Trends in the purchase of test equipment indicate that production line electrical safety is moving away from the traditional ground continuity test in favor of a ground bond test. This paper examines the differences between the two tests.
Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has announced that it has extended its collaboration agreement with the Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) to include wear testing of orthopaedic hip and knee implants. The new agreement capitalises on the expertise of both companies in providing testing and analysis services to the medical device sector. […]
LabConnect, a provider of highly customized global central laboratory services to biopharmaceutical, medical device and contract research organizations, has built a new biorepository facility to expand services and better meet the evolving needs of the industry. LabConnect’s new, 5,000-square-foot biorepository in Johnson City, Tenn., features space for ambient, refrigerated, cold (-20C) and ultra-low temperature (-70C […]
C&K Components, a global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has expanded its KSC Series sealed SMT tact switches with the addition of four ultra long life switches that deliver up to five million cycles. Featuring momentary action functionality, single-pole, single-throw (SPST) contact arrangement, the IP67-rated KSC Series ultra long […]
SCHURTER expands its wide range of power entry modules to include a new version, without ground pin, for use in Protection Class II double-insulated applications. The KMF power entry module is already very popular for use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its high functionality in a compact package. The new Protection Class II […]
MEMSIC Inc. has announced the launch of a new product family, the MTLT series of Inclination and Tilt Sensors. Samples of the first three family members in MTLT series, the MTLT110S-R, MTLT105S-R and MTLT105D-R are currently available for evaluation. The MTLT family of tilt sensors are appropriate for a wide range of static and dynamic […]
Process validation is the process in which objective evidence is established that a process consistently produces a result or product meeting its predetermined specifications. If a manufacturer cannot provide this evidence, the results can be disastrous by costing the customer thousands of dollars, increase the risk of product failure and recall and potential loss of […]
Maxim Integrated Products said today it invested $800,000 in HD Medical to support the development HD Medical’s ViScope visual stethoscope technology. HD Medical is developing a new scope which uses a low power chipset from Maxim, the companies said. HD Medical’s ViScopes are designed to produce visual heart waveforms in real-time allowing healthcare providers to […]
The supply chain for medical devices, particularly implantables, is very complex. Although a distributor often manages the inventory, manufacturers hold it in title. In addition, there are multiple parties involved at any given stage, and inventory changes hands quickly. The result is a high-value inventory battling competing interests, and high risks to the manufacturer, including adherence […]
Mahr Federal has introduced a new “entry level” surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The MarSurf UD 130 replaces the MarSurf UD 120 and offers improved features, including nanometer range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, a biomimetic probe design with improved rigidity […]
Given the critical importance of battery technology in medical device electronics, as well as consumer products, it makes sense that resources are being allotted to improving battery life, size, and effectiveness. The following is a round up of the coolest early research in battery technology – any applications in medtech are still down the road. […]
Researchers have found that a simple test can rapidly detect one of the world’s most deadly pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. Preeclampsia, which affects 5 to 8% of pregnancies worldwide, is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. The disorder is the number one reason physicians […]
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