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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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R&D: Electronics & Computers
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Supplements: Wearables
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
White Papers: Medical
Medical Device Cooling Considerations for Your Next Design Project

The term “Medical Device” covers an expansive range of applications ranging from large MRI machines to hand-held surgical devices and diagnostic tools. These pieces of...

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: Connectivity
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: Medical

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: Packaging & Sterilization

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Blog: Packaging & Sterilization

NASA’s Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating personal protective...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
Blog: Packaging & Sterilization

FDA has created a new pilot program for industry to expedite approvals of certain changes to ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization processes and facilities. In an effort to...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Current Trends in Medical Kit Packaging

In days of yore, when house calls were common, physicians used black leather bags to tote instruments from appointment to appointment. Those medical bags are long gone, but the logic behind them - a...

Briefs: Medical

Ultraviolet light has been used for more than 30 years as a source of disinfectant. A newly introduced product uses the technology to eliminate bacteria on cell phones, tablets and...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported progress on reducing overall infection rates with enhanced safety measures and better disinfection...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

News: Packaging & Sterilization

Porex, a developer of porous polymer solutions, and Guangdong Xianfeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd. have teamed up to develop a sterile container that will...

Features: Wearables

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

Products: Motion Control
Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

News: Medical
Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient

Advances in manufacturing technologies are fostering an age of unprecedented innovation in the development of reusable medical devices...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Medbio, Grand Rapids, MI, has opened a second manufacturing facility. The company is an outsource manufacturer offering design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and packaging solutions for the...

Features: Design

Selecting an adhesive when designing a wearable medical device is not a trivial exercise. Too often the adhesive selection process is executed with the mindset “tape is...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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