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Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
Cost-Effective Interconnects for Autoclaved Medical Devices
Cost-Effective Interconnects for Autoclaved Medical Devices

The medical market is becoming more and more impacted by influences of emerging market mega trends including expanding global markets, where products must be made to meet the...

Cost-Effective Interconnects for Autoclaved Medical Devices
Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure
How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure

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...

How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure
Technology Leaders : Robotics, Automation & Control
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications
Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Maximizing Biomanufacturing Productivity in Single-Use Applications
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions
Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions

Contract manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in medical device manufacturing. For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that choose to outsource manufacturing operations, a...

Customer Challenges Lead to Innovative Solutions
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components
Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Value Engineering Applied to Micro Components
Features : Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies

The Hall effect was named after its discoverer, American physicist and thermoelectric researcher Harvard Edwin Herbert Hall. The Hall sensor acts as a magnetic field perpendicular to a...

Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Technology Leaders : Medical
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices

Many factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” or interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, starting with the sheer...

Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Features : Medical
Point Precision Is Critical in Medical Motion Control
Point Precision Is Critical in Medical Motion Control

The language used by suppliers of technology solutions aimed at precision engineering applications is vague and, in some instances, confusing. The use of traditional language and words...

Point Precision Is Critical in Medical Motion Control
Technology Leaders : Medical
Intelligent Motion Controls for Smarter Air Flow
Intelligent Motion Controls for Smarter Air Flow

No longer a trend, automation has become the foundation in technology for manufacturing. This article addresses three areas that require new thinking and innovative approaches for...

Intelligent Motion Controls for Smarter Air Flow
Technology Leaders : Materials
Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life
Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A...

Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants

Acollaboration with innovative technology companies demonstrated the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight spinal implants that mimic the...

Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Technology Leaders : Materials
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing
High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing

With more insight about the characteristics of this versatile silicone material, medical device manufacturers can better understand potential applications and...

High-Consistency Rubber Provides Versatility for Medical Device Manufacturing
Technology Leaders : Medical
Got Your Game Plan? The OEM Playbook to Navigating Preclinical Device Testing Under MDR and ISO 10993-1
Got Your Game Plan? The OEM Playbook to Navigating Preclinical Device Testing Under MDR and ISO 10993-1

When the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) replaces the Medical Device Directive (MDD) in 2020, requirements for medical devices in Europe...

Got Your Game Plan? The OEM Playbook to Navigating Preclinical Device Testing Under MDR and ISO 10993-1
Technology Leaders : Medical
Special Metals Make Unparalleled Medical Devices Possible
Special Metals Make Unparalleled Medical Devices Possible

Around the world, people are living longer with more active lifestyles thanks to continuing advancements in medical technology. This evolution in technology stems from the development...

Special Metals Make Unparalleled Medical Devices Possible
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology
Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology

Medical technology continues to evolve toward diagnosis and treatment devices that are closer to the patient, or even in the patient's home. Compression therapy, wound therapy, dialysis,...

Mitigating Sound with Advanced Pump Technology
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry
Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry

Contract manufacturing, or outsourcing, has typically been associated with a company using an offshore manufacturer and lower labor rates to produce their products at...

Seven Steps to Successful Contract Manufacturing for the Medical Industry
Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications
Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications
Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Technology Leaders : Medical
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
Technology Leaders : Motion Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Technology Leaders : Medical
Material Advances for Additive Manufacturing of Bioresorbable Polymeric Medical Devices
Material Advances for Additive Manufacturing of Bioresorbable Polymeric Medical Devices

Although we’ve heard a lot about the promise of additive manufacturing (AM), the reality is that this technology has not yet caused a revolution in...

Material Advances for Additive Manufacturing of Bioresorbable Polymeric Medical Devices
Technology Leaders : Medical
Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Design and Manufacturability
Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Design and Manufacturability

Metal additive manufacturing via laser powder bed fusion or electron beam melting has been used for several years for serial manufacturing of...

Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Scaffolds for Orthopedic Applications: Design and Manufacturability
Technology Leaders : Materials
Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication
Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication

In working with various medical equipment such as needles, syringes, trocars, cannulas, guide-wires, catheters, and valves, medical device designers must account for...

Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication
Features : Medical
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Features : Medical
Package Engineering for Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Package Engineering for Sterilization
Features : Medical
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652

Traditionally, toxicologists and biocompatibility experts considered the materials in breathing gas pathways as external communicating devices and evaluated...

Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652
Technology Leaders : Design
Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications
Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications

Handheld medical devices must perform across a wide range of device specifications and end-user environmental conditions. Mechanical and signal...

Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications
Technology Leaders : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fluid Control: Valveless Design Offers Accuracy and Precision

Healthcare providers now, more than ever, make critical patient care decisions based on the test results obtained from medical diagnostic instrumentation. The accuracy, precision, and reliability of clinical chemistry and immunoassay analyzers not only rely on the inherent design and...

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