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Product Development

Learn about risk assessment, design validation, and the many phases of medical product development.

R&D: Wearables
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer American PAPR LLC is ramping up manufacturing of respirators across its 17-state supply chain in answer the...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a tablet-sized device that can reliably detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously. Initial results show the test can...

INSIDER: Medical

To address the COVID-19 outbreaks that continue to skyrocket with new clusters in numerous dark red areas in many provinces across Thailand, a research team has developed an...

INSIDER: Medical

Engineers at MIT and Harvard University have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with COVID-19 within about 90 minutes. The masks are embedded with tiny, disposable...

INSIDER: Design

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost nasopharyngoscope for use in provincial and district hospitals in the Vietnam, where traditional scopes are cost prohibitive....

INSIDER: Design

An antigen-based detection technique could be used to analyze as many as 500 samples per hour. In a recently completed study, the rapid test was able to diagnose a viral...

INSIDER: Design

Researchers have designed a testing protocol for SARS-CoV-2 that can process tens of thousands of samples in less than 48 hours. The test, called SARSeq, or Saliva...

Features: Wearables
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
INSIDER: Design

A reliable — and cheap — antibody test can analyze more than 1,000 samples at once and requires a small drop of blood, such as that from a finger prick.

From the Editor: Medical
FDA has created a “Catalog of Regulatory Science Tools,” in which it provides a comprehensive list of peer-reviewed resources for medical device developers.
Briefs: Design
Modifications to existing N95 masks improve their reusability.
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...

INSIDER: Medical

New research could help solve a major challenge in the deployment of certain COVID-19 vaccines worldwide — the need for the vaccines to be kept at below-freezing temperatures...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called centrifugal multispinning that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production...

INSIDER: Medical

A diagnostic test can detect the virus that causes COVID-19 even after it has gone through mutations. Called the VaNGuard (Variant Nucleotide Guard) test, it makes use of a...

INSIDER: Medical

A new viral screening test diagnoses COVID-19 in a matter of minutes with a portable, pocket-sized machine. It also simultaneously tests for other viruses — like influenza...

INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

Researchers have transformed copper nanowires into metal foams that could be used in facemasks and air filtration systems. The foams filter efficiently and...

Features: Design
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: Medical
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.
Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched a new surveillance solution designed to deliver fast and highly reliable insight into the presence of in-air pathogens, including...

INSIDER: Design

A new study shows for the first time that lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs for a year were capable of growth within the recipient. The valves also showed reduced...

INSIDER: Design

A pinprick test accurately measures the concentration of coronavirus antibodies in blood in under one hour. And it’s cheap — costing about tenth of current tests.

INSIDER: Design

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost, mass-producible ventilator to help address the worldwide shortage. Because the ventilator is developed specifically for...

INSIDER: Design

A new saliva-based COVID-19 is less invasive than many of the traditional nasal swab tests in use, and researchers say it is sensitive, specific, and can deliver results at a...

INSIDER: Design

Rapid COVID-19 tests are on the rise to deliver results faster to more people, and scientists need an easy, foolproof way to know that these tests work...

Features: Design
Anim won back-to-back recognition when the Professional Organization of Woman of Excellence Recognized (P.O.W.E.R) named her 2019 Engineer of the Year.
Features: Medical
More than ever, women are making a huge impact in medical science and engineering.

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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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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