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From the Editor: Design
As the COVID pandemic began to drive rapid changes in healthcare, innovative manufacturers and makers around the world began using 3D printing and generative design to fill a dire need for masks, swabs, ventilator components, and other medical equipment. Read on to learn more thoughts from Sherrie Trigg, Editor and Director of Medical Content.
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From the Editor: Materials
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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From the Editor: Medical
There is sparce evidence in the health research literature to link health technology assessment (HTA) processes and outcomes (at a national, regional, or hospital level) with device purchasing decisions, according to ISPOR. Read on to learn new findings and more.
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From the Editor: Medical
Analytics firm GlobalData has weighed in on the U.S. FDA's proposal to reclassify laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) as medical devices. FDA historically exercised enforcement discretion over LDTs, meaning that it did not actively regulate them like it does for other medical devices, so this is a significant regulatory change.
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From the Editor: Imaging
Assuming that future funding follows the same linear trend that it has previously, a study projects such funding will be $30.8 billion in 2029, which would lead to FDA-approved products in 2035.
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From the Editor: Design
Implantable medical devices may be nothing new — doctors have been inserting things like pacemakers and cochlear implants into their patients’ bodies for decades — but as the relationship between people and technology becomes ever more co-dependent.
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From the Editor: Design
The selection of colors for medical devices can be a complex process that takes into account various factors, including functionality, safety, aesthetics, branding, and regulatory requirements. But where do you start? See what Editor and Director of Medical Content Sherrie Trigg says.
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From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Where are the medtech opportunities in the future? Find out from Editor and Director of Medical Content Sherrie Trigg the markets with top-10 life sciences talent pools.
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From the Editor: Medical
Written by Katie Falcone, Scientific Support Manager, Datwyler, this article addresses the dangerous implications of micro material contamination.
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From the Editor: AR/AI
Proprio, a Seattle-based surgical technology company, achieved a significant milestone this year when its flagship surgical navigation platform, Paradigm™ obtained FDA 510(k) clearance.
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From the Editor: Medical
A recent report reveals that the growth in prevalence of chronic diseases and rise in patient preference for advanced drug-delivery systems are driving the global smart drug-delivery systems market.
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From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical device company Mighty Oak Medical recently announced a technical partnership with HP for 3D printed healthcare applications to improve pedicle screw placement in spinal procedures.
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From the Editor: AR/AI
While the ethics of AI is making headlines, it's becoming an integral part of all aspects of daily life, including in healthcare and medical technology. And the FDA has even created regulatory pathways to incorporate AI into medical devices.
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From the Editor: Medical
What technologies do you have in your portfolio? According to a recent report, “a combined regime of macro volatility and industry forces is playing out” that requires rethinking product portfolios.
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From the Editor: Medical
Wireless charging at a distance could be a game changer for medical devices in hospital settings.
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From the Editor: Design
Here are the winners of the 2022 Medical Design Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Products of the Year.
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From the Editor: Medical
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NuraLogix unveiled its Anura™ Telehealth platform at CES 2023.
From the Editor: Connectivity
From glucose monitors to infusion pumps, the rise in connected medical devices is endangering healthcare cybersecurity.
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From the Editor: Medical
The market for wearable sensors is expanding, and more people than ever before are turning to wearable sensors to monitor their activity levels.
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From the Editor: Design
Connectomics, the field of understanding brain connectivity, is poised to change the future of neuroscience.
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From the Editor: Medical

President Biden says he believes the COVID-19 pandemic is over, although acknowledging that the virus is still a problem that needs addressing. As the...

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From the Editor: Medical

Medtech M&A volume continued at a rapid pace in early 2022 with 17 transactions announced or completed — outpacing the year-to-date (YTD) total...

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From the Editor: Wearables

The global medical devices industry is undergoing a major transformation in business models, technology adoption, and care delivery approaches, according to Frost &...

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From the Editor: Wearables

As global markets cool, there are signs that a new round of consolidation may be starting in the digital health sector, according to Richard Zall, chair of law...

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From the Editor: Wearables

Smartwatches: These ubiquitous wearables have become a powerful tool for diagnosis and health monitoring in areas ranging from cardiology to diabetes to...

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From the Editor: Wearables

With a push from the pandemic, digital health began to transform healthcare delivery. It has been particularly useful for advancing remote cardiac care....

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From the Editor: Medical
2021 definitely hinted at a successful future for medtech, says MDB Editor Sherrie Trigg.
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From the Editor: Test & Measurement
Readers selected a product that could help manufacturers in their quest to build better ventilators to help fight the pandemic.
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From the Editor: AR/AI
Digital and virtual tools will advance many healthcare services, including chronic pain management and stroke rehabilitation.
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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: Developing a Package Performance Testing Plan
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To find out more about the expertise required to develop a testing plan for package performance testing, MDB recently spoke with Sunny Modi, Director of Package Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing in Lancaster, PA.

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