Packaging/​Sterilization

Cleaning & Disinfection

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

Features: Photonics/Optics
2020 Product Buyer's Guide
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
Essentials of PCBA Cleaning for Wearables
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.

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...

Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.

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

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
What You Should Ask Yourself When Designing a Wearable Medical Device
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.

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...

Technology Leaders: 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,...

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: 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,...

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...

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

As in any industry, new technologies and material choices present new opportunities and challenges for OEMs looking to build brand...

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...

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...

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...

Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
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 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...

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...

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...

Reusable devices face significant design challenges that single-use devices do not. A design engineer must think about how the device will...

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