Trends in the purchase of test equipment indicate that production line electrical safety is moving away from the traditional ground continuity test in favor of a ground bond test. This paper examines the differences between the two tests.
In this issue: 38 FDA: Conduct human factors studies, or else 48 The hidden costs of multiple-vendor contract manufacturing 52 Five tips to surviving supplier consolidation 62 Molding manufacturers: Standing out in a crowd 7 things CMOs don’t want you to know By Brad Perriello We asked contract manufacturers to let us in on […]
Newark element14 has partnered with TE Connectivity (TE) to feature unique high-voltage components for transportation applications in its storefront, including products focused on rail system operations, for a range of climate and environmental conditions. These high-voltage components are equipped to help meet the evolving needs of public transportation in growing cities. The products are commonly […]
Crescent Industries celebrates 70 years of offering plastic injection molding solutions by reflecting on its beginnings in manufacturing. Crescent started as “Summit Machine Works” in a garage in a small town in New Freedom, PA during World War II. Founded by Frank and Mary Paules in 1946. Summit Machine Works was part of the defense […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance document on the Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices. This draft guidance clarifies how the FDA determines that real-world data may be sufficient for use in premarket and postmarket regulatory decisions, without changing the evidentiary standards we use to make […]
Children born with cleft lip/palate go through extensive treatments that usually begin before their first birthday. Most treatment plans include surgery to repair the orofacial cleft, which will increase the child’s verbal communication abilities, self-esteem and overall confidence. Unfortunately, a one-time surgery is rare. Many children require revision surgeries to create the correct alignment, symmetry […]
A new sham-controlled pilot study on non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS), recently published in Neurology, has found that nVNS therapy can reduce the number of headache days per month for chronic migraine patients. The study also found that patients who remained on nVNS therapy for longer periods of time enjoy progressively larger decreases in headache. […]
On the monitor, a brain spins slowly and can be examined from every angle. Suddenly, some sections start glowing, first on the side and then the entire back of the head. These spectacular images show which brain areas activate when we speak, see, hear or touch. The method originated at the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical […]
RTI Surgical (RTI), a global surgical implant company, announced that a peer-reviewed, pre-clinical study titled “Multipotent adult progenitor cells on an allograft scaffold facilitate the bone repair process” has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Tissue Engineering. The pre-clinical study, conducted by Amanda LoGuidice, PhD., used similar materials to the proprietary, […]
The TruMark 5010 marking laser is an all-in-one solution with fiber laser, scanner, controls and internal focus position control integrated together into a single housing. Since a separate power supply unit is not needed and the laser is air-cooled, the space-saving design is easily integrated into production lines or a workstation. As with all TruMark […]
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics announced it will present seven scientific posters on its assays and display six products at its booth at the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. The conference will be held from July 31 to August 4, 2016 in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center. Ortho’s posters will address a range of […]
Today, more than ever, hospitals ‘live and die’ by patient discharge satisfaction numbers. Yet, a recent independent research study reveals the patient caregiver who accompanies the patient during an overnight hospital stay is far more critical in judging patient satisfaction–therefore affecting reimbursement and long-term image/reputation of the hospital–than hospitals might have suspected. But technology may […]
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