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Medtech security and the role of battery manufacturers

28 November, 2018

Neil Oliver explains how battery manufacturers can play a role in improving the safety and security of medical devices.

Are wearables the answer for an ageing population?

27 July, 2018

The growth in wearable devices and the ageing population may seem like two disconnected trends, but what if they were connected?

Digitalisation and the future of medtech

09 February, 2018

Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager at professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, looks at the three trends dominating the current healthcare market.

Invisible electronic anti-theft systems pose threat to pacemaker users

15 June, 2016

Electronic systems such as those used in retail shops to prevent theft pose a significant threat to people with pacemakers and other cardiac devices, a senior medical scientist has said.

Power supply requirements for medical applications

02 December, 2015 by Bianca Aichinger

In order to keep up with the latest medical technology developments, the International Electrotechnical Commission revised the IEC60601-1 standard for medical electrical equipment in 2012. The IEC also revised its IEC60601-1-2 collateral standard in 2014 with an aim to prevent any health hazards from EMC-related issues. This article provides insights on how power supplies are affected by these revisions.

Edible electronics

23 September, 2015

Imagine a 'smart pill' that can sense problems in your intestines and actively release the appropriate drugs. We have the biological understanding to create such a device, but we're still searching for electronic materials, like batteries and circuits, that pose no risk if they get stuck in our bodies.

Optical fibre laser for biomedical applications

10 August, 2015 by Francis Sedgemore*

Researchers at Graphene Flagship have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. The laser is suitable for use in ultrafast spectroscopy and in surgical lasers that avoid heat damage to living tissue.

GlobTek GTM91099-60VV medical-grade 60 W power supply

09 June, 2015

The GTM-91099-60VV is a globally certified and approved LPS Class I or Class II desktop power supply that provides nearly complete global coverage for world export markets. It features the flexibility of changeable input plugs and certified grounded Class I and non-grounded Class II off-the-shelf stock solutions.

Wearable technology and health care

02 December, 2014

Equipped with a three-year, $322,800 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant beginning in 2015, UNSW engineers hope to make wearable devices secure enough to feed the information they collect into the mainstream health system.

Piezo-powered medical implant chip

16 October, 2014

Stanford engineers are working on tiny electronic devices that could be planted deep inside our bodies to monitor biological processes and deliver pinpoint therapies to treat illness or relieve pain.

US issues medical device security recommendations

06 October, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has finalised recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information.

Nanotubes improve paediatric heart-defect patches

25 September, 2014

Texas Children's Hospital and Rice University have developed new patches infused with conductive single-walled carbon nanotubes that enhance electrical connections between cells.

Picene - the future face of molecular electronics

22 September, 2014

Researchers from five Japanese and Taiwanese universities have identified a potential candidate for use in small-scale electronics: a molecule called picene.

Graphene droplets could be used for drug delivery

11 August, 2014

Researchers from Monash University have discovered that graphene oxide sheets can change structure to become liquid crystal droplets spontaneously and without any specialist equipment.

Mean Well medical power supplies

13 July, 2014

Mean Well has a range of power supplies with medical safety approvals.

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