Design & Testing

Packaging/​Sterilization

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Have questions about medical device packaging and sterilization? Get the advice you need regarding options, regulatory compliance, and product development.

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White Papers: Medical
Filtered Far-UVC: Safe Sterilization for Public Spaces

UV sterilization is a method of disinfection that uses short-wavelength UVC light (in the 200-280nm range) to kill or inactivate bacteria, viruses, and protozoans by destroying the...

Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Packaging & Sterilization
Demystifying Ball Spline Specs

Why isn’t identifying the right ball spline for an application straightforward and easy? Demystify the semantic differences in the literature and it will, at least, be easier. We’ll do this by discussing...

Features: Connectivity
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A new sterilization technology could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks.
Supplements: Materials
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.
Features: Design
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Applications: Design
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
Features: AR/AI
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have engineered new antimicrobial surfaces that can significantly reduce the formation of bacteria on medical instruments, such as urinary catheters, and reduce the risk of patient infection while in hospital.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Medical
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Products: Motion Control
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
Features: Motion Control
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.
INSIDER: Packaging & Sterilization

Using ultraviolet light (UV) can deactivate a bacterium that is accepted as a proxy for the dangerous-to-handle virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers say the process could eliminate...

News: Medical

Nordion is one of the pioneers in using Cobalt-60 for gamma sterilization. The company has been building irradiators and shipping Cobalt sources around the world for more than 50 years and continues to be a leader...

Features: Test & Measurement
Engineers are thinking of creative ways to design a packaging system that will ensure safe arrival of a medical device.
Briefs: Medical
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.

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