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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

Plastics Tech Tip

July 7, 2006 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accelerated aging testing of plastics used in medical packaging applications is a process that must be exact and accurate.

LISTED UNDER: Microbiology/Chemical 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
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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

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

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
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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

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

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

Spore Strips

December 6, 2004 7:30 am | Raven Biological Laboratories | Product Releases | Comments

Standard spore strips are 38 mm x 6.0 mm, making them difficult to use in lumens or other small areas. At 2.0 mm x 10 mm, micro-Strips can be used in areas where other BIs are too large.

LISTED UNDER: Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Epoxy Adhesive (1177)

September 3, 2004 5:50 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This room temperature curing, two component epoxy adhesive, sealant, coating, and casting material is called EP42HT-2. This compound features high temperature resistance along with outstanding chemical resistance.

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

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