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Facing Double Jeopardy in the Testing of Combination Products

October 13, 2006 9:50 am | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Combination products can cause twice as many problems for companies in the testing of these devices since they require expertise in two highly regulated specialties—medical devices and pharmaceuticals. This article offers a number of areas manufacturers of these devices will have to consider.

LISTED UNDER: Medical Device Testing | Cylinders | Biocompatibility Testing

Silicone Is the Stone That Kills Two Birds

October 13, 2006 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicone has emerged as one of the most researched biomaterials available to pharmaceutical makers and medical device manufacturers. As such, it readily lends itself to being an ideal choice for use in combination products where these two industries merge.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

Designing Devices for Patients on the Run

October 13, 2006 8:15 am | Altera Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Medical monitoring devices are moving out of the hospital and into the hands of consumers, driving a shift to a platform approach for designing medical electronics.

LISTED UNDER: Design Services | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing
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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 | Inland Technologies, Inc. | 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

The Art and Science of Rapid Prototyping

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Np Medical Inc. | 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

Choosing a Vent Membrane for a Medical Device

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Millipore Corporation | 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
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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 | Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co., Inc. | 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

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

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

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

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

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