Medical Design http://medicaldesign.com/rss.xml en 3D Printing Materials Let Medical Designers Work in New Ways http://medicaldesign.com/materials/3d-printing-materials-let-medical-designers-work-new-ways-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>3D printed parts created with fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology find multiple uses in the medical industry. Designers are relying on this technology to build concept models, functional prototypes, factory tooling, and even finished goods. Doctors, surgeons, and hospitals are also using 3D printing for new medical device designs, training and simulation, and testing and research.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/materials/3d-printing-materials-let-medical-designers-work-new-ways-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/materials/3d-printing-materials-let-medical-designers-work-new-ways-0#comments Materials eBooks Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:25:00 +0000 14081 at http://medicaldesign.com Everything You Know About Medical Design Is Wrong http://medicaldesign.com/ebooks/everything-you-know-about-medical-design-wrong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Developing a medical device has always been a complex process. Manufacturers must continue to drive innovation while facing ever-intensifying business challenges</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/ebooks/everything-you-know-about-medical-design-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/ebooks/everything-you-know-about-medical-design-wrong#comments eBooks Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:56:00 +0000 13861 at http://medicaldesign.com Using UVC LEDs for DNA Purity Measurements http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/using-uvc-leds-dna-purity-measurements <div class="field-byline"> Hari Venugopalan, Director of Global Product Management, Crystal IS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>DNA concentration and purity measurements, which use absorption spectroscopy, are the first step in analysis for many life science applications.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/using-uvc-leds-dna-purity-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/using-uvc-leds-dna-purity-measurements#comments Components Design-Engineering Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0000 13731 at http://medicaldesign.com Issues and Challenges in Protecting Personal Health Information http://medicaldesign.com/blog/issues-and-challenges-protecting-personal-health-information <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Authentication and authorization issues are a classic mix of the human element and poor implementation. If you have been to a hospital lately, your eyes quickly are drawn to the amount of identification and security cards attached to each employee. Establishing identity is clearly a complex problem...</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/blog/issues-and-challenges-protecting-personal-health-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/blog/issues-and-challenges-protecting-personal-health-information#comments Design-Engineering information medical devices security software Contributors&#039; Corner Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:04:00 +0000 13721 at http://medicaldesign.com Label Defects Top List of Packaging Concerns for Med Devices http://medicaldesign.com/materials/label-defects-top-list-packaging-concerns-med-devices <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> A recent survey of medical companies in Europe and North America identifies key issues for packaging and labeling operations in the medical device market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A recent survey by PRISYM ID of medical companies in Europe and North America has identified some of the key issues for packaging and labeling operations in the complex and changing medical device market, with label defect control as one of the top issues currently facing almost 40% of medical device and pharmaceutical companies. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/materials/label-defects-top-list-packaging-concerns-med-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/materials/label-defects-top-list-packaging-concerns-med-devices#comments Materials Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:24:00 +0000 13711 at http://medicaldesign.com Getting a Connected Device to Market http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/getting-connected-device-market <div class="field-byline"> Vaishali Kamat, Head of Digital Health, Cambridge Consultants </div> <div class="field-deck"> Connectivity—most of it wireless—is becoming mandatory for most medical devices as well as consumer health gadgets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There is no denying the phenomenal growth the digital health market is seeing. While significant dollars are being poured into developing software-only solutions, such as decision support systems or practice management tools, much of the activity involves some kind of device--either wearable or handheld. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/getting-connected-device-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/getting-connected-device-market#comments Electronics Design-Engineering Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:27:00 +0000 13701 at http://medicaldesign.com The Value of Single-Use Devices in the Emergency Department http://medicaldesign.com/components/value-single-use-devices-emergency-department <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Douglas McConnell, OBP Medical </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From a business standpoint, what value do disposable medical devices offer over their reusable counterparts? How much do they save? What clinical benefits do they deliver?</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/components/value-single-use-devices-emergency-department" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/components/value-single-use-devices-emergency-department#comments Components Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:32:00 +0000 13681 at http://medicaldesign.com Design Considerations When Sourcing Pumps for Medical Applications http://medicaldesign.com/ebooks/design-considerations-when-sourcing-pumps-medical-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Medical device manufacturers need a non-contaminating, easy to use and easy to clean pump for use in medical device applications such as irrigation, waste removal and catheter cooling</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/ebooks/design-considerations-when-sourcing-pumps-medical-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/ebooks/design-considerations-when-sourcing-pumps-medical-applications#comments eBooks Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:51:00 +0000 13661 at http://medicaldesign.com Security Risks Inherent in the Medical Device Lifecycle http://medicaldesign.com/blog/security-risks-inherent-medical-device-lifecycle <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We must consider the extra wrinkle in this health security story: the numerous medical devices that collect and store PHI. These devices often lack security controls because they were built before security became a consideration...