How to grow your medical device business through its life cycle

While every medical device business founder daydreams of pre-revenue exits and unicorn valuations, it is imperative to plan for the long and unpredictable haul. Richard F. Mattern, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Despite the starting point being nearly universal (founder sees a clinical need, a promising market opportunity and a path to regulatory approval or

Developing Positioning Systems for Pathology Scanners

By Boaz Eidelberg, Ph.D., Jim Monnich, Parker Daedal Engineered Solutions, Electromechanical Automation North America Pathological scanners have unique requirements of fitting into a small space with custom restrictions. Standard stages cannot fulfill the needs of modern pathological scanners. But a new infrastructure for effective pathological scanner development does fit custom needs. Scanner products typically require

CCS Rotary Stages from Aerotech

A new series of rotary stages from Aerotech features integral pneumatic collet chucks for automated material handling. The CCS series (U.S. patent pending) supports precision laser machining and micromachining of tubular products in plastics, metals and many other materials. It is particularly suited for cylindrical tube laser machining of medical products including stents and fine

Developments In Precision Positioning Stages with High Speed Range

High-precision linear stages used for applications such as surface measurement in life sciences, semiconductor manufacturing and other industries often require two distinctly different modes of motion. A rapid mode usually is needed to change locations quickly in the workspace, which might then be followed by very slow motion for finer focusing and resolution. The traditional

Light Weight Micro Manipulator System from Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new high precision, light weight, micro manipulator stage MT 105-50-LM. This stage is an excellent choice for applications in the semiconductor metrology, biomedical, miniature robotics and laser industry. With a sleek low profile design, it has a footprint of 105 mm x 151 mm, height of only 25 mm and amazingly

Compact Voice Coil Driven Stage

Voice coil linear motor drives a proprietary bio-medical high precision stage used for cell manipulation and testing.  With an overall footprint of just 80 mm wide, 50 mm high and 145 mm long, the compact table weighs just 1 kg.  It is available with a choice of two travels, 5 mm or 7 mm.  A

New Micro Manipulator System by Steinmeyer

Burlington, MA – Steinmeyer, Inc. announces a new high precision micro manipulator stage MT 130-50-DC. Manufactured from high strength anodized aluminum, the standard table offers travel of 50 mm with positioning accuracy of 10 µm (micrometer), straightness/flatness runnout of +/- 1 µm and repeatability of +/- 1 µm. With a sleek low profile design, it

Selection Tips for Motors for Microscope Stages

Microscopes have been around since the 17th century. Since then, developments have increased the viewable area, the speed at which objects are located, and throughput. The microscope stage has been a major player in making these developments possible. Motorized versions have eliminated lateral stage drift, and enabled the gathering of sequential images of two or

Parker Releases New Products & Systems Catalog

Port Washington, NY — Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division announces the release of a new catalog featuring its Bayside brand of motion and control systems products.  The 240-page, full-color guide covers linear and rotary positioning stages, frameless kit motors, gearheads, integral gearmotors and a special section devoted to Parker Bayside's Engineered Solutions Group, a highly qualified

New Low-Cost Positioning Tables

Irwin, PA, — Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division announces the release of the 402XE and 403XE family of linear positioning tables. Designed to reduce overall machine cost and allow manufacturers to speed their time to market, the rugged 402XE and 403XE are available in a complete compact package with motor and limit sensors included, or for