OmniGuide Surgical launches CO2 laser system

OmniGuide (Cambridge, Mass.) recently commercially launched its C-LAS Line of Sight CO2 Laser System. The system is the latest addition to the company’s laser portfolio that offers CO2 tissue sparing properties. C-LAS allows for clinicians to deliver CO2 energy in a controlled, reproducible method when paired with other OmniGuide laser accessories. The delivery is packaged in

How ingestible bacteria-on-a-chip could diagnose gastrointestinal diseases

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an ingestible sensor that has engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach and has the potential to diagnose other gastrointestinal problems. The system, being called bacteria-on-a-chip, uses sensors with living cells and ultra-low power electronics that can convert a bacterial response into wireless signals that can

Medtech stories we missed this week: May 25, 2018

From Mauna Kea receiving FDA clearance to Medacta getting clearance for its pedicle screw placement guide, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Mauna Kea wins FDA nod for neurosurgery indication Mauna Kea announced in a May 24 press releasethat it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for

Nortech Systems expands China manufacturing facility

Nortech Systems recently announced that it is expanding its Suzhou, China manufacturing space. The new manufacturing space will be 15,000 sq. ft bigger than it currently is and will still offer Nortech Systems’s full-service electrical manufacturing services. This expansion comes after the Maple Grove, Minn.-based company expanded its Mexico operations in February by building a new

Schurter touts metal line illuminated switches with universal switching power supply

Schurter (Lucerne, Switzerland) is touting its metal line switches that are accessorized with PSUP 24 VDC universal switching power supply. The Class II power supply is able to be used in the company’s full range of point and ring illuminated metal line switches that are rated for 24 VDC supply voltage. The PSUP is ideal for

These building blocks are making plug-and-play diagnostic devices

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have created a set of modular blocks that can be connected in different configurations to create diagnostic devices. The devices are considered plug-and-play and can test blood glucose levels, detect viral infection and other diseases. “Our long-term motivation is to enable small, low-resources laboratories to generate their own libraries of

This tattoo-like sensor measures blood glucose levels non-invasively

Diabetes tracking can be a scary and tedious task, but University of California at San Diego researchers have developed a needless glucose monitor tattoo sensor that measures insulin levels through sweat on the skin. There are approximately 30.3 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association. Monitoring blood sugar

How SABIC helped develop a non-drug migraine treatment

SABIC recently helped eNeura develop a clinically proven, non-drug option for preventing and treating migraine headaches. The sTMS mini from eNeura is a portable delivery system for single-pulse, transcranial magnetic stimulation. It’s prescribed by a physician. FDA cleared the sTMS mini for migraine prevention in 2017. SABIC’s polycarbonate copolymer Lexan was chosen as the housing of

C&K launches autoclave-safe medical switch product line

C&K announced that it has launched its medical switch product line of autoclave-safe switches. The new medical switches are designed to meet industry sterilization standards that protect patients from risks that comes from reusable tools. Sterilization helps prevent contamination from fluid and contagion ingress. “Medical device engineers are creating the applications that people entrust to

Triton to sell Aventics company to Emerson

Triton recently announced that it plants to sell its Aventics pneumatics company to Emerson. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Emerson and Triton recently came to an agreement and the transaction is in progress, starting with the regulatory approval process that is currently underway. Aventics serves the life sciences industry by providing

Grayhill launches Touch Encoder Development Kit

Grayhill recently launched its Touch Encoder Development Kit that gives product development engineers simplified designs for medical applications. The new development kit features tap, swipe and turn functions that gives designers the opportunity to replace traditional user-input devices. Using a tablet development app, product development engineers can personalize multi-touch gestures, create images and customize the

Diversified Plastics expands sales engineer and technical support team

Diversified Plastics (Minneapolis) recently announced that it has added three new sales engineer and technical support members to its team. Raymond Schenk has joined Diversified Plastics as senior sales engineer. He has over 24 years of experience in the plastic industries and will be responsible for the western territories of the company. Prior to joining the

Covestro touts textile materials at Techtextil North America

Covestro is touting its line of raw materials and products that are ideal for a variety of textile applications at Techtextil North America at booth #2023, May 22-25 in Atlanta. The company is showcasing its new TPU Fiber that is made with Desmopan TPU and a polyamide. It can be used in footwear, functional textiles,

Smartphone-based device could detect retinopathy at home

University of California at Berkeley researchers have developed a smartphone-based device that examines the retina and acts as a user-friendly version of the optometrist’s ophthalmoscope. Daniel Fletcher and his students developed the handheld ophthalmoscope by pairing the imaging capabilities of a smartphone with software that is designed to examine the retina. “The advanced technology built

This procedure could alleviate sinus pain and inflammation without surgery

A researcher at The Ohio State University is conducting a clinical trial to test a new, non-invasive approach to sinus procedures that helps alleviate chronic nasal symptoms. Dr. Brad Otto, an ENT-Otolaryngologist at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, is conducting the clinical trial to see how the non-invasive procedure can give surgery-like results.