Recent Articles

March 27, 2015 3:39 pm
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi
3D printing for medical devices is still a wild frontier without thorough regulation, which can both make building a product difficult and can spur innovation. Three experts sat down with Editor-in-Chief Sean Fenske this week to talk about...
March 27, 2015 11:32 am
Bart Reitter, Director, QAD Life Sciences
If the physician’s maxim is Primum non nocere – first, do no harm – then a similar phrase can be applied to medical device manufacturers: produce safe, high-quality products with a reasonable return on investment. Lengthier and less succinct...
March 25, 2015 11:15 am
Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm
Monitoring patients is no longer a practice confined to the hospital. Health monitoring technologies designed for the home are proliferating as a result of the rising costs of healthcare and patient transportation issues, among others. Due to this...
March 24, 2015 10:49 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske
By providing engineers with a physical sample of a part or device design, prototypes offer a glimpse at the final look of a product. They enable someone to handle the design, get an idea of weight and “feel,” use for evaluating packaging options...
March 23, 2015 10:59 am
Emily Mitzel, Consulting Manager; Alpa Patel, Senior Scientist; and Nick Workman, Study Director; Nelson Laboratories
When it comes to the reprocessing of medical devices in the healthcare facility, simple is better. For decades, reusable medical devices have been used to enhance the health and well-being of patients undergoing medical procedures. Reprocessed...
March 20, 2015 11:25 am
Diane Cupples, Vice President of Marketing, Schurter Inc.
An aging population and the rising cost of healthcare around the world are a matter of concern to the general public these days. This is especially true in the U.S.A., where keeping costs under control becomes more and more challenging. In order...
March 19, 2015 11:01 am
Abhay Bulsari, Owner/Technical Manager, Nonlinear Solutions Oy; Kimmo Lähteenkorva, R&D Manager, ConMed Corp.; and Esa Suokas and Mikko Huttunen, Senior Scientists, ConMed Linvatec Biomaterials Oy
Product development of orthopedic bioabsorbable implants requires the knowledge of the dynamics of bioabsorption. Bioabsorption is simulated in vitro by hydrolysis experiments. Several variables including shear and bending strength, mass...
March 18, 2015 11:21 am
Tom Nadal, Director of Business Development, CleanCut Technologies
Whether you’re a seasoned medical device professional or a recent grad stepping into your first full-time position in marketing, engineering, operations, quality, or regulatory at a medtech OEM, chances are you’ll be a contributing member...
March 16, 2015 11:10 am
Tim Kissling, Owner & President, Precision Coating Technology & Manufacturing Inc.
Many medical device designers have worked with coatings suppliers to identify the right material for an application, but have later encountered unforeseen issues that result in higher costs, production delays, and sometimes, even product...
March 13, 2015 11:26 am
Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro
Across industry, there is a concerted and accelerating trend towards miniaturization, and nowhere more so than in the medical device sector, where demand for minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment devices is growing exponentially...
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