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Saving Your Skin

November 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Will Martin, Proto Labs | Comments

Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast, yet leave behind only small traces that repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to achieve this is by  a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopic surgery...

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An Introduction to Medical Device Prototyping

November 25, 2014 10:27 am | by David Foshee, Principal Design Engineer, Gilero, LLC | Comments

As product design consulting engineers, we do a lot of prototyping at Gilero. Many of our clients understand prototyping very well, but there are some clients for whom prototyping or manufacturing is entirely outside their experience...

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Q&A: Injecting Smarter Design into Diabetes Management Device

November 21, 2014 9:44 am | 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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Placing Medical Devices in a Position to Succeed

November 18, 2014 7:30 am | by Jim Ford, Manager of Corporate Product Management, Southco | Southco, Inc. | Comments

Positioning technologies — the adjustable mechanisms that safely support or suspend displays, doors, and panels for optimal use — are a key component of successful medical equipment. Though a smaller piece of the overall design, from the end...

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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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Optimizing Low Volume Non-Contact Dispense Performance

November 13, 2014 7:30 am | by Don McNeil, Sr. Product Manager, Parker Precision Fluidics | Comments

As laboratory instrumentation for analytical and clinical applications evolve, instrument manufacturers have responded by reducing liquid volumes used in sampling and reagent addition. This reduction enables increased throughput, efficient...

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3 Steps to Prepare for the Onshoring Shift in Wearable Technology

November 12, 2014 7:30 am | by Noreen King, Founder, Evolve Manufacturing Technologies | Comments

These days, the headlines are flooded with news about wearable medical devices. From the fanfare surrounding wearable tech product launches (for example, Apple’s much-anticipated, recent unveiling in Cupertino of the Apple Watch — the company’s...

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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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