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Implantable Pump Seal Improves Service Life and Cuts Power Use

May 13, 2014 3:33 pm | by Steve Twork, Global Market Manager – Medical Devices, Bal Seal Engineering Inc. | Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Comments

Implantable devices can significantly impact the quality of care offered to a patient. Since they function within the human body, they must be able to exist in that hostile environment without fail. As such, ensuring the proper sealing...

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Recent Advances in Die Attach Film

May 12, 2014 12:09 pm | by AI Technology Inc. | Comments

The advantage of using die attach film at the wafer level compared to using die attach material on individual die are known for many years.  To completely take advantage of the use of die attach film at the wafer level, the die attach film...

Evolutions in the EU IVD Regulatory Landscape

May 12, 2014 11:44 am | by Sarah Stec, Legal and Regulatory Director, GMED North America Inc. | Comments

Of the two medical device regulations that are currently being debated in the European Union, the regulation covering in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) contains the more comprehensive changes to the EU IVD market access regulations...

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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%)...

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...

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