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EMI/RFI Shield Clips

August 31, 2005 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMiT Shield Clips eliminate the hassles and inefficiencies of secondary hand soldering operations for mounting EMI/RFI shields while accommodating virtually any product design.

LISTED UNDER: EMI/RFI Shielding | Product Design

Moving Toward a More ElegantOrthopedic Device Development Path

August 31, 2005 10:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emphasis on Testing & Inspection By Luther Johnson and Steve Trout This exclusive report examines the importance of testing and modeling as an integral part of a structured design process.

LISTED UNDER: Product-Safety/Performance Testing | Medical Device Testing | Medical Device Testing

Precision Voltage Divider Network Sample Kit

August 31, 2005 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with a supply of precision resistive devices for prototyping and design work, TT Electronics BI Technologies Electronic Component Division has developed an engineering sample kit of its SOT-23 packaged precision voltage divider networks.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping
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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

Rapid Injection Molding Reduces Prototype Process Risks for Oximeter

August 12, 2005 12:47 pm | Proto Labs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Quickly manufacture prototypes for the outside bumpers of a new pulse oximeter. The Solution: Use rapid injection molding to evaluate three part batches for $3,000 per batch in 10 days per order.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping | CNC Machining | Injection Molding

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

Plastic Material Innovations Help Shape Healthcare Industry

June 30, 2005 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

An example of the successful application of wear-resistant compounds is this glucose meter. It contains internally lubricated, color-matched polycarbonate to reduce wear and motion-induced noise.

LISTED UNDER: Thermoplastic Elastomers | Injection Molding | Flow

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
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Emphasis on QA/QC Streamlining Quality Assurance and FDA Compliance

May 3, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

AT A GLANCE • CARs and CAPA defined • 21 CFR Part II initiatives • Part 820's GMP

LISTED UNDER: FDA Compliance | Product Design

Emphasis on Sterilization Validating Sterilization in a Global Market

April 1, 2005 5:17 am | Namsa | Product Releases | Comments

How should manufacturers complete validation in order to be in compliance with current standards? In this report, two experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions involving medical device testing standards and how they affect the process of validation.

LISTED UNDER: Other Contract Services | Biocompatibility Testing | Medical Device Testing

Products for Tomorrow

April 1, 2005 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nova Biomedical needed high-volume production capability to produce disposable strips for its glucose monitoring system, which is currently distributed as the Logic Blood Glucose Monitor by BD. An outside engineering firm designed and built manufacturing equipment to fit its requirements.

LISTED UNDER: Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product Design

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

Prototyping Service

February 4, 2005 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microfabrica Inc. and MOSIS have introduced EFAB Access&#151a 3-D micromanufacturing service offering MEMS and microdevices via multi-project runs through MOSIS. EFAB Access offers easy, low-cost access to Microfabrica's EFAB process.

LISTED UNDER: Prototyping

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

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