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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 | Mitutoyo America Corporation | 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

Clarifying the Risk Management Requirements of IEC 60601-1, Third Edition

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Underwriters Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Guidelines that aid medical device manufacturers in the regulatory approval process are welcomed resources for engineers. The third edition of the IEC 60601-1 integrates risk management into the previously accepted safety standards for medical electrical equipment.

LISTED UNDER: FDA Compliance | Medical Device Testing

Foam Expands Material Choices for Medical Device Manufacturers

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

Reticulated polyurethane foam handles a wide range of medical and healthcare tasks with ease in devices ranging from blood oxygenators, transdermal patches, and EKG pads to pre-op sponges, surgical drapes, and neck braces.

LISTED UNDER: Foam | Compressor | Medical Device 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

Rechargeable Battery Technology for Portable Medical Applications

May 3, 2006 6:04 am | Micro Power Electronics, Inc. | 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

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

Biomedical Testing System

May 2, 2006 8:29 am | Instron | 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 | Dupont Medical Packaging | 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

Emphasis on Corporate Culture: Embracing Quality System Compliance in Corporate Culture

February 7, 2006 5:39 am | Proven Process Medical Devices | Product Releases | Comments

Corporate culture plays an enormous role on the productivity of a company's workforce, yet it is an aspect that is seldom considered as a method with which to improve efficiency.

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

Emphasis on Motion Control: New Accuracy Measurements Ensure Smooth Motion in High-Tech Medical Machines

February 7, 2006 5:39 am | Bosch Rexroth Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Improved accuracy measurement in linear ball rail system benefits medical applications such as imaging, radiation treatment, and bone density measurement. This exclusive article examines common concerns with traditional rail systems and how this new technology offers a solution to them.

LISTED UNDER: Linear Motion Systems | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Supporting an Outsourcing Strategy With PLM

February 7, 2006 5:00 am | Agile Software Corp | Product Releases | Comments

On the cover: Dave Hart, project manager for Haemonetics Corp., monitors the product record, managed with Agile PLM. Haemonetics is a global company engaged in the design, manufacture, and worldwide marketing of automated blood processing systems.

LISTED UNDER: MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) | Medical Device Testing | Product-Safety/Performance Testing

Emphasis on Product ID: Easing Counterfeiting Concerns With Covert Microtags

January 9, 2006 11:47 am | Adhesives Research, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Product counterfeiting has a negative effect on many industries, but is potentially lethal to manufacturers of medical devices. This exclusive article showcases one technology that offers a solution to companies attempting to combat this growing problem by securing the identity of their products.

LISTED UNDER: Identification Products | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

Forecast Series PresentsMarket Trends Buzz

January 6, 2006 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

On the cover: This completely in-the-ear hearing aid is a product of miniaturization, one hot sector for medical device manufacturers in 2006.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Micro Molding | Biocompatibility Testing

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