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3D Printing to Eliminate Assembly

December 1, 2014 7:30 am | by Norm Riley, Technical Marketing Director, Applied Silicone Corporation | Applied Silicone Corporation | Comments

Advances in adhesives technology for wound care directly affect the quality of treatment.  Hydrophilic wound care adhesives provide longer wear between dressing changes, which prolongs the optimal healing environment. Bio-inert and vapor...

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A MedTech Thanksgiving Tale

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Not so long ago, the collective nations of the medtech Native Americans co-existed in relative peace in a land far from all others. Sure, there was the occasional squabble between tribes, while other times, one tribe would absorb a smaller tribe into...

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Recognizing Market Shifts and Providing Support

November 26, 2014 7:30 am | by Alexandra Kiniry, Global Marketing Manager for Medical, Henkel Corporation | Comments

Fast Cure - The majority of medical device companies Henkel supplies produce disposable assemblies. Therefore fast curing adhesives allow manufacturers to improve their yields and cycles times. ISO 10993 Certification - ISO certification is...

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Look Beyond Traditional Adhesives

November 25, 2014 7:30 am | by Ravi Ramjit, Ph. D, VP of R&D, EuroMed | Comments

Advances in adhesive development technology have allowed medical device manufactures to engineer new product solutions in the wound care space. Traditional, overaggressive adhesives have been plagued by patients reporting pain and trauma...

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Micro Molding Drives Innovation for MedTech

November 24, 2014 9:27 am | by Dale Gildemeister, Program Manager, Sil-Pro | Sil-Pro, LLC | Comments

As medical processes become less invasive and the expectations for rapid recoveries increase, the need for smaller devices is driving the need for micro-molded components. The tools used to manufacture micro-molded components are becoming...

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WHO: Ebola IVDs Urgently Needed

November 24, 2014 9:00 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Comments

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an assessment of the Ebola virus situation. In its assessment, WHO stressed that IVDs for Ebola are “urgently needed.” “The goal of interrupting chains of Ebola virus transmission depends...

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Friday 5: Don Labriola of QuickSilver Controls Speaks on Automated Healthcare

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

According to Labriola, he “grew up” at Beckman (now under Danaher), starting with the company at age 17 and worked there for the next 20 years of his career. Most of his time was spent in the Medical Diagnostics Group. “I worked on the electronics...

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Converging Medical Device, Drug, and Biotech Companies

November 21, 2014 7:30 am | by Michael Drues, Founder & President, Vascular Sciences | Comments

Most device development is evolutionary, (i.e., come out with one device, tweak it a bit to make a new device, etc.) I understand the advantages of evolutionary device development from a technology perspective, from a business perspective...

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Top 10 Ways to Cut Manufacturer Supply Chain Costs

November 20, 2014 3:34 pm | by Denise Odenkirk, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, GHX | Comments

Although over 85% of med-surg manufacturers are transacting electronically with providers, manual, paper-based supply chain processes for other medical devices, such as implantables continues to contribute significantly to the soaring costs in healthcare...

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Working More Closely With Hospital Systems and Payers

November 20, 2014 7:30 am | by Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President of Technology & Operations, Ximedica | Ximedica | Comments

Innovations are occurring from multiple paths, all fueled from a consumerization of the medical industry. Our expectations as patients, or as clinicians, or even as payers are changing what is acceptable coming from the medical device industry...

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Preventing and Reducing Hospital Admissions

November 19, 2014 7:30 am | by Marc Dubreuil, Vice President of Business Development, Farm Design | Comments

We are beginning to see more integration of capabilities in order to provide imaging, diagnostics, and tissue manipulation within a single device and procedure. This allows the clinician, after confirming suspicious tissue, to biopsy, ablate...

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Search History for 'Lessons Learned'

November 18, 2014 7:30 am | by Deborah Kacera, Regulatory & Industry Strategist, Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Comments

Increased quality and regulatory oversight, increased demand from an aging population and reduced reimbursements are realities for medical device companies. The Medical Device industry will have to focus on reducing costs in the product...

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Assessing the Good and the Bad in the LDT Guidances

November 17, 2014 2:35 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Comments

FDA recently released two draft guidances on the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDT): Framework for Regulatory Oversight of LDTs and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for LDTs. With the release of these guidances, the agency...

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3 Factors to Consider When Cutting Development Costs

November 17, 2014 9:26 am | by Richard Whipple, Marketing Communications Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Precision Fluidics Division; Ben Furnish, Marketing Manager, Parker Hannifin, Electromechanical Division | Comments

It’s hard for a single company to do everything well; every company has its core competencies. So partnering with the right vendor in ways that supplement a medical device manufacturer’s core competencies is a key strategy many OEMs use to cut...

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Wearable Device Punishes You for Slouching

November 14, 2014 12:58 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN | Comments

One of the first skills they teach you in the military — if you haven’t mastered it already — is correct posture. If you slouch, a loud, angry man with a Smoky Bear hat will give you a gentle reminder to stand up straight. But even the United States Military stops short....

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