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Compact Vision System

August 8, 2006 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Galileo EZ is an affordable, compact manual vision system featuring live video camera feed and automatic edge detection via the new Metronics QC300 digital readout, high quality optics, and more.

LISTED UNDER: Optical Inspection | Product R&D

COC-Based Blister Film Solution for Tooth-Whitening Sponge Package

July 7, 2006 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

When Remedent Inc. packaged the peroxide-laden foam strips that form the basis of its tooth whitening products, it used a blister film from Tekni-Plex based on Topas COC (cyclic olefin copolymer).

LISTED UNDER: Product R&D

Gas Plasma: A Green Alternative for Surface Engineering

July 5, 2006 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

There are many methods with which to affect the surface of a material or device to achieve a desired effect. Therefore, factors related to the process such as environmental considerations or temperature concerns will reduce the number of possible options.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification | Vacuum | Cleanroom Assembly
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Aligning Product Development Processes to Meet Compliance Demands

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project:   Streamline the document management and retrieval processes to enable a more efficient regulatory compliance protocol. The Solution:    Implement an electronic product lifecycle management solution to manage product-related information.

LISTED UNDER: Compliance Software | Product R&D

Contract Manufacturers Aid in Enabling Supply Chain Optimization

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device OEMs can partner with contract manufacturing firms to optimize their supply chains to gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers in the industry.

LISTED UNDER: Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product Design

Emphasis on Systems Management: Optimizing Process and Business System Trends

April 4, 2006 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers are overburdened with managing a tremendous amount of data, in addition to maintaining the systems with which to utilize that information in order to keep pace with competition.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning | Product Design | Product R&D

Operating Room Robotics

November 2, 2005 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Robots are starting to move into the OR. This article presents an overview of how the pioneers in this evolving field are bringing innovative techniques to surgeons. On the cover: The majority of surgical robots are better described as teleoperators.

LISTED UNDER: Other Motors | Actuators | Actuators

Emphasis on Coatings:Processing Considerationsfor Surface Modification Technologies

November 1, 2005 11:32 am | SurModics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Performance, manufacturability, safety, and overall cost are crucial when selecting coating technologies, while ease of application, use of hazardous solvents, cycle time, and scrap rates are key when evaluating a coating’s manufacturing process.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Surface Modification Coatings | Surface Modification
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Self-Locking Design Safeguardsthe Reliability of Medical Lasers

August 31, 2005 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Prevent warranty issues by eliminating the possibility of laser misalignment during shipping or handling. The Solution: Use a self-locking fastener designed to resist loosening even under heavy loads and severe vibrations.

LISTED UNDER: Fasteners | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

New Catheter Tipping Process Aids Tubing’s Accuracy and Throughput

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Beahm Designs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tube tipping is accomplished by heat-treating the tube end to the point that it softens. This softened plastic is conformed into detailed dimensions. The Project: To resolve inconsistency and waste issues associated with manual tipping method.

LISTED UNDER: Tubing-Processing Equipment | Multilumen Tubing | Product R&D

New Package Reduces Material Waste and Increases Sterilization Speeds

May 31, 2005 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: To create a surgical drape and gown package that improves material and production efficiencies. The Solution: Develop automated thermoform fill-seal equipment to implement a new thermoformed pouch with a linear-tear feature.

LISTED UNDER: Product R&D

Researchers Keep Blood Flowing in Cardiac Pumps Designed With CFD

February 28, 2005 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: To improve catheter and rotary pumps used by patients waiting for a heart transplant. The Solution: Use analysis software to see inside the pump and minimize potential blood-flow problems.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design & MFG Software | Medical Device Testing | Air Pump

Tubing and Extrusion Trends Yield More Material Options

February 1, 2005 7:13 am | Pexco, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The growing demand for minimally invasive medical devices is creating the need for more high-tech tubing and extrusion alternatives. This article examines the challenges facing medical product manufacturers and offers some clear solutions.

LISTED UNDER: PVC Tubing | Silicone | Multilumen Tubing

Manufacturing Rx: Partnerships Add Developmental Strength

February 1, 2005 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers can maximize innovation and business investments by partnering with companies who share a parent entity. Such supplier partnerships can help solve problems and speed products to market.

LISTED UNDER: Pressure Sensitive | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

What’s Ahead for Medical Device Companies

January 13, 2005 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

While prospects look promising, tough issues must be resolved to ensure that patients and caregivers have access to innovative technologies. Failure to address the anticompetitive practices of certain GPOs or to modify MDUFMA will result in long-term problems for the industry.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product R&D

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