Recent Articles

September 22, 2014 8:30 am
Kara Kopplin, Senior Director of Efficacy Research, Standards and Compliance, ROHO, Inc.
As deadly as pressure ulcers can be, it is remarkable how poorly they have been understood and how common they remain. But some groundbreaking research coming out of the laboratory of Dr. Amit Gefen at Tel Aviv University in Israel is changing...
September 19, 2014 8:30 am
Dr. Thomas Kron, Technical Writer
The benefits of mammography for breast cancer screening have been discussed for years. By screening, some say that tumors are discovered earlier, save lives and eliminate the need of having to go through strenuous therapies. Others say that...
September 18, 2014 8:30 am
Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D
Imagine your religious beliefs lied between you and your life. This is what happened in mid-April to Julie Penoyer, a 50-year-old U.K. heart patient and Jahovah’s Witness. Following her religious beliefs, her request when undergoing open-heart...
September 17, 2014 8:30 am
Jonathan S. Kahan, Susan Tiedy-Stevenson, and Randy Prebula, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
On July 31, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the agency”) announced the publication of a final guidance to industry describing the agency’s current thinking about the development and regulation of in vitro companion diagnostic...
September 16, 2014 8:30 am
Emily Barnes, Market Specialist, Zeus, Inc.
For nearly 50 years, Zeus polymer technology has been a precursor and enabler for the advancement of innovative therapies and lifesaving technologies within the neurovascular field. Our history as a critical supplier of delivery device components...
September 15, 2014 8:30 am
Dr. Thomas Kron, Technical Writer
Within the scope of modern medicine, highly complex medical technology has become inevitable, be it in the fields of intensive care, neurology or oncology. Cardiology and cardiac surgery are no exceptions. The spectrum of high-tech products...
September 12, 2014 8:30 am
Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor, R&D
Surgical and trauma patients are at significant risk for morbidity and mortality from bleeding and/or leaking bodily fluids. With the number and complexity of surgeries rising, so is the need for better hemostatic agents to stop bleeding as...
September 11, 2014 8:30 am
Diversified Plastics, Inc.
Development costs and time are critical considerations for today’s manufacturers when developing prototype parts. Accurately evaluating the geometry, design, performance and feel of plastic injection molded parts is necessary before creating...
September 10, 2014 8:30 am
Jen Jenkinson
Acute pancreatitis accounts for nearly 275,000 hospital admissions each year in the US and severe cases are often complicated by infected necrosis within the pancreas, accounting for between 10 and 17% of cases. The sooner this infection is...
September 4, 2014 3:52 pm
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief
Medical device designers can select from an array of component fabrication processes for the necessary parts for a project, such as molding, machining, and even 3D printing. While extrusion may be most often associated with medical tubing...
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