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Q&A: Injecting Smarter Design into Diabetes Management Device

November 21, 2014 | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

Vaishali Kamat, Associate Director and Head of Digital Health of Cambridge Consultants participated in a brief Q&A on the KicoPen, a new injection pen design that incorporates smart technology for precise glucose monitoring and insulin delivery...

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Making the Case for Reusable Custom Cases

November 19, 2014 5:11 pm | by Tim Jennings, CEO, EPS | Comments

Customized cases provide medical device manufacturers and health care professionals with durable, sustainable and secure options for the transport, storage, and end use of expensive medical equipment. Available in countless configurations...

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Tech Advances in Medical Alert

November 19, 2014 4:11 pm | by Charlie Kimball, MedicalCareAlert.com | Comments

As humans, we’re always trying to push the envelope. We want all of our gadgets to be bigger than the last, better than two versions ago, faster than all incarnations put together, and possess as many features as possible. In many cases, those added...

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Moving Molding Forward

November 17, 2014 7:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Sil-Pro, LLC, ProMed Molded Products, Inc., JunoPacific, Inc., Proto Labs, Inc. | Comments

Molding for the healthcare industry is a preferred staple among available component fabrication methods. With the advantages plastics can offer, along with the flexibility in material selection and physical characteristics, it’s no wonder why...

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6 Things to Tell Your Piezoceramics Supplier

November 14, 2014 7:30 am | by Russell Petrucci, Director of Business Development, and Roger Nessen, Development Manager; Exelis Electronic Systems | Comments

Any technology that supports the delivery of medical care must be designed to the highest possible standards of quality and efficacy. To device makers, this is obvious. What is often less obvious is just how challenging it can be for a company...

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A Game Changer for Infusion Therapies

November 11, 2014 7:30 am | by Daniel Längle, Application Expert Medical -- Liquid Flow Sensors, Sensirion | Comments

Smart infusion pumps have become an ubiquitous sight in many clinical settings. They deliver medication to a patient´s body in a controlled, precise, and automated manner and offer tremendous benefits to both patients and clinical personnel...

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ISO 80369 Standards on Small-Bore Tubing Connectors Inch Forward Toward Release

November 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kyle Steele, New Product Development Engineer, Value Plastics | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Comments

The Luer connector has, for decades, been one of the most common types of small-bore (less than 8.5mm) connectors used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to link or join medical devices, components, and accessories for the purpose...

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Opening the Door to Nonpharmacological Treatment Options with Neurological Devices

November 7, 2014 7:30 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

Devices under the umbrella of the neurological market cover an array of purposes, including management and treatment of disorders, as well as surgical and interventional procedures. Some of the most exciting devices are those used in neuromodulation...

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9 Expectations to Have of Your Suppliers

November 6, 2014 7:30 am | by Luis Tissone, Director Life Sciences, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Comments

In recent years, countless management experts and analysts have touted the benefits that medical device manufacturers of all sizes can realize by establishing "partnerships" with their suppliers. Forward-thinking suppliers understand how they...

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Cut to the Bone

November 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Nicole Ashton, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Comments

With an aging population comes a host of medical diseases and conditions. One of those is osteoarthritis, the most common type of knee arthritis. It is a very slow progressing degenerative disease where the joint cartilage gradually wears away...

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Texturing Prospective with Ultrasonically Coated Balloon Catheters

November 4, 2014 7:30 am | by Fielding Water, Applications Engineer, Sono-Tek Corp. | Sono-Tek Corporation | Comments

Drug-coated balloons (DCB) emerged at the crossroads of angioplasty balloons and drug-eluting stents in treating blood vessel obstructions. Intense research continues as medical device manufacturers compete to create better products and processes...

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Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 3, 2014 7:30 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus...

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Eviva PSU Polymer for Implantable Brain Shunts

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Comments

Implantable brain shunt valves and access ports from France-based Sophysa, a leading supplier of adjustable neurosurgical valves for hydrocephalus treatment, are made of Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. Eviva PSU...

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Solidscape: Precision 3D Printing That Saves Lives

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Solidscape | Comments

It’s not hard to see that the 3D printing industry is taking the world by storm. With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course...

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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Barcode Labeling Software Provider

October 29, 2014 8:30 am | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Comments

Today, countless industries rely on barcode label design software for a variety of uses, such as creating barcodes for labels, products, shipping, and more. Within the healthcare industry, barcode technology is becoming more prevalent as patient...

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Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and Delivery Devices

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Ronelle Decker, Market Development Manager, Avalon Laboratories | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Comments

Balloon catheters, stent and stent delivery systems, atherectomy, and occlusion and neurovascular catheters, as well as other catheter-based devices, advance over a guide wire until it reaches the stenosis, obstruction, or stent delivery site...

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