Recent Articles

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...
August 27, 2014 10:57 am
Becky Cater, MIM Product Manager, Proto Labs
Component fabrication for medical devices must often enable the manufacture of strong, durable parts in intricate shapes and designs. The ability to mold metal in an injection molding process moves developers much closer to this goal. The fact...
August 25, 2014 2:13 pm
Zach Marks M.S. R.Ph., Director, Strategic Marketing, Delivery Systems, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
Innovative drug delivery systems are a technology sector receiving increased interest for a number of reasons. One area seeing enhanced design solutions is the diabetes management space. Delivering the required insulin while being mindful...
August 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forrest Payne, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, SFC Fluidics Inc.
Developing an insulin-delivery technology that comes in a discreet package and suits the needs of diabetics can offer an array of design challenges. In this article, a company shares its experiences and obstacles to success while in the midst...
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