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10 Tips for Designing Medical Components with Aluminum

July 21, 2014 | by Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries | Comments

To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components. The following...

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Interaction Design and Medical Devices: Toward a Better User Experience

July 2, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jemma Lampkin, Senior Executive Consultant, SKIM and Willem Buijs, Interaction Designer, SKIM | Comments

Product developers have long used interaction design as a powerful tool in developing new products and addressing the needs of their customer base. Historically, medical technology development has been driven by an engineering focus on... 

Inventory Management: Reduce Waste & Cut Costs

June 25, 2014 10:47 am | by Tobi Laczkowski, Associate Principal, ZS Associates | Comments

In the face of increased commoditization among medical technology (medtech) products, many companies have turned to advances in manufacturing materials to obtain a competitive edge. One of the most well-known examples is the drug coatings...

The Medical Device Product Development Process: Technology to Manage Complexities

June 18, 2014 2:18 pm | by Peter Thorne, Director, Cambashi Ltd. | Comments

Technology advancements in medical devices offer the prospect of conversion of clinical research into practical treatments that can be replicated and delivered in hospitals, at medical centers and in home. But the potentially catastrophic...

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Fiber Optic Sensors Enable New MRI Applications

June 16, 2014 3:07 pm | by Dennis Horwitz and Robert Rickenbach, Micronor Inc. | Micronor Inc. | Comments

Fiber optic sensors have become a critical technology enabler behind the latest functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) suite upgrades and new MRI equipment designs. It is increasingly desirable to synchronize certain patient activity...

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The Role of Polymer Science in IVD

June 5, 2014 4:09 pm | by Josh Ridley, Business Development Manager – Biomaterials, Zeus | Zeus | Comments

In vitro diagnostics technologies involve the testing of samples outside of the body. However, the devices that are utilized within the body to capture those samples are significant to the overall success of a testing procedure. This article...

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RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings

June 3, 2014 4:16 pm | by Angela Hoffman, Marketing Manager, Northern Apex Corporation | Northern Apex-Rfid | Comments

When it comes to inventory control of chemicals and reagents, bar coding is still one of the most commonly used identification methods in the IVD industry. This article illustrates how RFID can offer a much more efficient system. While the...

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Smart Sensors Prepare NFC for Patient Monitoring Applications

May 30, 2014 3:31 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor, ECN | Comments

There’s no question that cell phones have made our lives more convenient. Whether our phones are used for making calls, uploading photos and streaming music, we rely on our smart phones for dynamic data transfer. In the last few years, Near...

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Unique Device Identification: Three Steps to Compliance

May 29, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Comments

In the medical device industry, accurate identification has never been more important. Failure to adhere to rules and regulations can be the difference between life and death for patients. Growing concerns about product recalls, counterfeit...

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Advanced Assembly of Wearable Patch Pumps for Insulin Therapy

May 28, 2014 8:57 am | by Fabrico Medical | Comments

Wearable patch pumps and other “mechanized” drug delivery devices are often confused with less-sophisticated transdermal patches that are used to deliver drugs through the skin and into the bloodstream over a short period of time. Patch pumps...

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Regulations Driving Adoption of Non-Phthalate Materials for Medical Tubing

May 27, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mark Brucks, Market Development Representative, Eastman Chemical Company | Eastman Chemical Company | Comments

With increasing pressure on device manufacturers to move away from DEHP in PVC, OEMs are seeking a plasticizer option that performs similarly without the related, potential health concerns. This article examines the trend, the regulations...

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Looking to Smaller Specialized Suppliers for Innovation

May 21, 2014 3:48 pm | by John Whynott, Technical Director, Mikrotech, LLC | Mikrotech | Comments

This article will attempt to challenge the basic principles of outsourcing and to bring a different outlook on this highly publicized and challenging subject. Two examples of larger medical device OEMs innovating new products and processes...

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

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Surgical Theater Offers 3-D Simulations of Medical Procedures

May 19, 2014 2:09 pm | by Alon Geri, VP Engineering, Co-Founder | Comments

Recently showcased on CNN, Fox News, and Extra, Surgical Theater, LLC combines the science of flight simulation with advanced CT/MRI imaging technology (DICOM) to reconstruct dynamic and interactive 3D models with life-like tissue reaction...

Choosing a Production Prototype Source

May 16, 2014 2:52 pm | by Rebecca Murphy, Inside Sales & Marketing Coordinator, GW Plastics Inc. | GW Plastics, Inc. | Comments

As prototype technology becomes more advanced, it can often be difficult to decide whether it is best to go right to a production ready supply partner or first work with a prototype-only component provider. This article represents the first...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology Leading LDL Management in 2014

May 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Deanna Franke, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, Clinical Laboratory Director, LipoScience Inc. | Comments

As diagnostics technology continues to help move healthcare toward truly individualized treatment, identifying specific conditions in patients is critical. In the cardiovascular space, nuclear magnetic resonance technology is impacting LDL...

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