When two friend experienced the hardship of caring for stroke patients in their families, they decided to use their engineering and business expertise to create a more efficient system to help stroke patients regain their mobility. The result was a...
Securing connected medical devices presents an entirely new set of challenges to the designer. They must be able to communicate easily with each other as well as with any cloud-based resources they might be associated with. At the same time, they must be...
Recently, Parker Hannifin conducted a series of in-depth interviews with engineers working for clinical diagnostic and analytical chemistry instrument manufacturers. Many of the questions asked addressed the kinds of component performance improvements...
Traditionally, manufacturers of medical devices have been wary of designing in Lithium Ion batteries, mainly due to reasons of safety. This article will familiarize you with the technologies, standards, and certifications which allow designers to select...
Although many design engineers rarely think about packaging, it may be time to take a second look at the stuff that holds, protects and presents the products they work so hard to create.
An overview of how the latest version of ISO 13485 standard provides new guidelines for improving risk management practices and creating a globally-consistent quality system.
There's no lack of technical innovation which can be effectively applied to securing medical devices against hacking but outdated mindsets and policies remain the real barriers to healthcare cyber-security.
A real-world case study gives some practical tips for controlling backlash in mammography equipment and other large mechanical systems.
Reliable, intuitive, and leak-free connections are vital to the successful operation of a range of fluid-based medical systems. This article explores some of the basic considerations for selecting connectors which get the job done while helping...
A close-up look at the the material components that go into microneedle-based drug delivery systems and their role in delivering high quality and performance in modern drug delivery systems.
In this issue, articles cover automating microplate handling instruments, exploring the many "layers" of tubing selection, the danger of electrical counterfeits in healthcare facilities, a Q&A on wireless charging, the impact of IEC 62304 from a...
In this issue, articles cover understanding the validation for VDmax sterilization, how hernia repair leads the way in resorbable implant solutions, a disposable patch that monitors vitals in and out of the hospital, "creep vs. anti-creep"...
In this issue, articles cover a look back at 20 years of MDT, how smaller devices require smaller, multi-tasking connectors, six guidelines for developing combination products, building on fundamentals for greater manufacturing innovation, how to...
In this issue, articles cover industry perspectives on what's ahead for medical device development in 2016, the immense opportunities for 3D printing in healthcare, innovations in insulin delivery devices, an "ask the experts" from peers in the...
In this issue, articles cover the adhesive choice for in vitro diagnostic testing, the challenges and potential of wearable "smart fabric" sensing, ten tips that connect fluid handling with in vitro diagnostic technology, how robotic solutions aid...
In this issue, articles cover the capacity for miniaturizing medical electronics, the challenges of human factors engineering for home healthcare technology, five ways to avoid critical testing errors for regulatory submissions, an "ask the experts" from...
This issue's articles cover the complexities of designing surgical robots, powering portable home healthcare devices, why PTFE coatings are still the gold standard, a roundtable discussion on the assembly challenges of shrinking...
The MDT Buyers' Guide is a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories critical to designers and manufacturers of medical devices. From products to services, the Guide covers a full range of resources...
This issue's articles cover an elegant delivery solution for dispensing unit-of-use reagents for POC medical diagnostic devices, the advantages of custom bearing design, six mantras for medical device manufacturers, design considerations for integrated...
In this month's cover feature... Every project is going to have unexpected challenges. The project team needs to analyze the situation and respond quickly to keep the project on-track. Experience is key. If working with seasoned medical device...
This issue, the cover feature is the annual Perspectives “What’s Ahead” piece. We’ve reached out to an array of industry professionals and gotten their opinions about what the medtech community can expect in 2015. We received responses from...
With the advantages plastics can offer, along with the flexibility in material selection and physical characteristics, it’s no wonder why molding is used to some degree in a large percentage of medical device designs. Moving Molding Forward is a...
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...
As humans integrate more electronics into their bodies to monitor their health, new ICs are expected to extract ambient energy from their surroundings to power these revolutionary devices, explains Niranjan Pathare of Texas Instruments in our Cover Story...
The MDT Buyers' Guide is a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories critical to designers and manufacturers of medical devices. From products to services, the Guide covers a full range of resources needed...
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...
When developing an electronic medical device, there are many factors that need to be considered. “Designing-In Batteries for Medical Devices” looks at battery standards and the design issues most frequently encountered when designing-in batteries.
Advances in materials and processing refinements make new medical device designs possible. Extruding the Best Out of Multilumen Tubing explores key factors of the multilumen extrusion process as they are used by processors and engineers...
While 2013 proved challenging for the medical device industry, 2014 is going to be just as dynamic. The cover feature offers a collection of perspectives on what to expect in the next year...
In an effort to advance the benefits that lasers can offer to surgeons, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center partnered with a motor and motion control specialist to fabricate an endoscopic laser scalpel that incorporates a remote-controlled beam...
While the use of disposables in healthcare is certainly nothing new, their implementation as instrumentation in orthopedic procedures is. “Disposables in the O.R.” takes a look at the benefits of this trend.
Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. “A New Dimension in Diagnostics,” this issue's cover story, looks at intuitive controls for radiological...
The MDT 2013/2014 Buyers' Guide features a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories that are critical to the designers and manufacturers of medical devices.
As medical devices continue to get smaller in size, the assembly of the internal electronics becomes more critical. “Device Shrinkage Achieved Through Consideration of Assembly Factors,” this month’s cover story, looks at this issue and how working...
Given the number of device applications that involve the transfer of a gas or liquid, it is no wonder pump technology is such a significant part of many healthcare-related products. “Innovation Drives Pump Technology to Meet Today’s Medical Designs”...
The 2013 Test Center supplement to MDT covers a number of areas of medical device testing relevant to design engineers. One article covers examining and testing the human factor when it comes to the handling of a medical device. Another article focuses...