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Prototyping the Catalyst One Analyzer Instrument

January 30, 2014 4:25 pm | by Proto Labs | Proto Labs, Inc. | Comments

IDEXX Laboratories provides veterinarians, researchers, and municipalities with analytical systems and diagnostic products and services. In 2008 the company introduced the Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer, which performs 27 different tests of...

5 Reasons for Medical SMBs to Leverage PLM for Enterprise Quality Management

January 29, 2014 4:02 pm | by Chuck Cimalore, CTO and Co-Founder, Omnify Software | Comments

The fast pace of new technology, emerging market opportunities, and competition, leave medical device executives, particularly those in the small to medium size (SMB) space, in an environment where they must continually innovate with flawless...

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Workflow Analysis and Medical Device Development

January 28, 2014 11:27 am | by Michelle Jones, Technical Writer | Comments

Workflow analysis has been a central part of business improvement for several years now; however, it is still a relatively new concept in medical device engineering. Medical device development is a rapidly growing industry and globalization...

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Transforming the Medical Devices Industry Through Unique Device Identification

January 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by Rajeev Kapoor & Chris Paddison, A.T. Kearney | Comments

As consumers, of course, we’re all familiar with bar codes. But consider the profound transformations resulting from this universal product identifier. Today’s consumer-goods industries rely on bar code–powered innovations in inventory... 

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Multiphysics Models Create New Biomedical Information

January 23, 2014 2:58 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director, R&D Magazine | Comments

Multiphysics software simulations are used by biomedical equipment developers to reliably design complex mechanisms for enhancing the human physical condition. These medical devices can include tools for treating cancers, enhancing hearing...

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Thermoformed Trays: How Plug Assists Play a Crucial Role in Package Design, Material Distribution, and Product Safety

January 22, 2014 1:09 pm | by Noel Tessier, Senior Materials Engineer, CMT Materials | Comments

When it comes to medical plastic packaging, device manufacturers rarely have the option to rank safety, compliance, performance, cost and quality in order of importance. For most device manufacturers and their suppliers, each of these elements...

Motors on the Go

January 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Lin Engineering, New Scale Technologies, Inc., Pro-Dex, Performance Motion Devices, Inc., Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Comments

With an influx of wireless, portable medical devices continuing to hit the market, often used by patients in their home or on the go, suppliers need to accommodate designers’ needs for smaller, more energy efficient device components. Since...

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Enhancing Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology

January 20, 2014 2:04 pm | by Mark Lowe, VP of Sensor Business, Tekscan Inc. | Tekscan, Inc. | Comments

Getting the most functionality and benefits out of medical devices is a common goal among designers. One technology that offers an array of advantages that enhance the quality of treatment a device can provide is force sensors. These components...

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Dispensing Drops: A Look at the Factors

January 17, 2014 12:41 pm | by Ralph Buck, Product Manager, EFS Division, The Lee Co. | The Lee Company | Comments

Regardless of the material or the application, achieving a consistent flow of drops from a dispensing system can be much more challenging than designers may realize. There are a number of factors to consider as well as changing variables...

Wireless Electronic Home Healthcare for All

January 16, 2014 3:20 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Analog Devices, Inc., Ximedica | Comments

These days, it’s as though the medical device industry is more synonymous with the electronics industry than it is with healthcare. Obviously an exaggeration, but there seems to be very few device sectors where electronics are not an integral...

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Tech for Faster Diagnosis, Cures

January 15, 2014 2:13 pm | by Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D Magazine | Comments

In January 2013, an assoc. prof of biomedical engineering at Columbia Univ., Samuel K. Sia, developed a lab-on-a-chip technology that not only checks a patient’s HIV status with just a finger prick, it also synchronizes the results automatically...

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Open Source Access to Your Brain

January 14, 2014 12:50 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, PD&D | Comments

The team at OpenBCI is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source electroencephalography (EEG) platform that gives...

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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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