Archive for the ‘New Products’ Category

Air-Monitoring System for Surgical Suites Garners Innovation Prize at MEDTEC France

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

A device that monitors air quality in operating rooms in real time was named the winner of the first Innovation Awards at MEDTEC France in Lyon. Developed by STS Industrie (Besançon, France) in collaboration with the University Hospital of Besançon (Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire de Besançon; CHRU) and its associated ...

Manufacturers Need to See Diabetes as More than Just a Numbers Game

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Guest blog from Sue Reynard, Research Director, Creative Medical Research What sets apart the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference from other diabetes meetings is its focus on new technologies. The need to make continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data easier to understand and to develop less obtrusive sensor technology ...

Gamma-Resistant FRAM RFID Chips Enable Cradle-to-Grave Tracking of Medical Devices

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Japan’s Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd has developed a radiation-resistant radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip with full traceability. When exposed even to small doses of gamma radiation, the memory of conventional RFID tags with E2PROM or Flash is completely erased or corrupted. By contrast, Fujitsu’s FerVID family of products with ferroelectric random access ...

3M Launches Biofilters with Advanced Pleat Technology

Monday, November 7th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_25577" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="LifeAssure PNA Filter Series from 3M"][/caption] 3M has launched a range of bioburden reduction filters that combine the high filtration performance of membrane-type media with enhanced flow characteristics. The new LifeAssure PNA Filter Series from 3M’s Purification division can be used as prefilters or final filters, where ...

Ruland Introduces Miniature Couplings for Medical Applications

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_25370" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Precision-honed two-piece rigid coupling from Ruland with Nypatch-treated hardware."][/caption] Ruland Manufacturing offers miniature rigid couplings for a wide variety of medical devices. Common applications include test and measurement systems, imaging, patient positioning and liquid handling such as chromatography. Rigid couplings are zero-backlash, torsionally stiff and have high torque ...

Dolomite Launches Microfluidic Interface for Multi-Way Connection Between Individual Tubing

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Microfluidic device designer Dolomite has introduced a new interface to provide inline sealing and accurate alignment of up to eight high pressure fluid channels. As the latest addition to Dolomite’s Multiflux connector range, the Circular In-line Interface facilitates a link between two bundles of tubing and enables a reliable and ...

Sensirion Introduces Bubble Detector for Biomedical Devices

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_23605" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The LG01 sensor from Sensirion detects liquid flow and bubbles."][/caption] Sensirion AG has launched a new microflow switch for ultralow liquid flow rates and bubble detection. The LG01 sensor is designed for integration into biomedical devices and makes fluidic systems more reliable by enabling the detection of ...

Kontron Introduces New SBC with an Intel Core i7 Processor

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

[caption id="attachment_23516" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Kontron's newly released VM6050 is an SBC with an Intel Core i7 processor."][/caption] Kontron today announced a new single-board computer (SBC) with an Intel Core i7 processor and up to eight GByte of soldered ECC memory. The VM6050 has an Intel QM57 controller hub and Intel hyperthreading. ...

Automated Mandrel Straightening Equipment Does Not Require Tooling Change

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Machine Solutions has announced the launch of its automated mandrel straightening equipment. The MS700S recycles bent or bowed mandrels through an automated straightening process. Intended to reduce assembly material costs, the MS700S allows for recycling or reuse of damaged mandrels traditionally thrown away. It uses a pick and place handling system ...

New Infrared Thermometer Has Double Laser Sighting

Monday, April 25th, 2011

A new infrared thermometer with a high precision resolution is available from Optris GmbH. The Optris CSlaser LT is used for the measurement of small temperature differences, starting from 0.025K. CSlaser LT has a double laser sighting. Two emitters follow the infrared optical path to mark the accurate size and ...

New Whispah Linear Slide Comes in Two Sizes

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

A new Whispah linear slide from the company L.M76 is designed for contaminant-free linear motion applications. The self-lubricating linear slide achieves a speed of 400 surface feet per minute and coefficient of friction from 0.09 to 0.12. The precision aluminum two-rail extrusion has a hardcoat finish for long life, and each ...

New Surgery System Uses Plasma to Cut or Coagulate Tissue and Bone

Monday, March 21st, 2011

A UK company has developed a new surgery system that uses patented neutral plasma technology to cut or coagulate tissue and bone, according to an article in the Engineer. The machine, PlasmaJet, uses a high-energy beam of plasma to create a thin coagulation layer and can be used during conventional ...