Recent Articles

April 18, 2014 8:10 am
Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products
There's no easy way to determine if the time and price is right to invest in new, cutting-edge imaging equipment because the clinical value to be gained by acquiring it is no longer enough to justify the cost to obtain it. There are a wealth...
April 17, 2014 4:30 pm
Alyssa Parkinson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Solid Concepts Inc.
Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...
April 16, 2014 2:58 pm
Daniel Benze, Senior Vice President of Operations & Technical, Forefront Medical Technology
Medical device product development can be a lengthy and complex process. However, there are areas where a technically seasoned contract manufacturer can help significantly cut time to commercialization. This article looks at the product...
April 14, 2014 3:05 pm
Josh Robertson, Midwest Sales Manager, Compounding Solutions
Clean rooms in the medical device marketplace are a requirement for device assembly. The environment provides for the quality control necessary to ensure a safe and clean process in all materials being assembled. Or does it? What if the most...
April 14, 2014 8:48 am
Lynn Manning, Science and Technology Writer
So who exactly is the “user” of a robotic surgery system and what are their needs?  The answers go far beyond the primary surgeon sitting at the workstation: The hospital purchasing agent is considered a user, as are the secondary surgeons...
April 11, 2014 3:44 pm
Michael Pheney, Vice President of Healthcare, GS1 US
For decades, the U.S. healthcare industry has struggled to overcome problems caused by bad or conflicting data in its supply chain, including multiple, differing or proprietary descriptions of medical/surgical products. The negative ripple...
April 10, 2014 11:02 am
Lynn Manning, Science and Technology Writer
Robotic surgery has become a widely-accepted medical procedure over the past decade, offered by an increasing number of hospitals worldwide. The tele-manipulator and software of robotics restore intuitive movement control to the surgeon...
April 9, 2014 3:35 pm
Kintz Plastics
Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide sensitive... 
April 7, 2014 12:35 pm
Dave Beckett, Process & Engineering Manager, Syfer Technology
Rapid technological advances in medical electronics are generating significant demand worldwide for a range of passive electronic components, capacitors in particular, for use in a growing and diversified range of medical equipment.  Two parallel...
April 3, 2014 2:36 pm
Matt Harp, Product Marketing Director, Seapine Software
Your average traceability matrix is a complex document that gets little use or attention during the typical research and development process of a device. Then, at the end of the R&D cycle, you can spend days or even weeks compiling...
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