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.
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of digital fabrication tools including 3D milling machines, 3D printers and engraving machines, has announced the launch of a new UDI (Unique Device Identification) barcode impact printer, the METAZA MPX-95, as well as an optional DPM (Direct Part Marking) Kit, as an exclusive solution supporting medical and industrial instrument […]
Cicoil, the leading manufacturer of high-performance flat cables and assemblies, announced the release of its new Flexible Flat Cables Capabilities brochure. Available in electronic format, the 8-page, full-color overview guide offers an extensive selection of standard cables and assemblies, custom capabilities, Cable Configurator Design Tool, key applications and technical field sales support tools. This “paperless” overview […]
The implantable medical device industry is poised to capitalize on the unique needs of an aging population, while simultaneously meeting unprecedented cost pressures. It is time for manufacturers to seek expertise in inventory management and logistics for greater visibility, control and profitability. The healthcare ecosystem is intent on improving patient outcomes while also reducing the […]
The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act on Dec. 7, in a 94 to 5 vote, leaving the $6.3 billion legislation for President Barack Obama to sign. “[We are] pleased that the president is intending to sign the bill,” said AdvaMed president and CEO Scott Whitaker. “Our view is it’s a great victory for […]
In May 2016, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) approved the formation of the Patient Safety Taskforce, commissioning it to develop a strategic plan to apply design skills to help healthcare providers minimize medical errors in diagnosis or treatment that experts believe have become the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The group […]
President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering Jim O’Neill, a libertarian and Silicon Valley investor with no medical experience, as head of the FDA and that has some healthcare experts concerned. O’Neill has made controversial statements about the federal safety watchdog, including in 2014 when he said that the agency should no longer evaluate whether medical devices or […]
Research conducted by Red M. Alinsod MD, FACOG, FACS, ACGE, was selected as Editor’s Choice in the September 2016 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM). The manuscript titled, “Transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency for orgasmic dysfunction” was published in LSM, the official journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). As […]
H&T Presspart and Cohero Health have launched the first market-ready, intuitive, fully-embedded and connected metered dose inhaler (eMDI) aimed at improving adherence andenabling continually optimized care of patients with asthma and COPD. It is the only eMDI integrated seamlessly with BreatheSmart from Cohero Health, a comprehensive respiratory disease management platform that uniquely enables tracking of […]
The Watson for Cyber Security beta program launched this week to help prevent crime in finance, healthcare, and other sectors. About 40 companies will adopt the program into their security systems. The initial goal of Watson will be to learn how to identify security events and determine whether they are associated with malware and suspicious […]
As part of its Thought Leaders in Health Law series, Epstein Becker Green have released an essential video for those in the healthcare industry. Health care and life sciences attorneys Stuart M. Gerson, Ted Kennedy Jr., and Philo D. Hall join Bob Atlas, president of EBG Advisors to examine the impact that the 2016 U.S. […]
Debra Grodt/Director of Regulatory Affairs/Medical Device and Diagnostics Novella Clinical What is a regulatory assessment? A regulatory assessment is a comprehensive review of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and similarly marketed devices to establish a framework to design a safe and effective product. Assessments include: 1) a detailed rationale for product classification; 2) applicable […]
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