Pharmaceutical and Medical

Evonetix and Analog Devices collaborate on third-generation DNA synthesis platform

Evonetix has announced a collaboration with Analog Devices. The companies will work together on the advancement and commercial scale-up of Evonetix’s proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based silicon chips and accelerate the development of Evonetix’s first product, a DNA desktop writer. Evonetix’s novel silicon chip controls the synthesis of DNA at many …

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More engineers needed to deliver high tech healthcare

The National Health Service faces a huge influx of new technology and a rise in patient numbers in coming years, but to deliver safe and affordable care there will need to be more engineers coming into the healthcare sector, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. …

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Increased ventilator demand requires reliable and efficient welding technology

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, production of ventilators has skyrocketed, in order to support the exponential increase in demand for patients infected with the novel coronavirus. This demand exceeds the production capacity of typical ventilator manufacturers, and so manufacturers who usually produce other products have found themselves switching production …

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Four supplier solutions for ventilators now available from RS

RS Components (RS) is providing ongoing support for makers, manufacturers and engineers around the world eager to support the fight against COVID-19 through building and supplying ventilators. Ventilators are highly complex electromechanical devices, designed by experts in their field using the most optimal components. RS has collated four supplier solutions …

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Tektronix and A2LA partner on ventilator production

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, test and measurement company Tektronix has partnered with accreditation body American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to rapidly convert and accredit Tektronix for the calibration of tools to be utilised in the ventilator production setup of a plant in Kokomo, Ind. Traditionally an electronic components manufacturing …

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Partnering with global suppliers to eradicate a common enemy

Smiths Interconnect is collaborating with leading medical technology organisations around the world to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company has long been a trusted partner to key ventilator manufacturers providing high reliability connectors renowned for their durability and unfaltering performance in critical environments. As a global organisation with design …

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AMADA WELD TECH announces increased production and support for critical manufacturing applications

AMADA WELD TECH is increasing its strategical partnerships with manufacturers of battery modules, used in vital life support systems, as part of the effort to meet the increased demand for ventilators and their component parts during the current global health crisis. AMADA WELD TECH is a key supplier to both the …

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FLIR Systems launches FLIR Screen-EST Software to improve skin temperature screening for COVID-19

FLIR Systems today announced the FLIR Screen-EST software for FLIR T-Series, Exx-Series, and A-Series thermal imaging cameras. The software provides automatic measurement tools that perform elevated skin temperature screenings of individuals in two seconds or less at entries, checkpoints, and other high-traffic areas while maintaining recommended social distancing guidelines. “Governments and businesses …

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Sensors help make N95 masks in fight against COVID-19

Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a high-volume item of PPE, faced unprecedented demand …

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Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialised since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks among the leading suppliers of intelligent high-end devices. Currently, …

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