September 2014 Digital Edition
Designers developing medical devices that are introduced into the body through a catheter or similar solution have very specific characteristics that need to be achieved for that transfer system. Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and Delivery Devices looks at a fabrication method for these technologies that doesn’t rely on extrusion.
Drug-coated balloons may soon enter the evolutionary path for clogged artery therapies that has gone from bypass surgery to angioplasty balloons to stents. In Texturing Prospective with Ultrasonically Coated Balloon Catheters, the use of an ultrasonic spray technology for this emerging treatment modality is highlighted.
Medical device manufacturers no longer exist at the design level in a silo. Successful OEMs look to their supply partners for expertise and design advice. As such, 9 Expectations to Have of Your Suppliers offers insight on what OEMs need to demand from their extended development team.
Some of the most exciting neurological devices are those used in neuromodulation and neurostimulation for pain treatment. Melissa Barnes offers a view of several technologies that are emerging in this space in Opening the Door to Nonpharmacological Treatment Options with Neurological Devices.