Metal is no longer the only material option when discussing orthopedic implants. A variety of polymers are being indicated for both long term and bioresorbable devices. Additives and active pharmaceutical ingredients are also being utilized with these materials. This article examines the opportunities realized when using polymers for orthopedic implants.
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
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's robust software suite aligns PLM with quality measures to achieve FDA compliance.
An unfavorable experience with PCDMIS software upgrading, led Connecticut precision CNC machining company, Tomz Corporation, to purchase a new Wenzel machine with OpenDMIS software.
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 SimulatorMay 5, 2010 8:38 am | by Simulution | Comments
A new technology enables surgeons to practice delicate spinal procedures virtually, with less risk and improved patient outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interview with Tom O’Brien of SABIC Innovative Plastics on materials for home healthcare medical devices.
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.
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.
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.