</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/blog/security-risks-inherent-medical-device-lifecycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/blog/security-risks-inherent-medical-device-lifecycle#comments Electronics Design-Engineering data healthcare medical device security software Contributors&#039; Corner Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 13651 at http://medicaldesign.com When It Comes to Ebola, Is There Really an App for That? http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/when-it-comes-ebola-there-really-app <div class="field-byline"> Michael Browne, Medical Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While most of the johnny-come-lately apps have been consumer-driven (Ebola tracking apps seem to be popular) or simply SEO driven with no actual relation to Ebola other than as a key word, there are serious efforts being made to provide high-tech mobile tools that can be used by medical professionals. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/when-it-comes-ebola-there-really-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/when-it-comes-ebola-there-really-app#comments Electronics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:35:00 +0000 13641 at http://medicaldesign.com "Spinning" a Solution for Tracheal Surgery http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/spinning-solution-tracheal-surgery <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Innovative use of an old technology to solve a new challenge. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Macchiarini performed the world’s first transplant of a regenerated trachea in 2008. The patient is still alive today, more than five years later. Green explained that all of the other heart and lung regeneration work at that time was being done on animals. He saw this as a very strong incentive to expand into the regeneration of all types of hollow organs using bioreactive technology. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/spinning-solution-tracheal-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/spinning-solution-tracheal-surgery#comments Implantables Prototyping Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:49:00 +0000 13631 at http://medicaldesign.com Leading the Feedthrough Industry http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/leading-feedthrough-industry <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Enabling the active implant market to go where no implantable device has ever gone before. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While Morgan Advanced Materials has been developing feedthroughs since the mid-70s, the big push into ever smaller implantable devices really started to surge in recent years. Along with size reduction, Vaillancourt says that they are also seeing a lot of innovations and need for their products in the neuromodulation space.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/leading-feedthrough-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/leading-feedthrough-industry#comments Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:28:00 +0000 13621 at http://medicaldesign.com Effective Design Partnerships: Understanding the Manufacturer’s Profile and Objectives http://medicaldesign.com/blog/effective-design-partnerships-understanding-manufacturer-s-profile-and-objectives <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In the most effective partnerships, the manufacturer and outside firm begin with research (see the second column in this series for why this is so). But by the time the partners reach the design phase, they need to be able to define more than just the product concept. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/blog/effective-design-partnerships-understanding-manufacturer-s-profile-and-objectives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/blog/effective-design-partnerships-understanding-manufacturer-s-profile-and-objectives#comments Design-Engineering design manufacturing medical device partnership product Contributors&#039; Corner Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:00 +0000 13611 at http://medicaldesign.com Medical Edge Newsletter Subscription Confirmation http://medicaldesign.com/medical-edge-newsletter-subscription-confirmation <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div><p>Thank you for subscribing to Medical Edge newsletter.&nbsp; Your subscription will begin with the next issue.</p> </div> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:31:08 +0000 13601 at http://medicaldesign.com Kickstart a Better Night’s Sleep http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/kickstart-better-night-s-sleep <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A Colorado Springs startup is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 in order to produce its Sleep Shepard sleep hat.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/kickstart-better-night-s-sleep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/kickstart-better-night-s-sleep#comments Products Electronics Prototyping Markets Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 13591 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of Mind Rocket, LLC Subscribe to Newsletters http://medicaldesign.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:45:33 +0000 13581 at http://medicaldesign.com Medical Connectors http://medicaldesign.com/components/medical-connectors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Fischer Connectors </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Where are medical connectors used? What do you have to watch out for when specifying a medical connector? Let’s start with regulatory requirements. What role does the FDA play when it comes to connectors?