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Emphasis on Testing: How to Work SuccessfullyWith a Package Testing Lab

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

Many medical device packaging manufacturers struggle to understand what they need to do to test and certify their packages.

LISTED UNDER: Other Services | Medical Device Testing | Product-Safety/Performance Testing
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Moving Toward a More ElegantOrthopedic Device Development Path

August 31, 2005 10:05 am | Mts Systems Corp. | 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

Self-Locking Design Safeguardsthe Reliability of Medical Lasers

August 31, 2005 5:34 am | Spiralock Corporation | 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

Brushless Motor Technology Solves Design Team’s Dilemma

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

The Project: To develop a next-generation airway clearance device that is easier to use and lighter in weight.The Solution: Incorporate a new motor design to improve the user interface, performance, and portability.

LISTED UNDER: Brushless DC Motors | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

What’s Happening With Pumps and Valves

May 3, 2005 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Figure 1. New peristaltic pump roller designs with a convex roller and concave tubing bed allow pumping media containing live cells with much less damage to the cells. The tube is squeezed in the middle first while the edges remain open, so the cells escape shearing or crushing.

LISTED UNDER: Other | Compressor | Diaphragm Pump

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

An Evolution in Coatings

February 28, 2005 7:49 am | SurModics, Inc., Medical Device Coatings | Product Releases | Comments

What began with drug-eluting stents has progressed to coatings with multiple actions and beyond. The following article, based on interviews with leading medical device coating companies, offers insight into the latest advancements.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Biocompatibility Testing | Surface Modification Coatings

Researchers Keep Blood Flowing in Cardiac Pumps Designed With CFD

February 28, 2005 7:28 am | Ansys Inc. | 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

Recipe for Risk Management

February 1, 2005 10:51 am | Intertech Engineering Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Using automated process software in the design, manufacture, and quality control of your device implies that you should validate it to be FDA compliant.

LISTED UNDER: Compliance Software | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

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

Adhesives Brochure

January 6, 2005 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Henkel Corp., Rocky Hill, CT, has updated “Solutions That Cure: Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly,” a brochure that reviews Loctite medical device adhesive technology, products, and applications. It also provides information on a line of dispensing, curing, and process monitoring equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Epoxy | Biocompatibility Testing | Medical Device Testing

Tackling Compliance Reviews

January 5, 2005 9:20 am | Underwriters Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pressed for time, tight on resources, and eager to reach their target market wherever in the world it is, medical device manufacturers are embracing third-party compliance reviews.

LISTED UNDER: FDA Compliance | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer FindsGrowing Use in Medical Design

January 3, 2005 9:29 am | Ticona | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Specify a polymer for high performance in a range of devices, diagnostic equipment, and packaging. The Solution: Use COC in products for hospitals, medical laboratories, and other critical settings. LabCD system from Tecan Group Ltd.

LISTED UNDER: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Bringing Sterilization Inside

December 7, 2004 4:46 am | Steris Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a global provider of trauma and joint replacement systems for knees, hips, and shoulders, has begun to sterilize devices in-house.

LISTED UNDER: EtO Equipment | Vacuum | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

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