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Content tagged with Medical
posted in June 2013
Sensor Detects Diabetes by Breath
Blog 
6/26/2013  28 comments
A new sensor developed by chemists at the University of Pittsburgh can tell someone if they have diabetes via a breathalyzer test.
MEMS Facility Is Open to All
Blog 
6/26/2013  6 comments
The Richard Desich SMART Center for Commercialization of Microsystems gives anyone the ability to use a professional level MEMS laboratory and manufacturing equipment for extremely low fees.
Traceability Brings Visibility & Clarity to Embedded Projects
Features 
6/25/2013  Post a comment
All product stakeholders benefit through better tracking of artifacts from test cases to defects and back to nonfunctional safety requirements.
Outsourcing Booms in Medical Manufacturing
Blog 
6/25/2013  27 comments
Because of its highly complex nature, manufacturing in medical devices has not seen a lot of outsourcing. That is changing significantly.
TI Targets Internet-of-Things Set-Up
News 
6/24/2013  15 comments
Texas Instruments rolled out new hardware and software to help simplify the process of connecting thousands of different types of devices to the Internet of Things.
Slideshow: Technological Takeover in Philly
Blog 
6/21/2013  20 comments
The Pennsylvania Convention Center was transformed this week by a series of tradeshows, as hundreds of companies came to show off their latest and greatest advancements.
Flexible Image Sensors Printed on Plastic
Engineering Materials 
6/20/2013  16 comments
UK-based Plastic Logic and French company ISORG have created what the pair tout as a first in flexible printed electronics: a large area, conformable, organic image sensor printed on plastic.
Porous Metal for Medical Applications
Product News 
6/19/2013  8 comments
Joining porous metal to mating components for medical and life sciences applications can be accomplished in a variety of ways.
Bioplastic Injection Molding Grade Is Compostable
Engineering Materials 
6/19/2013  20 comments
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
Aluminum Extrusion Gives Shape Options
Blog 
6/18/2013  3 comments
At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
Bearing Design Considerations in Medical Technology
Features 
6/17/2013  6 comments
Pharmaceutical, dental, and medical device applications present many challenges for bearings. These include high speeds, low noise, long service life, and resistance to harsh environments or aggressive chemicals or fluids.
Engineers Cheer 'Multi-CAD' Strategy
News 
6/14/2013  11 comments
Software maker PTC drew applause and cheers at PTC Live Global 2013 when it announced it will offer a "multi-CAD" strategy early next year.
Two Approaches to IoT
Blog 
6/12/2013  9 comments
The Internet of Things revolution is real and it’s here -- just ask Intel and Freescale.
Experts Say Manufacturing's Software Revolution Has Already Begun
News 
6/12/2013  9 comments
A host of macroeconomic forces are changing the future of manufacturing, and software may be the key to success for companies willing to make the necessary transformations, experts said this week.
Applying Brakes in Targeted Biopsy
Features 
6/10/2013  10 comments
The Artemis system marks major advances in prostate cancer detection.
Safe, Portable Power Source
Features 
6/7/2013  7 comments
Varta Microbattery helps to insure that a surgical helmet’s light and ventilation runs reliably in the operating theatre.
Motors for Portable Medical Devices
Blog 
6/6/2013  5 comments
Understanding the advantages of different motor technologies is essential for designing motion solutions for low power, portable medical applications.
Student Team Designs Solar-Powered Wheelchair
Blog 
6/4/2013  39 comments
A solar-powered wheelchair designed by students in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science won first place in a contest held in conjunction with last year’s World Cerebral Palsy Day.
Feds Launch Metals Lightweighting Institute
Engineering Materials 
6/3/2013  31 comments
The federal government is launching competitions to kickstart three more manufacturing innovation institutes, including one focused on Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation.




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