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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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
With the evolution of PCB materials to meet the stringent demands of medical device applications, the challenge lies in effectively removing contaminants without compromising the integrity of delicate components. Read on to learn more about the process.
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Features: Medical
Cleaning plays a crucial role in process validation for manufacturing electronic medical devices. It ensures the highest performance, reliability, and safety levels. Cleaning removes contaminants that can compromise device functionality and longevity.
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Supplements: Software
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Supplements: Motion Control
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Supplements: Nanotechnology
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Global Innovations: Green Design & Manufacturing
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
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Features: Medical
See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.
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Supplements: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
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Features: Design
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.
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Briefs: Materials
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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R&D: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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Applications: Materials
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
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R&D: Materials
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
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R&D: Medical
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.
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Supplements: Nanotechnology
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
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Briefs: Medical
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
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Features: Packaging & Sterilization
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.
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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...

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

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Technology Leaders: Wearables
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
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Features: Medical

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

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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...

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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 copper heat pipes are grooved or...

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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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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.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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