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April 30, 2015 10:35 am
Jeffrey Thumm, Charles Aubin, and Benjamin Piecuch, Proven Process Medical Devices; Barbara Donohue, Technical Writer
Ultrasonic welding is particularly suited for bonding medical devices because it uses the device material itself to form a bond and does not introduce glues or adhesives into the device. A fast, clean, efficient and repeatable process...
April 29, 2015 11:09 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy
Screening newborn infants for hearing loss is a relatively new practice that didn’t become common in the United States until the mid-to-late 1990s. Before its introduction, children often weren’t diagnosed with congenital hearing loss until they...
April 13, 2015 11:29 am
Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solution Director, Sparta Systems, Inc.
Some of the future-looking technological developments in medicine, including surgeries enabled by virtual reality, remote surgery, needle free treatments and even electronic aspirin, all have the same mission in mind – to deliver the highest level...
April 10, 2015 11:11 am
Omar Benavides, Ph.D., Senior Product Development Engineer, Procyrion, Inc.
Heart failure accounts for 3.6 million hospitalizations, 300,000 deaths, and $35 billion in annual healthcare costs in the US alone. More than 3 million heart failure patients currently suffer from chronic fatigue and painful swelling while...
April 9, 2015 10:25 am
Nathan Sharp, Business Manager, Maxim Integrated
Today’s medical instruments and their supporting equipment often incorporate single-use consumable sensors, cables, probes, and/or other peripherals to ensure sterility before making contact with the patient. In many cases these consumables...
April 2, 2015 3:40 pm
Josh Roffman, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Loftware
Founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland, EMS Electro Medical Systems 
is a manufacturer of micromechanical instruments. Specializing in the design and development of orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis devices, the company...
April 2, 2015 2:50 pm
F. Mark Payne, Director of Research and Development, AirXpanders
Each year, approximately 250,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. As a result, more and more patients with cancer in one or both breasts are making the difficult decision to undergo a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy...
April 1, 2015 11:20 am
Richard N. Whipple, Marketing Communications Manager, Jonathan DeSousa, Division Applications Team Supervisor; Precision Fluidics Division, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Most next-generation medical devices are getting smaller and more portable to meet the needs of an ever changing hospital environment. But while device sizes are decreasing to help reduce weight and facilitate portability, device performance...
March 31, 2015 10:20 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy
Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem almost...
March 30, 2015 10:45 am
Eugene Borukhovich, VP of Healthcare, European Markets, SoftServe, Inc.
Fueled by advances in computing, wireless technologies, data warehousing, and analytics science—combined with the widespread adoption of smart devices, cloud computing, and SaaS information models—all markets and industries are under pressure...
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