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May 08, 2014

Standards Bring Sharper Vision to Medical Imaging

In today's state-of-the-art operating room, staff use a real-time network of cameras, sensors, and displays to precisely navigate robotic surgical....More
May 07, 2014

Smart Metrology – The Next Step in Speeding up Development Cycles (Part 3)

Equipment standardization is a key element in cost savings for any company and covers a broad spectrum of equipment for manufacturing, but for....More
May 06, 2014

The Critical Need for Sensors in Dialysis

Precisely and accurately measuring dialysate and venous pressure is critical to a patient's safety during dialysis treatment. The pressure sensor....More
Apr 25, 2014

Making Advances in Thick-Gauge Thermoplastic Parts for Medical Equipment Design

Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, none could function without the....More
Apr 21, 2014

5 Ways Product Lifecycle Management Helps Device Manufacturers

The fast pace of new technology, emerging market opportunities, and competition leaves medical device executives, particularly those in the small to....More
Apr 16, 2014

How Robotic Devices Help Deliver the Best Possible Patient Outcomes

In 2000, when I began performing robotic surgeries, there were there were only 1,000 robotic surgeries performed worldwide. By 2011 there were 360,....More
Apr 03, 2014

Will U.S. Medical Device Industry Embrace RoHS?

Beginning July 22, 2014, manufacturers exporting medical products to the EU will need to comply with the environmental directive, Restriction of....More
Mar 27, 2014

Harsh Environments Require Rugged Automation

Imagine trying to automate a process surrounded by a cloud of diamond-hard, micron-sized dust that permeates even the tiniest hole, nook, or cranny....More
Mar 13, 2014

When It Comes to Medical Devices, It's Not About the Label

In the battle to deliver safe, accurate, and compliant product information to patients and end-users, it’s not about the label--it’s all about the....More
Mar 12, 2014

Opinion: Pharmacy IV automation a mature, proven technology1

Despite its central role in patient care, technicians in most hospital pharmacies still compound medications manually, in much the same way it’s been....More
Mar 06, 2014

Smart Metrology – The Next Step in Speeding Up Development Cycles (Part 2)

A developed measurement system’s data accuracy plays a considerable roll in allowing a team to make correct decisions for each information point....More
Feb 26, 2014

Using Paper-Based 3D Printing to Reduce Surgical Time

Working from the digitally scanned contours of patients’ bones, doctors push a button to create full-size 3D physical models they can use as surgical....More
Feb 16, 2014

Needle Sharpener Keeps Phoenix on Point

With a wide variety of demanding customers and diverse jobs that all require the ultimate care in precision handling, this 20-year-old, 107,000-sq.-....More
Feb 07, 2014

Deburring Small Precision Medical Parts and Devices

Deburring small parts with methods other than micro-abrasive blasting is definitely possible, but not always effective, efficient or safe. The....More
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Ruthann Browning

Ruthann Browning is a 28-year veteran of process equipment and automation. She currently handles Technical Sales in Automation in Comco’s western division and spearheads sales and marketing for...

Steve Schubert

Steve Schubert is VP, Business Development, for Advanced Machine & Engineering in Rockford, Ill. He has been with the company for more than 30 years.
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