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Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

June 17, 2010 8:21 am | by Ron Hoffman | Comments

The following article identifies the benefits of bringing in outside maintenance expertise to perform functions that otherwise consume resources that can be better used in a production mode.   Ron Hoffman With today's limited

Five Tips for Smoothing the Transition from Design to Manufacture

June 17, 2010 7:57 am | by Frank Pawlowski and Bill St. Onge | Comments

In the fiercely competitive medical device and instrumentation industry, speeding time to market is important to edge out competitors and begin generating revenue for products that often carry long and expensive research and development cycles. Pushing products through the development

The Implications of Google Health and PHRs Generally on Medical Device Design

June 17, 2010 7:27 am | by Peter McLaughlin | Comments

When the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and USA Today all have articles discussing the most recent entrant to the Personal Health Record (PHR) space, then something significant might be happening. Regardless of Google’s success in its

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Minus K Technology: Measuring the Electron Transport Properties of DNA Molecules

June 17, 2010 6:25 am | by Jim McMahon | Comments

DNA has begun to be considered as a possibility for molecular electronics. At Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, scanning probe microscopy and negative stiffness vibration isolation enables nano level DNA research. by Jim McMahon Because DNA is able to recognize

Reconfigurable Modular Conveyors: Equipment that Unites Controllers and Engineers

June 16, 2010 12:53 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor Corporation | Comments

Total cost of ownership in sync with Pre Growth strategies With the economic outlook today, it would appear that controllers and engineers are in direct opposition when searching for methods to enhance the bottom line. Controllers want to reduce expenditures

Making the Safe Choice in Coating

June 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by Biocote | Comments

With commercial survival at the top of everyone’s agenda, many medical device and equipment manufacturers are looking to antimicrobial technology to give their product the edge, or to help them diversify into new markets. As BioCote’s sales manager Graham Harvey

Changing Times, Convergence Opportunities

June 16, 2010 10:57 am | by Carl Marin | Comments

The healthcare and life science industries are going through a change in methodology of treatment and cost containment pressures under a focused government controlled or nationally administered health insurance program. These new pressure points are making the pharmaceutical and medical device industry re-evaluate target therapy, point of administration, method of administration, portability of the product, country of origin, associated costs, and convenience for use.

Powering Ahead to a Successful Design

May 7, 2010 11:39 am | by Benjamin Du | Comments

Power sources for medical devices must accommodate numerous requirements, from duration to size to durability. The market offers a plethora of choices of both primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and chemistries. This article focuses on design considerations for primary cells, with a brief look at secondary cells.

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Applying Tech: Orthopedics

May 7, 2010 11:29 am | Comments

How Are You Influencing Orthopedic Technology? Dr. Greg Hetland President, International

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part II

May 7, 2010 11:28 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Dr. Robin Sarah Tichy Technical Marketing Engineer, Micro Power Electronics Inc. Micro Power Electronics specializes in the design and manufacture of custom battery packs that power portable medical devices.

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part I

May 7, 2010 11:28 am | Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. | Comments

How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Clark Hummel Application Engineer Manager, Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.

Ensuring Success With a Rubber Molding Partner via the 3 Ds

May 7, 2010 7:58 am | by Holly Dorland | Comments

“The molding process is most effective when the designer and the molding company work closely from the beginning of the design process all the way to first article. Many molding concerns can be addressed at the design phase. It takes

Essential Ingredients for Orthopedic Implants

May 7, 2010 6:02 am | by Tony Listro | Comments

Metal is no longer the only material option when discussing orthopedic implants. A variety of polymers are being indicated for both long term and bioresorbable devices. Additives and active pharmaceutical ingredients are also being utilized with these materials. This article examines the opportunities realized when using polymers for orthopedic implants.

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Considerations for Outsourced Injection Molded Parts and Prototypes

May 6, 2010 10:36 am | by Brad Cleveland | Proto Labs, Inc. | Comments

Having a reliable external injection molded components supplier on speed dial seems like a more common requirement for today’s medical device design engineer. However, prior to making that choice, there are a number of aspects to evaluate

Nurses Gain Helping Hand From Motor Solutions

May 5, 2010 11:22 am | by Joe Martino | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Comments

Motors are used to enable a device to move a patient from one location to another without any chance of back injury to healthcare professionals.

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