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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...

Hardware-Based Solutions Counter Medical Device Security Concerns

April 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by Nelson Quintana, Director of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America Inc. | Renesas Electronics Corporation | Comments

The rapid growth of personal healthcare and medical products has focused renewed attention on the security of underlying device hardware and software. Ensuring authorized use and protecting critical data within these devices depends on deep...

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In the Line of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Comments

There's no easy way to determine if the time and price is right to invest in new, cutting-edge imaging equipment because the clinical value to be gained by acquiring it is no longer enough to justify the cost to obtain it. There are a wealth...

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Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs Monitoring

April 17, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alyssa Parkinson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Solid Concepts Inc. | Solid Concepts Inc. | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...

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Reduce Time to Market by Leveraging Contract Manufacturer Expertise

April 16, 2014 2:58 pm | by Daniel Benze, Senior Vice President of Operations & Technical, Forefront Medical Technology | Comments

Medical device product development can be a lengthy and complex process. However, there are areas where a technically seasoned contract manufacturer can help significantly cut time to commercialization. This article looks at the product...

Do White Rooms Matter?

April 14, 2014 3:05 pm | by Josh Robertson, Midwest Sales Manager, Compounding Solutions | Compounding Solutions | Comments

Clean rooms in the medical device marketplace are a requirement for device assembly. The environment provides for the quality control necessary to ensure a safe and clean process in all materials being assembled. Or does it? What if the most...

From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part II

April 14, 2014 8:48 am | by Lynn Manning, Science and Technology Writer | Ximedica | Comments

So who exactly is the “user” of a robotic surgery system and what are their needs?  The answers go far beyond the primary surgeon sitting at the workstation: The hospital purchasing agent is considered a user, as are the secondary surgeons...

Unique Device Identification – A Turning Point for Healthcare

April 11, 2014 3:44 pm | by Michael Pheney, Vice President of Healthcare, GS1 US | Comments

For decades, the U.S. healthcare industry has struggled to overcome problems caused by bad or conflicting data in its supply chain, including multiple, differing or proprietary descriptions of medical/surgical products. The negative ripple...

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From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part I

April 10, 2014 11:02 am | by Lynn Manning, Science and Technology Writer | Ximedica | Comments

Robotic surgery has become a widely-accepted medical procedure over the past decade, offered by an increasing number of hospitals worldwide. The tele-manipulator and software of robotics restore intuitive movement control to the surgeon...

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Advances in Thick-Gauge Thermoplastic Parts for Medical Equipment Design

April 9, 2014 3:35 pm | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Kintz Plastics, Inc. | Comments

Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide sensitive... 

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Non-Magnetic, Copper Barrier Capacitors Attract the Attention of the Medical Market

April 7, 2014 12:35 pm | by Dave Beckett, Process & Engineering Manager, Syfer Technology | Comments

Rapid technological advances in medical electronics are generating significant demand worldwide for a range of passive electronic components, capacitors in particular, for use in a growing and diversified range of medical equipment.  Two parallel...

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