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3 Major Trends in Barcode Labeling for Medical Devices

January 13, 2014 2:23 pm | by Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas | Comments

Three major trends are flowing through the medical device industry, promoting patient safety and implementing positive changes. How will these trends affect your labeling processes? They will change the way you label product, help minimize...

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Looking Deep into Heart Valve Replacement

January 10, 2014 2:16 pm | by Christina Casinelli, Science and Technology Writer | Comments

The heart is often compared to a pump, facilitating the flow of blood between its upper and lower chambers. The heart’s valves, which open and close with each beat, regulate the pressure and course of blood throughout the body. Unfortunately...

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Preventing Patient Falls with Advanced Medical Technology

January 9, 2014 3:21 pm | by Tim O’Malley, President, EarlySense | Comments

Patient falls are preventable, yet they occur in up to 3% of acute care hospitalizations. Of this substantial percentage, an estimated 30% of inpatient falls result in serious injury. A bedside fall, or an unexpected event in which a patient...

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Achieving 3D Visualization for Chairside Dental Assistance Devices with Embedded APUs

January 8, 2014 4:29 pm | by Richard Freitag, White Lion Technologies, and Buddy Broeker, AMD Embedded Solutions | Comments

Like many technologies in the healthcare domain, the dental assistance device market is moving quickly to embrace 3D visualization at the point of care via a new generation of video- and graphics-optimized touchscreen panels that can be... 

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Polecam Brings a Clear View of OR Procedures for Surgical Training

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mel Noonan, Stylus Media Consultants | Comments

Polecam has gained recognition around the world as a lightweight carbon fiber camera jib used to raise production values in all types of program making. Additionally, some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have...

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Get to Know IEC60601-1 3rd Edition Before Selecting Your Medical Power Supply

January 3, 2014 1:15 pm | by Jay vanWormer, Murata Power Solutions | Murata Power Solutions | Comments

Standards and their implementation can often cause a lot of confusion, and the 3rd edition of the medical safety standard IEC60601-1 is no exception. Initially ratified as early as 2005, it has only been since the recent withdrawal of the...

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Implantables: Market Challenged by Safety Concerns and Restricted Innovation

December 19, 2013 4:28 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Comments

Implantable medical devices (IMDs) make up one of the most competitive and challenging markets in the industry, with issues of security and biocompatibility challenging the marketability of emerging products. The most established area for...

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Leverage IEC 62304 to Improve Product Software Development

December 18, 2013 4:31 pm | by Dan Goldman, Systems Architect, Foliage Inc. | Comments

This article focuses on one of the cornerstones of the application of IEC 62304—the software architecture and how developing an architecture strategy early can support more effective deployment of development resources, ultimately leading...

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ISO/IEEE Personal Health Device Profiles Help Make Seamless Communication a Reality

December 17, 2013 2:59 pm | by Dr. Malcolm Clarke, IEEE 11073 PHD Working Group | Comments

Successful end-to-end data systems are typically comprised of a collection of dovetailing technologies managed by a comprehensive set of global standards that make interoperability possible at the product level. The strict regulations, rigorous...

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Managing Electronic Component Obsolescence in Medical Devices

December 16, 2013 3:07 pm | by Larry Bell, VP Sales & Marketing, Enercon Technologies | Comments

Many electronic components have lifecycles that are shorter than the lifecycle of the end product itself. This is especially true for healthcare medical devices. For example, most consumer electronics have lifecycles of 18 months whereas...

Designing Medical Devices to Meet FDA Security Guidelines

December 13, 2013 3:18 pm | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Comments

The FDA and Department of Homeland Security recently issued an alert urging medical device makers and medical facilities to upgrade security protections to protect against potential cyber threats. This was issued in response to an ICS-CERT...

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Lighting the Way to Surgical Precision

December 11, 2013 4:11 pm | by By Vijay Shanbhag, Medical Sales Manager, Lighting and Imaging, SCHOTT North America | Comments

Medical technology has evolved to the point that surgeons can complete medical procedures through incisions less than an inch long. For practitioners, these less intrusive methods mean faster procedures and lower pre- and post-operation...

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A New Optical Technique to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Dehydration in Young Children

December 11, 2013 3:09 pm | by Brian Imhausen, Electro-Optics Design Engineer and Project Manager, Bodkin Design and Engineering LLC | Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC | Comments

One clinical measure of dehydration in young children relies on Capillary Refill Time (CRT). The doctor visually evaluates the time it takes for the patient’s finger to refill with blood after a squeeze is released. This subjective assessment...

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Power Management Systems for Mobile Medical Carts

December 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Michael J. Mardis, Technical Sales, Hoffman Engineered Systems | Comments

Most mobile carts feature onboard power systems equipped with single or multiple batteries intended to provide enough energy to run computers, displays, scanners and other devices for extended periods of time without recharging. Power systems...

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Developing a New Process for Hypotube Stripping

December 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Paul Ogden, Director of Sales, Syneo | Syneo, Comco, Inc. | Comments

Syneo was already familiar with Comco Inc’s microblasting technology, but had never used it. A customer who had experimented with manual microblasting asked if a system could be developed that incorporated all the benefits of the Syneo’s...

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