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Strategize for Regulatory and Market Approval

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Brian Weller, VP of Quality/Regulatory Affairs, D&K Engineering | D&K Engineering | Blogs | Comments

Clearly define your value proposition. The first critical step in a serious development effort is to show a compelling need in the marketplace for your device. It may seem obvious, but history shows that often the biggest barrier to overcome...

Photos of the Day: Quick At-Home Anemia Test

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Close-up of a prototype device for point-of-care testing of anemia. The device could...

Photos of the Day: Biologically Inspired Smart Suit

September 11, 2014 10:16 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University | News | Comments

DARPA's Warrior Web program seeks to develop technologies to prevent and reduce...

For a Better Mousetrap, Look to the Mice

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | by Amy Munice, President, ALM Communications | Blogs | Comments

First step? Backtrack! I’ve seen many engineering-based companies sink considerable time and R...

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Photos of the Day: Assistive Technologies from MIT

September 10, 2014 1:44 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

The late professor Seth Teller created 6.811 (Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies, or PPAT) in the fall of 2011. Through his extensive experience developing assistive technologies (AT) at MIT, his compassion for making technology...

Photos of the Day: The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health (Infographic)

September 10, 2014 10:18 am | by MPHOnline.org | News | Comments

The world population is growing at an alarming rate. But overpopulation is seldom discussed as a public health issue. Just how many of us are there and how is our rising population affecting human health?       

Potential New Diagnostic Test to Identify Infected Necrotic Pancreatitis

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Articles | Comments

Acute pancreatitis accounts for nearly 275,000 hospital admissions each year in the US and severe cases are often complicated by infected necrosis within the pancreas, accounting for between 10 and 17% of cases. The sooner this infection is...

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Plan and Assess

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Aidan Petrie, Chief Innovation Officer, Ximedica | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

Sit down and take a deep breath. Most ideas for medical devices that we see are driven by a technological breakthrough or a clinical need, but, increasingly, the driver for successful new entries is their ability to deliver a clear economic...

Reducing Risk in New Medical Equipment Development

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Robert Kim, Strategic Marketing Director, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

The idea is the start, but there is a lot of work ahead to make that idea a reality. One key to success is to leverage the expertise of others as much as possible and thereby reduce risk. When equipment requires the use of sensors, far too...

Photos of the Day: Row, Row, Row the Wheelchair

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Pedro, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, who has a condition called arthrogryposis that prevents him from using a standard wheelchair, tests a custom model built by Rice University students that lets him paddle to move...

Congressional Roundtable Recognizes Companion Diagnostics’ Importance

September 8, 2014 9:21 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A few weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee held a roundtable discussion on personalized medicine as part of its 21st Century Cures initiative. Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) led...

Component Manufacturers in the Design Process from the Start

September 8, 2014 8:30 am | by Steven Twork, Global Market Manager, Medical Device, Bal Seal Engineering Inc. | Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

So many elements must be in place — the right team, funding, a distribution strategy, a regulatory strategy, and much more — but it is equally important to identify the underlying technologies necessary for design and development and to...

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Photos of the Day: Where Are the Women in STEM?

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women...

Quality Products/Services to our Aging, Technologically Astute Population

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by Deborah Kacera, Regulatory & Industry Strategist, Pilgrim Software | Blogs | Comments

As the world population’s average age is increasingly rising, the home health industry is continuing to grow and mobile healthcare-related technology is evolving. As a result, more digital health companies and mobile devices will emerge...

Overcoming Challenges and Misconceptions of Extrusion

September 4, 2014 3:52 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Vesta, Inc., Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Teleflex Medical OEM | Articles | Comments

Medical device designers can select from an array of component fabrication processes for the necessary parts for a project, such as molding, machining, and even 3D printing. While extrusion may be most often associated with medical tubing...

