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  • This lab-on-a-chip is bringing point-of-care diagnostics to smartphones

    A new diagnostic platform that works using a smartphone is making point-of-care diagnostics easier for infectious diseases. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma developed a device that diagnoses infectious diseases at the point-of-care. The devices uses a smartphone as the detection instrument with a test kit […]

  • How to mitigate heating in a handheld surgical tool

    Here are two main sources of power losses, and hence heating, when it comes to handheld surgical tool motors. Urs Kafader, Maxon Motor Motors operated at the rated torque limit can get very hot. In continuous operation, the winding can reach 155 °C, resulting in a housing temperature of some 120 °C. No surgeon would […]

  • Medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 20, 2017

    From InspireMD’s distribution deal to RenalGuard touting a new study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. InspireMD inks Chile distribution deal InspireMD announced in an Oct. 12 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with CorpMedical Chile to distribute the MGuard Prime […]

  • The 11 most innovative medical devices of 2017

    The nominees for the best medical technology of 2017 were recently announced for the 11th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards. The Galien Foundation, the host of the awards, hands out the the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical and technology product achievement designed to improve human condition. Before candidates can qualify for […]

  • How to add recyclability and sustainability into medtech plastics

    Recyclability and sustainability have become very important across the medical device marketplace, and some companies are taking note. Jason Middleton, Ray Products Some implement sustainability to appeal to consumers. Others look to cut costs or align their business practices with their company mission. Whatever the motivation, 13% of company CEOs see sustainability as their top priority, […]

  • Self-propelled catheter moves through bronchi like an earthworm

    Japanese researchers have created a catheter that can navigate by itself through some of the thinnest branches of the bronchi. Pulmonary lesions are biopsied to diagnose or treat respiratory illnesses like lung cancer. Bronchoscopy is the standard method for manual biopsies. The bronchi branches into different directions and progressively gets thinner and more difficult to […]

  • Crescent touts video on secondary services

    Crescent Industries has a new video out touting its contract assembly and packaging services. Crescent offers a wide range of contract assembly and packaging services. For Crescent, assembly – the process of making various plastic components into subassemblies or complete assemblies – includes: Build custom fixtures to aid in the assembly process Simple to complex assembly operations Some […]

  • Millstone Medical recruits microbiologist to sterile packaging facility

    Millstone Medical announced that it has added microbiologist Joshua Browning to its Fall River, Mass. sterile packaging facility staff. Browning has been a quality control analyst in microbiology at Nanotherapeutics prior to joining Millstone Medical. There, he was responsible for facility process qualifications and validations of ISO 7 and ISO 8 cleanrooms, validated gas systems […]

  • PE Firm Genstar Capital acquires TekniPlex

    Private equity firm Genstar Capital said this week it acquired advanced product manufacturer TekniPlex for an undisclosed amount. Wayne, Pa.–based Tekni-Plex develops products including medical tubings and compounds, pharma barrier films, dispensing components, closure liners and food packaging, the company said. “We are excited to be partnering with a proven, energetic and action-oriented management team.  […]

  • UK design firm touts new device as the ‘Nespresso of auto-injectors’

    People living with chronic diseases often have to treat themselves at home using a medical device like an auto-injector. The process can be nerve-wracking, because it requires the patient to follow a number of important steps – like properly storing their drugs and warming them to the correct temperature at the time of injection. These […]

  • This surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

    A potentially life-saving surgical glue that is highly elastic and adhesive can quickly seal wounds in seconds without the need for common staples or sutures. The surgical glue, called MeTro, is a development from biomedical engineers at the University of Sydney and biomedical engineers from Harvard University. MeTro has a high elasticity that can seal […]