The marriage of a medical device with a drug or biologic has been increasing significantly within healthcare. The combinations have resulted in numerous benefits that could not have been realized with just one of the elements being indicated on its own.
A device's packaging is a critical component as it can protect it, keep it sterile, and help prevent tampering. However, for medical device designers, it is easy to overlook this aspect of the device and either come up short on what's needed or over do it and use too much packaging.
Flowmeters are typically found in machinery and equipment not usually associated with medical devices. However, two companies have determined how they can be used in a circulatory support system that is beneficial during heart recovery.
Astrodyne's sourcebook is a reference document used to specify and source power supplies. The web-ready version features an index which allows the user to jump to different pages in seconds and a search button for easy lookup.
Renishaw has released a new version of its Ballbar software specifically designed for use with both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Called Ballbar5 HPS v5.08, the software has been extensively re-written to ensure full compatibility and enhance performance and stability.
Catalent Pharma Solutions is now offering sample kits for its printed components business. The
The 360-page "Inch/Metric Supplement Catalog, D795," containing over 7,000 components, is offered by Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) to make it easier to locate components for prototype and/or production applications.
Thomson has launched a content rich website focused exclusively on its family of standard precision balls and application-specific precision balls. The site delivers detailed product features, specifications, and relevant applications for each available type of precision ball.
Midmark Corp. recently launched a new application on its Web site entitled "I have an idea!" This application, or innovation portal, was established to allow for better communication and information sharing between Midmark and its customers.
DENSO Robotics is offering a three-month free trial of its WINCAPS III offline programming software, available on the company's website. The software saves users valuable development time by allowing them to program a robot on an offline computer.
Lattice Technology released the first two chapters of the book, "Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data" by Dr. Hiroshi Toriya.
MACtac Specialty Products is providing its customers with a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool to learn more about the company's expanding product offerings with its MACtac Specialty Products' Product Selector. Information: www.MACtac.com .
Specialty Motions Inc.'s updated Short Travel Linear Actuator catalog includes information for SMI
A CD-ROM from Quality Transmission Components features their 528-page metric gear catalog Q420 and eStore Interactive links to over 3,700 products. With the CD-ROM, users can order online, request a quote, download 3D CAD models, check stock, plus view product specifications and technical pages.
PTFE and ePTFE offer medical device manufacturers a range of benefits for their finished products. Using the material as a filtration media, it is ideally suited to several application areas, such as in drug delivery, urine collection, and laparoscopic surgery.