Recent Articles

July 24, 2014 2:54 pm
Dr. Liesbet Lagae, R&D Manager Life Science Technologies, imec
Much of the research in healthcare is directed at the major medical challenges of the coming decade. How are we going to cope with the diseases of a growing elderly population, such as brain diseases, cancers, and diabetes? How can we improve...
July 22, 2014 3:54 pm
Rebecca Murphy, Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator, GW Plastics Inc.
In our previous installment, we explored the design for manufacturability benefits of using a full-service commercialization partner when building a prototype. So how does process specialization play a role in deciding between a prototype...
July 21, 2014 11:41 am
Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries
To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components. The following...
July 16, 2014 12:08 pm
Cynvenio Biosystems
Thanks to Cynvenio Biosystems Inc., detecting cancer through a simple blood draw is no longer just a theory. Cynvenio is clinical diagnostics company transforming the treatment and management of cancer through the molecular characterization...
July 15, 2014 3:57 pm
Steve Erickson, Vice President, First American Plastic
Medical care might not be the most obvious place for 3D printing applications, but 3D-printed kidneys and 3D-printed prosthetic eyes say otherwise. 3D-printed plastics are being used for medical tools and devices, models for surgical training...
July 8, 2014 12:10 pm
Gary Aurin, Research & Engineering Manager, I-Flow
Historically, post-surgical pain has been primarily treated with narcotics which can cause patients unpleasant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation and grogginess. The data also suggests that taking them may pose the risk of...
July 2, 2014 12:09 pm
Jemma Lampkin, Senior Executive Consultant, SKIM and Willem Buijs, Interaction Designer, SKIM
Product developers have long used interaction design as a powerful tool in developing new products and addressing the needs of their customer base. Historically, medical technology development has been driven by an engineering focus on... 
June 25, 2014 10:47 am
Tobi Laczkowski, Associate Principal, ZS Associates
In the face of increased commoditization among medical technology (medtech) products, many companies have turned to advances in manufacturing materials to obtain a competitive edge. One of the most well-known examples is the drug coatings...
June 18, 2014 2:18 pm
Peter Thorne, Director, Cambashi Ltd.
Technology advancements in medical devices offer the prospect of conversion of clinical research into practical treatments that can be replicated and delivered in hospitals, at medical centers and in home. But the potentially catastrophic...
June 16, 2014 3:07 pm
Dennis Horwitz and Robert Rickenbach, Micronor Inc.
Fiber optic sensors have become a critical technology enabler behind the latest functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) suite upgrades and new MRI equipment designs. It is increasingly desirable to synchronize certain patient activity...
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