Photos of the Day: 12 Ways to Put Patients First

September 4, 2014 10:27 am | by Innovation HealthJam | News | Comments

The Innovation HealthJam brought together more than 2,400 individuals from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. ‘Jammers’ were active in eight discussion forums via 3,300...

Photos of the Day: Innovation HealthJam

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Innovation HealthJam | News | Comments

The Innovation HealthJam brought together more than 2,400 individuals from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. ‘Jammers’ were active in eight discussion forums via 3,300...

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Keeping Pace: A Continuous Improvement Process

September 4, 2014 8:30 am | by Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions, Medical/Life Sciences, Logic PD | Blogs | Comments

I believe it is important that the FDA continuously revisit their decision regarding medical device apps. As of 2013, the FDA had cleared and registered just over 100 medical apps, nowhere near the current pace of app development, which...

Higher Risk and Longer Investment Window

September 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Marc Dubreuil, Vice President of Business Development, Farm Design | Farm | Blogs | Comments

In some ways, venture capitalists and high net worth individuals are already doing this by funding syndicates that number anywhere from six to 20 investors. However, these are seasoned investors who possess a vast knowledge of the competitive...

Gaming and Good Health

September 2, 2014 11:05 am | by Sam Brusco, MDT Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The term “gamer” does not typically bring to mind the picture of health. Actually; it often seems to conjure images of unhealthy behavior -- prolonged periods of limited to no movement, vision problems, and the development of a colorful vocabulary...

Photos of the Day: Making the Connected Hospital a Reality

September 2, 2014 9:43 am | by Laird Technologies | News | Comments

The infographic, Making the Connected Hospital a Reality, outlines the necessity for patients to always be connected whether at home, in the ambulance, or at the hospital. Patients receive the best care with 24/7 patient monitoring and real-time...

IVD Market Continues to Be Steady and Solid

September 2, 2014 8:53 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, the global IVD market generated $54.6 billion in revenues in 2013. During the next few years, the market is expected to grow 4% annually and reach $65 billion by 2018. Compared with the usual 5-6% growth rate for...

Necessary to Understand Market Demand

September 2, 2014 8:30 am | by David Bratvold, Founder, Daily Crowdsource | Blogs | Comments

I believe crowdfunding for medical device development is not only viable, but it's an absolute necessity. However, the biggest benefit of crowdfunding is not the money you receive to develop your device, but rather a concrete understanding...

Photos of the Day: Have a Nice Trip? See you Next Fall!

August 28, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Conventional efforts to prevent falls include exercises to boost strength and balance, but researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are trying a completely different approach. It's based on promising, preliminary results with a…

Voting with Their Dollars

August 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Jonathon Kemnitzer, Principal, KEM STUDIO | Blogs | Comments

At KEM STUDIO, we’ve successfully funded an industrial design project, called “Skate Bench No. 1,” through Kickstarter in 2011. This skateboard-inspired bench was noticed by professional skateboarders Mike V (Vallely) and Tony Hawk who used...

Opportunities for Attraction

August 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Alex Fair, Chief Crowdologist, MedStartr.com | Blogs | Comments

I run the leading crowdfunding site for medical innovations and about a third of our clients have some sort of medical device. So far, we have helped about a dozen medical device companies get found and funded just with rewards and donations...

Metal Injection Molding for Medical Device Manufacturers

August 27, 2014 10:57 am | by Becky Cater, MIM Product Manager, Proto Labs | Proto Labs, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Component fabrication for medical devices must often enable the manufacture of strong, durable parts in intricate shapes and designs. The ability to mold metal in an injection molding process moves developers much closer to this goal. The fact...

Solving a Customer's Problem

August 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Walter Hock, Director, Product Management, Portescap | Portescap | Blogs | Comments

In today’s rapidly changing market, clinicians and aspiring entrepreneurs with an idea for a medical device should first be very clear in understanding the problem they are solving for the customer. Often, clinicians and entrepreneurs are...

Photos of the Day: Picking Out Cancer Cells

August 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

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