Unpacking ‘value’ in medical device development

The word “value” is a loaded term. At every stage of healthcare, it takes on different meanings. But above all, it has become, alongside the term “innovation,” the most sought after attribute for medical technology. “Most doctors are looking for value to patients and outcomes,” explains Bill Evans, SVP Innovation at Bridge Design, a Ximedica

SDP/SI solves high-speed application challenge

Each component in a design impacts its future direction. Make sure your choices are the best to achieve your desired objective. In today’s high-speed and lightweight applications plastic components succeed where metal formerly served. Cam Followers using plastic, high-load capacity composite rollers are a maintenance-free, clean and quiet running alternative to traditional metal designs. Established

New smart textile is the muscle behind next generation devices

Researchers have for the first time, developed a smart textile from carbon nanotube and spandex fibers that can both sense and move in response to a stimulus like a muscle or joint. Lead researcher Dr. Javad Foroughi from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) explains that the key difference between this, and previous

Custom-made seals for the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology: Special EPDM seal AP 306

The independent seal manufacturer C. Otto Gehrckens developed the new sealing EPDM compound “AP 306” for highly sensitive production processes in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology and medical technology. The special material in the COG HygienicSeal series has been granted the most important approvals for application in these highly demanding industries. As well as the harmlessness

YXLON CT goes VGStudio MAX 3.0

Effective immediately, all computed tomography systems from YXLON International will be delivered including the VGStudio MAX 3.0 visualization and analysis software family. According to the manufacturer, Volume Graphics, the software has been redeveloped from scratch. By directly implementing VGStudio MAX 3.0 and the add-on modules for special areas of application, YXLON customers profit right away

Ximedica tapped to advise Cambridge MedSpace incubator

Ximedica said today it inked a strategic partnership deal with healthcare technology incubator Cambridge MedSpace. Through the deal, Providence, R.I.-based Ximedica will provide personalized guidance and advisory services to the incubator, which the company touts it has developed for over 30 years. “We know that healthcare technologies face unique challenges; particularly the standards of the

3Shape Abutment Designer receives 510(k) clearance from FDA

The U.S. FDA has issued a 510(k) clearance for 3Shape Abutment Designer, a functionality within 3Shape Dental System CAD/CAM software. The 510(k) clearance covers all implant cases being designed using 3Shape Dental System software. A 3Shape Abutment Designer and/or Implant Bridge and Bars license is needed to use the functionality. “There has been considerable discussion

Newark element14 showcases TE Connectivity’s product solutions for transportation

Newark element14 has partnered with TE Connectivity (TE) to feature unique high-voltage components for transportation applications in its storefront, including products focused on rail system operations, for a range of climate and environmental conditions. These high-voltage components are equipped to help meet the evolving needs of public transportation in growing cities. The products are commonly

New microfluidic device offers means for studying electric field cancer therapy

Researchers at MIT’s research center in Singapore have developed a new microfluidic device that tests the effects of electric fields on cancer cells. They observed that a range of low-intensity, middle-frequency electric fields effectively stopped breast and lung cancer cells from growing and spreading, while having no adverse effect on neighboring healthy cells. The device,

Piston pump features the longest life and precise accuracy

The new Maestro piston pump from Bio-Chem Fluidics delivers the longest life and best accuracy of any other pump in its category. The pump is capable of 10 million cycles with clean fluids, and 5 million cycles with aggressive or precipitating fluids. Piston pumps, used in fluidics systems when the dispense accuracy of a diaphragm

Rock West Medical Devices raises $1.3m

Rock West Medical Devices said in a regulatory filing that it raised $1.25 million from a single, unnamed investor. San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based Rock West Medical is a subsidiary of Rock West Solutions, which according to its website provides R&D and product development services for advanced composite structures and applied sensors. The company ultimately hopes to raise $3 million

Taking charge of medical design

Accutronics will be representing the best of British medical component manufacturing at this year’s MD&M West, which is taking place at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California from February 9 – 11. Accutronics will be exhibiting its extensive range of reliable medical batteries and chargers in hall E at booth 470. The show will see

Positioning peristaltic rollers allows more precise dispensing

David Bach / BST-Bach Solutions & Technology, LLC Accurate dispensing affects a great deal of drug development and delivery. For instance, leading-edge pharmaceuticals, bio-tech “designer molecules” and high-potency compounds are tremendously expensive and come with difficult safety concerns that require accurate dispensing and aspirations. Many of these compounds are composed of proteins or synthetic molecular chains

Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor now available in models exclusively for Clear Object Detection

Banner Engineering’s industry-recognized Q4X laser distance sensor is now available in models exclusively designed for clear object detection. Featuring a default clear object detection mode setting, the Q4X clear object model eliminates two-point, dynamic, foreground and background suppression mode. Without requiring a retro-reflector, the Q4X sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing

MIT scientist and “4D Printing” pioneer, Skylar Tibbits joins Global Plastics Summit program as innovation keynote speaker

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and IHS Chemical, a global source of critical information and insight, announced that Skylar Tibbits, a research scientist in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture and director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, will serve as the innovation keynote speaker for the upcoming 2015 Global Plastics Summit (GPS), scheduled