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From the Editor: Medical
This year, our two winners both focus on materials designed to address the special needs of the healthcare industry. Read on to learn the winners of the 2023 Medical Design Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Products of the Year.
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Briefs: Design
Some people do not go the dentist out of fear, thereby risking a worsening of untreated tooth damage. However, some dental practices offer patients a gentle alternative: The Wand – STA System from Milestone Scientific.
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INSIDER: Design

Chronic wounds afflict millions of people. If not treated adequately, they can lead to severe complications, including amputation of limbs. Denver-based has Vaporox developed a medical...

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INSIDER: Medical

SABIC will feature new and existing material solutions for potential use in critical medical devices through the company’s exhibition (booth #3287) and in two presentations at MD&M West. On...

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R&D: Materials
A single strand of fiber has the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, called polyaniline. The newly developed material showed good potential for wearable e-textiles. Researchers tested the fibers with a system that powered an LED light and another that sensed ammonia gas.
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Applications: Materials
Medical devices are becoming smaller and smaller, and the need for advanced material solutions keeps growing. Through our deep understanding and application of fundamental chemistry, Chemours materials have emerged as effective alternatives — helping innovators in the medical industry achieve continued success across medical device design.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
By choosing specialty thermoplastics, device manufacturers can help reduce the environmental impact of their products while gaining plastic's well-known benefits of expanded design freedom and streamlined, high-volume production of parts compared to metal alternatives.
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Features: Tubing & Extrusion
This article provides an overview of USP Class VI silicones and explains what medical device manufacturers need to consider when selecting these materials.
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Briefs: Medical
In the medical device industry, the success of a lifesaving operation may depend on the integrity of a bond between components of varying materials.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the new products and services, including Dillon Manufacturing's claw jaws, mesh-morphing technology from RBF Morph, an eQMS from Sierra Labs, Qosina's stopcock manifold, Surface Solutions Group's sustainable coating, Zuken's design platform, and more.
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Products: Materials
See the product of the month: Formlabs' three healthcare-focused materials -- BioMed Elastic 50A Resin, BioMed Flex 80A Resin, and IBT Flex Resin.
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News: Materials

SABIC and SINOPEC announced the commercial operation of a new polycarbonate (PC) plant at their 50–50 joint venture (JV) — SINOPEC SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SSTPC)....

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R&D: Medical
Engineers have developed a biodegradable polymer system to treat rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, by working in concert with the power of the human immune system.
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Features: Design
For researchers and manufacturers interested in reducing the costs of coated well plates while improving research quality and diagnostic test resolution, outsourcing to a qualified contract services provider could be an optimal solution.
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Briefs: Medical
The new method utilizes antioxidants in the form of polymer-stabilized crystals. Traditional methods grow crystals within reactors, but using microfluidics, the researchers can create crystals that are all the same size and dosage.
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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Features: Materials
A previous article described the theoretical framework for USW of thermoplastics. This article presents the key parameters and materials influencing an ultrasonic welding process, so that USW can be accomplished successfully.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See the New Products and Services, including medical optics, healthcare polymers, a ventilator pressure sensor, and more.
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Products: Medical
See the new products and services for April 2023, including dynamic pressure controls, AI processors, modeling and simulation software, and more.
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INSIDER: Materials

Cutting-edge prefillable syringe system products provide new solutions to customers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical market. Sharps Technology is advancing its product strategy with...

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Technology Leaders: Medical
A family of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) crosslinked by irradiation improve thermomechanical properties and chemical resistance at elevated temperatures.
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INSIDER: Materials

Honeywell announced the addition of a new ultra-fine denier fiber to its Spectra® Medical Grade (MG) BIO fiber portfolio at MD&M West. Now...

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INSIDER: Materials

Filmcast PTFE has historically been limited to a maximum diameter of around 0.100 in., which restricted the option for larger French size aspiration catheters....

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INSIDER: Materials

A panel of experts presented the process and next steps for developing harmonized medical-grade materials with the goal toward establishing...

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INSIDER: Materials

DuPont™ has introduced its new Liveo™ MG 7-9960 Soft Skin Adhesive, a soft elastomeric silicone adhesive for adhering medical devices to the skin with high adhesion...

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INSIDER: Materials

Two new LNP™ CRX polycarbonate (PC) copolymer resins from SABIC offer a distinct combination of robust chemical and impact resistance, thin-wall transparency, dimensional...

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INSIDER: Medical

Plastic Ingenuity hosted a class on “Thermoform for Healthcare Packaging” in its booth Tuesday, February 7 at 9 AM as part of IoPP’s Fundamentals of Medical...

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R&D: Materials

Scientists have developed a stretchable and waterproof fabric that turns energy generated from body movements into electrical energy. A crucial component in the fabric is a polymer that,...

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Blog: Tubing & Extrusion

The global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual...

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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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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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Inside Story: Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe processes for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology Medical Device Testing, Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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