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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.

Blog: Automotive

3M and Ford are collaborating on specific ways the companies can rapidly combine complementary capabilities and resources to help meet a surge in demand for personal...

Blog: Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took significant action to help increase the availability of ventilators and accessories, as well as other...

Blog: Medical

Researchers have developed an ultrasound diagnostic protocol for COVID-19. The protocol was developed in the laboratories of UniTrento with collaboration from a dozen clinical teams in Italy as...

Blog: Medical

Nanofabrica, a manufacturer of 3D printers for precision engineering, invites researchers, doctors, and manufacturers to harness its manufacturing capabilities to develop...

Blog: Medical

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health have made a critical breakthrough toward developing a vaccine for the...

Blog: Medical

As more Covid-19 cases appear in the United States and around the world, the need for fast, easy-to-use diagnostic tests is becoming ever more pressing. A...

Blog: Regulations/Standards

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (3–4 p.m. Eastern), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a virtual Town Hall for clinical laboratories and commercial...

Blog: Medical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new guidance to provide a policy to help expand the availability and capability of noninvasive remote monitoring devices to facilitate...

Blog: Regulations/Standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken two additional significant diagnostic actions during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

With the country confronting a shortage of both coronavirus test kits and critical medical equipment, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is...

Blog: Regulations/Standards

FDA is postponing most foreign and domestic inspections through April, effective immediately. Inspections outside the U.S. deemed mission-critical will still be considered on a...

From the Editor: Imaging

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...

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...

From the Editor: Connectivity

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...

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...

Blog: Packaging & Sterilization

FDA has created a new pilot program for industry to expedite approvals of certain changes to ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization processes and facilities. In an effort to...

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...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Staying relevant in the medical device industry requires operating “with real-time information, comprehensive capabilities, and a global physical infrastructure to deliver speed, scope, and scale to keep pace in this rapidly changing market.”
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...

From the Editor: Design

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

Blog: Test & Measurement

“Opioid abuse, misuse, and addiction has become one of the most profound public health crises facing the U.S. today,” says Jeffrey Shuren, FDA, CDRH....

Blog: Medical

Medical device companies have challenged thousands of patents using the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) administrative adjudication system. Introduced in 2012,...

From the Editor: Regulations/Standards

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

From the Editor: Regulations/Standards

In the spirit of promoting public transparency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health is taking a number of...

From the Editor: Medical

Political uncertainty will be the biggest factor that could upend healthcare transactions according to a recent Merrill InsightTM poll of global mergers and...

From the Editor: Design

A new house bill is set to end the medical device tax once and for all. H.R. 2207 was introduced in April — it’s goal to permanently repeal the...

From the Editor: Medical

Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices FDA is continuing to encourage innovation in novel areas — the latest being novel brain implants, often...

From the Editor: Regulations/Standards

When digital devices and technologies became the rule rather than the exception, FDA had to rethink its regulatory framework and evaluation process...

From the Editor: Medical

Making changes to a regulatory process is usually difficult, slow, and often painful — after all, it involves lots of bureaucracy and many “cooks in the kitchen.” But...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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

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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