Recent Articles

June 11, 2015 4:07 pm
Stephen Duffy, Business Development Manager, Proxy Biomedical
The use of resorbable orthopedic implants can present many clinical benefits compared to the use of their non-resorbable counterparts, for applications including small bone fracture fixation and soft tissue repair. However, the relatively low inherent...
June 11, 2015 10:38 am
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
While imaging equipment and other medical devices may seem like helpful tools to help diagnose and treat patients, they’re also opportunities for attackers, as TrapX Security stated in an Anatomy of Attack report on medical device hijacking...
June 4, 2015 9:39 am
Aiken Toon, Technical Director, Forefront Medical Technology
Metal parts are typically used in invasive medical equipment because a machined metal part ensures a tight seal at joints. However, use of metal components can increase cost over the life of the product when sterilization costs are considered...
June 2, 2015 11:13 am
CRP USA
The generation of a 3D model of orthosis allows the designer to differentiate the object's morphology from patient to patient, managing specific performance needs while adapting to personal anatomies. It is possible to create devices with different...
June 1, 2015 10:42 am
Mitch Free, CEO, CloudDDM
3D printing, perhaps as much as gene therapy and bioengineering, has tremendous potential for transforming the medical industry and how we think about medicine. In just the past two years articles and interviews about how additive technology...
May 29, 2015 10:57 am
Myles Whiting, Design Team Leader, Product Design; Gareth Walker, Human Factors Specialist; Owen Mumford
Advances in today’s pharmaceutical market constantly impact the way medical equipment is both designed and used. For example, the increased use of higher viscosity drugs, fuels a requirement for large volume injectors. This places greater emphasis...
May 15, 2015 12:17 pm
Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas
In the chemical industry, safety is of the utmost importance. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over 43 million employees in the United States could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Implementing appropriate...
May 14, 2015 11:02 am
Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations, GHX
The U.S. FDA UDI rule took the stage at the annual HIMSS conference. But this time the attention was not on manufacturers, many of who are still working fast and furiously to meet upcoming compliance deadlines. Rather, the focus was on their...
May 13, 2015 11:49 am
Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm
The complexity of cancer treatment has brought about the development of technologies that target and destroy tumor cells, stop them from ever forming at the genetic source, or provide genetic solutions to determine best treatment practices...
May 13, 2015 11:08 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske
Tubing represents the veins and arteries of many different types of medical technologies. It carries critical elements wherever they need to be — within a device, throughout the human body, or as a bridge between the two. It must provide passage...
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