Recent Articles

October 6, 2014 8:30 am
Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager – Electromechanical Positioning, and Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager; Parker Hannifin
Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of in vitro diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems...
October 3, 2014 8:30 am
Lise Moloney, Director of Business Development, Healthcare Sciessent LLC
It is clear that progress is being made to reduce the number of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) as stated in the recent progress report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past March. However, we are...
October 2, 2014 8:30 am
Don Jordan, VP of Technology & Corporate Metallurgist, Solar Atmospheres, Inc.
17-7 PH is classified as a semiaustenitic stainless steel that has extensive use in aerospace and is finding new applications in the medical industry. The material is most often used in sheet and strip form, with springs, clips, and bellows...
October 1, 2014 8:30 am
Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice
Integration, network architecture, and maintenance of electronic medical devices has long been the purview of medical information technologists (ITs). However, the rise of consumer mobile devices presents a new and growing problem — or opportunity...
September 30, 2014 8:30 am
Doris Schulz, Journalist, SCHULZ. PRESSE. TEXT.
Products for use in dentistry and human medicine must meet the most exacting cleanliness standards – e.g., instruments classified as "critical" have to be sterile whenever they are used. In order to supply such items in an already sterilized...
September 29, 2014 8:30 am
Jonathan S. Kahan, partner, John J. Smith, partner, Jennifer A. Henderson, counsel, Danielle C. Woodlee, associate; Hogan Lovells
On July 28, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its guidance, The 510(k) Program: Evaluating Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications [510(k)] (Final Guidance), the draft version of which was released...
September 26, 2014 8:30 am
Bayer
Medical technology suppliers such as Swiss-based Emaform AG have high expectations when selecting appropriate structural materials. The polyurethane integral skin foam systems Baydur 66 FR and 110 FR from Bayer MaterialScience are right at...
September 25, 2014 8:30 am
Michael Bucci, Market Development Manager, Thermacore
Medical devices are trending toward miniaturization, driven by portability, performance and safety factors. As instruments get smaller, design engineers face new challenges in meeting their project’s performance, size, weight, operating...
September 24, 2014 8:30 am
Anand Udupa, Praveen Aroul, Texas Instruments
Within a few years about 170 million wireless devices are expected to be able to track personal health. Optical heart rate monitoring (OHRM) on an intelligent platform like a smartwatch or a smartphone provides the capability to continuously...
September 23, 2014 8:30 am
Dr. Torbjorn Mathiesen, Chief Technology Officer, Novus Scientific
The design of surgical biosynthetic mesh for breast surgery, whether reconstructive or cosmetic, and for hernia or abdominal surgery involves creating material and design that promotes faster healing with natural human tissue regeneration...
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