Hypertronics developed this interconnect in response to the medical trends toward less invasive procedures, for applications such as electrophysiology catheters, endoscopes and intravascular ultrasound. A sterilization cable for multiple mating cycles links to the interconnect through a single-use connector, and you can add embedded electronics. The connector can take as many as 100,000 mating cycles and has less-than 8mV contact resistance for small-signal contacts, using the Hypertac® contact system. This system uses a contact sleeve made out of wires that stretch around the pins when inserted, for many linear contact paths.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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