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Quality Compounds Come from Quality Inputs

May 9, 2014 8:00 am | by Compounding Solutions | Comments

My father always said “you put garbage in, you get garbage out.” High quality, superior medical devices start with the highest quality materials and components. In the catheter tubing market quality is defined by a smooth surface, free...

Drop the Joystick

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by Paul C. Cain, General Manager, North America, Piher Sensors & Controls | Comments

Piher Sensors and Controls met the electronic sensor input requirements needed for the redesign of the revolutionary JoyBar, an intuitive control for electric wheelchairs developed by Active Controls. The original JoyBar model was a vast...

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Content Management and Migration Strategy in the Healthcare Industry

May 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Mark Gross, President & CEO of Data Conversion Laboratory | Comments

A new survey of life sciences and healthcare professionals, jointly conducted by Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) and The Rockley Group (TRG), highlights three top data concerns of the respondents’ organizations: proliferating formats (56%)...

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Half-Billion-Year-Old Heart Found More Complex than Today’s

May 6, 2014 8:00 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer, Bioscience Technology | Comments

It was the heart of an ancient shrimp, and quite a heart it was. For it, and its vascular system, have been found to be more complex than that of modern shrimp, researchers reported in a recent Nature Communications. Its cardiovascular system...

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Medical Implants, Ultra-Low Power Sensors, and Energy Harvesting

May 5, 2014 8:10 am | by Rich Miron, Digi-Key Technical Content Team | Texas Instruments Inc., Digi-Key | Comments

Medical implants have considerable potential for energy harvesting with the body itself providing the energy source. Today’s ultra-low power circuits and sensors are accelerating efforts to exploit energy harvesting with the objective being...

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Small, Light Health Patch with Enhanced Accuracy

May 2, 2014 8:00 am | by Marianne Van de Casteele, Valer Pop | Imec | Comments

Holst Centre and imec have developed a prototype flexible health patch weighing just 10g – half the weight of current products. The patch uses real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), tissue-contact impedance and accelerometer information...  

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Medically Clean and Biocompatible

May 1, 2014 8:00 am | by Doris Schulz, parts2clean | Comments

Whether instruments, implants or accessories are involved – cleaning has become an imperative step in the manufacturing process for medical devices. Modern cleaning processes make it possible to comply with the required degrees of cleanliness...

Adjustable, Comfortable, Breathable

April 30, 2014 2:33 pm | by Chris Vasta, VP, & Megan Kelly, Digital Marketing Associate, The CPAP Shop | Comments

As a company that has become known as one of the leading retailers for CPAP equipment since 2003, we have come to expect high-quality products from ResMed that almost always result in satisfied patients. Their newest mask release, called...

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13 Contract Manufacturer’s Testing Guidelines

April 29, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jeff Lind, President, Compliance West | Compliance West USA | Comments

As more tasks are being pushed to manufacturing partners by OEMs, testing to industry Standards is becoming the responsibility of outsourcing providers. While this article is written as a guide for service partners, it also serves as a... 

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New Tricks for Old Dogs: 3D Scanning Veterinary Orthopedic Implants

April 25, 2014 11:18 am | by GKS Services | Laser Design & GKS Global Services | Comments

With an eye to its teaching mission and updated methods, one company wanted to create a comprehensive training video for its hip replacement surgery procedure. In the past, they had relied on hard copy manuals and PowerPoint presentations...

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Radiopaque Fillers: Making an Informed Decision

April 23, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Norton, Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative, Compounding Solutions | Comments

Making the decision on a radiopaque filler to use in medical catheter tubing may not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that the choice you make can change the end result and properties. It is very important to know the differences between...

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4 Key Features to Look for in a Miniature Coil Supplier

April 22, 2014 3:03 pm | by David J. Anderson, President, Precision Inc. | Comments

With the increasing popularity of miniature coils made with ultra-fine wire winding, finding a supplier that can suit all of a medical device manufacturer’s needs can be significant to reduce time to market and save costs. This article reviews...

Hardware-Based Solutions Counter Medical Device Security Concerns

April 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by Nelson Quintana, Director of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America Inc. | Renesas Electronics Corporation | Comments

The rapid growth of personal healthcare and medical products has focused renewed attention on the security of underlying device hardware and software. Ensuring authorized use and protecting critical data within these devices depends on deep...

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In the Line of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Comments

There's no easy way to determine if the time and price is right to invest in new, cutting-edge imaging equipment because the clinical value to be gained by acquiring it is no longer enough to justify the cost to obtain it. There are a wealth...

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Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs Monitoring

April 17, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alyssa Parkinson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Solid Concepts Inc. | Solid Concepts Inc. | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...

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