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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...


RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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