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Rolling Along With Quiet DC Power

July 7, 2011 9:36 am | by Kenn Langosch | Comments

The Project: Determine the best DC motor with which to drive a power wheelchair or mobility scooter. The Solution: Using the innovative web tools and design expertise of one supplier of DC motors, manufacturers can be assured of making the best choice.

Innovative Microelectronics Packaging for In-Vitro Implantable Devices

July 7, 2011 8:19 am | by Faina Zaslavsky | Crane Aerospace & Electronics | Comments

Implantables are already well established as a medical device solution, but this sector is achieving explosive growth with the development of new technologies. This article provides an overview of microelectronics packaging technology evolution, following how designs have been made to accommodate ever increasing demands for lightweight and smaller size modules.

Perspectives on Device Design—Part 4

July 7, 2011 4:58 am | Comments

Besides "early collaboration," what tip do you have for medical device designers developing a new project that is specific to your area of the industry?


Perspectives on Device Design—Part 2

July 6, 2011 11:41 am | Comments

Besides “early collaboration,” what tip do you have for medical device designers developing a new project that is specific to your area of the industry?


Choosing the Right Motor Technology for Miniature Pumps

July 6, 2011 8:07 am | by Dave Beckstoffer | Comments

As medical device trends continue toward smaller devices, manufacturers are looking to miniature components for greater capabilities. As such, miniature pumps are being sought that deliver more enhanced performance. However, ensuring the right motor technology is driving the pump to achieve the desired result can be just as great a challenge.

Innovative Plastics Cause a ‘Brain Freeze’

July 6, 2011 6:54 am | by Kevin Dunay | Comments

The Project: Find a material that will offer durability and protection for a portable therapeutic hypothermia system used by emergency personnel. The Solution: A PC/ABS plastic was used for a number of components in the device since it offered impact strength, flame and chemical resistance, and light weight.

Industry Leaders Weigh In on Medical Electronics

July 6, 2011 5:26 am | by Ken Nesteroff, Nick Lukianov, Paul Errico, Steven Dean, Chris Griffith | Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

Industry leaders Ken Nesteroff, Medical and Industrial Imaging Business Development Manager at Texas Instruments, Nick Lukianov, Technical Director, Business Development, Vertical Segments at Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, Paul Errico Strategic Marketing Manager at Analog Devices Healthcare Group, Steven Dean, Medical Segment Manager at Freescale Semiconductor, and Chris Griffith, Medical Business Development Manager at Texas Instruments focused on medical electronics share their thoughts and comments on topics including the emergence of medical electronics in non-traditional areas, the impact of miniaturization, and power concerns.

Applying Tech: Orthopedics—Part 2

June 29, 2011 12:31 pm | Comments

How are you influencing orthopedic devices?


Applying Tech: Orthopedics—Part 1

June 29, 2011 11:48 am | Secant Medical, Inc. | Comments

How are you influencing orthopedic devices?

Perspectives On Validation Audit

June 29, 2011 11:14 am | Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Comments

For your area of the industry, what is your best suggestion for aiding a medical device manufacturing company with a validation audit?


Combination Products 2.0: Applying the New FDA Regulations

June 29, 2011 10:11 am | by Steven G Richter, Ph.D, RAC, SM(NRM) | Comments

Combination products, those that contain medical devices embedded with pharmaceutical or biologic components, have become a large and growing segment of the medical device market. Some analysts estimate they represent over 30% of all new product submissions to the FDA. This article reviews testing and FDA compliance concerns with them.

Pain Therapy Device Gains a Sure Grip

June 29, 2011 9:27 am | by Joe Kutka | Comments

The Project: A durable material was needed from which to fabricate protective bumpers for a portable pain management device. The Solution: A thermoplastic vulcanizate alloy was selected for its excellent surface quality, easy processability, high tear strength, and aesthetic benefits.

Next Generation Human Interface Adhesives Selection

June 29, 2011 6:59 am | by Peter C. Johnson, MD | Comments

Human interface adhesives address all areas of the body, but cannot serve those areas with equal efficacy due to a variety of differing factors. A new testing system addresses this by more accurately evaluating adhesives for the specific part of the body upon which they are to be used. This article provides the benefits of this system while also looking at applications where it can best be implemented.

Ultra Short Pulse Laser Processing

June 29, 2011 5:58 am | by Ronald D. Schaeffer, Ph.D | Comments

Laser processing and machining offer a variety of advantages to medical device manufacturers across a number of sectors in the industry. The next generation of laser systems is improving upon these technologies by providing enhanced results in a fraction of the time. This enables even greater precision with less impact on the material being used. 

Roundtable Q & A: Testing & FDA Compliance

June 27, 2011 12:58 pm | by Al Gale, John P. McCloy, Michael Anderson, Warren Ward-Stacey | Comments

Industry leaders Al Gale, Product and Material Engineer at DDL, John P. McCloy, PE, CWI President at Accutek Testing Laboratory, Michael Anderson, PhD Technical Manager at Empirical Testing Corp, Michael BoetzkesQuality Manager, Life Science Division at Vaisala Canada Inc., and Warren Ward-Stacey Sales Director—Life Sciences at PRISYM ID respond to questions regarding testing and FDA compliance.


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