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Making the Safe Choice in Coating

June 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by Biocote | Comments

With commercial survival at the top of everyone’s agenda, many medical device and equipment manufacturers are looking to antimicrobial technology to give their product the edge, or to help them diversify into new markets. As BioCote’s sales manager Graham Harvey

Changing Times, Convergence Opportunities

June 16, 2010 10:57 am | by Carl Marin | Comments

The healthcare and life science industries are going through a change in methodology of treatment and cost containment pressures under a focused government controlled or nationally administered health insurance program. These new pressure points are making the pharmaceutical and medical device industry re-evaluate target therapy, point of administration, method of administration, portability of the product, country of origin, associated costs, and convenience for use.

Powering Ahead to a Successful Design

May 7, 2010 11:39 am | by Benjamin Du | Comments

Power sources for medical devices must accommodate numerous requirements, from duration to size to durability. The market offers a plethora of choices of both primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and chemistries. This article focuses on design considerations for primary cells, with a brief look at secondary cells.


Applying Tech: Orthopedics

May 7, 2010 11:29 am | Comments

How Are You Influencing Orthopedic Technology? Dr. Greg Hetland President, International

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part II

May 7, 2010 11:28 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Comments

How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Dr. Robin Sarah Tichy Technical Marketing Engineer, Micro Power Electronics Inc. Micro Power Electronics specializes in the design and manufacture of custom battery packs that power portable medical devices.

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part I

May 7, 2010 11:28 am | Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. | Comments

How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Clark Hummel Application Engineer Manager, Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.

Ensuring Success With a Rubber Molding Partner via the 3 Ds

May 7, 2010 7:58 am | by Holly Dorland | Comments

“The molding process is most effective when the designer and the molding company work closely from the beginning of the design process all the way to first article. Many molding concerns can be addressed at the design phase. It takes

Essential Ingredients for Orthopedic Implants

May 7, 2010 6:02 am | by Tony Listro | Comments

Metal is no longer the only material option when discussing orthopedic implants. A variety of polymers are being indicated for both long term and bioresorbable devices. Additives and active pharmaceutical ingredients are also being utilized with these materials. This article examines the opportunities realized when using polymers for orthopedic implants.


Considerations for Outsourced Injection Molded Parts and Prototypes

May 6, 2010 10:36 am | by Brad Cleveland | Proto Labs, Inc. | Comments

Having a reliable external injection molded components supplier on speed dial seems like a more common requirement for today’s medical device design engineer. However, prior to making that choice, there are a number of aspects to evaluate

Nurses Gain Helping Hand From Motor Solutions

May 5, 2010 11:22 am | by Joe Martino | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Comments

Motors are used to enable a device to move a patient from one location to another without any chance of back injury to healthcare professionals.

Omnify Empower Mitigates CAPA Woes

May 5, 2010 10:46 am | by Omnify Software | Comments

Omnify's robust software suite aligns PLM with quality measures to achieve FDA compliance.

Medical Components Manufacturer upgrades to OpenDMIS Software

May 5, 2010 10:34 am | by Xspect Solutions | Comments

An unfavorable experience with PCDMIS software upgrading, led Connecticut precision CNC machining company, Tomz Corporation, to purchase a new Wenzel machine with OpenDMIS software.

Preparing for Changes in the Regulatory Landscape

May 5, 2010 10:13 am | by Tim Mohn | Comments

With the constant tightening of FDA regulations, one must wonder what impact greater regulatory scrutiny will have on companies within the device industry. Or, perhaps more accurately, what do companies need to be doing now to prepare for regulations when they can’t yet know just what form these regulations will ultimately take?

Simulution Relies on SensAble Technologies’ Haptic Devices to Create Touch-Enabled Orthopedic Surgery Simulator

May 5, 2010 8:38 am | by Simulution | Comments

A new technology enables surgeons to practice delicate spinal procedures virtually, with less risk and improved patient outcomes.

Twin-Sheet Forming is the Best Medicine

May 5, 2010 7:38 am | by Specialty Manufacturing Inc. | Comments

When is a medical tray not a tray? When it’s a crash bumper, a patient’s walker, or a makeshift briefcase. Philips Medical Systems knew from experience that its portable medical devices needed to be able to withstand abuse far outside the scope of the intended design.


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