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New Tricks for Old Dogs: 3D Scanning Veterinary Orthopedic Implants

April 25, 2014 11:18 am | Laser Design & GKS Global Services | Comments

With an eye to its teaching mission and updated methods, one company wanted to create a comprehensive training video for its hip replacement surgery procedure. In the past, they had relied on hard copy manuals and PowerPoint presentations...

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Radiopaque Fillers: Making an Informed Decision

April 23, 2014 9:59 am | Comments

Making the decision on a radiopaque filler to use in medical catheter tubing may not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that the choice you make can change the end result and properties. It is very important to know the differences between...

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4 Key Features to Look for in a Miniature Coil Supplier

April 22, 2014 3:03 pm | Comments

With the increasing popularity of miniature coils made with ultra-fine wire winding, finding a supplier that can suit all of a medical device manufacturer’s needs can be significant to reduce time to market and save costs. This article reviews...

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Hardware-Based Solutions Counter Medical Device Security Concerns

April 21, 2014 2:26 pm | Renesas Electronics America, Inc. | Comments

The rapid growth of personal healthcare and medical products has focused renewed attention on the security of underlying device hardware and software. Ensuring authorized use and protecting critical data within these devices depends on deep...

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In the Line of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 18, 2014 8:10 am | Comments

There's no easy way to determine if the time and price is right to invest in new, cutting-edge imaging equipment because the clinical value to be gained by acquiring it is no longer enough to justify the cost to obtain it. There are a wealth...

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Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs Monitoring

April 17, 2014 4:30 pm | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...

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Reduce Time to Market by Leveraging Contract Manufacturer Expertise

April 16, 2014 2:58 pm | Comments

Medical device product development can be a lengthy and complex process. However, there are areas where a technically seasoned contract manufacturer can help significantly cut time to commercialization. This article looks at the product...

Do White Rooms Matter?

April 14, 2014 3:05 pm | Compounding Solutions | Comments

Clean rooms in the medical device marketplace are a requirement for device assembly. The environment provides for the quality control necessary to ensure a safe and clean process in all materials being assembled. Or does it? What if the most...

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From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part II

April 14, 2014 8:48 am | Ximedica | Comments

So who exactly is the “user” of a robotic surgery system and what are their needs?  The answers go far beyond the primary surgeon sitting at the workstation: The hospital purchasing agent is considered a user, as are the secondary surgeons...

Unique Device Identification – A Turning Point for Healthcare

April 11, 2014 3:44 pm | Comments

For decades, the U.S. healthcare industry has struggled to overcome problems caused by bad or conflicting data in its supply chain, including multiple, differing or proprietary descriptions of medical/surgical products. The negative ripple...

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From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part I

April 10, 2014 11:02 am | Ximedica | Comments

Robotic surgery has become a widely-accepted medical procedure over the past decade, offered by an increasing number of hospitals worldwide. The tele-manipulator and software of robotics restore intuitive movement control to the surgeon...

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Advances in Thick-Gauge Thermoplastic Parts for Medical Equipment Design

April 9, 2014 3:35 pm | Comments

Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide sensitive... 

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Non-Magnetic, Copper Barrier Capacitors Attract the Attention of the Medical Market

April 7, 2014 12:35 pm | Comments

Rapid technological advances in medical electronics are generating significant demand worldwide for a range of passive electronic components, capacitors in particular, for use in a growing and diversified range of medical equipment.  Two parallel...

5 Hidden Benefits of Your Trace Matrix: Make Better Decisions and Maximize Resources

April 3, 2014 2:36 pm | Comments

Your average traceability matrix is a complex document that gets little use or attention during the typical research and development process of a device. Then, at the end of the R&D cycle, you can spend days or even weeks compiling...

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Sprinting at Startup Speeds

April 2, 2014 2:58 pm | Boston Device Development | Comments

Boston Device Development (BDD), a company that primarily works with VC-backed startups in the development of first generation devices, recently collaborated with ZSX Medical in the making of the Zip-Stitch, a novel laparoscopic instrument...

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