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Enforcing Rather than Encouraging Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

January 12, 2015 9:13 am | by George Emery, Pure Hold Limited | Comments

Against the backdrop of media and public focus on infection, there is an increasingly prominent market nowadays for hygiene products. Most hospitals now have sanitizing gel dispensers attached to the wall next to ward entrances and doorways...

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Inhalable Insulin Devices Offer Diabetics Alternative to Injections

January 9, 2015 8:59 am | by Luis Tissone, Life Sciences Director, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Comments

Diabetes is a condition that is on the rise. Currently there are 29 million sufferers in the US alone, up from 26 million last year according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that one in four people...

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Making Small Quantity/High Mix Tubing a Profitable Business Model

January 8, 2015 8:59 am | by John O’Brien, A.T. Wall | A.T. Wall Company | Comments

In the US, many high volume tubing suppliers have moved production facilities overseas to low cost producers like China or Mexico. Minimum buys are now the rule, leaving many US manufacturers with a quandary – How to get small quantities of...

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Microfluidic Device Manufacturing

January 7, 2015 9:13 am | by Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Comments

Welding with ultrasonic vibrations is a cost-effective and safe method for joining the two halves of a polystyrene microfluidic test chip in such a way that the function is assured. The cross-section in the test channel has to remain constant...

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The Benefits of AMR Sensor Technology

January 6, 2015 9:22 am | by Josh Edberg, Global Product Marketing Manager, Honeywell Sensing & Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Comments

Design engineers in the medical field understand that position sensors can have a big impact on the durability and longevity of medical devices and other healthcare systems. These sensors measure position in a variety of applications ranging...

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Wirelessly Charged Microchip Expands Opportunities for Implantables

December 17, 2014 9:51 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

In their quest to integrate microchip technology with internal medical devices, a team of Stanford engineers, led by Professor Ada Poon, and John Ho, electrical engineering student, have invented a groundbreaking solution for wirelessly charging devices implanted in the body...

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How to Choose the Right Couplings for Plastic Tubing

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by Tearssa Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, LinkTech Couplings | LinkTech Couplings | Comments

Quick disconnect couplings are used by many different industries and applications that use plastic tubing. It can be very difficult to decide which type of connector would work best with your application. Quick and easy couplings are produced...

CAM Software Enhances the Quality of Orthopedic Implants

December 16, 2014 10:04 am | by Helene Horent, DP Technology | Comments

To provide minimally-invasive equipment and high-quality products, it is essential to acquire the best technology for production. To meet these objectives, Stryker chose to use ESPRIT, a computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software that comes equipped...

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CAD Solution Enables Faster Redesign of Advanced Brain Surgery Technology

December 15, 2014 11:04 am | by Siemens | Siemens PLM Software | Comments

Based in Israel, Alpha Omega is in the brain surgery business, developing products such as the Neuro Omega, an advanced micro-electrode recording (MER) system used in neurosurgery. The system provides electro- physiological recording and deep brain...

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Nucleosomics Epigenetic Blood Tests to Revolutionize Cancer Detection

December 12, 2014 11:23 am | by Jake Micallef, VolitionRx | Comments

Cancer, which touches the lives of many, has remained a leading cause of death in the United States. While most cancers are treatable if caught before it has become locally invasive and has spread through the body, many cancers are not diagnosed...

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Apply Toyota’s Innovation Excellence to Accelerate Your Product Development

December 11, 2014 10:02 am | by David Jacobs, Boston Engineering | Comments

Toyota’s success as the world’s largest automaker is largely attributed to its Toyota Production System, which is rooted in Dr. Edwards Deming’s research to improve quality and business processes. Car brands and medical device companies are both...

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Integrating Patient Devices into Health IT Systems

December 10, 2014 11:20 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Comments

The launch of Apple’s HealthKit platform was the first real sign the fitness and health tracking movement had legs; Apple has always been intentional about its moves, and its fans are usually quick to adopt new offerings. They’ve already announced...

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Addressing the Top Five Software Validation Questions

December 9, 2014 9:48 am | by Penny Goss, Consultant, Penny Goss Technical Solutions | Comments

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines and best...

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6 Tips to Leverage Production Efficiency Using Design for Manufacturability

December 8, 2014 10:19 am | by Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant, Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services | Comments

Design for manufacturability is an approach utilized to minimize manufacturing time by incorporating the design process along with the manufacturing processes. To meet the continuous shifting market trends, manufacturers are forced to shrink their...

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3D Scanning Improves Prosthetic Design

December 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrei Vakulenko, VP of New Markets at Artec Group | Comments

The medical field has truly started to embrace 3D printing. Scanning the headlines, one finds stories about 3D printing providing a cancer victim a new angle, a 3D printed heart that helped save a baby’s life and more. However, every story that ended with 3D printing...

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