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Considerations for Outsourced Injection Molded Parts and Prototypes

May 6, 2010 10:36 am | by Brad Cleveland | Proto Labs, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Having a reliable external injection molded components supplier on speed dial seems like a more common requirement for today’s medical device design engineer. However, prior to making that choice, there are a number of aspects to evaluate

Nurses Gain Helping Hand From Motor Solutions

May 5, 2010 11:22 am | by Joe Martino | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Motors are used to enable a device to move a patient from one location to another without any chance of back injury to healthcare professionals.

Omnify Empower Mitigates CAPA Woes

May 5, 2010 10:46 am | by Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

Omnify's robust software suite aligns PLM with quality measures to achieve FDA compliance.

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Medical Components Manufacturer upgrades to OpenDMIS Software

May 5, 2010 10:34 am | by Xspect Solutions | Articles | Comments

An unfavorable experience with PCDMIS software upgrading, led Connecticut precision CNC machining company, Tomz Corporation, to purchase a new Wenzel machine with OpenDMIS software.

Preparing for Changes in the Regulatory Landscape

May 5, 2010 10:13 am | by Tim Mohn | Articles | Comments

With the constant tightening of FDA regulations, one must wonder what impact greater regulatory scrutiny will have on companies within the device industry. Or, perhaps more accurately, what do companies need to be doing now to prepare for regulations when they can’t yet know just what form these regulations will ultimately take?

Simulution Relies on SensAble Technologies’ Haptic Devices to Create Touch-Enabled Orthopedic Surgery Simulator

May 5, 2010 8:38 am | by Simulution | Articles | Comments

A new technology enables surgeons to practice delicate spinal procedures virtually, with less risk and improved patient outcomes.

Twin-Sheet Forming is the Best Medicine

May 5, 2010 7:38 am | by Specialty Manufacturing Inc. | Articles | Comments

When is a medical tray not a tray? When it’s a crash bumper, a patient’s walker, or a makeshift briefcase. Philips Medical Systems knew from experience that its portable medical devices needed to be able to withstand abuse far outside the scope of the intended design.

Purple Color Differentiation is a Life Saver When Feeding Critical Care Patients

May 5, 2010 7:23 am | by Applied Medical Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When Applied Medical Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of niche medical and surgical products, wanted to re-design its feed set systems to add a distinctive purple color, it chose an RTP 700 Series precolored low density polyethylene compound from RTP Company for the feed set strap.

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Intelligent Pump System Will Advance Microfluidic Applications

May 5, 2010 7:06 am | by Dolomite | Articles | Comments

Dolomite has announced the release of the Mitos Syringe Pump, an intelligent pump system that enables the future development of complex and powerful microfluidic systems.

Charge-Neutral Compound Optimizes Dosage for Asthma Inhaler Device

May 5, 2010 6:46 am | by RTP Company | Articles | Comments

For drug delivery devices, ensuring patients receive consistent dosages is essential to successful treatment. One medical device manufacturer has created a material for the production of inhalers that promises to solve many problems faced by asthma sufferers.

Ask the Expert

May 5, 2010 6:28 am | by Tom O’Brien | Articles | Comments

An interview with Tom O’Brien of SABIC Innovative Plastics on materials for home healthcare medical devices.

New Sample Digestion System Utilizes RGS Rapid Guide Screw for Precise Motion

May 5, 2010 6:15 am | by Thomas Cain, Inc. | Articles | Comments

New, technologically advanced devices are constantly being developed for use in environmental laboratories. Generally speaking, their primary benefits lie in reduced analysis time, increased accuracy, and greater reliability. One such device is DEENA, the creation of which is discussed in this article.

Polymer Delivers High Heat Resistance to Improve Performance of Dental Bite Stick

May 5, 2010 5:54 am | by Victrex | Articles | Comments

When Dentronix, a Coltene/Whaledent subsidiary, was designing its new “High Heat” bite stick, it needed a material that could withstand the high temperature requirements of dry-heat sterilizers. It chose Victrex Peek (a high performance polymer used in many high-end medical applications) because of the material’s superior combination of properties.

Unique Challenges to Measuring Microparts

May 5, 2010 5:34 am | by Patrick Lanthier | Articles | Comments

Measuring extremely small parts presents a distinct set of obstacles. This article outlines the three steps that must be taken when measuring micro and meso scale parts to ensure the most accurate results: part handling, part cleaning, and part fixturing.

The Challenges of Medical Device Manufacturers, and How Outsourcing Partners Can Help

May 5, 2010 5:16 am | by Naveen Kodandaram | Articles | Comments

Outsourcing began as a way of addressing some of the peripheral jobs in development, sustenance, and maintenance of product lines, areas where companies felt that both risk and cost were low. For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to consider the options in outsourcing partners. This article examines the extent to which medical device manufacturers ought to take advantage of the opportunities provided by outsourcing, and the most beneficial ways of doing so.

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