Pharmaceutical and Medical

COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus? The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. …

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AMETEK Land releases technology to help contain threat of COVID-19

AMETEK Land has released a fever screening thermal imaging system designed for highly accurate human body temperature measurement, which could play a fundamental role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19. The vIRalert 2 fixed thermal imaging system provides an accurate and remote surface measurement of body temperature, automatically …

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Wearable strain sensor using light transmittance helps measure physical signals better

KAIST researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of sensitive, stable, and continuous measurement of physical signals. This technology, featured in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, shows great potential for the detection …

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Halma expands capabilities in oxygen analysis with acquisition of Maxtec

Halma has acquired Maxtec, based in Utah, USA. Maxtec is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of oxygen analysis and delivery products for use in medical and non-medical applications. They specialise in innovative products for respiratory care, including in oxygen sensors and analysers for use in hospital acute …

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2020 marks fifth year of partnership between WEINMANN and Sensirion

Sensirion’s flow sensors have been included in WEINMANN’s MEDUMAT Standard² since 2015. Thanks to their accuracy, fast response time and robustness, the proximal flow sensors offer maximum safety. They ideally complement the intuitive and robust design of the MEDUMAT Standard² ventilator. Therefore, the device is a reliable partner for the …

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Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath. Recently published research led by Cory Simon, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the OSU College of Engineering, in …

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Halma agrees strategic partnership with Valencell

Halma has made a strategic investment in Valencell, a leading innovator in wearable sensor technology. Valencell’s biometric sensor technology provides highly accurate measurements of heart rate, blood pressure and other biometrics, which can be used in medical-grade wearables. Valencell has established a strong position at the convergence of the consumer …

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Kyocera launches world’s first gyro-based carbohydrate monitoring system

Kyocera has launched the world’s first monitoring system for the precise measurement of carbohydrate metabolism. Thanks to gyro sensors, the tracker is also suitable for the lifestyle and wellness area. Commercial availability in Japan is planned for this year. Smart, innovative and intuitive To determine the user’s carbohydrate balance, the …

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Bürkert delivers savings and efficiency for new life science facility

Creating a new hygienic production facility that includes ATEX zone 1 areas is a complex task, especially when the facility will need over 1,400 control valves. Hygienic process systems specialist Briggs of Burton PLC called in Bürkert to help deliver a large-scale manufacturing facility for a Life Sciences company Purolite. …

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