Recent Articles

July 8, 2015 10:33 am
Anura Fernando, Principal Engineer, UL Medical Software and Systems Interoperability
Since medical or wellness wearable devices may be in close contact with patients’ bodies for extended periods of time, physical harm is a concern, and if developed without sufficient risk analysis from the start, wearables can carry these...
June 29, 2015 3:46 pm
Lindsay Hock, Editor, R&D
Within the oncology community, a debate is raging about two controversial topics. The first is overdiagnosis. According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, some leading cancer experts say that zealous screening is finding ever-smaller...
June 26, 2015 9:40 am
Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs
Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...
June 25, 2015 3:38 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
As a gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist, Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh said when he chose his specialty, it was because he saw how much he could help people. With about a third of the country being labeled as obese by the Centers of Disease...
June 24, 2015 3:58 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
After working with 40 patients, researchers have submitted their abstract on the Zip Surgical Skin Closure Device, calling it an easy, quick-to-use incision closure system, said Principal Investigator Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, professor of...
June 24, 2015 10:54 am
Sardar R. Mostafa, Project Leader/Product Development Engineer, Xeridiem Medical Devices
It’s exciting to design a new product. It’s both fulfilling and rewarding to witness an idea turning into a tangible design. An intangible concept is taking shape into the 3D design world. At some point, the idea needs to be checked for the innovative...
June 23, 2015 9:47 am
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
Of the patients told to get a blood test, about 30-40 percent of them don’t. Then, of the patients who do get a blood test done, up to 60 percent of the time the patient never hears the results, reported Steve Lufkin, CEO of vantix DIAGNOSTICS...
June 22, 2015 10:49 am
Paul Plitzuweit, Senior Product Manager, Datakey, ATEK Access Technologies
Designing a product that will use wireless communications can pose many design challenges. These challenges take on added significance when the wireless product is a medical device. With the proliferation of wireless medical devices in-and-around...
June 18, 2015 10:26 am
Summit Steel and Manufacturing
In industries like aerospace, defense, and medical, finding a CNC parts manufacturer capable of delivering the necessary quality, fast and reliable delivery, and competitive price can seem an elusive combination. It is akin to discovering the...
June 15, 2015 11:06 am
Wayne Hunter, Retired Product Regulatory Engineer
People often underestimate the power of an MRI magnet. I once worked for a healthcare manufacturing company that produced MRI machines and was periodically astonished at the consequences of ignoring its power. We had a picture in the manufacturing...
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