Keyword: Packaging

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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

The medical packaging market has quickly embraced the use of automation for the thermoforming process. Automation has enabled adherence to stringent quality requirements and has...

Features: Materials

Plastic consumables for medical applications are often very complex and sophisticated devices. Before these devices can be used by healthcare workers or home care patients, they...

Features: Medical
Engineers are thinking of creative ways to design a packaging system that will ensure safe arrival of a medical device.
Features: Medical
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.
Features: Medical

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

Features: Design

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

Technology Leaders: Medical

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Features: Medical

Along with cost savings, coextrusion technology offers improved functionality in new tubing products. This article explores how this micro-dimensional tubing is currently being used to meet...

Features: Medical

The medical device industry often gets attention for its innovation and constant evolution. However, even the most innovative medical device technology is of no use...

Features: Medical
Are You Getting All You Deserve?

The news cycle is never ending. Now is a time of instant gratification—and with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, along with the buzz of many national, global, and local news sites, news seekers are bombarded with information. Do you need more news stories (and cat videos), or do you need access...

Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
Ensuring that device packaging meets specifications.

Considering the complex science and research that goes into developing medical devices, it is...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and...

Briefs: Medical
Technipaq, Inc.,
Crystal Lake, IL

At the onset of a project it seems there are a myriad of things that an engineer or packaging professional should consider when choosing an effective...

Features: Medical

The phrase, "May you live in interesting times" certainly applies to today's medical device design engineers, as they face unprecedented opportunities and challenges...

Briefs: Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) during the UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD, and released it on September 24,...

Features: Medical

Today’s medical device OEMs live in an age of abundance: both abundant options and abundant regulatory requirements. With so many options and so many restrictions, it can be very...

Applications: Electronics & Computers

High-frequency pulsed electromagnetic stimulation (EMS) devices are more powerful and effective than ever before. These devices are finding applications in many areas, including as...

Features: Materials

The medical area has long required specialized materials be utilized to treat patients, and the processes of drug delivery and fluid handling are no exception. Hospitals across the...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Single- and multiple-use medical devices typically require sterilization prior to their use in order to provide for patient safety....

Briefs: Medical

Due to the complex requirements of the medical device industry, the internal resources of device OEMs are drawn primarily to the device R&D and regulatory arenas. However, once the device R&D...

Features: Medical

Package validation testing has always been an important aspect of many medical device development processes. Today, it isn’t just new packaging that manufacturers need to worry about —...

Features: Materials

The packaging system is a crucial component to getting a medical device to market on time. Time constraints with new projects can affect the packaging system and may prohibit a proper...

Briefs: Materials
Modifying Polyethylene Oxide for Melt-Processability

Generally, high-molecular-weight polyethylene oxide (PEO) can present processing challenges due to its high melt viscosity and poor melt drawability; it can be difficult to form into fine-gauge film or small-diameter fibers. There is the alternative technology of solution casting, which has...

Features: Medical

Most medical device manufacturers must first receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can market a medical device. Device manufacturers must...

Briefs: Medical

It has been demonstrated that after a stroke-like lesion in the cerebral cortex of non-human primates, the remaining intact tissue undergoes extensive neuro-physiological...

Briefs: Medical

A novel closure technology now makes it possible to consistently squeeze an exact dose of semi-solids from a tube by means of a 180-degree rotating closure. It has potential uses in...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.