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Five Steps to Validating the Cleaning Process of Medical Devices

June 6, 2012 10:03 am | by Patrick Kenny, Director of Analytical Services, Microtest Laboratories | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | Comments

Many modern medical devices are composed of high-tech materials such as metallic alloys or synthetic plastics. Their production may require the use of various agents to aid in the manufacturing process or produce contaminants that require...

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Quantifying Design for Manufacturability

June 6, 2012 8:56 am | by John Rokus | Comments

It was the scientist Lord Kelvin who said, "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind.” So, if you are among those in the medical device industry who are struggling to keep DFM alive and well within your organization, or you plan to kick off a DFx initiative, this article is for you.

Creating & Managing Requirements for Medical Devices

June 6, 2012 7:23 am | by Martin Bakal | Comments

Rising product complexity, intense market pressures and compliance to industry standards present major challenges for medical device developers. In order to stay competitive, organizations must implement tight coordination between hardware and software engineers to optimize product quality. This is especially true when controlling costs and meeting tight time lines. IBM Rational offers a solution.

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New Medical Laptop Stand Offers Patients Ability to Compute in Bed

June 6, 2012 7:07 am | by Bruce Roberts | Comments

There’s good news available to patients who are in a hospital bed. Horizontal Computing System (HCS) has combined a standard hospital table with a patented laptop stand. This stand is unique in that it allows an ergonomically correct posture for the patient. The stand is adjustable to set desired angle. An adjustable locking plate secures 98% of laptops on the market.  It offers laptop users an option they’ve never had before–comfort.

Roundtable Q & A: Molding

June 6, 2012 5:02 am | by John Schmitz, Shu Peng, and Dave Pool | Comments

Question 1: How are innovative molding techniques enhancing the design capabilities of medical device manufacturers?

Perspectives on First Step in Design, Part II

June 5, 2012 12:54 pm | Comments

Once a new medical device idea is formulated, what is the critical first step to help ensure its success through to market launch?

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Perspectives on First Step in Design, Part I

June 5, 2012 12:34 pm | Comments

Once a new medical device idea is formulated, what is the critical first step to help ensure its success through to market launch?

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Applying Tech: Orthopedics

June 5, 2012 11:42 am | Comments

How are you influencing orthopedic devices?

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Perspectives on Battling HAIs

June 5, 2012 11:28 am | Comments

What impact does the effort to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infections have on the development of new medical devices?

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Applying Tech: Diagnostics

June 5, 2012 10:57 am | Comments

How are you influencing diagnostic devices?

Perspectives on Design Challenges

June 5, 2012 10:37 am | Comments

Would you please share one of the most challenging design obstacles you have faced in the development of a medical device?

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Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part III

June 5, 2012 9:56 am | Comments

How are you influencing portable medical devices?

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part II

June 5, 2012 9:47 am | Comments

How are you influencing portable medical devices?

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part I

June 5, 2012 9:36 am | Comments

How are you influencing portable medical devices?

Perspectives on Prototyping, Part II

June 5, 2012 8:39 am | Comments

Has design software reached the point where it can serve as an acceptable replacement for physical prototypes in medical device manufacturing?

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