In clinical diagnostics, the fastest-growing segment is
point-of-care testing (POCT). POCT consists of medical
diagnostic testing performed close to the patient, instead of a
On October 24, 2019
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
One of the most important medical devices created in the
last century is the ventilator. The ventilator is critical for
patients who cannot breathe on their own due to medical procedures
On August 1, 2019
Today, gas chromatography (GC), mass spectroscopy (MS) and similar
life science instrumentation are contributing to results in drug
discovery, drug development, forensic labs, and the next...
On July 31, 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
Clinical and analytical laboratories are under constant pressure to
increase throughput. Throughput is the amount of material or items
passing through a system. In this case, it’s analyzing a
On February 1, 2019
In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for
smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest
breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment,
On June 14, 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
Hydroelectric plants, Parker and their distributors / integrators
make powerful teams in the area of power generation support and
technical expertise. Carter Lake Hydroelectric, adjacent to...
On May 21, 2015
Biocompatibility is one of the biggest hurdles for any new
product—it is also one of the most important. Interestingly, there
are no established regulations for the biocompatibility testing of
On May 16, 2014
As a user of analytical equipment such as process analyzers or gas
chromatographs, are you affected by the vagaries of your compressed
air supply? How often does a drop in its pressure affect...
On December 10, 2013
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
There is no doubt that the Life Sciences industry is currently a
dynamic environment. For instance, changing market conditions
have tasked life science OEMs with building their products using
On December 3, 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