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The Combination Products Event for 2007

October 11, 2006 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Reed Life Sciences is excited to announce PharmaMedDevice—the only comprehensive forum that fully illuminates the convergence of the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biologic industries. The inaugural event will be co-located with Interphex, April 24-26, 2007, at the Jacob K.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

Innovation Plus Collaboration Equals a Successful Combination

October 11, 2006 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Companies need to move rapidly to take advantage of developing trends in healthcare treatment modalities. This article examines many of the factors combination product manufacturers need to consider to accelerate their product’s time to market.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Wire and Cable

Fabricating Components . . . Rapidly

October 10, 2006 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers require device components to be produced quickly to ensure their products are available to the marketplace as soon as possible. However, quality cannot be sacrificed in this effort. Rapid prototype tooling is a unique option that satisfies both of these two criteria.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping
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Choosing a Vent Membrane for a Medical Device

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hydrophobic polymeric membranes are widely used in medical devices to sterilize gases which pass through them or to provide sterile barriers between the atmosphere and device interiors.

LISTED UNDER: PTFE | Insert Molding | Micro Molding

The Art and Science of Rapid Prototyping

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Speed is the name of the game in getting a product to market before the competition. One technique medical device manufacturers are employing to help achieve faster design cycles for their products is rapid prototyping.

LISTED UNDER: Rapid Prototyping | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

Pneumatic Products Website

August 8, 2006 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new website offers product and engineering information focusing on the specific needs of OEM’s in today’s highly cost competitive marketplace for pneumatic products.

LISTED UNDER: Cylinders | Component Testing

Benchtop Technology Offers Solution for Testing Strength of Vascular Stents

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Test the mechanical strength of drug-eluting, polymer fiber stents to determine their ability to be utilized in specific applications. The Solution: Use benchtop tensile testing technology to verify the strength of the flexible stents.

LISTED UNDER: Tensile/Compression Testing | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Embedded High Performance Analog Simplifies Portable Medical Design

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

As more portable electronic medical devices are introduced to monitor and treat patients, manufacturers are seeking technologies with which to reduce the complexity involved in the design of the finished product.

LISTED UNDER: Microprocessor-Based Controls | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing
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Internal Form and Finish Critical to Manufacture of Heart Pump

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Verify that geometry and surface texture of the housing for a heart pump will facilitate smooth functioning while not adversely affecting blood. The Solution: Use extremely accurate instrumentation to measure form and surface to ensure they are compliant with specifications.

LISTED UNDER: Measurement Instruments | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Designing a Cleaning Efficacy Program for Reusable Devices

August 3, 2006 12:17 pm | Namsa | Product Releases | Comments

There have been a number of changes in the last decade, which have raised questions as to how manufacturers should design cleaning and sterilization validation in order to be in compliance with new standards.

LISTED UNDER: Product Safety Compliance | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

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

Rechargeable Battery Technology for Portable Medical Applications

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

In the ongoing movement to establish more wireless options for medical devices, concerns over adequate power sources become a primary issue for manufacturers. This exclusive article will examine Lithium-ion technology and analyze the essential components of the battery pack. By Dr.

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

Biomedical Testing System

May 2, 2006 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BioPuls submersible pneumatic side action grips and temperature controlled bath with pneumatic lifting and lowering mechanism is to be used along with the standard video extensometer.

LISTED UNDER: Other Testing Instruments | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Emphasis on Packaging: Effective Development of Terminally Sterilized Medical Device Packaging

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

Too often, packaging is not given enough consideration in the product development process and, as a result, manufacturers are left to resolve serious issues that could have been avoided if addressed earlier.

LISTED UNDER: Clamshells/Blisters | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Silicone Elastomers for Healthcare Tubing

April 4, 2006 7:38 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the variety of tubing options available to medical device manufacturers, it is often difficult to determine which type would be best suited to a particular application.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Vacuum | Injection Molding

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