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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.

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From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
From the Editor discusses Robocath -- a company that designs, develops, and markets innovative robotic solutions to treat cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases -- and how it has published a new report exploring current and future expectations for the use of robotics in interventional medicine. Read on to learn more.
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From the Editor: Medical
This editorial was written by Ivor Campbell, Chief Executive of Callander, UK-based Snedden Campbell, a specialist recruitment consultant for the medical technology industry. He talks about who holds the key to the future of public health diagnostics. Read on to learn more.
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From the Editor: Medical
Generative artificial intelligence (or genAI) is rapidly gaining traction in the healthcare and pharmaceutical domains, with substantial advancements helping to address pervasive issues in these industries.
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From the Editor: Medical
Shipment of additive manufacturing (AM) systems for metal parts increased by 24.4 percent in 2023, according to Wohlers Associates latest report. See what Editor and Director of Medical Content Sherrie Trigg thinks about the matter.
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From the Editor: Medical
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: Regulations/Standards
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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Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The advent of Industry 4.0 marks a transformative change in the manufacturing landscape, presenting abundant prospects for enhanced efficiency, personalized solutions, and groundbreaking...

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Blog: Software

New tools and technologies are driving healthcare change. The rapid adoption of mobile applications, cloud solutions and wearable devices makes it possible for care...

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From the Editor: Medical
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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Blog: Medical
Understanding what the FDA really means by their time frames, knowing how to address their regulatory issues, and preparing a response to a 483 or Warning Letter is critical to showing the FDA that you understand what they expect from you and that you will work to bring your company into compliance. Another critical point is to understand that you can negotiate with the agency.
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Blog: Packaging & Sterilization

The healthcare sector is always changing with new advancements and approaches emerging. One area that has experienced progress in recent times is flexible...

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From the Editor: Medical
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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Blog: Software

Industry 4.0 is bringing about a fundamental shift in manufacturing, offering numerous opportunities for efficiency, customization, and innovation. This...

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From the Editor: Medical
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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Blog: Medical

A new study provides interesting insights into the public's perception and acceptance of AI, robots, and nanotech in the healthcare industry,...

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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: Medical
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: Medical
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: Wearables
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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Blog: Physical Sciences

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of the first human genome sequence, which was mapped out on April 14, 2003....

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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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here are the winners of the 2022 Medical Design Briefs’ Readers’ Choice Products of the Year.
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From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor
NuraLogix unveiled its Anura™ Telehealth platform at CES 2023.
Blog: Medical

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: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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