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Silicone Is the Stone That Kills Two Birds

October 13, 2006 9:50 am | 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.

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Facing Double Jeopardy in the Testing of Combination Products

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

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RoHS-Compliant Headers

October 13, 2006 9:47 am | Comments

These 0.079 in. and 0.1 in. board-to-board connectors are 100% RoHS-compliant. Male and female headers are offered in single, double, and quad row configurations, and in both plated through-hole (PTH) and surface mount (SMT) versions.

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DC/DC Converters

October 13, 2006 9:47 am | Comments

The LNB Series is a product family of high density, ultra low noise, fully isolated DC/DC converters. The series offers output ripple of 10 mVp-p and operate over input voltage ranges of 4.

Plasma Processing System

October 13, 2006 9:46 am | Comments

The Flextrak Plasma Processing System improves the reliability and quality of medical devices through surface modification and ultra-cleaning. The plasma processes improve the bond uniformity and adhesion between dissimilar materials, enhancing the performance of end products, such as stents.

UV Polymer Optical Bonding

October 13, 2006 9:46 am | Comments

A patent-pending, advanced UV polymer optical bonding solution that improves contrast, enables brighter graphics, enhances ruggedness, and offers a more robust overall visual experience for a virtually limitless variety of LCD solutions is available.

Designing Devices for Patients on the Run

October 13, 2006 8:15 am | 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.

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The Combination Products Event for 2007

October 11, 2006 8:48 am | 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.

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Cutting Through the Red Tape of Combination Product Approvals

October 11, 2006 8:47 am | Comments

As the development and use of combination products increases, the FDA realizes it needs to establish specific guidelines to oversee this technology. This article explores some of the pivotal issues pertaining to how a combination drug-device, drug-biologic, or device-biologic is regulated.

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Enabling a Device to Breathe

October 11, 2006 7:56 am | W.L. Gore & Associates | Comments

Creating a contaminant and/or vacuum-free drug delivery device, such as an inhaler, nasal pump, or eye dropper, is a difficult task. This article examines a venting option that enables a closed, equalized system for multiunit-dose drug packaging.

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Innovation Plus Collaboration Equals a Successful Combination

October 11, 2006 7:37 am | 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.

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Helping Hand From Computer Giant Enhances Drug Delivery

October 11, 2006 7:37 am | Comments

This article describes how a design-centered company leveraged its innovative consumer design expertise from the audio-visual world and transferred this knowledge to its drug delivery device affiliate, while receiving the collaborative assistance from a computer technology leader.

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Films That Dissolve Diagnostics Manufacturers' Needs

October 10, 2006 6:15 am | Comments

Dissolvable films are currently used in a variety of applications such as consumer breath freshener products and as vehicles for over-the-counter drug delivery. Manufacturers are also exploring the technology’s unique characteristics for use with in vitro diagnostic devices.

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Assembling the Perfect Design Team

October 10, 2006 6:15 am | Comments

Since most manufacturers do not staff experts in every area of technology they may need to create a finished medical device, collaborating with professionals who are can be the ideal formula for success.

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Fabricating Components . . . Rapidly

October 10, 2006 6:15 am | 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.

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