In today’s SMART and connected world, medical devices are no exception to the world of wireless technologies. In fact, the number of wireless medical devices is growing exponentially. As medical devices evolve, so do the risks. On one hand, we are eliminating wires and cables that previously had to be attached to patients and allowing […]
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Micromolded parts continue to get smaller and smaller. They are also getting more precise with details nearly invisible. MTD Micro Molding successfully molded an EVA ophthalmic part that weighs in at about one-tenth the weight of a poppy seed. It is an ophthalmic implant for glaucoma treatment. This feat required MTD’s Sarix technology to make […]
As medical and wellness devices converge, health care providers, mHealth companies, and device makers are facing a number of critical – and increasingly complex – issues, including: Ensuring that patients and HCPs actually use their apps and devices Presenting potentially confusing – or alarming – data so that it is understandable and actionable Unknowingly triggering […]
The Landscape is Changing… The FDA recently finalized their guidance on how human factors and usability engineering should be applied in the design process for medical devices. While this may be new to some, practitioners of user-centered design have known for years that these practices not only improve product safety, they also result in a […]
As medical devices are increasingly connected to central systems within hospitals, numerous cybersecurity challenges have emerged for medtech manufacturers. For example, networked medical devices need to be secured from risks, including hacking and malware. The FDA, as a part of its Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices, recommends that manufacturers […]
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For smaller CV device companies seeking to launch or expand their clinical research programs, this paper reviews seven areas of focus for the safest and most expedient path to market. This paper, from clinical research organization Novella Clinical, addresses key factors for smaller device companies to consider when bringing a cardiovascular product to market.
The continuing growth of Point-of-Care (POC) In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) testing is supported by technology improvements and the recognition that rapid test results offer economic benefits. The integration of frangible seal reagent blisters into various technology platforms holds promise for more precise and reproducible results compared to currently accepted methods – an important consideration for […]
How technology companies can manage the risks of wearables to reap the rewards At one time, people scoffed at the idea of a personal computer in every home. Today, we not only have high-speed Internet available in our homes, but we also connect to the Internet at will with a variety of mobile devices from […]
Many design engineers express interesting, but incorrect, perspectives relating to Micromolded parts. Because Micromolding is an emerging technology with a shortage of accurate information in existence, this information vacuum creates fertile ground for myths and misconceptions. Most myths relate to the designers’ prior experience with “normal” or sometimes called, “macro” injection molding.