Recent Articles

November 7, 2014 7:30 am
Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor
Devices under the umbrella of the neurological market cover an array of purposes, including management and treatment of disorders, as well as surgical and interventional procedures. Some of the most exciting devices are those used in neuromodulation...
November 6, 2014 7:30 am
Luis Tissone, Director Life Sciences, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
In recent years, countless management experts and analysts have touted the benefits that medical device manufacturers of all sizes can realize by establishing "partnerships" with their suppliers. Forward-thinking suppliers understand how they...
November 5, 2014 7:30 am
Nicole Ashton, Global Marketing Communications Manager, Portescap
With an aging population comes a host of medical diseases and conditions. One of those is osteoarthritis, the most common type of knee arthritis. It is a very slow progressing degenerative disease where the joint cartilage gradually wears away...
November 4, 2014 7:30 am
Fielding Water, Applications Engineer, Sono-Tek Corp.
Drug-coated balloons (DCB) emerged at the crossroads of angioplasty balloons and drug-eluting stents in treating blood vessel obstructions. Intense research continues as medical device manufacturers compete to create better products and processes...
November 3, 2014 7:30 am
Tom Bush, Accutronics
Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus...
October 31, 2014 8:30 am
Solvay Specialty Polymers
Implantable brain shunt valves and access ports from France-based Sophysa, a leading supplier of adjustable neurosurgical valves for hydrocephalus treatment, are made of Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. Eviva PSU...
October 30, 2014 8:30 am
Solidscape
It’s not hard to see that the 3D printing industry is taking the world by storm. With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course...
October 29, 2014 8:30 am
Nick Recht, Enterprise Product Manager, TEKLYNX Americas
Today, countless industries rely on barcode label design software for a variety of uses, such as creating barcodes for labels, products, shipping, and more. Within the healthcare industry, barcode technology is becoming more prevalent as patient...
October 28, 2014 8:30 am
Ronelle Decker, Market Development Manager, Avalon Laboratories
Balloon catheters, stent and stent delivery systems, atherectomy, and occlusion and neurovascular catheters, as well as other catheter-based devices, advance over a guide wire until it reaches the stenosis, obstruction, or stent delivery site...
October 27, 2014 8:30 am
Peter M. Engstrom, Managing Director, Steute Meditech, Inc.
The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical devices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators, one for...
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