Materials, Adhesives & Coatings

Coating/​Surface Modification

Review the latest advances and technical briefs in medical coatings and surface modification, including plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and plasma-applied coatings to products like stainless steel guide wires, catheters, stents and vascular surgical tools.

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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the products in the Product Showcase, including Omnetics’ Nano-D connectors, Cadence's complex medical devices, Formacoat's medical device coating application, the Lee Company’s Full Isolation Dual Seal Precision Dispense Pump, Ulbrich’s Braid Wire Accelerator® Program, and much more.
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Briefs: Materials
The process of manufacturing high-quality and reliable balloon catheters is critical to a number of advanced medical treatments for patients including balloon angioplasty, stent and drug delivery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, atherectomy, renal denervation, and laser balloon angioplasty.
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Products: Materials
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Products: Software
See the new products and services, including Dillon Manufacturing's claw jaws, mesh-morphing technology from RBF Morph, an eQMS from Sierra Labs, Qosina's stopcock manifold, Surface Solutions Group's sustainable coating, Zuken's design platform, and more.
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Products: Materials
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Features: Materials
As this article was being written, it came to light that the EU MDR is reconsidering banning fluoropolymers and, namely, PFAS. This is due in large part to industry pressure, according to a recent article. The final outcome remains to be seen, but one thing is certain. Read to find out what.
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Features: Medical
For researchers and manufacturers interested in reducing the costs of coated well plates while improving research quality and diagnostic test resolution, outsourcing to a qualified contract services provider could be an optimal solution.
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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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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Products: Medical
See the product of the month, a film-coating technology for elastomeric closures for injectable drugs.
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Products: Materials
See the new products and services for April 2023, including dynamic pressure controls, AI processors, modeling and simulation software, and more.
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INSIDER: Medical

BioInteractions launched an expanded Product Pathway Partnership service incorporating bespoke coatings, optimized application and tooling, testing, regulatory support and...

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Products: Medical
See the new products and services from Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, including a leak test instrument, a brushless DC motor, and more.
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Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
For medical device manufacturers that work with different kinds of plastics, utilizing plasma treatments can create competitive advantages.
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Briefs: Design
The new class of materials is insoluble, so it can be used over and over again. Such catalysts could be used to coat tubing and perform chemical transformations on reactants as they flow through the tube.
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INSIDER: Materials

Silver and copper ions wipe out many pathogens. That’s why implants and medical instruments, for example, are coated with these metals. Researchers have studied whether...

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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.
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R&D: Materials

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

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R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
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Supplements: Materials
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: Medical
Learn some of the essential areas of plasma treatment in the medical device industry.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
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Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
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R&D: Medical
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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Products: Medical
Learn about a heat seal coating for medical-grade DuPont™ Tyvek® and paper packaging applications.
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R&D: Materials
Researchers developed a method to bond human skin to rubber-like polymeric materials without an adhesive.
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Products: Energy
See what Hierarchical Surface Restructuring (HSR™) can do to an electrode.
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Features: Design
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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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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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.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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