Life science instruments in the medical, analytical and diagnostics
fields vary widely by technology and design. But one thing they all
have in common is the complexity of their fluidic circuits....
On September 17, 2019
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of
the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an
increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment
that can be...
On July 8, 2019
What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a
recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs,
product variables and different technologies available on the
market today. It’s...
On May 7, 2019
Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing
consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus
of our products since the company was established; this has...
On March 7, 2019
Medical-care settings are often stressful, making it hard to rest
or sleep—both of which are important for healing and recovery. And,
as the portability of medical technology continues to...
On December 11, 2018
To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments,
medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design
smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017
Providing miniature size, light weight and low power coupled with
integration capabilities for pump and motor units in medical
devices provide an ideal solution for design
engineers. They are now able...
On February 22, 2016
Miniaturization is big in all fields these days. This trend is a
challenge for machine designers faced with packing the same
capabilities into a smaller space. Take the life sciences, for
On February 18, 2016
In the first part of this series “6 Trends in Robotics for the Life
Sciences,” you learned about three of the six important trends that
are current in the design and manufacture of automated...
On December 5, 2013
Design engineers face the challenge of improving system performance
and capability, while they remain under constant pressure to reduce
system cost. Meeting these challenges—along with meeting the...
On November 15, 2013
What is the greatest obstacle to success in the design of a medical
device that’s to be used directly by patients in their homes or in
their bodies? In Parker-Hannifin’s view, the three...
On July 23, 2013