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Bonding Can Present a Sticky Situation

October 22, 2014 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Applied Silicone Corporation | Comments

Adhesives in the medical device space refer to a variety of different types of technologies. While they all involve the bonding of two substrates, the actual applications vary greatly. With medical device adhesives, bonding can be achieved...

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3D Printing Is Revolutionizing the Medical World as We Know It

October 21, 2014 8:30 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

3D printing has undoubtedly revolutionized the engineering world, and the medical industry is on the forefront of some of the most innovative applications to date. The technology has proven itself a robust and versatile one, as more companies...

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Protecting Implantable Neurostimulation Devices

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Dick Molin, Sr. Medical Market Specialist, SCS Coatings | Specialty Coating Systems | Comments

Neurostimulation, which was developed decades ago primarily for treating spinal cord injuries, has expanded over the years to alleviate or control various medical conditions, including epilepsy, chronic pain, bladder or fecal incontinence...

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HIV Self-Test Kit Addresses Worldwide Usability Challenges

October 16, 2014 8:30 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, ABM Design Group | Comments

Public health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have started to appreciate the need for point-of-care and self-test diagnostics programs to help reach people...

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Regenerative Medicine: The Future Has Arrived

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by David Green, CEO, Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology | Comments

Regenerative medicine is a quickly growing field that offers the potential to repair and replace damaged cells, tissue and organs. Although the field has shown rapid growth over the last decade, it still must overcome a series of hurdles before...

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Thermoforming & U.S. Manufacturing Are Popular with Medical Device Manufacturers

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by Brian Ray, President, Ray Products | Comments

Every time you manufacture a medical device, you have hundreds of choices to make. Two of the most important choices you can make are which manufacturing process you choose and where that manufacturing process takes place. Every process...

Effectiveness of Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Comments

More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than any other malignancy around the world, with around 200,000 new diagnoses in the US each year1. Unfortunately, lung cancer has a poor survival rate, with about 150,000 deaths annually from the disease...

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3D Printing for the Medical Sector

October 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Klaus Jopp, Technical Writer | Comments

One of the largest technology companies in the U.S. is now also planning to get into 3D printing. The management of the IT giant Hewlett Packard anticipates that the world market for 3D printers and related software and services will grow from...

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Metrology Tool Plays Key Role in Retrieved Hip Implant Analysis

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by AMETEK Taylor Hobson | Comments

To understand how hip implants perform in vivo, Exponent, an engineering and consulting firm, and the Implant Research Center at Drexel University in Philadelphia are utilizing the unique capabilities of the Talyrond 585 metrology instrument...

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Precise Welding for Dental Applicators

October 8, 2014 8:30 am | by Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Comments

In medical part production often different materials have to be joined, like amorphous polystyrol (PS) and semi-crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in this new dental applicator for treating caries at an early stage. Ultrasonic welding...

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Apps for the Health Sector

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Anne Meerboth-Maltz, Messe Düsseldorf North America | Comments

How good are the apps for our smartphones and tablet PCs when it comes to health? What constitutes a good mini application in this field? Those are questions experts will discuss at the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM within the scope of the world’s...

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Developing the Best Custom Positioning Solution for an Automated Pathology Scanner

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager – Electromechanical Positioning, and Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager; Parker Hannifin | Comments

Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of in vitro diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems...

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Antimicrobial Additives in Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Lise Moloney, Director of Business Development, Healthcare Sciessent LLC | Comments

It is clear that progress is being made to reduce the number of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) as stated in the recent progress report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past March. However, we are...

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New Enhanced Properties for Bright 17-7 PH Stainless Steel

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by Don Jordan, VP of Technology & Corporate Metallurgist, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. | Comments

17-7 PH is classified as a semiaustenitic stainless steel that has extensive use in aerospace and is finding new applications in the medical industry. The material is most often used in sheet and strip form, with springs, clips, and bellows...

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Mobile Devices in Medicine: Opportunity or IT Dilemma?

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Comments

Integration, network architecture, and maintenance of electronic medical devices has long been the purview of medical information technologists (ITs). However, the rise of consumer mobile devices presents a new and growing problem — or opportunity...

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A Comprehensive Cleaning Solution for ‘Critical’ Dental and Medical Products

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Doris Schulz, Journalist, SCHULZ. PRESSE. TEXT. | Comments

Products for use in dentistry and human medicine must meet the most exacting cleanliness standards – e.g., instruments classified as "critical" have to be sterile whenever they are used. In order to supply such items in an already sterilized...

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