Navigation Links
Microbridge Technologies Announces Micro-Flow Differential Pressure Sensors for Medical Respiration and Industrial HVAC Applications
Date:6/8/2009

Company achieves the world's highest flow impedance driving performance parameters up and driving manufacturing costs down

CHICAGO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensors Expo & Conference - Microbridge Technologies, Inc., the leader in passive, analog precision calibration products (Rejustors), today announced a family of Nano-Air-Flow Differential Pressure Sensors targeted at medical respiratory and industrial HVAC applications. Microbridge is demonstrating the capabilities of these sensors at The Sensors Expo, June 8 - 10, booth #522.

The new devices incorporate a thermal anemometer element and CMOS Analog conditioning circuitry with a micro-flow channel having very high flow-impedance that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures over a wide dynamic range. The flow-impedance is pre-defined at the die-level, requiring only 2.5nl/sec of air flow and thus dramatically relaxing demands on subsequent packaging operations, resulting in a smaller, lower-cost solution.

"We are faced with an aging population and with it a growing need for access to affordable and top medical care," said Bob Vaupshas, president & CEO at Microbridge. "Respiration equipment, spirometers and sleep apnea apparatus are just some of the medical tools needed to address this longer life span. Our technology makes it less expensive and enables better performance than current solutions."

Microbridge's approach allows the sensor to be constructed with flow impedances of up to several hundred thousand Pascals, more than 1,000 times greater that other competing technologies. Key advantages of this nano-air-flow approach are the virtual elimination of leakages, greatly reduced susceptibility to poor filtration, a smaller footprint (often less than 50% of alternative solutions) and the enablement of very low cost package options. Additionally, the Microbridge approach facilitates the use of long hoses, dissimilar diameters, with or without filtration, with no impact to calibration. These Sensors are an ideal solution in medical respiration applications where it is necessary to measure full-scale differential pressures of approximately 15" H2O, with a greater than 10(4) dynamic range, and with extreme resistance to contamination.

The CMOS die itself consists of the sensor element, amplification and analog adjustability through the use of rejustors, enabling near zero TC-Span without digital compensation. Sensitivity is less than 0.1 Pascal, (0.004 inches of H2O) the lowest in the industry and ideal for detecting small changes in air flow for respiration and ventilation in medical applications; heating and cooling in industrial HVAC environments; and intrusion detection in secured environments.

Pricing & Availability

Available directly from Microbridge, the MB-LPS-01 (for industrial/HVAC) and the MB-LPS2-01 (for medical/respiration) are priced below $10 in high volume.

For sales enquiries, contact Microbridge at sales@mbridgetech.com

For more information on Rejustors, please click on http://www.mbridgetech.com/whitepaper.php for a Microbridge technical whitepaper on Rejustors. Product images are available at http://www.mbridgetech.com/press/images

About Microbridge Technologies

Microbridge, the inventor of the Rejustor(TM), simplifies analog design by giving engineers a new dimension of precision and flexibility to electrically calibrate the accuracy of their designs and "tune-out" the adverse effects of temperature, reduce design complexity, lower costs and improve time-to-market. Having successfully applied this technology in stand alone situations, Microbridge has begun an aggressive effort to integrate rejustor technology into proprietary sensing applications. Microbridge's flow sensors start with proprietary design techniques that pre-define flow impedance at the die level. Microbridge sensors dramatically reduce demands on subsequent packaging, and individual units require no offset or gain compensation. Applications include: HVAC, Medical CPAP, Blood pressure monitors and more. Microbridge is a privately held company with headquarters in Montreal, Canada and offices in Boston, Mass and San Jose, Calif. For more information please visit www.mbridgetech.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Microbridge Technologies, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Planet Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Antigen Laboratories
2. Cardiovascular Technologies to be Highlighted at 5th Annual Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, Oct. 1-3
3. VNUS Medical Technologies Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer and VP, Finance & Administration
4. Osteotech to Present at First Albany Capitals Regenerative Technologies Conference in New York
5. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion
6. Advanced technologies aim to transform the coaching of top athletes
7. Global Med Technologies(R) Extends Its Worldwide Outreach
8. Acuo Technologies(R) Names Mike Dolan Vice President of Sales
9. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Signs Agreement for Distribution in Maine
10. Neurobiological Technologies Reports Going Concern Qualification
11. MedCom USAs Subsidiary Card Activation Technologies, Inc.s SB2 Registration Declared Effective by SEC
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to ... came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join ... wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase ... of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016  MedSource ... platform as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  ... the best possible value to their clients by ... nowEDC.  The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the ... pricing for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  In a startling report released today, National Safety ... lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: