Chris Newmarker

How a New Coating Could Enable Tinier Electronics in the Body

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on January 21, 2015
An electrode with Amplicoat, inside an operating room-type environment. Photo courtesy of Biotectix.A University of Michigan spin-off has found a more durable way to enhance electrodes with conductive polymer coatings. The development could further enable the miniaturization of implantable medical d... Continue

6 Reasons 3-D Printing Will Take Over Medtech

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on January 16, 2015
Rob Richards3-D printing has been around for decades. But in medtech, it is still mostly a prototyping technology. The situation could soon change, and 3-D printing could catch on for manufacturing medical devices, says Rob Richards, business development manager for Orchid Design (Shelton, CT),... Continue

How 6 Medical Materials Fare in 3-D Printing

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on January 15, 2015
Severine ZygmontMaterials have been a major hurdle when it comes to 3-D printing customized implantable medical devices. But Oxford Performance Materials (South Windsor, CT) has seen some success when it comes to using polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) for patient-specific cranial devices and facial... Continue

Antitrust Accusations Levied at Leading Hospital Bed Maker

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on January 14, 2015
Hill-Rom—the dominant player in the U.S. hospital bed market—is facing a federal lawsuit in western Texas that alleges that the company has used its position to squeeze out competitors in the hospital rental market. The company filing the suit, Bloomington, MN–based Universal Hospital Servi... Continue

4 Things Football's Concussion Problem Is Teaching Medtech

Posted in by Chris Newmarker on January 12, 2015
4 Things Football's Concussion Problem Is Teaching MedtechThere's a scramble underway to find devices that help prevent brain injuries in U.S. football, as well as other high impact sports such as hockey (not to mention what the rest of the world calls football). The quest for such devices is provid... Continue