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Explore articles that will help you test your medical devices and software. Validation techniques include environmental monitoring, biocompatibility testing, packaging validation, and sterilization services.

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White Papers: Test & Measurement
Differences in the Testing and Certification of Consumer-Grade Wearable Devices and Body-Worn Medical Devices

Manufacturers that produce smart wearables continue to strive for clinical validation and regulatory approval of their technology...

White Papers: Medical
Using Standard IEC 80601-2-78 for the Testing of Medical Exoskeletons and other RACA Robots

Exoskeletons are different from any other medical device used in health care settings. Navigating the requirements of a new medical standard can be...

Features: Test & Measurement

A collaborative robot, or cobot, is an automation tool that can be adapted for use in mechanical testing laboratories. Cobots are robotic arms designed to work alongside humans...

White Papers: Medical
Guide to IEC 60601-1, 3rd Edition, Amendment 2

Medical electrical equipment and systems standards are updated so often that it can be difficult for manufacturers to keep up with the latest amendments, ultimately impacting quality or delaying...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/ 3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now...

Supplements: IoMT
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: Imaging
Real-time imaging at high speeds faces three primary challenges.
Products: Software
Surgical Motors

Portescap, Morristown, NJ, offers surgical motors that are designed to withstand 3,000+ autoclave cycles. The motors and controllers include the CNT1530...

R&D: Nanotechnology
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
Features: Test & Measurement
The SLG47004 can be used as a cost-effective integrated solution for the analog front-end of an ECG monitor.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Micro-metallizer pens, sensor evaluation kits, single-use disposables, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Readers selected a product that could help manufacturers in their quest to build better ventilators to help fight the pandemic.
White Papers: Medical
Get the Biocompatibility Inside Story

Eurofins Medical Device Testing offers biocompatibility expertise to assess the biological risks of a new device design or process change, and develop an appropriate testing program for assessing device...

Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards
Modern evaluation of biocompatibility uses a risk-based approach.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Inside Story: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Geoffrey Moodie from Eurofins answers questions about biocompatibility.
White Papers: Materials
Analytical Testing Solutions for Medtech Manufacturing

For medtech manufacturers, material and device failures are an unavoidable issue that can plague even the most experienced engineering teams. This paper examines how a strong partnership...

White Papers: Medical
Understanding Choked Flow of Gases

Medical equipment applications which handle various gas flows often require a precise, repeatable mass flow rate of gas. Our white paper explains the science behind “Choked Flow” or the condition when...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Senior scientist Paula McDaniel tells MDB how to find and prevent material failures.
Features: Materials
A robust, optimized mechanical testing program is essential to successful quality control testing.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
Products: Test & Measurement
Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.
Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.

Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

Inside Story

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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