Recent Articles

August 24, 2015 3:24 pm
David Levin, Independent Science Journalist
It’s everyone’s worst nightmare: a lump found in a breast, a questionable polyp spotted in a routine colonoscopy. A tiny bit of diseased tissue that could be the sign of life-threatening cancer. Identifying suspicious growths like these is just...
August 21, 2015 3:05 pm
Sarah Skidmore, Marketing Manager, Plastics Color Corporation
The advantages to using liquid color make it a versatile and viable choice in many applications, including extrusion, blow molding, and injection molding. Plastics Color's LiquiSol delivers vibrant and precise hues, with or without additives...
August 21, 2015 10:40 am
Markus Rößler, Product Manager Silicone Molding, Business Unit Molding Pharma Solutions; Jörg Prescher, Head of Technical Center of Excellence Silicone Moulding; RAUMEDIC AG
In medical engineering and in the pharmaceutical industry, elastomer gaskets are often used for injection and infusion systems in order to fulfil the primary requirement, the guarantee of integrity of the medication in the primary packaging...
August 19, 2015 3:31 pm
Kristian Debus, Director of Life Sciences, CD-adapco
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is the first-ever Public Private Partnership (PPP) independent organization to advance medical device regulatory science and to bring CM&S into regulatory decision making. CD-adapco’s Director...
August 19, 2015 10:45 am
Jacqueline Mitchell, Tufts University
When Marin Mejia got pregnant at age 39, she had a blood test to screen her fetus for genetic abnormalities. Children born to mothers 35 and older are at greater risk for Down syndrome and other conditions. The baby was fine. Mejia, however...
August 14, 2015 1:29 pm
Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm
It’s nothing new that medical devices are becoming more portable — the explosion of wearables has proven that. But making these technologies smaller and smarter is a challenge for power management. A sophisticated set of functions requires quite...
August 14, 2015 8:30 am
Scott Sullivan, Business Development Manager, Electro Scientific Industries Inc.
Until recently, passivation of stainless steel medical devices has been accomplished either chemically or electrochemically. However, the process is quite expensive. Fortunately, there is a new laser passivating process that passes the...
August 13, 2015 3:28 pm
Kenneth A. Fine, President/Co-Founder, Proven Process Medical Devices
In the O.R., robotic technology is enabling less invasive, safer, and more efficient surgeries. Robotics often allow surgeons to operate through smaller incisions, improve accuracy in delicate maneuvering, and reduce the risks associated with...
August 13, 2015 8:30 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske
As more electronic medical devices are made portable, wearable, or even implantable, medical device designers will struggle with the challenge of getting more functionality and longer lasting power into their creations. With this in mind...
August 12, 2015 2:31 pm
Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro
In its pure form, titanium exhibits low density and very high strength characteristics, and crucially for medical applications (especially internal medical applications) is corrosion resistant. Certain titanium alloys (particularly Ti-6Al-4V and...
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