Recent Articles

February 5, 2015 9:50 am
Seppo Vahasalo, Product Line Manager of Medical Devices, SGS Fimko Ltd, Finland
Today the trend in healthcare is ‘patient centric care model’. This is an addition to the previous five ‘P’s of modern healthcare: Prevention, Prediction, Personalization, Preemption and Personal Responsibility. The rise of smartphones as a...
February 4, 2015 8:30 am
Steve Levine, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes
Simulation is something with which many people are familiar, whether from video games, occupational training, or movies. However, it’s not often thought of as being involved with the development of medical device technology. A collaborative...
February 3, 2015 11:17 am
Arvind Ananthan, Medical Devices Industry Manager, MathWorks
Regulators and companies are in a constant tug of war, causing innovation in the medical device industry to be stifled. On one end, companies are feeling the effects of strong market pressure and customer demands to innovate only to run up...
January 30, 2015 3:10 pm
Diagnostics technology is experiencing a bit of an innovation revolution with advances and discoveries impacting the space seemingly more often today than ever before. As research continues, more diseases and medical concerns are being detected...
January 30, 2015 10:04 am
IEC 60601 is the generally accepted standard for medical electrical and electronic equipment, required for the commercialization of this type of equipment in many countries. To guard against electric shock, the specification defines maximum
January 29, 2015 10:28 am
When the medical device manufacturer ZELTIQ had trouble producing its new fat-freezing product for the CoolSculpting process, they brought it to Electron Beam Engineering, Inc. (EBE)to help solve the issue. The device - a liquid-cooled heat...
January 28, 2015 8:30 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D
Over the course of the past decade, wearable technology has become increasingly pervasive in the electronics industry. Fitness trackers, smart watches, and action camcorders are among some of the most prevalent wearable technologies on the market...
January 27, 2015 8:30 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief
There are several significant drivers of innovation in the medical device space. Miniaturization is certainly a major one, while moving technology out of the hospital and enabling it to be used at home and on the go is another. In addition, there...
January 26, 2015 10:46 am
Steve McPhilliamy, Partner and Director of Design, Insight Product Development
The medtech wearables space is an incredibly exciting example of healthcare innovation that’s moving directly into the hands of patients. However, due to a lack of a comprehensive design period for many devices, high abandon rates among... 
January 22, 2015 10:14 am
Crystal Humphreys, Global Market Segment Manager, Vancive Medical Technologies
Materials are the building blocks for every type of medical device. Maintaining a supply base that has a firm handle on new innovations in this space will provide any medical device manufacturer with a solid competitive advantage. This article...
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