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9 Expectations to Have of Your Suppliers

November 6, 2014 7:30 am | by Luis Tissone, Director Life Sciences, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Comments

In recent years, countless management experts and analysts have touted the benefits that medical device manufacturers of all sizes can realize by establishing "partnerships" with their suppliers. Forward-thinking suppliers understand how they...

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Cut to the Bone

November 5, 2014 7:30 am | by Nicole Ashton, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Comments

With an aging population comes a host of medical diseases and conditions. One of those is osteoarthritis, the most common type of knee arthritis. It is a very slow progressing degenerative disease where the joint cartilage gradually wears away...

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Texturing Prospective with Ultrasonically Coated Balloon Catheters

November 4, 2014 7:30 am | by Fielding Water, Applications Engineer, Sono-Tek Corp. | Sono-Tek Corporation | Comments

Drug-coated balloons (DCB) emerged at the crossroads of angioplasty balloons and drug-eluting stents in treating blood vessel obstructions. Intense research continues as medical device manufacturers compete to create better products and processes...

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Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 3, 2014 7:30 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus...

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Eviva PSU Polymer for Implantable Brain Shunts

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Comments

Implantable brain shunt valves and access ports from France-based Sophysa, a leading supplier of adjustable neurosurgical valves for hydrocephalus treatment, are made of Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. Eviva PSU...

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Solidscape: Precision 3D Printing That Saves Lives

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Solidscape | Comments

It’s not hard to see that the 3D printing industry is taking the world by storm. With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course...

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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Barcode Labeling Software Provider

October 29, 2014 8:30 am | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Comments

Today, countless industries rely on barcode label design software for a variety of uses, such as creating barcodes for labels, products, shipping, and more. Within the healthcare industry, barcode technology is becoming more prevalent as patient...

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Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and Delivery Devices

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Ronelle Decker, Market Development Manager, Avalon Laboratories | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Comments

Balloon catheters, stent and stent delivery systems, atherectomy, and occlusion and neurovascular catheters, as well as other catheter-based devices, advance over a guide wire until it reaches the stenosis, obstruction, or stent delivery site...

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Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

October 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Peter M. Engstrom, Managing Director, Steute Meditech, Inc. | Steute Meditech, Inc. | Comments

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical devices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators, one for...

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Why Micron-Scale Flex Circuits Can Perform Where Other Circuits Can’t

October 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Metrigraphics | Metrigraphics, LLC | Comments

When that call comes in there are only a few companies in the world who can handle it. In fact, the circuits often have feature sizes ranging from three to ten microns and can consist of six or more layers. At Metrigraphics, we call them ultra-miniature...

Sintered Porous Plastics: Furthering Understanding of Cancer and Other Diseases

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Beattie Communications | Comments

The fight against cancer could be aided by new technical advances in filtration and separation technology. Porvair Filtration Group believes that the evolution of its range of sintered porous plastics can help molecular biologists and clinicians...

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Bonding Can Present a Sticky Situation

October 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Applied Silicone Corporation | Comments

Adhesives in the medical device space refer to a variety of different types of technologies. While they all involve the bonding of two substrates, the actual applications vary greatly. With medical device adhesives, bonding can be achieved...

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3D Printing Is Revolutionizing the Medical World as We Know It

October 21, 2014 8:30 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

3D printing has undoubtedly revolutionized the engineering world, and the medical industry is on the forefront of some of the most innovative applications to date. The technology has proven itself a robust and versatile one, as more companies...

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Protecting Implantable Neurostimulation Devices

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Dick Molin, Sr. Medical Market Specialist, SCS Coatings | Specialty Coating Systems | Comments

Neurostimulation, which was developed decades ago primarily for treating spinal cord injuries, has expanded over the years to alleviate or control various medical conditions, including epilepsy, chronic pain, bladder or fecal incontinence...

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Energy Harvesting ICs Power the Electric Body

October 17, 2014 8:30 am | by Niranjan Pathare, Sr. Market Development Manager, Battery Management Solutions, Texas Instruments | Comments

Homo sapiens are once again at a crucial juncture in their evolution timeline that started almost three million years ago. Evidence of the next phase is already here, but no one knows for sure how or where we will end up. But a term coined...

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