Inside: “Pinch It: Contamination-Free Fluid Management Using Pinch Valves” Read about transferring fluids in healthcare applications with no contamination from outside surfaces via a pinching mechanism from Bimba Manufacturing. Also, extrusion by balloon tubing can be found inside, as well as self-lubricated polyisoprene. Shared are professional’s opinions on battling HAIs and orthopedics. In addition, check out the selection of products.
Inside: Read about medical device coatings in “Hydrophilic Environments may Promote Easier Device Delivery,” about hydrophilic coatings on device delivery from DSM Biomedical; and “Practical Challenges for Medical Device Coatings” about sterilization methods, shelf life, and aging impacts on coatings from Biocoat Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on design challenges, diagnostics, and testing and inspection.
Inside: Read about laser micromachining in “Laser Micromachining for Manufacturing of Medical Implants,” about the advancement of medical implants, minimally invasive procedures, and biocompatible materials due to laser micromachining technology from Resonetics LLC. Shared are professionals’ opinions on prototyping, materials, and portable medical.
MDT and ECN present the 2012 Medical Electronics Resource Guide. Inside: Find a list of products with contact information for numerous companies. Categories include: boards and modules; electromechanical and mechanical devices; integrated circuits; optoelectronics and displays; packaging and interconnects; passive and discrete components; power sources; sensors; test and measurement; and wireless system components.
Inside:Read about handling many tasks in the product development process in “An Outside Perspective: Joining Forces to Bring New Technology to Market,” from Stratos Product Development. Shared are professionals’ opinions on miniaturization, implantable devices, and machining. Additionally, read about motion control, connectors, pumps, and test, measurement, and sensing.
Inside: Read about silicone for component fabrication in “Challenges and Rewards of Molding Silicone,” from Nolato MediTech. Shared are professionals’ opinions on balancing development success and medical electronics. Additionally, read about batteries and holders, power, anodized device delivery, tubing, orthopedic implants, and antimicrobials. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.
Inside: Read about making connections easy and safe with single-use tubing connectors in “Making the Change: in Single-Use Tube Connections,” from Value Plastics. Shared are professionals’ opinions on home healthcare, medical packaging, and ER/Surgical. Additionally, read about design, packaging and interconnects, biomedical textiles, and medical molding. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.
Inside MDT’s supplement “Medical Molding”: Read about reaching out to all parties involved in the molding supply chain from Styron; using a polycarbonate plastic in an OTC sinus therapy device from Bayer material Science LLC; basic fundamentals of injection molding process from Promold Plastics; securing low volume run of components for testing from Healthsense; and more about the field of medical molding.
Inside:Read about the challenges and solutions for wearable medical devices in “Designing Cutting-Edge Wearable Medical Devices,” from Microchip’s Medical Products Group. Shared are professionals’ opinions on wireless medicine, contract, and manufacturing. Additionally, read about testing, extrusion, sensors, and welding. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.
Inside MDT’s 2011/2012 Buyers’ Guide find a manufacturer and product directory, with a product index. Categories include: component fabrication; design/manufacturing services; electronic components; facility equipment/software; fluid/air transfer; hardware; materials; packaging/sterilization; and testing.
Inside: Read about microelectronics packaging technology evolution accommodating to increasing demands for lightweight and smaller size modules in “Innovative Microelectronics Packaging for In-Vitro Implantable Devices,” from Crane Aerospace & Electronics. Shared are professionals’ opinions on device designs, molding, and cardiovascular. Additionally, read about quiet DC motors, GE healthcare scan, strategic outsourcing, and optimizing power.
Inside: Shared are professionals’ opinions on medical electronics, including: emergence in non-traditional areas, impact of miniaturization, and power concerns, in “Industry Leaders Weigh in on Medical Electronics,” as well as opinions on validation audits and orthopedics. Additionally, read about multilumen extrusions, power, plastics, cardiovascular, and miniature pumps. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.
Inside MDT’s Supplement Focus on Ireland: Read about Ireland’s innovation and growth, inward investments, MedinIreland 2011 Expo, the IMDA membership organization, and research capabilities.
Inside: Read about a new testing system for human interface adhesives in “Next Generation Human Interface Adhesive Sections,” from Avery Dennison Medical Solutions. Shared are professionals’ opinions on replacing pharma, testing and FDA compliance, and telemonitoring. Additionally, read about ultra short pulse laser processing, green laser marking, electromechanical and mechanical devices, and molding.
Inside: Read about selecting the right tubing in “11 Critical Question Areas of Tubing,” from Duke Empirical, Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on device design, portable medical, and advanced materials. Additionally, read about value added packaging, sensors, connecting miniaturized devices, ceramic, packaging, miniaturizing magnetic switches, and look at a MD&W West Show preview.