Recent Articles

November 26, 2014 9:56 am
Will Martin, Proto Labs
Modern science has allowed surgeons to fix the human body amazingly fast, yet leave behind only small traces that repairs were performed. One of the more commonly used methods to achieve this is by  a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopic surgery...
November 25, 2014 10:27 am
David Foshee, Principal Design Engineer, Gilero, LLC
As product design consulting engineers, we do a lot of prototyping at Gilero. Many of our clients understand prototyping very well, but there are some clients for whom prototyping or manufacturing is entirely outside their experience...
November 21, 2014 9:44 am
Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor
Vaishali Kamat, Associate Director and Head of Digital Health of Cambridge Consultants participated in a brief Q&A on the KicoPen, a new injection pen design that incorporates smart technology for precise glucose monitoring and insulin delivery...
November 19, 2014 5:11 pm
Tim Jennings, CEO, EPS
Customized cases provide medical device manufacturers and health care professionals with durable, sustainable and secure options for the transport, storage, and end use of expensive medical equipment. Available in countless configurations...
November 19, 2014 4:11 pm
Charlie Kimball, MedicalCareAlert.com
As humans, we’re always trying to push the envelope. We want all of our gadgets to be bigger than the last, better than two versions ago, faster than all incarnations put together, and possess as many features as possible. In many cases, those added...
November 18, 2014 7:30 am
Jim Ford, Manager of Corporate Product Management, Southco
Positioning technologies — the adjustable mechanisms that safely support or suspend displays, doors, and panels for optimal use — are a key component of successful medical equipment. Though a smaller piece of the overall design, from the end...
November 17, 2014 7:30 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief
Molding for the healthcare industry is a preferred staple among available component fabrication methods. With the advantages plastics can offer, along with the flexibility in material selection and physical characteristics, it’s no wonder why...
November 14, 2014 7:30 am
Russell Petrucci, Director of Business Development, and Roger Nessen, Development Manager; Exelis Electronic Systems
Any technology that supports the delivery of medical care must be designed to the highest possible standards of quality and efficacy. To device makers, this is obvious. What is often less obvious is just how challenging it can be for a company...
November 13, 2014 7:30 am
Don McNeil, Sr. Product Manager, Parker Precision Fluidics
As laboratory instrumentation for analytical and clinical applications evolve, instrument manufacturers have responded by reducing liquid volumes used in sampling and reagent addition. This reduction enables increased throughput, efficient...
November 12, 2014 7:30 am
Noreen King, Founder, Evolve Manufacturing Technologies
These days, the headlines are flooded with news about wearable medical devices. From the fanfare surrounding wearable tech product launches (for example, Apple’s much-anticipated, recent unveiling in Cupertino of the Apple Watch — the company’s...
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