Medical device manufacturers are in a constant search for new and innovative material advances. For implantable devices, they have been seeking alternatives to metal that offer greater advantages. One such material that has been used since the ‘70s is ceramics.
Ball screws can be useful for a variety of medical devices, but ensuring that an application’s requirements are being properly met can be slightly less clear cut. Designers must be familiar with the capabilities of this technology in order to be certain it will fulfill their needs.
Managing compliance systems such as those designed to handle product complaints can be a significant burden if a company is still relying primarily on traditional paper-based methods.
Implementing inspection procedures into the medical device manufacturing cycle helps to ensure a successful outcome through enhanced quality control and effective oversight of delicate processes. By automating these, companies take advantage of additional benefits.
Selecting the right control interface can be the key to the success of a device. Without a control that provides the required amount of functionality for the intended application of the device, the unit becomes a less effective tool.
In terms of options, services, and offerings, many adhesive converters may appear to be very much alike, making it difficult for companies to select the right one for their specific application.
Needles and syringes must perform precisely to specification or they may seriously limit the ability of a healthcare professional to effectively and safely treat their patient.
The Project: Implement a new tracking solution that could be put in place and ready for auditing within a very tight timeframe. The Solution: Select a solutions provider that has experience in rolling out a compliant software system for life science companies.
Device manufacturers are ultimately responsible for the safety and performance of a finished medical device. Therefore, they need to ensure their component suppliers are providing products that meet precise, critical specifications.
The Project: Maintain a clear and easily accessible record of all software licenses and hardware specifications. The Solution: Utilize PC inventory and software usage tracking technology to ensure license compliance and hardware needs. By Kris Barker W.W.
The Project: Implement a technology to ensure a reliable consistent temperature is achieved for a coating process. The Solution: Utilize an iron-chrome-aluminum heating element wire with ceramic fiber insulation to ensure a satisfactory result.
Tradeshows are certainly nothing new to most industries as they provide an excellent means of communication for both the attendees and exhibitors alike. What makes the Medical Design & Device show stand out is its focus on the Northern California medical device manufacturing market.
Italy-based membrane switch manufacturer, Tastitalia, continues to penetrate the medical device market with new designs using the patented Duraswitch PushGate pushbutton technology. Its latest design win is a portable biofeedback and telemetry system.
With healthcare needs on the rise, medical OEMs are turning to plastics to create safer, more innovative products, and to minimize business costs. As such, Eastman Chemical Company’s Eastar Copolyester MB002 was selected for the redesign of Artegraft Inc.’s 21-in.
An MRI-compatible drug delivery pump based on New Scale Technologies Inc.’s piezoelectric Squiggle motor has been successfully demonstrated by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, NY.