MedTech Chat: Elastic technology for drug delivery

Dr. Zhen Gu and Dr. Yong Zhu from North Carolina State University are both co-senior authors of a research paper describing their recent work. Dr. Gu, Dr. Zhu and other researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug delivery technology that consists of an

TerraVerdae achieves commercial pilot-scale production for PHA biomaterials

TerraVerdae BioWorks, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and environmentally sustainable biomaterials, announced that it has successfully achieved key milestones for the economic, commercial production for its line of PHA-based biomaterials. These include 10,000 liter production runs of the firm’s line of biodegradable, natural microspheres for use in personal care and cosmetic products, as

Medical polymers market size worth $17.05 billion by 2020

The global medical polymers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Shifting trends towards substitution of conventional materials by high performance polymers such as polypropylene and PVC in medical devices coupled with growing demand for medical equipments from emerging Asian healthcare

Hoffmann+Krippner shows how to pick the right potentiometer sensor for your application

Hoffmann+Krippner has posted a new white paper, “How to Choose the Right Potentiometer for Reliable Position Sensing.” It can be downloaded here. Created to help design engineers understand how membrane potentiometer sensors work and how to pick the right type of membrane potentiometer for their project, this new Hoffmann+Krippner white paper covers the various types

U.S. Army Research Office backs NYU engineering team’s investigation of hydrogels that could heal wounds or stick like Spiderman

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office (ARO) recently awarded a New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher a grant to advance protein-engineered, environmentally responsive hydrogels that could replicate biochemical processes currently found only in nature. These protein hydrogels could become fundamental building blocks of important new biomimetic materials. Associate Professor Jin Kim

Six mobile health startups from the first White House demo day

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Jonah Comstock for mobi health news. As his time in office draws to a close, President Obama hosted a tech startup demo day in the White House on August 3. Although the primary purpose of the demo day was to showcase diversity in tech entrepreneurship, a number of mobile health

Turkish medical company is seeking reseller and OEM partners in the U.S.

UZUMCU Medical Equipment, one of Turkey’s first and largest manufacturers of medical devices, is seeking reseller and OEM partners in the U.S. The company has an array of FDA-certified OR tables, surgical lights, surgical suction units, electro devices and other medical equipment. “We want to bring our experience with distributors throughout Europe and the Middle

Qosina announces the launch of its e-commerce website

Qosina is pleased to announce the launch of its e-commerce website, making it easier to purchase thousands of medical device components from stock inventory. Visitors coming to the new Qosina.com will discover a new look and feel and improvements with every click including: · Easy navigation: A new category structure that mirrors the print catalog

Gain access to various tips and tricks to planning component and assembly designs with the new Design Guide

Design engineers will find Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’s latest “Design Guide” useful in planning their component and assembly designs. Available in handy USB business card format, this Design Guide has hundreds of useful ideas for designing and manufacturing custom-molded rubber and plastic parts. The purpose of this 115-page Design Guide is to better understand processes, materials

Offering more options and flexibility, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics present custom miniature components

Enhanced component or assembly performance often requires advanced polymers including custom blends. This is particularly true designing fluid delivery systems, or for many static or dynamic applications. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics molds miniature components for these devices using custom blends of polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polycarbonate, polysulphone, Nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, FKM and EPDM elastomers. Many

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon, which favors the film’s performance compared to typical graphene characteristics shown in

Material sourcing at engineers’ fingertips with new Sourcebook

Boyd Technologies announced the launch of its Sourcebook material sourcing website www.sourcebookmaterials.com. Sourcebook is a vertically integrated material sourcing solution developed by Boyd Technologies and focuses on improving search, comparison and sampling of advanced flexible materials. The website, which will launch at the EWMA tradeshow in London, will display the specifications of thousands of advanced

Building better (and less costly) medical devices with lasers

Dave Hudson is president and CEO of Joining Technologies, a precision fusion company He can be reached at dhudson@joiningtech.com. Healthcare has been transformed by the development of smaller, more powerful and more useful medical devices over the past generation. In fact, in recent years, the accelerated innovation in the development of new healthcare technologies has

Schneider Electric’s new motor is ideal for small spaces

Schneider Electric presents the smallest Lexium MDrive integrated motor, 1.7 in. (42mm) NEMA size 17, which delivers a large range of features to small spaces. Features that now include an IP65 rated version with industrial M12 connectors. M12 Lexium MDrive products provide a robust interface, with IP65 certification for protection against water and dust in

Emuge expands solid carbide thread mill program with new 3XD sizes

Emuge is now offering an expanded line of Solid Carbide Thread Mills in their popular THREADS-ALL Program, to include new 3XD sizes designed for maximum reach. A total of 17 new sizes have been added, from miniature to standard size tools, providing maximum versatility in a wide range of thread milling applications. The 3XD THREADS-ALL