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Resin Portfolio Helps Bring a Diabetes Treatment to the Market Quickly and Efficiently

June 8, 2009 6:19 am | Comments

The World Health Organization reports that close to 177 million people worldwide currently suffer from diabetes and this figure is expected to more than double by 2030. However, getting new treatments to patients can be complex and time-consuming, especially for small, specialty companies.

The MEMS Generation Takes Its Place Beside Quartz

June 8, 2009 6:16 am | Comments

Silicon oscillators now offer quartz oscillator performance at a lower cost Firms like Ecliptek, a supplier of frequency control products to the electrnoics industry since 1987, have embraced the fast-growing MEMS resonator timing market.

Molding Raw Material and Know-How Together to Form a Needleless Injector

June 3, 2009 6:30 am | Comments

The Makrolon Rx2530 polycarbonate has proved itself useful within the medical community. Avant Medical, a leading medical technology manufacturer, is currently developing the latest generation of its Pulse Injection technology for needleless injection of medications.

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Fully Automated Inspection for Surgical Implants

June 3, 2009 6:27 am | Comments

Requiring 100% inspection and identification is essential for most products. Low-volume production often goes hand-in-hand with high costs, particularly if the variety of products concerned is also extensive.

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Electronic Device Design, Part V

May 13, 2009 8:19 am | Comments

More medical devices are being designed with electronic components that enhance the overall functionality and/or efficiency of the product. It is interesting to theorize where these electronics may take healthcare.

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Electronic Device Design, Part IV

May 13, 2009 8:19 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

More medical devices are being designed with electronic components that enhance the overall functionality and/or efficiency of the product. It is interesting to theorize where these electronics may take healthcare.

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Electronic Device Design, Part III

May 13, 2009 8:19 am | Comments

More medical devices are being designed with electronic components that enhance the overall functionality and/or efficiency of the product. It is interesting to theorize where these electronics may take healthcare.

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Electronic Device Design, Part II

May 13, 2009 8:19 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Comments

More medical devices are being designed with electronic components that enhance the overall functionality and/or efficiency of the product. It is interesting to theorize where these electronics may take healthcare.

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Electronic Device Design, Part I

May 13, 2009 8:18 am | Comments

More medical devices are being designed with electronic components that enhance the overall functionality and/or efficiency of the product. It is interesting to theorize where these electronics may take healthcare.

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Working Out the Bugs

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | by Paul Nickelsberg | Comments

Among the most important factor in medical device design is timely launch to market of a quality product. Aiding designers is an extremely useful process—Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA).

Orthotics and Prosthetics Go Digital

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | by David Chen, Ph.D. | Comments

Digital, 3D systems are enabling orthotic and prosthetic devices that provide a better fit and a shorter manufacturing time over more traditional solutions.

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Lasers Focus on Tubing

May 8, 2009 12:19 pm | by Jim McCormick and Chad Carson | Microlumen, Inc. | Comments

Medical device manufacturers have realized a number of benefits from the use of polyimide tubing. However, due to the obstacles in fabricating components from it, the challenge lies in successfully manipulating the tubing without negatively impacting the end product.

The Power of a Heartbeat

April 9, 2009 7:33 am | by Tracy Wotherspoon and Giles Stanley | Comments

In efforts to achieve greater levels of miniaturization for implantable devices, manufacturers are examining every component that goes into them. One of the most common components that impacts the size of an implantable is the battery.

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Perspectives on President Obama, Part II

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Comments

President Obama campaigned on the idea of change, addressing everything from foreign policy to healthcare. Change proposed by the federal government for healthcare often targets the way the FDA operates.

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Perspectives on President Obama, Part I

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Astrodyne Corporation | Comments

President Obama campaigned on the idea of change, addressing everything from foreign policy to healthcare. Change proposed by the federal government for healthcare often targets the way the FDA operates.

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