Keyword: Failure analysis

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Features: Regulations/Standards
Bring your project from the process development phase of manufacturing to a fully validated one.
Features: Materials
Learn about the different material options for balloon catheters.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
R&D: Wearables
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: Electronics & Computers
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.
Applications: Medical
Even the latest medical and biomedical innovations, from imaging equipment to sensors, require fasteners that never fail.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

Features: Energy

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

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
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: Medical

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

Features: Regulations/Standards

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

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...

Features: Electronics & Computers
History

Although the deadline for RoHS compliance for medical device manufacturers is nearly a year away (July 22, 2014), there is more than ten years of testing and in-service data that can...

Features: Medical

As an increasing number of patients enter the operating room, more and more orthopedic surgeons are becoming orthopedic patients themselves. According to a survey entitled “Occupational Hazards...

Features: Electronics & Computers

No other industry in the US is under more pressure than medical electronics, and those pressures continue mounting each year for greater innovation and products that...

Applications: Photonics/Optics

Silica optical fibers are used more and more for delivering laser power in numerous medical applications. Many therapies require the reliable delivery of high laser power to ablate tissue....

Applications: Electronics & Computers

For medical device OEMs seeking compliance to the 3rd Edition of IEC 60601-1 for their power supplies, what is quite clear by now are the regional dates for...

Features: Medical

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is a well-established practice, essential in realizing the transformation of new product concepts into mass-produced medical devices. And yet, all too often...

Features: Medical

When a medical product fails in the field, everyone suffers — not just the patient, but also the manufacturer and its employees, investors, suppliers, and even competitors. No one...

Features: Design

The time and investment needed to bring an idea for a new medical product successfully to commercial realization can be daunting. In developing new drugs, the costs and timing...

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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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