Design/​Engineering

Intellectual Property

Learn all you need to know about intellectual property for medical devices, including protection tips and patent strategies.

Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Features: Design
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Imaging
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
News: Medical

EDGe Surgical, Inc., a company focused on developing and manufacturing smart orthopedic and spine surgical instruments, has been granted patent 10,912,483 titled “Handheld...

Features: FDA/Regulatory
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Features: Design
An appropriate aesthetic can be much more than consequential cosmetics; it can improve ease-of-use and safety.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Learn the basics of heat shrink tubing and its use in medical device manufacturing.
Technology Leaders: Design
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and delays in procedures, and the orthopedics industry must keep innovating.
Features: Design
Philip Nelson, a partner with Knobbe Martens, provides some insights for device companies facing challenges with intellectual property.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn why stainless steel fixtures and equipment are the best choice for high-traffic and high use installations.
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,...

Briefs: Medical

By design, the patent system generates a wealth of technical know-how with respect to new technologies. It chronicles the technical challenges others have faced in the past and...

News: Design

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

News: Connectivity

Medical Design Briefs is reporting from MD&M West 2019. Send us your questions and comments below.

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Features: Software

Why do some people develop malfunction of their mitral valve (MV) after a heart attack? The answers are complex, and treatments are not yet perfected. But...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Contract manufacturing, or outsourcing, has typically been associated with a company using an offshore manufacturer and lower labor rates to produce their products at...

Features: Design

The medical device industry is built on innovation and invention. They are the drivers of change and evolution in this industry. But bringing these emerging technologies to market can be challenging....

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

When new assays or diagnostic tests are ready for commercialization, there can be tremendous hurdles to overcome, including significant investment in the infrastructure for automated...

News: Medical
AmpTech and BioStrategy Partners Form Partnership to Accelerate Speed to Market of MedTech Devices

AmpTech, a technology incubator and commercialization center in Malvern, PA, is joining with BioStrategy Partners, Inc. (BioSP), a consortium of Pennsylvania academic centers and research institutions, to form an innovative network and functional...

Features: Design

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

News: Design

Mass production technology for silicon-based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Outsourcing can save costs and provide other commercial benefits. With outsourcing efforts related to medical devices, it is important to understand some aspects of U.S....

Features: Design
Optimizing Electronics for Medical Applications

Two years ago, in Medical Design Briefs, Derek Hunt offered some insight into the benefits of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology in the miniaturization of medical devices. CMOS has been around for decades and aside from the size benefits which will be discussed shortly, the...

Features: Design

While the headquarters of the world’s largest medical device and diagnostics corporations have historically been located,...

Features: Medical

Every medical device company faces the challenge of navigating through the FDA’s mandatory regulations, and companies have different needs that change as they mature. Early-stage medical...

News: Design
Open-Source Opens Doors for Surgical Robots

Raven II, a robotic surgery system developed at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington, is being shared on an open-source basis with five other universities. Researchers hope that this will enable users to share software, replicate experiments, and collaborate in other ways — and ultimately...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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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