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Packaging/​Sterilization

Have questions about medical device packaging and sterilization? Get the advice you need regarding options, regulatory compliance, and product development.

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: Photonics/Optics
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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...

Technology Leaders: Medical
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Packaging System

CleanCut Technologies, Anaheim, CA, has added a new packaging system to the company's portfolio of packaging products. The Vault packaging system is...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Orthopedics: Springs Provide Precision, Cleanability

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....

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

Advances in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensor (CIS) module technology are shrinking pixel size, allowing more pixels to fit...

News: Packaging & Sterilization
Sterigenics International Changes Name to Sotera Health

Sterigenics International has changed its parent company name to Sotera Health. Its three operating companies — Nelson Labs™, Nordion®, and Sterigenics® — will continue to maintain their current names. The new parent company name signals a more integrated and...

News: Packaging & Sterilization
Sterigenics and Noxilizer Partner to Provide NO2 Sterilization

Noxilizer, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) and Sterigenics International LLC (Broadview Heights, OH) have signed a global agreement that will make Sterigenics the exclusive worldwide provider of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) contract sterilization services, as well as feasibility and...

Single-use medical devices, pharmaceuticals, components, and packaging that need to be sterile must be treated with an appropriate and validated technique. It is also...

Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization
Addressing Cleaning Challenges for Medical Electronics

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

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

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...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
Disposables

The potential for environmental stress cracking is a common concern when plastics are used in medical devices. According to materials expert Jeffrey Jansen of The Madison Group, environmental stress cracking (ESC) is considered a...

Instead of reading a label, consumers could be interacting with an electronic screen on packaging in the future, thanks to a development by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The...

Medical device assemblies present unique challenges beyond those associated with manufacturing and assembly of products for consumer and industrial applications. While sharing the need for...

Incidents of nosocomial or healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) and bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics (“superbugs”) are a concern for U.S. FDA. These ongoing incidents...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thermoforming Packaging Machine

Multivac, Wolfertschwenden, Germany, has released the R 081 thermoforming packaging machine, an entry-level model for automatically packing small or medium-sized batches. The compact system is ideal for use...

The medical device industry often gets attention for its innovation and constant evolution. However, even the most innovative medical device technology is of no use...

Ensuring that device packaging meets specifications.

Considering the complex science and research that goes into developing medical devices, it is...

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) represent one of the key challenges facing today’s healthcare industry. According to a recent study published by...

Particulate testing of cardiovascular medical devices is an important and valuable...

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and...

Board cleaning is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. But savvy medical electronics original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have a keen sense...

INSIDER: Medical
Plasma Sterilizer Protects Medical Instruments

A Ruhr-University Bochum researcher has developed a plasma sterilizer that is specifically suited for ridding medical instruments of germs efficiently, without damaging the material.

Technipaq, Inc.,
Crystal Lake, IL

At the onset of a project it seems there are a myriad of things that an engineer or packaging professional should consider when choosing an effective...

Products: Materials
Alternatives to Barex Resin

Bemis Company, Inc., Neenah, WI, has commercially-available alternatives to Barex resin-based packaging. Its new sealant structure, CXB™, is specifically designed for the healthcare market. This sealant is...

Industrial-grade materials commonly find their way into medical designs due to the R&D time crunch. My experience has shown that industrial-grade O-rings are more readily...

Products: Packaging & Sterilization
Systems for Packaging

igus, Inc., East Providence, RI, presents a range of new products developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. Its tribo-tape material, made from proven self-lubricating iglide® A160...

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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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