Excelitas Technologies touts OmniCure at InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference

Excelitas Technologies is touting its OmniCure OV LED curing solutions at this year’s InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, May 1-2. The company will showcase its new OmniCure AC8-HD (high dose) series of UV LED curing systems that offer higher optical power and enhanced performance in the same air-cooled mechanical

Crystal IS UVC LEDs compliant with ISO 10993-5 Cytotoxicity

Crystal IS recently announced that its Klaran HC UVC LEDs are the first high performance UVC LEDs to be ISO 10993-5 Cytotoxicity compliant. The company’s Klaran HC products have previously been tested and proved to be biocompatible to be used in Class I and Class II medical devices that need an FDA 510(k) submittal. Crystal

UVC LEDs: Energizing a new generation of portable, healthcare disinfection devices

Mark Pizzuto, Crystal IS According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), one in every 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) during their visit. Often expensive and sometimes fatal, HAIs are adding billions to the country’s already bourgeoning healthcare costs. For decades, hospitals and other healthcare facilities

Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 6, 2017

From Intellijoint’s CE Mark to Patrona Medical and Kopis’ new partnership, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intellijoint CE Mark for flagship hip navigation Intellijoint surgical announced in an Oct. 4 press release that it has received CE Mark for its Intellijoint HIP System in

Invuity is back with its PhotonBlade

Invuity has reintroduced its PhotonBlade to the market, more than three months after it recalled the minimally invasive surgery light due to “unintended energy discharge” during procedures. The new and improved PhotonBlade includes what Invuity officials describe as enhancements to improve energy delivery and provide optimized illumination performance.  The new PhotonBlade will ship to customers

Study shows benefits of overhead utility systems in ICUs

A new study from Draeger and Georgia Tech has shown that overhead utility systems potentially have substantial benefits in intensive care unit rooms. The study claims that ceiling mounted solutions for utilities are more superior than a traditional headwall. Hospital staff members tend to like overhead booms more, according to the study. Overhead booms have shown

10 companies with interesting technology at BIOMEDevice Boston

Updated May 5, 2017 BIOMEDevice Boston provided an opportunity for over 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in New England’s design and manufacturing industry to connect. It annual event is an industry showcase created by UBM in partnership with Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). The event – which ran May 3–4 at the Boston

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Reflective optical sensor meant to provide reliability and versatility

TT Electronics has introduced its Photologic V OPB9000 reflective optical sensor for industrial and medical applications. The sensor is meant to provide dependable edge and presence detection of reflective media within a range of ambient lighting conditions, according to the company. The Optek brand OPB9000 can be used for industrial printing, dispensing, manufacturing automation, safety

Excelitas Technologies introduces new pulsed xenon light source

Excelitas Technologies, a global customized photonic company, recently introduced the µPAX-2, a 2-watt pulsed Xenon light source that provides microsecond-duration pulses of broadband light with arc stability. The new µPAX-2 combines an innovative lamp design with state-of-the-art circuitry and components into a packaged xenon light source that simplifies integration. The solution contains the flash lamp,

Excelitas Technologies introduces multi-wavelength illumination system

Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, adds X-Cite Vitae vIR to its popular X-Cite fluorescence illuminator product line. X-Cite Vitae vIR is a customizable, multi-wavelength illumination system designed for high precision medical illumination and diagnostic applications. The X-Cite Vitae vIR provides versatile, high-performance illumination for color-sensitive applications, including

Lightpoint Medical’s surgical robotics product wins top engineering prize

Lightpoint Medical’s surgical imaging system, LightPath, has won ‘new electronic product of the year’ and the coveted ‘grand prix’ at the British Engineering Excellence Awards. The LightPathTM Imaging System helps surgeons to precisely locate cancer cells, ensuring diseased tissue can be cleared in a single operation. It is the first commercially available imaging device with this

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique

Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers. The spectral triangulation system developed by Rice chemist Bruce Weisman and his colleagues is intended to pinpoint targeted cancer tumors tagged with antibody-linked carbon nanotubes. It is described in a paper in the Royal Society

Metal Line Switches with Multicolor Illumination and Variable Input Voltage

SCHURTER is expanding its metal switch range to include new illumination possibilities, through the use of RGB color technology. It is now possible for the piezo switch series, PSE, and mechanical switch, MCS 30, to have seven different ring illumination colors with just one switch. The multicolor illumination is powered by an integrated power supply

GlobTek presents its latest level VI AC/DC adapter and connverter

T-43086-WWVV-X.X-Q Model is an addition to GlobTek’s Level VI compliant GT-43086 family and represents GlobTek’s 6 Watt wall plug-in series of AC/DC adapters (power supplies and chargers) with International Interchangeable blades. GlobTek’s changeable input blade system with individual field replaceable input plugs, including: North America and Japan NEMA 1-15P, Australian, UK BS 1363, European CEE

Novel battery uses light to produce power

To move the world toward sustainability, scientists are continuing to explore and improve ways to tap the vast power of sunlight to make fuels and generate electricity. Now they have come up with a brand-new way to use light—solar or artificial— to drive battery power safely. Their “photo battery,” reported in ACS’ The Journal of Physical