Packaging/​Sterilization

Sterilization

Meet your manufacturing, regulatory, and quality-assurance standards. Know your medical device sterilization options, including steam, ethylene oxide (EtO), gamma rays, and electron beam (E-Beam) methods.

Applications: Design
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Technology Leaders: Design
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Features: Photonics/Optics
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.
Features: IoMT
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.
R&D: Energy
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Supplements: Robotics, Automation & Control
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Materials
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
Features: Motion Control
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
News: Packaging & Sterilization

Nordion is one of the pioneers in using Cobalt-60 for gamma sterilization. The company has been building irradiators and shipping Cobalt sources around the world for more than 50 years and continues to be a leader...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Blog: Medical

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.
Blog: Packaging & Sterilization

FDA has created a new pilot program for industry to expedite approvals of certain changes to ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization processes and facilities. In an effort to...

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...

Features: Medical

Updates to ISO 11607, Parts 1 and 2, have left many medical device manufacturers wondering about the future of their packaging designs. These changes come at a stressful...

News: Packaging & Sterilization

Porex, a developer of porous polymer solutions, and Guangdong Xianfeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd. have teamed up to develop a sterile container that will...

Features: Materials

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

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,...

News: Test & Measurement
Ensuring Reusable Devices Are Safe for the Next Patient

Advances in manufacturing technologies are fostering an age of unprecedented innovation in the development of reusable medical devices...

Features: Medical

Device functionality is usually the starting point when designing devices. Another element that needs to be considered when designing devices and their subsequent components...

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: IoMT

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Features: Materials

The performance of adhesives used for wearable medical device applications is critical to the efficacy of the final product, as an improperly affixed device...

From the Editor: Motion Control

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the design...

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