While outsourcing in the medical device manufacturing industry is growing, there are still a large number of companies who have very little or no experience with this process. For them, it can be a daunting task to determine how best to...
Reimbursement is a critical issue for medical device manufacturers, but is it so important that it
An Editorial By Rick Schrenker Rick Schrenker is the systems engineering manager in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Biomedical Engineering. He can be reached at 617-726-7534 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
CCFLs powered by DC-AC inverters have been dominant in medical patient monitors, but LED BLUs are on the horizon and gaining ground in terms of usage. The benefits of each differ across many areas, including functionality, reliability, and cost.
Overcoming typical TPU processing problems involving moisture and temperature can be a challenge when fabricating components or extruding tubing for medical devices. This article offers several tips to address these common concerns.
A solid design can go a long way in the success of a product. Similarly, a solidly designed software solution that provides a true user-friendly experience can also lead to a very successful product.
Software is making its way into a variety of medical devices to help offer patients a higher degree of effectiveness from these devices.
Many systems require a variety of different capabilities, such as air, fluid, and electronics, to be connected to a tool. As such, device manufacturers must ensure that each element is kept completely separate from each other. This can be especially challenging at the connection point.
By Rob Wilkinson Here's the bottom line up front-platinum-cured silicone is the exceptional choice for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech tubing applications, as well as medical devices that require extended contact with tissues and bodily fluids.
The Project: Connect the various subsystems of a left ventricular assist system with a solution that offers reliability and durability. The Solution: Utilize cable assemblies that enable easy, but not accidental, disconnects, and provide a comfortable feel for patients.
Ensuring that the quality and accuracy of a finished product meets its CAD design is of paramount importance for the medical device manufacturing industry. However, how to facilitate that is not nearly as clear.
The Project: Eliminate the issues that exist with the uncoated acrylic over the LCD flat-panel display on a cosmetic system. The Solution: Use an abrasion-resistant optical-grade acrylic sheet that functions like glass, but is significantly lighter and more durable.
The orthopedics market is dominated by metal materials used for implants. While these options offer an excellent level of healthcare for patients requiring such devices, they certainly are not the absolute best answer to replicate natural bone.
The Project: Fabricate artificial finger prostheses with lifelike accuracy for partial finger amputees. The Solution: Use a laser scanning system that enables a 3D digital CAD model to be created so that custom solutions may be designed. By Kristine Spangard Kristine Spangard, M.S.
A major trend in medicine is to move treatments and monitoring out of the hospital or even the doctor's office and either attach them to the patient or enable it to be done in the home. Of course, this relies on medical device technology in order to make it possible.