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Trivia: Design

What device that was designed to assist in orthopedic procedures was the first of its kind?

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Trivia: Design

What PPE did certain specialized doctors don in the 16th and 17th centuries, but is now often worn as a scary Halloween costume?

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Trivia: Medical

What medical device would come to shape modern medical practice around the use and development of artificial organs?

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Trivia: Sensors/Data Acquisition

What groundbreaking medical technology achievement marked a significant advancement in treating a common neurological condition?

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Trivia: Wearables

First described in 1950, what technology wasn’t applied to medicine until the 2000s, and is now exploding on the world stage?

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Trivia: Design

Invented in 1967, what device saved countless children from being poisoned?

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Trivia: Motion Control

What device introduced 25 years ago changed the path of cardiac and other surgeries?

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Trivia: Medical

What device, invented by a Scottish Physician, has made today's mass vaccinations possible?

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Trivia: Medical

It's March Madness! What organization was founded by a small group of physical educators and physicians who recognized that health problems were associated with certain lifestyle choices, especially smoking and lack of...

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Trivia: Design

What life-saving device was first built from orange juice cans, used auto parts, and sausage casings?

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Trivia: Medical

Telehealth services exploded during the COVID pandemic, but when and where was it first put into practice?

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Trivia: Materials

In December 1982, what aluminum and polyurethane medical device "captivated the world?"

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Trivia: Physical Sciences

In November 1848, what was the first medical school to open for women?

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Trivia: Medical

What once experimental treatment has become a vital cancer-fighting tool?

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Trivia: Medical

In September 1994, what innovation helped to eradicate a disease in the Americas, yet sadly still persists today in some countries?

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Trivia: Medical

What invention — which was awarded a Nobel Prize nearly 20 years ago— played a great role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Trivia: Physical Sciences

In July 1965, what landmark amendment was passed that helped drive medical innovation and improve the quality of healthcare?

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Trivia: Regulations/Standards

At the turn of the 19th century, what industry was so dangerous that surgeons became specially trained to address the unique injuries of its employees?

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Trivia: Physical Sciences

Around 100 years ago, what discovery was made that is considered one of the greatest breakthroughs in medical history, saving millions of lives around the world?

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Trivia: Medical

In June 2000, what project began that has transformed medicine and research, including the study of different cancers and the development of more advanced diagnostic tests?

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Trivia: Medical

It’s March Madness! But what medical device helped a special group of WWII veterans enjoy playing basketball in 1945 and then helped the game become one of the first Paralympic sports?

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Trivia: Test & Measurement

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, this month’s question hails from Ireland. What Irish-born medical device changed the face of esophageal function testing?

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Trivia: Medical

The Super Bowl has been used to showcase many brands’ best — and most expensive — commercials. What medical device was used to help reveal the best Super Bowl commercial?

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Trivia: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

What common medical adapter that can reduce hospital-acquired infections shares its name with a traditional holiday symbol?

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Trivia: Medical

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a balance of what four things was essential to good health in Colonial America?

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Trivia: Sensors/Data Acquisition

What instrument was essential to the development of modern-day electrocardiogram?

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Trivia: Design

What device commonly used in cardivascular procedures is believed to be named for a dentist?

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Trivia: Medical

What well-known fictional device is now being developed as a real medical device?

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Trivia: Medical

What major event in history was a catalyst for advancements in prosthetics?

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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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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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).