September 2013 Digital Edition
While the use of disposables in healthcare is certainly nothing new, their implementation as instrumentation in orthopedic procedures is. “Disposables in the O.R.” takes a look at the benefits of this trend.
“Designer-Molder Collaboration Streamlines Device Production” examines how discussion between a medical device designer and a molding partner early in the design process can save significant expense and help avoid manufacturing obstacles.
When a pharmaceutical company needed a delivery device for a new powder asthma medication, it identified a product development firm that could handle all aspects of the design. “The NEXThaler: A New Type of Inhaler” tells the story behind this partnership.
“The Fine Art of Machining” looks at this precise component fabrication method, the challenges experts face when working with medical device designers, the impact of micro-machining, and what’s ahead for this process.