Keyword: Analysis methodologies

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Features: Regulations/Standards
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Features: Materials
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
Features: Wearables
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Briefs: Medical
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
R&D: Medical

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists — a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

People and power don’t mix well, and this is particularly true when people are medical patients. Aside from the more usual environment of a medical facility, patients are also...

R&D: Medical
Software Better Predicts Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Researchers have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient’s aortic stent.

Features: Connectivity

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

Technology Leaders: Design

More OEMs than ever before are adopting the concept of design for manufacturability (DFM). However, most don’t realize that inspection can represent 20–40...

Applications: Medical

In the United States, nearly 20 percent of the population is reportedly hearing impaired — although that figure could be higher because many people are reluctant to admit they have a hearing...

Features: Medical

Successfully using liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and other advanced silicone technologies in medical devices often depends upon access to a deep and broad repository of research...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Safety and reliability are the key concerns when determining the right power source for a medical device. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are often considered for their higher...

Features: Medical

Diabetes is not only one of the most common chronic diseases, it is also complex and difficult to treat. Insulin is often administered between meals to keep...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

In an increasingly volatile and complex market environment, adaptability becomes essential to success and business growth for today’s medical extruder. Basic to...

Features: Medical

Controlling costs continues to be a dominant issue in the US healthcare market, and companies are continually finding themselves in the position of being...

Features: Regulations/Standards

Some of the biggest stumbling blocks encountered by medical device firms on the way to clearance or approval of their devices by the U.S. Food and Drug...

Briefs: Medical
Additive manufactured tracheal splints provides life-saving support as needed.

Previously, Medical Design Briefs reported on a baby boy whose life was saved using a custom 3D-printed tracheal...

Briefs: Medical
Demand for miniature motion components follows trends.

Not too long ago, the motion systems used in medical and lab automation equipment had technical requirements that were easy to...

Applications: Medical

An important movement within the medical device industry is poised to revolutionize the point-of-care (POC) drug delivery market. The goal at hand—making drug delivery devices more...

Features: Software

Medical device manufacturers operate in a challenging environment filled with stringent regulatory requirements and industry pressures. With a rise in mainstream...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The third edition of IEC 60601-1 has been in effect since June 2012. It replaces the previous version as a basic standard for medical electrical equipment and describes the general...

R&D: Medical

Engineers at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo, say that they have developed algorithms that can identify weak spots in tendons, muscles, and bones prone to them tearing or breaking. Their...

R&D: Medical

A team of engineers at Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, say that they have developed a new technology that could revolutionize treatment and prevention of sepsis. Commonly called “blood...

Briefs: Medical
HeartBeatID – Heart Electrical Actions as Biometric Indicia

One or more biometric indicia, such as fingerprints, voice prints, retinal scans, and facial features, are often used to identify or authenticate the identity of a user seeking access to a given resource. Cardiac muscle is myogenic and is capable of generating an action potential and...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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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.

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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Why Cleanroom Assembly of Plastic Medical and Electronic Devices Requires...

Features: Regulations/Standards

Establishing Proper Validation of Extruded Silicone Tubing