Packaging/​Sterilization

Cleaning & Disinfection

Need medical cleaning and disinfection guidelines? Learn about the processes that allow you to safely reuse medical devices.

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

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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

News : Medical
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,...

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...

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....

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

Technology Leaders : Packaging & Sterilization
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...

Features : Medical
New HAI-Prevention Cleaning Protocols Reinforce Need for Material Consideration for Medical Device Housings

As in any industry, new technologies and material choices present new opportunities and challenges for OEMs looking to build brand equity, bring products to market faster, and meet consumer demand. Medical device manufacturers are faced...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Understanding Proper Cleaning Procedures for Medical Device PCBs

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are critical components in many medical devices. Prior to shipment to the OEM, PCBs must undergo a thorough cleaning process to remove excess solder, rosins, and other contaminants at the end of the manufacturing cycle. If not cleaned properly, PCBs...

Features : Medical
Validating IFUs for Reprocessed Medical Devices

Incidents of nosocomial or healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) and bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics (“superbugs”) are a concern for U.S. FDA. These ongoing incidents have heightened FDA’s attention to manufacturers of reprocessed medical devices. Manufacturers need to...

Features : Electronics & Computers
DOEs Rescue Questionable Medical Electronics PCBs

Board cleaning is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. But savvy medical electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have a keen sense of the importance it plays to ensure their products are free of miniscule flaws, defects, debris, and dust....

Applications : Medical
Cleanliness of PCB Assemblies Leads to Device Reliability

Component manufacturers are continually developing new and smaller packages for components that are mere fractions of a millimeter and have board to component clearances of less than a mil. Pick and place machines have new accessories that allow placement of these almost invisible parts....

Briefs : Packaging & Sterilization
First Light-Activated Antimicrobial Surface

A team of scientists at the University College London (UCL) have developed a new antibacterial material that could help cut hospital-acquired infections. They used a combination of two dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold, which, they say, is deadly to bacteria when activated by light, including...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Electronics Cleaning Process

Digicom Electronics, Inc., Oakland, CA, a technology and quality- driven electronics manufacturing services company, introduces its new Diamond Track Cleaning Process. This process uses a proprietary combination of chemicals, temperature, wash cycles, timing, and equipment that results in printed circuit boards with...

Products : Test & Measurement
Ultrasonic Cleaning Capabilities

ITW Highland Manufacturing (Waterbury, CT) offers in-house ultrasonic cleaning and testing capabilities to meet specifications for medical applications. Gravimetric, optical, and quantitative analysis of particle contamination is performed after cleaning parts. The gravimetric analysis employs filters, a cleaning...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Validations: Considerations in Reusable Device Design

Reusable devices face significant design challenges that single-use devices do not. A design engineer must think about how the device will perform not only during the first use, but for every subsequent use. Many medical devices need to be able to...

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