With profit models under pressure and an eroding customer value proposition, medical equipment organizations are at the crossroads of a highly disruptive market. For U.S. companies already sorting through the impact of the medical device excise tax, which led many organizations to downsize and restructure, they still must face significant disruptors on the horizon, with investment dollars flowing in the opposite direction.
Medical products may contain hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that are regulated under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The packaging systems may also be subject to several shipping rules and requirements from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which follows the United Nations (UN) guidelines. Westpak, Inc., is expanding their HAZMAT testing capacity in response to these growing needs.
Measurement Specialties (MEAS) now offers a 3-channel DC differential amplifier with an exceptionally low noise input of less than 20 µVrms. The new Model 121 enables precision measurement on up to three channels simultaneously. Offering programmable gain up to 9,999 and user-defined output scaling...
The Vortex1 from Farsens S.L. is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated pressure data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. The device features a LPS331AP pressure sensor from ST Microelectronics with an absolute pressure range from 260 to 1260 mbar.
Colder Products Company has announced the addition of PVDF to the available material options throughout its FitQuik Connectors product line. This material addition creates more than 100 new FitQuik Connectors alongside the existing nylon, polypropylene and polycarbonate materials and configurations available.
A new family of LED-curable needle-bonding adhesives from Dymax has been formulated to cure at speeds typically associated with today’s best automation equipment and line speeds. Typical cure time for the 1400 series is 2.5 seconds or less, allowing for increased production speed and throughput, lower processing costs...
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its ARROW® NextStep® Retrograde Femoral Length Dialysis Catheters. Designed for clinician ease of insertion and sustained high flow rates, the ARROW NextStep Retrograde Femoral Length Catheters further strengthen the NextStep Hemodialysis Catheter portfolio.
Scott Fallon, formerly the general manager of Global Specialty Products for SABIC’S Innovative Plastics business, was a part of the staff written article, “Materials Impact Medical Device Design Trends.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.
Quallion, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium ion batteries, released test data demonstrating the potential to power long-term implantable medical devices. After 10 years of storage at an elevated temperature simulating conditions inside the human body, Quallion's cells showed minimal degradation in terms of calendar fade and self discharge.
Ingestible medical devices offer a convenient, non-invasive method of delivering therapeutics, enabling diagnostic procedures, or performing imaging tasks. However, ensuring that the sensitive electronics within the device are protected is a challenge. This article will highlight a coating technology that is being used to guarantee such protection is provided.
A new study shows that when a liver from a deceased adult or adolescent donor is split into two separate portions for transplantation—with the smaller portion going to a young child and the larger to an adult—the smaller portion used for the child will last just as long as if the child had received a whole organ from a donor close to his size.
Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC ("MSD"), the nation's leading alternate-site infusion therapy solutions provider, announced today that it has acquired Medical Technology Resources, LLC ("MTR"). Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, MTR specializes in providing infusion pumps and related products, as well as biomedical and billing services to alternate-site health care providers.
By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice — a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s syndrome.
Meridian Bioscience Receives FDA Clearance for New Molecular Amplification Test: illumigene® MycoplasmaJune 10, 2013 10:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments
Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (NASDAQ: VIVO) today announced that it has received FDA clearance for a new molecular diagnostic test for Mycoplasma pneumonia ( M. pneumoniae ), its fourth assay on the illumi gene platform. This innovative test that aids in identifying an important respiratory pathogen is a strong addition to the illumi gene platform.
Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study, published June 9 in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia.