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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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.
Briefs: Medical
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.
Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
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.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Energy
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Supplements: Regulations/Standards
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: Packaging & Sterilization
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Products: Motion 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: Energy
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Briefs: Medical
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: 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: Packaging & Sterilization
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
Products: Software
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: Regulations/Standards
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.

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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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