Recent Articles

May 15, 2015 12:17 pm
Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas
In the chemical industry, safety is of the utmost importance. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over 43 million employees in the United States could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Implementing appropriate...
May 14, 2015 11:02 am
Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations, GHX
The U.S. FDA UDI rule took the stage at the annual HIMSS conference. But this time the attention was not on manufacturers, many of who are still working fast and furiously to meet upcoming compliance deadlines. Rather, the focus was on their...
May 13, 2015 11:49 am
Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm
The complexity of cancer treatment has brought about the development of technologies that target and destroy tumor cells, stop them from ever forming at the genetic source, or provide genetic solutions to determine best treatment practices...
May 13, 2015 11:08 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske
Tubing represents the veins and arteries of many different types of medical technologies. It carries critical elements wherever they need to be — within a device, throughout the human body, or as a bridge between the two. It must provide passage...
May 12, 2015 11:19 am
Mark Bos, VP of Business Development, National Bearings
Standard bearings are made from standard materials. Chrome steel bearings are subject to corrosion and the design will be complicated by the necessity of protecting the bearing from contamination. Stainless steel bearings are made from 440C...
May 11, 2015 11:03 am
John A. Abraham, President, Atlas Vac Machine, LLC
Packaging is often one of the last considerations in the development of a new medical device. Although the failure of the packaging performance can result in a recall just as quickly as a deficiency in the device itself, the time allotted to the...
May 8, 2015 10:59 am
Graham Reynolds, VP of Marketing and Communications - Delivery Systems, West Pharmaceutical Services
Historically, the primary focus of pharmaceutical manufacturers has, appropriately, been on the efficacy and safety of their drug product. However, with more drugs coming onto the market as combination products — drug products paired with delivery devices...
May 7, 2015 3:58 pm
Blake S. Perkins, Executive Director, Diagnostic Business Development, J-Pac Medical
The continuing growth of point-of-care (POC) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing is supported by technology improvements and the recognition that rapid test results offer economic and patient outcome benefits. Frangible seal technology offers...
May 5, 2015 10:18 am
Steve Hughes, Managing Director, REO UK
It seems that human-kind has an insatiable appetite to dominate every aspect of our environment. At home, in the car or at the office, we demand complete control. Innovations in medical technology (MedTech) are helping us to achieve this and...
May 4, 2015 10:14 am
Tom Glass, President, Able Electropolishing
Since the FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) final ruling in late 2013, medical device manufacturers have turned to laser marking to help them meet the administration’s requirements. In September of 2013, the Food and Drug Administration...
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