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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Global Innovations: Packaging & Sterilization
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
Features: Materials
See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.
Supplements: Test & Measurement
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
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: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Applications: Materials
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Features: Materials
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
R&D: Materials
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.
Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
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.
Features: Photonics/Optics
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: Design

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...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Removing organic contaminants and reducing bacterial and viral loads in medical device manufacturing.
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...

Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization

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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
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: Tubing & Extrusion

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,...

Features: Medical

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

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

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

News: Imaging
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,...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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