The healthcare and life science industries are going through a change in methodology of treatment and cost containment pressures under a focused government controlled or nationally administered health insurance program. These new pressure points are making the pharmaceutical and medical device industry re-evaluate target therapy, point of administration, method of administration, portability of the product, country of origin, associated costs, and convenience for use.
Power sources for medical devices must accommodate numerous requirements, from duration to size to durability. The market offers a plethora of choices of both primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and chemistries. This article focuses on design considerations for primary cells, with a brief look at secondary cells.
How Are You Influencing Orthopedic Technology? Dr. Greg Hetland President, International
How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Dr. Robin Sarah Tichy Technical Marketing Engineer, Micro Power Electronics Inc. Micro Power Electronics specializes in the design and manufacture of custom battery packs that power portable medical devices.
How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Clark Hummel Application Engineer Manager, Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.
“The molding process is most effective when the designer and the molding company work closely from the beginning of the design process all the way to first article. Many molding concerns can be addressed at the design phase. It takes
Metal is no longer the only material option when discussing orthopedic implants. A variety of polymers are being indicated for both long term and bioresorbable devices. Additives and active pharmaceutical ingredients are also being utilized with these materials. This article examines the opportunities realized when using polymers for orthopedic implants.
Having a reliable external injection molded components supplier on speed dial seems like a more common requirement for today’s medical device design engineer. However, prior to making that choice, there are a number of aspects to evaluate
Motors are used to enable a device to move a patient from one location to another without any chance of back injury to healthcare professionals.
Omnify's robust software suite aligns PLM with quality measures to achieve FDA compliance.
An unfavorable experience with PCDMIS software upgrading, led Connecticut precision CNC machining company, Tomz Corporation, to purchase a new Wenzel machine with OpenDMIS software.
With the constant tightening of FDA regulations, one must wonder what impact greater regulatory scrutiny will have on companies within the device industry. Or, perhaps more accurately, what do companies need to be doing now to prepare for regulations when they can’t yet know just what form these regulations will ultimately take?
Simulution Relies on SensAble Technologies’ Haptic Devices to Create Touch-Enabled Orthopedic Surgery SimulatorMay 5, 2010 8:38 am | by Simulution | Comments
A new technology enables surgeons to practice delicate spinal procedures virtually, with less risk and improved patient outcomes.
When is a medical tray not a tray? When it’s a crash bumper, a patient’s walker, or a makeshift briefcase. Philips Medical Systems knew from experience that its portable medical devices needed to be able to withstand abuse far outside the scope of the intended design.
When Applied Medical Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of niche medical and surgical products, wanted to re-design its feed set systems to add a distinctive purple color, it chose an RTP 700 Series precolored low density polyethylene compound from RTP Company for the feed set strap.