Packaging/​Sterilization

Cleaning & Disinfection

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

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
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: Tubing & Extrusion
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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...

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

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

Briefs: Medical

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: Test & Measurement
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: Medical

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: Materials

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: Packaging & Sterilization

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

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,...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization

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: Connectivity

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

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....

Technology Leaders: Medical

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

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

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

Features: Medical

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

Features: Electronics & Computers

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...

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