There are a number of factors medical device manufacturers need to consider when using injection molded parts in their device. If they don’t, they may be caught by surprise when they think they are ready to move into full production on a part.
While the counterfeiting of medical devices has not been a leading concern of manufacturers, it is a problem that is steadily growing. As such, companies need to explore technology options that will enable them to protect their product, brand, and customers.
On the cover: Smith & Nephew's Condor System functions as a command center for the Digital OR. It offers voice-activated control. (Photo: Smith & Nephew) Minimally invasive procedures offer tremendous advantages over more traditional techniques.
The Project: Replace a wire heating system that was creating multiple problems, including system failure, in a hybridization oven. The Solution: Utilize etched foil elements to enable an efficient and effective heating solution. By Kevin Mooney Stovall Life Science Inc.
Microtest offers a free white paper, titled: “Sterility Testing: Essential Things You Must Know.” Sterility testing of medical devices is required during the sterilization validation process as well as for routine quality control.
A free white paper entitled “The Role of Web-based Health and Safety Training in Laboratory Facilities,” is available to help companies, institutions, and universities evaluate the efficacy of using web-based environmental health and safety (EH&S) training to meet their compliance requirements.
When researching and specifying gaskets, visitors to the Tech-Etch web site may download interactive PDFs of sales drawings for all standard EMI/RFI shielding finger stock products. With just one click, all part dimensions and tolerances instantly convert from inches to millimeters.
W. L. Gore & Associates has extended its online capabilities, building on the success of last year’s high flex flat and trackless cable configurator launch.
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, offers a service to provide customers with easy and convenient access to the latest updates on Microchip's news and technical product and design documentation—Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds.
This 7 in. WVGA 800 x RGB X 480 transflective TFT with white LED backlighting is fabricated with low temperature poly silicon and is fully RoHS compliant. The OSD070WGEA1 offers a high 500:1 contrast ratio, high color saturation, and wide viewing angles.
Precision glass balls are offered with superior corrosion and chemical absorption resistance making them ideal for applications in medical equipment.
UltraBlock filters are designed to block more than 99% of the harmful ultraviolet wavelengths between 200 nm and 380 nm and transmit greater than 90% (average) of the visible wavelengths between 425 nm and 700 nm.
The compact 2D code reader, PD60/65, can read 2D codes from a full 360° direction on metal even if it is stained, chipped, tilted, or reversed in approximately 30 ms.
The PAM250/PAS250 Series of single output 250 watt switching power supplies offers an ultra-compact package that measures only 4.0 x 7.0 x 1.5 in. with designs for both medical and industrial applications requiring high quality and low cost power solutions.
Miniaturization of components in a broad range of polymers gives the medical designer greater flexibility in designing devices such as fluid delivery systems, diagnostic equipment, and endoscopic devices for minimally invasive cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures.