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Case Studies

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Surgical Training Models

SBM developed a training system which simulates important components of knee replacement surgery, giving training residents a simulated experience of surgery. Click to the case study pdf to read more. University of Michigan Orthopedics: SBM developed a training system which simulates important components of knee replacement surgery, giving training residents a simulated experience of surgery.

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Integrated Biometric Pressure Sensor for the US Navy

This project developed a solution to unobtrusively and accurately instrument the ear canal of pilots, divers and aircrewmen with wireless miniature pressure sensors integrated to off the shelf earplugs. Click on the case study pdf to learn more. US Navy Patuxent River Naval Air Station: The objective of this program was to provide the Navy

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Neural Sensor Development

SBM has developed a microscale, lithographically defined silicon microprobe for continuous in vivo measurements of neuronal activity in the central nervous systems of a variety of laboratory animals and primates. Diagnostic Biochips Inc (DBC): Between 2006 and 2013, SBM developed a microscale, lithographically defined silicon microprobe for continuous in vivo measurements of neuronal activity in

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Microfluidics Development

SBM designed and prototyped a multi-element microfluidic cartridge for High Resolution Thermal Melt (HRM) analysis. HRM is a powerful molecular diagnostic technology for detection of mutations in DNA.  Click on the case study pdf to learn more.

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Contract Research and Development Example

SBM has provided on-site and off-site support of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the development of x-ray detectors for ground and space-based telescopes. The technical constraints for these systems are tremendous, requiring operation at cryogenic temperatures under vacuum conditions, and involving exotic materials and non-standard fabrication and assembly techniques. All systems must

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Finite Element Modeling Research in Acoustics

This project highlights SBM’s capabilities in the areas of finite element modeling and multi-physics analysis, as well as independent validation and verification. The client is developing a fully-implantable wireless hearing aid system for direct acoustic stimulation of the cochlea. Click on the case study pdf to learn more.

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Electro-Optical Product Development

SBM is developing prototypes and pre-production samples for a client’s novel approach to capsule endoscopy utilizing a variable rate sidewall scanning imager to produce a continuous image of small bowel tissue. Click on the case study pdf to learn more.

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