Colin Macqueen/Director Technology/Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Today’s medical devices require seals to contain fluids, exclude contaminants, protect electronics, and assist in metering doses of medication. It’s common for manufacturers to complete the design of a device, including the seals, and then seek several competing quotes to find the best possible price for the seals. But this might not be […]
Rich Lessig/Product Manager/EndoTherapy/Olympus Corporation of the Americas First introduced in the early 1990s, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become increasingly widespread as a sampling technique for extracting tissue or cell samples from lesions for definitive pathology diagnosis. Uses for EUS-FNA include cases that require the needle to be inserted into difficult-to-access locations which only can be […]
Gregory Grams/Annick Gillet/Mike Padilla/Sterigenics Ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization is the most common industrial sterilization technique for medical devices. It is a relatively ‘cold’ sterilization technique and offers high compatibility with most materials used in the manufacture of medical devices, such as plastics, polymers, metals and glass. Its lethality is driven by a chemical reaction (alkylation) with […]
Jim Cepican/Marubeni Citizen Cincom Fiberoptic lasers offer high-precision, high-speed laser cutting. But for products that require multiple processes, significant time and quality challenges can arise. Combining a Swiss-style lathe with a fiberoptic laser delivery system, suppliers can provide the capabilities on a single machine platform to reduce part handling and improve part accuracies. Because this is a […]
Kevin Ballard/Director of Software Validation/MasterControl Software validation is required by law for companies that operate under the purview of the FDA and EMA. Companies must validate their systems (such as those for quality management and compliance) to comply with a number of regulations including 21 CFR 11, 21 CFR 210-211, 21 CFR 820, 21 CFR 600, and 21 […]
Hank Mancini/Marketing Manager/Affinity Medical Technologies, a Molex Company When designing medical devices, engineers face challenging conditions and complex choices not found in many other industries. The devices need to provide durability and reliability in harsh conditions with fluids, sterilization, and physical and electromagnetic interference. High mating cycles also play a role. These medical devices rely heavily on the […]
Micromo, a division of Faulhaber One advantage of dc motors is the linear relationship that allows for predictable operation. For instance under cold conditions, the torque constant KM is the approximate motor torque production per ampere of current (In metric units: mNm/A). This is also true under warm conditions, but the thermodynamic effects on the torque constant and motor performance […]
Jason Spencer/Global Market Development Manager/Henkel New developments in adhesives are helping medical device manufacturers produce devices that are more chemically resistant to the harsher cleaners and disinfectants used in hospitals. These pre-qualified, fast-cure adhesives demonstrate superior performance under challenging conditions, enabling customers to reduce the time and resources needed to evaluate assembly methods. This leads to shorter […]
The persistence of cyberattacks on hospital networks now makes healthcare the most frequently attacked industry, beating out the financial and retail sectors and costing the industry $5 billion to $6 billion annually. However, laboratories can fend off cybersecurity threats by being aware of best practices, taking steps to protect data and having back-up plans in […]
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School and Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital published a new study that suggests that app makers are falling short when it comes to actually serving those who could get the most benefit from mobile health apps. The researchers, led by UM assistant professor of learning health sciences Dr. Karandeep Singh, said […]
Cadence launched a new microsite to highlight their growing Product Realization Center located in Pittsburgh. The new website better reflects Cadence’s position as a full service medical device contract manufacturer. “One of the biggest differentiators of our Cadence Device business is our team. Our core team consists of seasoned experts that have spent part of their careers […]
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