May 2014 Digital Edition
In May, there are three presentations that contribute to the cover focus of in vitro diagnostics. “RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings” highlights the use of RFID to track compounds, chemicals, and reagents; while “The Role of Polymer Science in IVD” looks at how materials can impact the sector. “IVD Industry Insights” shares excerpts from a variety of Richard Park’s weekly IVD blog.
“Looking to Smaller Specialized Suppliers for Innovation” challenges the basic principles of outsourcing, offering a different outlook on this highly publicized and challenging subject. Two real-world examples illustrate the overall point.
With increasing pressure on device manufacturers to move away from DEHP in PVC, OEMs are seeking a plasticizer option that performs similarly without the related, potential health concerns. “Regulations Driving Adoption of Non-Phthalate Materials for Medical Tubing” examines this trend.
Perspectives asks if the FDA needs to revisit its decision regarding the regulation of apps and shares several responses from industry leaders.