Recent Articles

August 20, 2014 3:02 pm
Tom Adams, Consultant, Sonoscan, Inc.
Breakthroughs in circuitry design have made adding new features easier than miniaturizing the hearing aid as a whole. This article follows the progress - as yet not entirely fulfilled - of one major hearing aid manufacturer in shrinking the...
August 7, 2014 2:40 pm
Sarah Peters, Contributing Writer
The growth and development of smartphone technology has been phenomenal. In a very short space of time, we moved from very basic mobile phones that only allowed users to make calls, send SMS messages, and play a few simple games, to having...
August 6, 2014 2:35 pm
Jeffrey Dawson, Health and Medicine Writer
The phrase “motion capture software” generally brings to mind blockbuster, special-effects-laden films or the latest high-tech mechanical simulation of the latest automobile prototype. However, motion capture software has been leaving its...
August 5, 2014 3:58 pm
Carola Hansen, Director of Biomedical Polyethylenes, DSM Biomedical
In February, DSM announced that it was expanding its Dyneema Purity fiber portfolio with the commercial launch of the thinnest, high-strength, medical-grade ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber on the market - Dyneema Purity...
July 24, 2014 2:54 pm
Dr. Liesbet Lagae, R&D Manager Life Science Technologies, imec
Much of the research in healthcare is directed at the major medical challenges of the coming decade. How are we going to cope with the diseases of a growing elderly population, such as brain diseases, cancers, and diabetes? How can we improve...
July 22, 2014 3:54 pm
Rebecca Murphy, Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator, GW Plastics Inc.
In our previous installment, we explored the design for manufacturability benefits of using a full-service commercialization partner when building a prototype. So how does process specialization play a role in deciding between a prototype...
July 21, 2014 11:41 am
Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries
To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components. The following...
July 16, 2014 12:08 pm
Cynvenio Biosystems
Thanks to Cynvenio Biosystems Inc., detecting cancer through a simple blood draw is no longer just a theory. Cynvenio is clinical diagnostics company transforming the treatment and management of cancer through the molecular characterization...
July 15, 2014 3:57 pm
Steve Erickson, Vice President, First American Plastic
Medical care might not be the most obvious place for 3D printing applications, but 3D-printed kidneys and 3D-printed prosthetic eyes say otherwise. 3D-printed plastics are being used for medical tools and devices, models for surgical training...
July 8, 2014 12:10 pm
Gary Aurin, Research & Engineering Manager, I-Flow
Historically, post-surgical pain has been primarily treated with narcotics which can cause patients unpleasant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation and grogginess. The data also suggests that taking them may pose the risk of...
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