Recent Articles

July 20, 2017 8:29 am
David J. Giles, Battelle
The vast majority of medical device research goes towards incremental improvements in product design or function rather than into revolutionary new products ...
July 20, 2017 8:28 am
Ardo Batmanghelidj
New requirements for destination labeling, brought about by globalization, are on a collision course ...
July 18, 2017 1:36 pm
Matthew M. Lowe
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Part 11 in 1997 to establish the criteria for the use of electronic records and electronic signatures in complying with predicate rules ...
July 18, 2017 10:14 am
John Cafferkey
Enabling the next generation of UVC LED disinfection devices through the use of innovative thermal management technology ...
July 7, 2017 8:58 am
Dr. Peter Vincent – Imperial College, London, Prashanth S. Shankara – Siemens PLM
A team of researchers from Imperial College London, are working towards using modern computational tools to develop novel AVF configurations ...
June 27, 2017 9:52 am
Mike Bolduc, Global Marketing Manager, Medical & Industrial Segments, C&K
By evaluating the four factors below prior to manufacturing the device, design engineers can be confident that they’re selecting the best possible components for the job ...
June 14, 2017 9:14 am
John Dulchinos, Vice President, Global Automation and 3D Printing at Jabil
Additive manufacturing, in theory, offered Superfeet the ability to convert a customer’s foot shape into a digital data that could be stored, transmitted and tailored to a custom insole ...
June 13, 2017 10:35 am
Lee Goldberg
One of the highlights of the MD&M show’s jam-packed Tuesday program at is a session entitled "Designing the Perfect Surgical Instrument", given by Bryce Rutter, an expert in the research, human factors engineering and design of healthcare products. When MDT caught up with Dr. Rutter over coffee before his presentation, our original intent was to learn more about his user-centered design philosophy, and how it informed his work on surgical tools. But it quickly became apparent that the same principles can be applied with great benefit to many other medical and non-medical products.
June 6, 2017 3:21 pm
Lee Goldberg
Microcontrollers were one of the hot topics at the Medical Sensors Design Conference, held May 8-9, 2017, in Boston, MA. In his talk “Meeting the Challenges of Sensor Data Processing for Portable, Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices,” Zhang Feng, Senior Applications Engineer at Microchip Technologies, shared several real-world examples of how modern MCUs’ enhanced processing capabilities can be used to process the sensor’s noisy, unreliable signals into accurate biomedical data while sipping a miserly amount of battery power.
June 2, 2017 11:25 am
Jeff Elliott for PVA TePla America
When traditional chemical adhesives fail to sufficiently bond dissimilar types of materials, engineers often turn to plasma treatments to solve complex adhesion problems. Its most common applications include precision cleaning and decontamination, increasing surface wettability and adhesion promotion.
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