Archive for September, 2011

Fort Wayne Metals Adds ISO 13485 Certification

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Fort Wayne Metals has established a quality-management system for the contract manufacturing of round wire and cable components, assemblies, extrusion coating and other components used in both nonimplantable and implantable medical devices. The company now is an ISO 13485-certified contract manufacturer of medical device components. This latest certification is in addition ...

Rapid Prototyping Tool Can Be Used for Microfluidic MEMS

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Resonetics has introduced the RapidX250 laser micromachining system, developed for universities and corporate research to fabricate microfluidic MEMS and medical devices in a rapid prototype fashion. Traditionally MEMS devices are fabricated by semiconductor lithography. The Rapidx250 uses a multiwavelength excimer laser (193 nm and 248 nm) to directly fabricate the structures ...

Localised Search Is Not Necessarily Your Friend – Part 1

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Guest blogger Amy Munice from Global B2B Communications writes: Is today’s Internet your friend? Alas, for the typical EMDT reader, I have a mixed answer. [caption id="attachment_24855" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Google"][/caption] At about the same time as the first stirrings of the worldwide recession, the world’s search engines began to start favouring local companies. Localised ...

Berliner Glas and System Elektronik Partner to Develop and Manufacture Next-Generation HMI Displays

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Berliner Glas and system elektronik have announced a joint venture dedicated to the development of advanced display assemblies for OEMs in the medical technology and other sectors. The companies will leverage new methods for optical bonding of the viewing panes and touch screens, enabling multitouch and gesture recognition capabilities and ...

Notified Bodies for the Certification of Medical Devices Sign Code of Conduct

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The work of Notified Bodies (“NBs”) in the conformity assessment and certification of medical devices is a key cornerstone of the EU legislative system to safeguard public health. Established in the early 1990s to replace the nationally existing systems in the European member states, the legal framework follows the principles ...

JK Lasers Launches High-Powered Fibre Laser

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

JK Lasers has introduced a high-powered 1kW fibre laser for a wide range of industrial cutting, welding and drilling applications. The high power enables the laser to be used for large medical devices with thick materials. It is especially suitable for the welding of medical devices such as pacemakers to ...

Demand for Energy-Efficient Medical Devices on the Rise in Japan

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Out of necessity, the people of Japan may be among the most energy conscious in the world: the devastating earthquake in March caused rolling blackouts, putting hospital patients and others, especially the elderly, at risk. The Medical Device Strategy Institute (MDSI), Japan’s premier think tank focused on the medical device industry, ...

Heart of Gold: Electrically Conductive Nanowires Improve Efficacy of Cardiac Patches

Monday, September 26th, 2011

By adding tiny gold wires to engineered heart tissue, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are making cardiac patches more conductive, reports Nanowerk News.

Medtech Week Recap: Heart Monitors the Size of a Band-Aid Could Be Next Advance in Wearable Electronics

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Wearable electronics is the new trend in medical design, as an earlier medtechinsider post on electronic tattoos demonstrated. Soon heart monitors might be as thin and flexible as the Band-Aid, reported MED in a blog post last week.

Milken Report Prescribes Seven-Step Cure for US Medtech Malaise

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_24887" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Click to watch interview of Ross DeVol, co-author of The Global Biomedical Industry: Preserving US Leadership."][/caption] It's almost a mantra these days: the United States is still the global leader in the biomedical industry, BUT . . . Thus begins a press release announcing the publication of yet ...

Palm-Sized Surgical Navigation System Is Based On Analog Devices’ MEMS Technology

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) announced that OrthAlign Inc. has selected ADI’s high-performance iMEMS inertial motion sensing technology to enable its new portable surgical navigation system that guides femoral alignment during knee surgery. The KneeAlign 2 System, which also provides precise tibial alignment, uses an ADI iSensor digital IMU (inertial measurement ...

STEM Microscope Capable of EDX Tomography

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

FEI Co. has announced the release of its Titan G2 80-200, a new member of the Titan G2 series of S/TEM systems (scanning/transmission electron microscopes). The Titan G2 80-200 incorporates FEI’s ChemiStem technology, including the X-FEG brightness gun, the Super-X EDX detector system and high-speed mapping electronics capable of acquiring ...