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Hydrophobic Coating

July 10, 2006 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

A hydrophobic coating for plastics was designed to compliment the company’s proprietary diagnostic adhesive, GL-187. The coating can be successfully applied to polyester, polystyrene, vinyl, and other plastics for IVD and a variety of other medical applications.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

Liquid Silicone

July 7, 2006 8:43 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company continues to create customized liquid silicone solutions for the healthcare industry. Two

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

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
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Are You Willing to Champion an Automation Project?

July 6, 2006 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Before an automation project can be fully realized, it takes a champion to lead the charge and rally support in order to ensure success.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning

Rapid Laser Prototyping

July 5, 2006 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Believing that the product development stage is the most critical for its customers, rapid laser prototyping will save this company’s customers time and money, allowing them to get to market faster.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Miniature Medical Connectors

July 5, 2006 11:07 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical connectors need to be small, lightweight, and comfortable in use, but built for rugged handling and extended performance and reliability. Standard and custom interconnect designs and shapes have been applied to catheters, probes, and instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Prototyping

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

Innovations Series Presents: Pulse of Innovation

July 5, 2006 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse of Innovation On the cover: Just a few of the latest innovations addressing the needs for device technology in the cardiovascular sector.

LISTED UNDER: Control | Flow | Product Design
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Centers of Excellence Strive to Promote Innovation

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

While most companies try to solve healthcare design challenges as they arise, GE Plastics is a company that sees global application technology (GApT) and design as a major competitive advantage as it accelerates expansion of GApT capabilities worldwide.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping | Component Testing

Vision System Heats Up Needle-Electrode Inspection Process

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

The Project: Create an alternative to the inspection protocols that rely on a human operator to verify the quality of electrosurgery electrodes. The Solution: Develop a 100% automated inspection system, that maintains rapid throughput, to ensure consistent results.

LISTED UNDER: Machine-Vision Systems | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Full Service Contract Manufacturing

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

Rapid Prototyping System

April 18, 2006 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Arcam EBM S400 is a rapid manufacturing and prototyping system that makes 100% solid metal parts. The highly efficient system produces metal parts three to five times faster than other additive fabrication methods.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping Equipment | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Fasteners Reference Card

April 17, 2006 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

To help design engineers determine the proper installation torque for the fasteners in their product designs, Archetype Joint LCC is offering a free Torque & Tool Reference Card. This handy 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. reference card provides reference on installation torque values for fasteners 1/4 to 5/8 in.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design

The Open Prosthetics Project Shares Free Designs

April 17, 2006 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Open Prosthetics Project has adopted the Alibre Design 3D parametric modeler as the CAD standard for industry-wide collaboration. On the project’s website, medical product designers can post new ideas for prosthetic devices as CAD files, which are then available to the public free of charge.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design

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