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From the Editor: Regulations/Standards
New best practices for understanding medical device security.
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From the Editor: Wearables
The connected healthcare market is growing at a robust rate, according to a report from Verified Market Research.
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From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new report from research firm Evaluate gives the medtech industry a fair grade for its performance in 2021.
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From the Editor: Medical
MicroPort Orthopedics has reimagined its approach to medical education.
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From the Editor: Medical
New data shows that during the pandemic, the medtech industry created more, better-paying jobs than the manufacturing sector overall.
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From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn why the global market for medical device technologies is projected to grow from $605.7 billion in 2020 to $796.9 billion by 2025.
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From the Editor: Wearables
Malnati says COVID-19 has led to a wider variety of remote monitoring technology — from wearables to new smartphone apps.
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From the Editor: Test & Measurement
"BlowFISH" is changing the future of the healthcare landscape, providing diagnosis faster and with more accuracy than ever before.
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From the Editor: Regulations/Standards
FDA has created a “Catalog of Regulatory Science Tools,” in which it provides a comprehensive list of peer-reviewed resources for medical device developers.
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From the Editor: Medical
A recent report from Evaluate Vantage looks back at 2020 and reviews the short-term and long-term effects the pandemic had on the industry.
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From the Editor: Photonics/Optics
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
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From the Editor: Regulations/Standards
FDA just released the agency’s first action plan addressing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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From the Editor: IoMT
A recent survey of medical device industry leaders finds that they are shifting their perspective toward digital technologies in the wake of COVID-19.
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From the Editor: Medical
A new report indicates how the medtech industry will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
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From the Editor: Medical
The coronavirus pandemic forced medtech companies to go beyond norms and collaborate to overcome critical challenges.
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From the Editor: Regulations/Standards
When the Emergency Use Authorization Act is lifted, the FDA will have a real device review in place, says our guest editor.
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From the Editor: Medical

While some sectors of the medical device industry have done well during the pandemic, others have been adversely affected. Either way, mergers and acquisitions have...

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From the Editor: Design
See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
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From the Editor: Connectivity
Has telehealth proven that it is a viable alternative for care? The answer is yes, according to Justin Williams, CEO of healthcare delivery platform Noteworth.
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From the Editor: Medical

As COVID-19 has swept through the globe, it has brought with it a new normal — at least for the time being. As I discussed last month, the...

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From the Editor: Regulations/Standards

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

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From the Editor: Medical
FDA has kicked off a new voluntary electronic submission program for 510(k)s.
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From the Editor: Medical

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the...

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From the Editor: Medical

FDA says it is continuing to advance its scientific and technical capabilities, but a recent New York Times editorial says the agency is in...

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From the Editor: IoMT

AT&T is building up its FirstNet network, while also rolling out 5G New Radio — both of which are part of the future of connected of healthcare. FirstNet is...

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From the Editor: Medical

Under new rules to market medical devices in the European Union (EU), only 27 percent of respondents said they will be fully compliant with the...

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From the Editor: Regulations/Standards

As a first step toward implementation of its recently established Safety and Performance Based Pathway for medical devices, FDA is issuing draft guidances outlining the...

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From the Editor: Wearables

With increasing investments in R&D to develop self-healing, comfortable monitoring systems, a recent report indicates that electronic skin is gaining...

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From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Manufacturers are focused on improving their design processes far more than on improving their design tools, according to a recent study.

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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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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

Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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