Recent Articles

August 12, 2015 10:34 am
Donald M. Garcia, Director, Research & Development, Boyd Coatings Research Company Inc.
PTFE coatings are highly popular in a vast variety of industries and in a myriad of applications. Recently, PTFE has garnered much attention due to recent changes put forth by federal EPA protocols as well as some unfortunate medical product recalls...
August 10, 2015 10:33 am
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
If an obese patient wanted to lose weight a month ago, they really had two options - diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. Now they have a new option – endoscopically placed gastric balloons. On July 28, ReShape Medical’s gastric balloon was...
August 7, 2015 11:44 am
Ron Ducharme, Product Manager, FLEXcon
Medical devices, like the industry they serve, have seen extraordinary changes during the past few years. An ever-evolving set of regulations means that device manufacturers must constantly examine emerging requirements and develop products...
August 6, 2015 10:23 am
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
Infection control is a hot topic in healthcare, but especially in the operating room (OR). The patient is prepped with skin cleaners, the room is disinfected, the instruments are sterilized, and everyone scrubs in – all to prevent the dreaded...
August 5, 2015 10:50 am
Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro
Cranioplasty is the surgical intervention required to repair cranial defects in both cosmetic and functional ways, and is performed mostly after traumatic injuries. With children younger than 3 years old, growing skull fractures and congenital...
July 30, 2015 10:05 am
Kjetil Meisal, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Novelda AS
Respiration rate and respiration patterns are considered vital indicators for many medical conditions and they require accurate, dependable monitoring data. Respiration rate — the number of breaths a person takes per minute — is best measured when...
July 28, 2015 11:27 am
Luis Tissone, Director of Life Sciences, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
With metered-dose inhalers, prevision is paramount, in terms of both medication delivery and the technology involved in creating the product. A device from Boehringer Ingelheim is a leap forward on both scores. Anyone who’s ever taken medication...
July 24, 2015 11:36 am
Sarah Skidmore, Marketing Manager, Plastics Color Corporation
Manufacturers that use custom polymer solutions, compounds, colorants, and plastic additive masterbatches in the medical or pharmaceutical markets may benefit greatly by using a Drug Master File (DMF). DMFs are important because they contain...
July 21, 2015 4:02 pm
Dr. Thomas Kron, Freelance Medical Journalist
For years, ultrasound procedures have been of great importance in the medical sector and developments of new methods and applications are ongoing. Just one example is elastography, a procedure with which tissue elasticity can be assessed...
July 20, 2015 4:16 pm
Dr. Thomas Kron, Freelance Medical Journalist
Catheter-supported operations as an alternative to operative procedures are becoming ever more popular in many medical fields; because catheter systems are being continually improved and due to an increase in the number of older and multi-morbid...
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