Pharmaceutical and Medical

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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Exosomics implements NanoFCM’s NanoAnalyzer

Exosomics has announced that it has implemented NanoFCM‘s NanoAnalyzer instrument to offer sophisticated contract research and measurement services worldwide. In this strategic partnership, Exosomics becomes NanoFCM’s approved service supplier of nano-flow cytometry measurements. These can be performed as stand-alone or coupled to solutions provided by Exosomics. “Thanks to their NanoAnalyzer, …

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Dedicated photonics pilot-line for medical diagnostics

The European Commission has decided to expand the existing photonics pilot-line offering by funding the establishment of MedPhab pilot-line under Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Photonics is based on combining optics and electronics, and it enables various medical applications from diagnostic devices to instruments for treatment. …

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