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Features : Materials
Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology

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 : Packaging & Sterilization
New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs

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...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

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
Eurofins Medical Device Testing

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 and instruments. As designers develop smaller, more-complex, and increasingly intricate devices, however,...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity

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 : Packaging & Sterilization
Medical Device Design: The Importance of Thoughtful Adhesive Selection

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...

Features : Design
Design for Manufacturing: Tips for Molding Components in Silicone

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

Features : Medical
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 2

As the medical device and engineering industry grows, there is also demand for better devices and equipment. Trends such as smaller and more...

Features : Medical
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices

Globally, the use of medical consumables continues to rise due to an aging population and the increasing prevalence of day surgeries. As the use of medical...

Features : Medical
MIM and 3D Printing: Precision Cleaning and Product Finishing of Medical Devices

As the miniaturization trend continues to take the medical device world by storm, manufacturing with metal injection molding (MIM) and additive processes such...

News : Packaging & Sterilization
Mindray North America Selects Eastman Medical Polymers to Enhance Patient Monitors

In an effort to improve patient safety and device durability, Mindray has incorporated Eastman’s medical polymers into its current generation of patient monitors. Used in healthcare facilities throughout North America, the Passport Series of bedside monitors,...

Features : Medical
Improving Cancer Screening by Design

Every year, 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer, a common cancer that is easy to detect and can be effectively treated if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, 38 percent of Americans...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Tailoring Plastics Joining Methods to DIVERSE Medical Device Needs

The European Commission defines personalized medicine as, “a medical approach tailored to the patient or a group of patients for prevention, prediction and treatment . . ....

Features : Design
Four-Step Plastic Testing Protocol: Making Informed Design and Material Decisions

Medical devices across the United States must not only keep pace with advances in technology but also with the increased use of harsh solvents and...

Features : IoMT
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Reusable Medical Devices: BI Selection, Overkill Validation Approaches, and First-Time Validation Pass Rates in Common Healthcare Steam Sterilization Cycles

When validating the steam sterilization instructions for a reusable medical device,...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

News : Packaging & Sterilization
From the Editor — And the Winners Are ...

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the design...

Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: January 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Packaging System

CleanCut Technologies, Anaheim, CA, has added a new packaging system to the company's portfolio of packaging products. The Vault packaging system is...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Orthopedics: Springs Provide Precision, Cleanability

When engineers develop orthopedic surgical devices, they must often think beyond the design of the device, and find a way to make its installation easier, safer, and more accurate....

Features : Medical
Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications

Handheld medical devices must perform across a wide range of device specifications and end-user environmental conditions. Mechanical and signal...

Features : Photonics/Optics
CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices

Advances in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensor (CIS) module technology are shrinking pixel size, allowing more pixels to fit into a...

News : Test & Measurement
Sterigenics International Changes Name to Sotera Health

Sterigenics International has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health. Its three operating companies — Nelson Labs™, Nordion®, and Sterigenics® — will continue to maintain their current names. The new parent company name signals a more integrated and...

News : Medical
Sterigenics and Noxilizer Partner to Provide NO2 Sterilization

Noxilizer, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) and Sterigenics International LLC (Broadview Heights, OH) have signed a global agreement that will make Sterigenics the exclusive worldwide provider of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) contract sterilization services, as well as feasibility and...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Addressing Cleaning Challenges for Medical Electronics

The market for medical electronics is huge and growing. The astounding capabilities of digital technology and broadband connectivity are “a perfect storm,” enabling doctors to...

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