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Sticky Silicone

March 11, 2008 7:33 am | Comments

Silicone gel pressure sensitive adhesives are offering a revolutionary solution to applications such as medical device attachment and wound care.

The Piezo Solution for Vital Signs Monitoring

March 11, 2008 7:01 am | 3M Medical Specialties | Comments

The unique properties of piezo film as a dynamic strain sensor make it particularly well-suited to the detection of vital signs, whether mounted in direct contact with the skin or mechanically coupled through intervening layers. Some film elements are sensitive enough to detect a human pulse in a device which is carried in the pocket of outer clothing...

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RTOS Platform Preserves Proven IP and Enables New Features

March 11, 2008 6:31 am | Comments

The Project: Preserve prior IP investments in long-lifecycle applications while also enabling new features to be introduced without compatibility issues.

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Pharmaceuticals Charging Through

March 11, 2008 5:50 am | Comments

Transdermal drug delivery offers numerous advantages over other more commonly used techniques. However, the size of a pharmaceutical’s molecules has traditionally been a limiting factor in terms of the type of drug that could benefit from this method.

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Simplifying Design Transfer

February 15, 2008 9:26 am | Comments

Establishing clear and efficient communication as part of the design transfer process can be a key component to decreasing the time it takes to bring a product to market.

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Ensuring Success With Medical Reverse Logistics

February 15, 2008 6:56 am | Comments

Worldwide demand for quality medical equipment ensures that many device manufacturers will have to engage in a reverse logistics scenario in order to extract the greatest potential from their products.

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Do You Have This Implant in My Size?

February 15, 2008 6:25 am | Comments

A breakthrough technology uses CAD functionality to convert CT and MRI scans into individualized, minimally invasive articular replacement systems. The end result, customizable orthopedic implants, could become much more commonplace for patients who require this type of treatment.

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Down to the Wire

February 15, 2008 5:47 am | Comments

Over the years of working with many different companies, wire processing machine vendors have seen many ways to increase machine utilization and productivity for automatic termination machines. This article will discuss a few of the basic concepts.

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Best Practices for Embedding Megapixel Sensors

February 14, 2008 5:04 am | Comments

The use of sensors in medical devices has been increasing and will continue to do so with newer technologies. As such, learning more about the specifics of these components is essential for designers to be successful and provide the greatest array of capabilities in their products.

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Sensing Changes in Medical Electronics

February 13, 2008 11:31 am | Comments

Industries currently using acoustic wave sensors are finding them to be useful in an assortment of application areas. The medical device community is taking note and looking at this technology for potential monitoring in specific medical devices.

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Solid State Storage for Medical Equipment Applications

February 13, 2008 11:08 am | Comments

Utilizing the ideal storage solution in a medical device can be the difference between a success story and a failure. Due to an array of benefits in terms of size, power consumption, reliability, and durability, solid state storage fulfills the need for many medical devices.

Ultrasound Portable Partitioning

February 13, 2008 6:17 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Providing doctors with a handheld, portable ultrasound unit with which to help diagnose patients would be a tremendous tool for enhancing patient care.

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Five Steps to Leak-Proof Testing Success

January 15, 2008 6:17 am | Comments

The testing of any medical device is critical to the overall design and development cycle in order to ensure its safety and effective performance. As such, companies need to be certain that the methods they use to perform these tests are as accurate and reliable as possible.

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Semiconductor Technologies Drive Medical Device Advances

January 15, 2008 6:17 am | Comments

Medical device manufacturers are coming to realize the potential advantages of three technologies traditionally used in the semiconductor industry. Micro photolithography, thin-film processing, and electroforming are all processes that can offer unique solutions for medical devices.

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Perspectives on Outsourcing vs. Automation

January 15, 2008 5:46 am | Comments

With the news regarding China and questions surrounding the safety of its manufacturing facilities, in addition to the constant concerns over intellectual property protection, some medical device manufacturers are looking for alternatives.

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