power source within a tiny space — ideal for medical orthotic and prosthetic equipment, exoskeletons and more.
Fluid Power World – 2019
Titanium’s properties make it cost-effective for manufacturing springs for medical devices.
Newcomb Spring – 2019
Low-speed precision velocity control is all in the filtering.
Performance Motion Devices – 2019
Evolving from audio speakers to medical devices, voice coil actuator (VCA) technology has emerged as an extremely valuable solution for precision motion applications including ventilators, drug dispensing pumps, blood analyzers and other medical lab equipment.
Sensata Technologies – 2018
Here is an overview of the factors you’ll need to consider when deciding between a DC brushed or brushless motor.
Maxon Motor – 2018
Multifunctional joystick technology solves complex interface challenges in a wide range of medical applications. Precision, quality, ergonomics and haptics are specially tailored into each medical joystick application to offer optimum control and a superior user experience.
RAFI-USA – 2018
A left ventricle assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical pump that attaches to the left ventricle of the heart to supplement the function of the pumping chamber.
A connector provides interconnection routes in medical electronic systems, giving a power pack or supply to multiple modules in an instrument.
Omnetics – 2018
Advances in form factors, such as electronic skin, are solving many of the problems in the wearability home health market.
VivaLNK – 2018
Under the broad category of primary lithium battery types, numerous types of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium battery chemistries are commercially-available that differ in their performance characteristics.
Tadiran Batteries – 2018
When developing electronic devices, design for manufacturing (DFM) often takes a back seat without regard for the long-term consequences.
Valtronic – 2018
Adding disinfection with UVC LEDs is a viable alternative to chemicals, according to Crystal IS. Here are three examples of how they can make a difference.
Crystal IS – 2017
CerMet – an advanced ceramic and metal technology system – creates the potential for implantable devices with thousands of electrical channels. Think new options for treating blindness and neurological conditions.
Heraeus – 2017
Lithium batteries are allowing medical devices to become smaller and more ergonomic without sacrificing power or performance.
Tadiran Batteries – 2017
The wearable lab at Flex (formerly Flextronics) reports it’s making strides when it comes to creating devices that are transparent and seamless.
Flex – 2017
Companies are engineering the LVAD of the future to be smaller and more adaptable for individual patients.
Abbott – 2017
Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovation.
Igus – 2017
Here are two main sources of power losses, and hence heating, when it comes to handheld surgical tool motors.
Maxon Motor – 2017