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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.

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

A new negative pressure ventilator that could provide additional treatment options for patients with respiratory failure, including those with COVID-19...

Blog: Design

A patented filtration material from Senturion+ has been proven to block and inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a 98.8 percent removal efficacy rate. Scientists from...

Blog: Medical

Minalex Corporation is playing a pivotal role in shortening the time needed to process RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 by supplying a component essential for the...

Blog: Medical

Spectrum Solutions, LLC has partnered with Steribottle to provide its innovative SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Device for the COVID-19 population testing directive in...

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.
Blog: Test & Measurement

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the public has learned about a wide variety of medical tools and technologies used to prevent, test for, and treat the virus. From ventilators and N95 masks, to...

Blog: Design

Responding to an urgent need for medical ventilators for health professionals in Canada, StarFish Medical called on NSKto quickly deliver up to 7,500 Monocarrier™ linear...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The advent of COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to product development. Agility is more important than ever as it has made it critical to get products to market quickly. While...

Blog: Medical

The medical industry as-a-whole has galvanized its entire workforce toward developing a cure and relief for the ongoing COVID-19...

From the Editor: Medical
A new report indicates how the medtech industry will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The medical device industry’s accreditation program, MedAccred ® , is continuing to grow and more and more major device makers are now on the list of...

Blog: Medical

Pulmonology is a field of medicine that deals with respiratory tract diseases, and the medical imaging used by pulmonologists is predominantly chest imaging: CXR,...

From the Editor: Medical
The coronavirus pandemic forced medtech companies to go beyond norms and collaborate to overcome critical challenges.
Blog: Medical

Spectrum Solutions, LLC has been granted an Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its SDNA-1000 saliva collection device. The...

From the Editor: Design
When the Emergency Use Authorization Act is lifted, the FDA will have a real device review in place, says our guest editor.
Blog: Medical

A team at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has prototyped a flexible patch containing tiny transducers for monitoring health conditions. When paired with a new algorithm, the...

Blog: Medical

The rapid increase of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections has resulted in challenging wound complications with limited choices of effective...

Blog: Design

The U.S. Army partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to create a biocontainment unit that could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients....

Blog: Design

An ear, nose, and throat doctor has invented a simple mask design that significantly improves safety during aerosol-generating procedures of the head and neck. The novel coronavirus...

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...

Blog: Design

Thermoplastics manufacturer Flambeau is making an important part of personal protective equipment (PPE) widely used by frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. After...

Blog: Design

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes — but ones that will have long-term consequences. In the newest report...

Blog: Medical

In late April, NASA announced the development of Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally (VITAL), a ventilator prototype designed specifically to...

Blog: Materials

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. A...

Blog: Design

An innovative device may turn one of the most widely used materials for biomedical applications into wearable devices to help monitor heart health. A team from Purdue University...

Blog: Design

Portable disinfection chambers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to inactivate virus particles could allow emergency medical technicians, police officers, healthcare workers,...

Blog: Design

In early Spring of 2020, the phone calls and emails started streaming in to the mechanical engineering department of the University of Wisconsin – Madison: “We...

Blog: Regulations/Standards

Yes, there will be a day when the U.S. EUA, Emergency Use Authorization Act, will be lifted, the medical device industry goes back to reality, and the FDA regains control of the medical approval process...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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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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