Archive for February, 2010

ISO 10993–Certified Stereolithography Resins Slash Device Prototyping Times

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Stereolithography (SL) resins WaterShed XC 11122 and ProtoGen 18420 from DSM Somos reportedly are the only SL resins to meet ISO 10933 standards for use in medical device applications. The clear, water-resistant Watershed XC 11122 and white, ABS-like ProtoGen 18420 resins are certified to ISO 10993-5 (cytotoxicity), ISO 10993-10 (sensitisation) and ISO ...

Canon Launches Electronics-Focused DesignMed Events

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Canon Communications has announced that it will launch three DesignMed events dedicated to the innovative medical electronic imaging, diagnostics and interventional device industry sectors. Electronics Design News (EDN) magazine, recently acquired by Canon, will sponsor the events at MEDTEC and MD&M shows in Japan, China and the United States this ...

Composite Material for Orthopaedic Implants Could Last 150 Years

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_12585" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Nere Garmendia"][/caption] Researcher Nere Garmendia, based in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián, has published a doctoral thesis that may pave the way for the development of implants with impressive lifespans. According to Garmendia, orthopaedic implants could be developed that would last more than 150 years by developing ...

The Latest News on Track and Trace

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The latest code reading technologies for tracking and tracing medical devices are featured in a 30-minute webinar on 4 March 2010. Presented by Lee Wragg, of Fairfield, a company that specialises in traceability solutions, and Lee Jordan of Cognex, a provider of vision systems and software, surface inspection systems and ...

Leukocare Receives Certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Leukocare AG, a privately owned company that develops  biofunctional surfaces using proprietary stabilising postcoating technology, announced today that it has established a quality management system (QMS) in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 standards for medical devices. To achieve certification to the ISO standards, the company implemented a QMS for ...

Ireland Looks Closely at Optics

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) and the Applied Optics Group at the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway, are exploring practical ways that optics can deliver scientific and technology solutions to enhance the industry's operations in Ireland. Speaking at their seminar, held on 23 February 2010, Sharon Higgins, Director ...

Thin Is In for New Pancake Motors

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Printed armature motors, also known as pancake or servo disc motors, bring a host of features as well as compact dimensions to a number of applications. Traditionally, they have also brought along a high price tag, which has kept the technology from widespread adoption. Printed Motor Works Ltd hopes to ...

Nanotechnology Enables Energy Storage on Paper and Cloth

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

[caption id="attachment_12522" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Recipe for conductive textile: Dip cloth in nanotube ink, dry in oven for 10 minutes at 120 degrees Celsius. Image courtesy of Stanford University"][/caption] From the Wire: By dipping ordinary paper or fabric in a special ink infused with nanoparticles, Stanford engineer Yi Cui has found a ...

Researchers Make Plasma Steriliser Using a £40 Microwave Oven

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

From the Wire: Researchers at Glyndwr University have developed technology for producing a portable device for sterilising medical equipment using a £40 microwave oven. The everyday kitchen device has been used to deliver a low cost, chemical-free solution to killing harmful bacteria on medical tools used in surgeries. The research has been led by ...

New Miniature, Low Power Proportional Control Valve

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

For designers who are trying to increase the performance of their products while continuing to decrease their footprint, here is a valve that could help. The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin, has announced the release of a new line of PACE Hf high flow proportional valves targeted at the ...

eHealth: Be Part of the Gathering Momentum

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

In the run up to the World Health IT 2010 (WoHIT) summit and eHealth Week being held on 15–18 March 2010, Jeremy Bonfini, Senior Vice President of Blobal Services at HIMSS was interviewed by HealthTech Wire. “It is impossible to deliver better healthcare and improve efficiency without information technologies. There are ...

Doing More with Less—the Good and the Bad

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Doing more with less seems to be the sad mantra of our times. Healthcare policymakers and, inevitably, providers are not exempt from the diktat. According to a new Economist Intelligence Unit report, Doing more with less: Britain’s healthcare funding challenges, Britain’s healthcare policymakers face a daunting and thankless task—to satisfy ...