Gardner Denver touts Thomas miniature diaphragm pumps for medical device uses

Gardner Denver’s Thomas brand of diaphragm liquid and gas pumps are available in miniature form for use in sterilizers, anesthesia monitoring, dialysis, gas detection, inkjet printing and industrial washing. Gardner Denver (Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany; with Thomas offices in Sheboygan, Wis.) boasts that the Thomas pumps are compact and lightweight, chemically resistant, designed for use with liquids and

Fluid Metering has new STF1-9 valveless 400 µl dispensing pump

Fluid Metering Inc.(FMI) is touting its new 400 µl Dispensing Pump, which it says is ideal for medical, analytical and biotech instrumentation. Having the identical compact design dimensions as their STH & STF OEM Pump lines, the STF1-9 expands dispense and metering capabilities of previous STH designs by 100% while maintaining 0.5% precision, according to

The Lee Co. redesigns dispense pumps

The Lee Co. (Westbrook, Conn.) has redesigned some of its dispense pumps for in vitro diagnostics and scientific instrument applications. The LPD series precision dispense pumps are designed to have consistent performance and cost savings while fitting into a compact, lightweight package. They’re also designed to be maintenance free. LPD series precision dispense pumps are

Imagining the future of heart pump technology

Since its introduction more than 50 years ago, the left ventricular assist device has evolved from being a temporary solution to a long-term option for patients recovering from heart failure. Now, companies are engineering the LVAD of the future to be smaller and more adaptable for individual patients. Dr. John O’Connell, Abbott For more than

7 diagnostic devices to boost healthcare in the developing world

The World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of death and disease globally is caused by hazards and environmental burdens in developing countries with little to no access to preventative care and diagnostic devices. Since developing countries are poor agricultural regions that are still becoming economically and socially advanced, it is harder for doctors to

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This tiny diaphragm pump could enable medical device innovation

Fraunhofer researchers have created a tiny yet powerful diaphragm pump that can deliver ambient air to gas sensors. The sensors are attached to a smartphone that warns a user of heavy exposure to particulate matter. “Our smart pump measures only 25 sq mm, making it the world’s smallest pump. That said, it still has a

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

Tekni-Plex announces new $15 million China manufacturing facility

Tekni-Plex said today that it has invested $15 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Shanghai, in Suzhou, China. The new facility is meant to meet the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific medical device and pharmaceutical market, according to Wayne, Pa.–based Tekni-Plex. Some production is already underway at the more than 140,000-square-foot facility. Tekni-Plex is

Paper pump powers microfluidic devices for less than a dime

North Carolina researchers have developed a pump that powers microfluidic devices using paper. The inexpensive paper pump – developed by researchers at  North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – uses capillary actions to power portable microfluidic devices, which control fluids of 1 ml or less volume. “One longstanding

B. Braun, Iatric Systems integrate Outlook infusion pump, Accelero Connect software

B. Braun Medical said today that it integrated its Outlook large-volume infusion pump with Iatric Systems‘ Accelero Connect integration software. The technology enables the pump to communicate with electronic health record systems, such as Meditech. Bethlehem, Pa.–based B. Braun said it used Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise standard communication protocols and transactions to support the integration.

Pump makes breath biopsy more than a pipe dream

A micropump from TTP Ventus is enabling such innovations as Owlstone Medical‘s breath biopsy technology, which is designed to detect early lung or bowel cancers through volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Officials at The Technology Partnership specifically spun out TTP Ventus to help commercialize the second generation of its signature product Disc Pump. Disc Pump is

RSX extreme-force actuator designed for hydraulic cylinder replacement

Tolomatic’s new RSX hydraulic-class electric linear rod actuator meets the need for extreme forces and is an ideal choice for replacing hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for 100% duty cycle, the actuator’s roller-screw drive ensures long, consistent life. Applications include pressing, punching, stamping, riveting, fastening, joining, injection molding and sawmilling. The Tolomatic RSX family of

Seals key in new Ypsomed insulin pump

Swiss med-tech company Ypsomed (SWX:YPSN) launched its portable, light-weight insulin pump with seals designed by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. The pump, mylife YpsoPump, was introduced into the European market today. Insulin pumps, which continually transport insulin into patients, must have a very precise dosing mechanism. To facilitate a reliable measurement within the pump, there must be as

FST Solution goes into series production for a portable insulin pump

Type 1 diabetics are dependent on the steady flow of insulin. Portable insulin pumps allow an active, mobile life and can increase the quality of life of patients suffering from the condition. The Swiss medical technology specialist Ypsomed is introducing a new pump known as the mylife YpsoPump into the European market. With a weight

NEO Tech offers microelectronics miniaturization for medical implantable device OEMs

NEO Tech, a provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and mil/aero markets, announced that its highly miniaturized electronic manufacturing capabilities were being deployed in advanced implantable devices and electroceuticals for the medical industry. Advanced implantable devices such as neuro stimulation devices, drug pumps, cochlear implants,