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Researchers Regenerate A Living Organ For The First Time

A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, successfully regenerated a living organ for the very first time — an accomplishment that could prove groundbreaking in the field of tissue regeneration.

  • Will Dissolvable Electronics Revolutionize Implantable Device Design?
    Will Dissolvable Electronics Revolutionize Implantable Device Design?

    Researchers at Iowa State University recently reported success in using a particular type of degradable polymer as the platform for dissolvable electronics, a development that could significantly impact the design of dissolvable electronic medical devices in the future.

  • Detecting Cancer With A Simple Blood Test
    Detecting Cancer With A Simple Blood Test

    Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised an effective way to detect the presence of solid cancers using a simple blood sample, according to a recently published report.

ARTICLES

10 Tips For Successfully Addressing FDA Warning Letters

Each year, the FDA issues hundreds of warning letters to medical device companies for reasons ranging from manufacturing practice violations to breaches in labeling and misbranding. By Maria Fagan, President, Regulatory & Quality Solutions LLC

LED Component And Assembly Miniaturization

The trend towards miniaturization in the electronics world is on‐going and is fueled by a variety of factors including the consumer’s desire for portability as well as improved efficiency and reductions in costs. By Vincent C. Forte, Chief Technology Officer, Marktech Optoelectronics

How To Choose The Right Marking Technology For Your Application

Choosing the right part marking technology is becoming more and more important in manufacturing, in response to a growing desire among original equipment manufacturers to trace products over their complete lifecycle. The general thinking among manufacturers is that cradle-to-grave traceability will improve product quality, ensure that suppliers meet quality standards, prevent part counterfeiting, and minimize part recalls. By Dr. Geoff Shannon, Miyachi Unitek Corporation

Miniaturized Packaging Of Memory Products For Portable And Wearable Medical Applications

The latest innovations in portable and wearable medical devices are driving a greater need for the miniaturization of semiconductor components. Many of these devices require on-board memory for storing calibration data, test results, or data logging. To enable this, many medical device designers are turning to innovative bare-die memory solutions. By Grant Floyd, Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Memory Products Division, Microchip Technology Inc.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • The Toxic Killers Of Innovation — And 3 Simple Rules For Avoiding Them
    The Toxic Killers Of Innovation — And 3 Simple Rules For Avoiding Them

    Meet Pete Rosencrans. Pete's an R&D design engineer at a medical device maker, and he’s been tasked with overseeing the research, ideation, and design for a new medical device. He’s faced with gathering input from numerous stakeholders and incorporating it into a final design that pleases everyone. Oh, and his boss wants the device to look great and be fully functional within a matter of months. Sound familiar?

  • Photonics And The Future Of Medicine
    Photonics And The Future Of Medicine

    Photonics West serves as the perennial indicator of market trends for the photonics and optics industries. At this year’s event, held last month in San Francisco, one of the pervasive themes I observed in both the technical conference and the exhibition was the increasing role photonics and optics are playing in the development of advanced biomedical technologies. That trend is poised to continue well into the future. 

  • 3D Printing In Medicine: 4 Questions That Need To Be Answered
    3D Printing In Medicine: 4 Questions That Need To Be Answered

    Almost everyone would agree that 3D printing has a bright future in the medical device industry. So what’s holding it back? This article poses four questions the industry must answer before 3D printing can reach its full potential in medicine.

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Micro Optics

Micro Optics

Ross Optical’s line of micro optics includes achromats, plano convex lenses, and bi-convex lenses. They’re typically used in compact or miniature optical systems, medical devices, and in optical fibers. These optical components allow for shorter focal lengths in compact systems and feature diameters from sub-millimeter to 6mm.

Color CMOS USB Camera: SPOT Idea

Color CMOS USB Camera: SPOT Idea

These digital microscope CMOS cameras come in 1.3, 3.0, and 5.0 megapixel resolution versions. They feature high speed readout, 12-bit image capture, Correct Color Technology for vivid color enhancement, an external trigger output, and more.

CMOS Sensor Endoscopes

CMOS Sensor Endoscopes

In the construction of endoscopes with distal end CMOS sensors, Precision Optics Corporation (POC) has utilized our proprietary micro lens design and manufacturing capabilities to build camera assemblies using numerous different CMOS sensors including the OmniVision OV6930 and the Awaiba Naneye 1 mm. These are just some of the design configurations we have manufactured and POC has the in-house ability to custom manufacture to your specific needs and specifications.

Tergajet: Low-Foaming Powdered Detergent

Tergajet: Low-Foaming Powdered Detergent

Concentrated to save you money. Phosphate-free, biodegradable, and readily disposable. Low foaming heavy duty detergent for high performance results. Free rinsing to give you reliable results and no interfering residues. Ideal for under-counter and floor standing lab washing machines.
Liquid Silicon Rubber Injection Molding

Liquid Silicon Rubber Injection Molding

Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding is a thermoset process that mixes a two-component compound together, which is then heat cured in the mold with a platinum catalyst to produce a final part. Liquid Silicon Rubber parts are formed through an injection-molding process similar to that of conventional plastic injection molding with one major difference — the material delivery system is cooled and the mold is heated. Liquid silicone rubber possesses thermal, chemical and electrical resistance, plus biocompatibility. Also, Liquid Silicon Rubber parts can withstand sterilization while maintaining physical properties at extreme temperatures.

Custom Manufactured Lenses

Custom Manufactured Lenses

Our customers design lenses to meet their system requirements. Our expertise is determining the most efficient way to manufacture them. Depending on attributes and quantity, our manufacturing engineers will determine whether to use a conventional, CNC or hybrid method to make the lenses.

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