Medical Blog

Join the conversation! Medical Design Briefs' Editor Sherrie Trigg provides her take on today’s innovative technology developments and the topics most important to you.

From the Editor: Design
Connectomics, the field of understanding brain connectivity, is poised to change the future of neuroscience.
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...

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...

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 &...

From the Editor: Medical

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...

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...

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....

From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
2021 definitely hinted at a successful future for medtech, says MDB Editor Sherrie Trigg.
From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Readers selected a product that could help manufacturers in their quest to build better ventilators to help fight the pandemic.
From the Editor: AR/AI
Digital and virtual tools will advance many healthcare services, including chronic pain management and stroke rehabilitation.
From the Editor: Connectivity
New best practices for understanding medical device security.
Blog: Design

Growing older can bring both joy and hardship into our lives. Tasks that were once easy may become difficult as we age. However, with state-of-the-art technologies, the golden...

From the Editor: Wearables
The connected healthcare market is growing at a robust rate, according to a report from Verified Market Research.
From the Editor: Imaging
A new report from research firm Evaluate gives the medtech industry a fair grade for its performance in 2021.
From the Editor: Medical
MicroPort Orthopedics has reimagined its approach to medical education.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Continued innovation is at the heart of the medical device industry, with new technology supporting critical outcomes such as earlier...

From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New data shows that during the pandemic, the medtech industry created more, better-paying jobs than the manufacturing sector overall.
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.
Blog: Medical

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer American PAPR LLC is ramping up manufacturing of respirators across its 17-state supply chain in answer the...

From the Editor: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Malnati says COVID-19 has led to a wider variety of remote monitoring technology — from wearables to new smartphone apps.
From the Editor: Test & Measurement
"BlowFISH" is changing the future of the healthcare landscape, providing diagnosis faster and with more accuracy than ever before.
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.
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.
Blog: Medical

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched a new surveillance solution designed to deliver fast and highly reliable insight into the presence of in-air pathogens, including...

Blog: Photonics/Optics

A new camera module with quadruple the resolution of its predecessor, at 400 × 400, or 160 Kpixels, provides clear images inside the body’s farthest...

Blog: Medical

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least seven hours of sleep per night, and in recent years, consumers have had the choice of a proliferating number...

From the Editor: Photonics/Optics
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Blog: Automotive

Ford is stepping up its drive to encourage Americans to #FinishStrong in the battle against COVID-19 with the announcement of three new initiatives that include new...

From the Editor: AR/AI
FDA just released the agency’s first action plan addressing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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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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