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Learn what's trending in medical device testing and design. Explore the latest medical products, applications, and technical briefs covering simulation & design software; advanced measuring instruments; and monitoring systems, devices, and instrumentation.

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Supplements: Test & Measurement
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2022.
White Papers: Medical
Get the Inside Story on EO Residuals

Many factors impact Ethylene Oxide (EO) Residual levels following sterilization, making it difficult to determine when a medical device is safe for public use. In our latest Inside Story, Leonard Harris,...

White Papers: Medical
Get the Inside Story on EO Sterilization

Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization for many medical devices, may be the only method that effectively sterilizes and does not damage the device during the sterilization process. In our latest Inside...

White Papers: Medical
A Guide to Polychromatic and Monochromatic Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy for Analysis of Sunscreen Protection For Human Skin

Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is a technique used in the field of dermatology for assessing optical properties...

Supplements: Materials
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
White Papers: Medical
How to Select and Evaluate Clean Room Movement Systems: A 7-step Guide

This paper provides a road map that makes it easier to determine the appropriate method to move machinery and tools in clean rooms. As you walk through the short but...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Differences in the Testing and Certification of Consumer-Grade Wearable Devices and Body-Worn Medical Devices

Manufacturers that produce smart wearables continue to strive for clinical validation and regulatory approval of their technology...

White Papers: Medical
Using Standard IEC 80601-2-78 for the Testing of Medical Exoskeletons and other RACA Robots

Exoskeletons are different from any other medical device used in health care settings. Navigating the requirements of a new medical standard can be...

White Papers: Medical
Guide to IEC 60601-1, 3rd Edition, Amendment 2

Medical electrical equipment and systems standards are updated so often that it can be difficult for manufacturers to keep up with the latest amendments, ultimately impacting quality or delaying...

Supplements: IoMT
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designing SOSA™ Backplanes for the Future of Electronics

Backplane signal integrity is an emerging issue for new SOSA systems. Our newest white paper examines how new systems must be able to operate at very high data signaling rates to...

White Papers: Medical
Selecting the Right System to Move BioPharma Equipment

This paper is intended to serve as a guide to selecting the ideal load handling equipment for any given load and situation. The sheer variability of needs means this guide will not be...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Surgical Motors

Portescap, Morristown, NJ, offers surgical motors that are designed to withstand 3,000+ autoclave cycles. The motors and controllers include the CNT1530...

Features: Test & Measurement
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Briefs: Wearables
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Micro-metallizer pens, sensor evaluation kits, single-use disposables, and more.
White Papers: Medical
Get the Biocompatibility Inside Story

Eurofins Medical Device Testing offers biocompatibility expertise to assess the biological risks of a new device design or process change, and develop an appropriate testing program for assessing device...

Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards
Modern evaluation of biocompatibility uses a risk-based approach.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Inside Story: Test & Measurement
Geoffrey Moodie from Eurofins answers questions about biocompatibility.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Features: Design
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
Features: Materials
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.

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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Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

First, Do No Harm: Changing Strategies to Prove Your Medical Device Is Safe

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