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Advanced Servo Control Helps Pump Accurately Perform Under Pressure

October 9, 2008 6:05 am | Comments

The Project: Resolve the start/stop action of a hybrid piston syringe pump to achieve a steady and regular flow stream. The Solution: Use a servo controller and calibration table to dynamically vary the pump velocity as a function of requested flow rate and pump dynamics.

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Perspectives on Going Green, Part II

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Analog Devices, Inc., Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Comments

Everyone everywhere seems to be "going green" but is there real value in doing so or is it just a

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Perspectives on Going Green, Part I

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Mega Electronics, Inc. | Comments

Everyone everywhere seems to be "going green" but is there real value in doing so or is it just a

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Filtering the Options

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Universal Air Filter Co. | Comments

Air filter customization involves a number of variables for medical device designers to consider. From materials to size to standards compliance, the options available can enable a designer to customize a filter that will be perfectly suited for his specific application.

The Beat Goes On

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

The Project: Develop a more sophisticated approach to the design and development process beyond the build-and-test method for a novel cardiac pump device. The Solution: Use FEA software to test a variety of different variables that need to be examined for a successful design of the device.

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Short Run Molding for Long Term Success

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Comments

Molding is a critical process in the manufacture of medical devices. However, long molding runs are not always the ideal option for the fabrication of components for a device. Short run molding provides numerous advantages to medical device designers that would not be otherwise realized.

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Perspectives: FDA and Innovation, Part II

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Comments

Some might point to FDA as an obstacle to achieving true device innovation to provide enhanced healthcare. Others view the agency as a necessary element to help ensure patient safety and provide regulated oversight.

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Perspectives: FDA and Innovation, Part I

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Comments

Some might point to FDA as an obstacle to achieving true device innovation to provide enhanced healthcare. Others view the agency as a necessary element to help ensure patient safety and provide regulated oversight.

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Cutting the Size and Weight of Surgical Devices

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Comments

The Project: Replace the previously used alkaline battery packs to power a surgical bone drill with a more efficient alternative. The Solution: Utilize high power lithium batteries to make cordless bone drills lighter, more powerful, and more ergonomically designed.

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Converters Considerations

August 21, 2008 9:54 am | Comments

With the increasing trend of electronics making their way into more medical devices, it is critical that design engineers stay abreast of the technologies available to them. One component, isolated DC/DC converters, have gone through a variety of changes, enhancing their size and capabilities.

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Sterilizing Silicone

August 12, 2008 8:15 am | Comments

Sterilization is a standard process for many medical devices. As such, careful consideration has to be given to the materials used in a device that will require a specific type of sterilization method as some materials will not react well to certain processes.

Powering Up the Protection for Medical Device Batteries

August 12, 2008 8:14 am | Comments

Counterfeit products are a problem for many original equipment manufacturers across all market sectors.

Overview and Applications for Medical Device Motion and Actuation

August 12, 2008 8:14 am | Comments

This article compares the specific characteristics of solenoids and motors, their common properties, and those attributes that make each of these electromechanical devices unique for a specific medical motion application.

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Transforming Device Development Through Human Factors Engineering

August 12, 2008 8:14 am | Comments

Rigorous human factors testing and iterative product design are critical in the development of medication infusion devices, particularly with the current emphasis on preventing medication errors in the hospital setting.

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Refueling a Stalled Software Design Project

August 12, 2008 8:14 am | Comments

Designing original software for medical device technology can be challenging enough, but overcoming the additional obstacles that are encountered when a software project has developed into a hopelessly lagging burden is a completely different ordeal.

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