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.

White Papers: Medical
Filtered Far-UVC: Safe Sterilization for Public Spaces

UV sterilization is a method of disinfection that uses short-wavelength UVC light (in the 200-280nm range) to kill or inactivate bacteria, viruses, and protozoans by destroying the...

Supplements: Regulations/Standards
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.
Features: Medical
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
Global Innovations: Green Design & Manufacturing
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
Features: Medical
See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A new sterilization technology could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks.
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: Packaging & Sterilization
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
Features: Medical
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: Materials
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
Supplements: Wearables
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Medical
Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
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: Medical

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
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.
Blog: Medical

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...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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.

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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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