benefit consumers and creating innovative startup companies
that benefit the economy of Connecticut,” said Hadi Bozorg-manesh, co-executive director of the UConn School of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium.
The Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium
fosters business ventures created by UConn faculty and students.
At UConn, Mei Wei, associate dean for research in the school
of engineering, is creating a bone scaffold system that could replace some bone grafts and cause injuries to heal faster; Quing
Zhu of the biomedical engineering department is developing a
miniaturized light imaging system for rapid detection of ovarian
cancer; Robert Kelly in reconstructive sciences is creating an artificial salivary gland to alleviate dry mouth; and Guoan Zheng
and Kazunori Hoshino are making a new, cost-effective whole
slide imaging kit that allows medical professionals to view a
digital image of the entire section of stained tissues, which will
streamline the workflow of cancer diagnosis.
Connecticut Innovations is the leading source of financing
and ongoing support for the state’s companies.
MTD Micro Molding Expands Tooling
and Molding Departments
Charlton, Mass.-based MTD Micro Molding, a provider of microinjection molding for the medical device industry, has invested in
additional capacity in their in-house tooling and molding departments with the purchase of new equipment and upgrades.
The molding department is adding two 20-ton Sodick molding
presses with ancillary equipment to the existing Class 8 certified
cleanrooms, including full automation and in-line inspection.
In addition to the molding expansion, MTD has purchased a
new CMM (coordinate measuring machine) and a high-speed
milling machine to support the in-house tooling department.
MTD specializes in designing and constructing 100 percent
of micro-molding tools in-house, allowing the technological
handshake between tooling and molding to result in improved
products, shorter lead-times, and better project management.
“I am really looking forward to the CMM machine because it
will allow us to level up our tooling accuracy even higher,” said
Gary Hulecki, executive vice president at MTD Micro Molding. “MTD’s current workpiece accuracy target is 42 millionths,
which enables part features like 0.002-inch wall thicknesses,
aspect ratios of 250:1, zero draft, and tip radii of 5 microns to
exist. This precision will only improve with this new piece of
equipment. As a company, we are poised for significant growth
and these investments mark the beginning of that transition.”
Analog Devices and LifeQ Collaborate
on Body Monitoring Devices
Headquartered in Norwood, Mass., Analog Devices Inc. (ADI)
has announced a collaboration with LifeQ, based in Alpharet-ta, Ga., to develop technology that will make it possible for
non-invasive body monitoring devices to provide highly accurate physiological data that currently is only available through
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