In an effort to advance the benefits that lasers can offer to surgeons, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center partnered with a motor and motion control specialist to fabricate an endoscopic laser scalpel that incorporates a remote-controlled beam steering device right in the endoscope head.
While 2013 proved challenging for the medical device industry, 2014 is going to be just as dynamic. The cover feature offers a collection of perspectives on what to expect in the next year...
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.
Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. “A New Dimension in Diagnostics,” this issue's cover story, looks at intuitive controls for radiological applications.
The MDT 2013/2014 Buyers' Guide features a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories that are critical to the designers and manufacturers of medical devices.
As medical devices continue to get smaller in size, the assembly of the internal electronics becomes more critical. “Device Shrinkage Achieved Through Consideration of Assembly Factors,” this month’s cover story, looks at this issue and how working earlier with an outsourcing partner can help.
Given the number of device applications that involve the transfer of a gas or liquid, it is no wonder pump technology is such a significant part of many healthcare-related products. “Innovation Drives Pump Technology to Meet Today’s Medical Designs” focuses on how today’s medical device demands are being answered by advanced pump technology.
The 2013 Test Center supplement to MDT covers a number of areas of medical device testing relevant to design engineers. One article covers examining and testing the human factor when it comes to the handling of a medical device. Another article focuses on the new ASTM F1929-12 guidelines for testing for seal leaks in porous medical packaging using dye.
Ingestible medical devices offer a convenient, non-invasive method of healthcare; however, the sensitive electronics must be protected. "Coating for Consumption" highlights a coating technology that is being used to guarantee such protection is provided.
The remote patient monitoring field is a rapidly growing one given the advantages it offers for home healthcare, remote regions, and elderly care. However, with it comes a long list of considerations and critical issues for designers and engineers to keep in mind. The cover story examines this area.
The 2012 Medical Molding supplement to MDT highlights several very different aspects of the component fabrication process. Ensuring quality results by establishing effective process monitoring is the subject of one article.
The November/December 2012 cover story, "Industry Forecast," highlights the significant topics for the industry in 2013 and shares the thoughts of leaders from the community. In "Meeting the FDA's Mandates for Unique Device Identification," technology is reviewed that can aid in ensuring manufacturers are in compliance to this coming regulation.
MDT's Prototyping supplement covers the advanced technology enabling prototypes today and how it is being used in both the design and development process for medical devices. Additionally, articles cover the benefits of using prototyping technology to fabricate finished parts that can be used in the healthcare industry as a finished product.
In the October issue, the cover feature, Balloon-Forming Innovations Improve Quality and Reduce Cost, highlights a number of innovative technologies that are being offered to help balloon manufacturers ensure their products are defect-free the first time.
In the September issue, the cover feature compares the component fabrication methods of extrusion and molding and highlights the advantages of each for fabricating medical tubing.