Biophan Technologies boasts its line of ceramic motors for medical devices:
Biophan is showcasing innovative solutions based on its patent-pending direct linear drive motor constructed of advanced ceramic materials. The motor’s unique, high-precision design involves only four parts–compared with hundreds for previously available products–that affords exceptionally high levels of dependability and performance. The SQUIGGLE motor offers a new positioning solution and can be easily scaled to fit a variety of sizes and advanced biomedical devices, including implantable drug delivery devices such as insulin pumps and implantable drug pumps, as well as precision dosage metering and microfluidic devices.
“The piezoelectric ceramic technology we have perfected allows the SQUIGGLE motor to be manufactured in a wide range of sizes and configurations, especially at very small sizes and low power,” explained David Henderson, President of New Scale Technologies and inventor of this motor. “Our technology provides substantial advantages over other available biomedical motors. These advantages, such as safety and compatibility with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), have the potential to significantly improve the options available to the health care and bioscience industries.”
Additional technical features of the SQUIGGLE ultrasonic motor includes nanometer precision, zero magnetic fields, no ferromagnetic materials, ultra-low outgassing, negligible heating, quiet movement, and consistent operation over a wide temperature range. The SQUIGGLE motors have been demonstrated from room temperature to 100 degrees Kelvin–or some 173 degrees below the freezing point of water. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is evaluating the ceramic motor technology for use at 4 degrees Kelvin–nearly absolute zero–for space applications.
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