</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/components/medical-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/components/medical-connectors#comments Components Design FAQs Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:05:00 +0000 13561 at http://medicaldesign.com Eleven Tips for Electric Diaphragm Pump Selection http://medicaldesign.com/components/eleven-tips-electric-diaphragm-pump-selection <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by KNF </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Beyond the basics such as flow rate, temperature, voltage and media compatibility, there are a host of other critical issues necessary to determine the best pump for your system design. The fundamental design criteria for selecting</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/components/eleven-tips-electric-diaphragm-pump-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/components/eleven-tips-electric-diaphragm-pump-selection#comments White Papers Components Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:09:00 +0000 13551 at http://medicaldesign.com Pumping System Parameters to Consider for Your Medical Instrument http://medicaldesign.com/components/pumping-system-parameters-consider-your-medical-instrument <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by KNF </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Selecting the wrong pump for a medical instrument can lead to costly manufacturing delays, dangerous device failures, or even reputation-damaging product</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/components/pumping-system-parameters-consider-your-medical-instrument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/components/pumping-system-parameters-consider-your-medical-instrument#comments White Papers Components Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:00 +0000 13541 at http://medicaldesign.com Mechanically Driven Diaphragm Pumps For Use With Gases http://medicaldesign.com/components/mechanically-driven-diaphragm-pumps-use-gases <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by KNF </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Whether in medical technology, environmental protection/analysis, in the laboratory or process engineering, many applications are today unthinkable without the use of mechanically driven diaphragm pumps for gases. Their particular</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/components/mechanically-driven-diaphragm-pumps-use-gases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/components/mechanically-driven-diaphragm-pumps-use-gases#comments White Papers Components Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:16:00 +0000 13531 at http://medicaldesign.com Getting Inside the Athlete’s Brain http://medicaldesign.com/neurotechnology/getting-inside-athlete-s-brain <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher takes neurology to the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One of the things Kutcher has been teaching for years is concussion as a network injury. When we talk of localizing things in the brain one of the first things we do is try to describe whether it is a focal process like a stroke, a multi-focal process like MS, or is it a diffused process; something that affects the neurons or blood vessels in the brain in a very general way. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/neurotechnology/getting-inside-athlete-s-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/neurotechnology/getting-inside-athlete-s-brain#comments Electronics Neurotechnology Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:26:00 +0000 13521 at http://medicaldesign.com Innovation from Orthopedics to Sports Medicine http://medicaldesign.com/materials/innovation-orthopedics-sports-medicine <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Jerome Canady, Founder of US Medical Innovations, and Mark A. Cleveland, CEO of Swiftwick, discuss their very different, but equally important, products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Canady Hybrid Plasma™ Scalpel (“CHPS”), the first smart multifunctional hybrid plasma device in the world, can control plasma for surgery; for killing tumors, for killing cancer. Swiftwick is a new take on the prosthetic leg that required developing a whole new technology, from the material in the liner sock to discovering manufacturing machinery adjustments that could produce the end product. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/materials/innovation-orthopedics-sports-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/materials/innovation-orthopedics-sports-medicine#comments Materials Orthopedics Products Electronics Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:51:00 +0000 13511 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of US Medical Innovations, LLC TIGR Offers New Alternative for Breast Reconstruction http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/tigr-offers-new-alternative-breast-reconstruction <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Novus Scientific creates a surgical mesh that can provide more stability in breast implants. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/tigr-offers-new-alternative-breast-reconstruction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/prototyping/tigr-offers-new-alternative-breast-reconstruction#comments Products Surgery Implantables Prototyping Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:36:00 +0000 13501 at http://medicaldesign.com Courtesy of TIGR Matrix Philips Introduces New Ultrasound Machines for Women’s Health http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/philips-introduces-new-ultrasound-machines-women-s-health <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New ultrasound machines were announced recently at the ISUOG World Congress. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/philips-introduces-new-ultrasound-machines-women-s-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/philips-introduces-new-ultrasound-machines-women-s-health#comments Products Electronics Imaging Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:58:00 +0000 13481 at http://medicaldesign.com Oxford Researchers Implement Standards for Fetal Growth and Newborn Size http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/oxford-researchers-implement-standards-fetal-growth-and-newborn-size <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The standards for fetal growth and newborn size are now used on every Philips ultrasound system and replace the need for geography-based growth charts. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/oxford-researchers-implement-standards-fetal-growth-and-newborn-size" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/oxford-researchers-implement-standards-fetal-growth-and-newborn-size#comments Electronics Imaging News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:11:00 +0000 13471 at http://medicaldesign.com <p>Newborn&#39;s head circumference is measured for the study.</p> Courtesy of INTERGROWTH- 21st Project Avoid the High Cost of Quality Failure http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/avoid-high-cost-quality-failure <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Arena </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In this quality whitepaper, you’ll learn the pertinent best practices and benefits of managing quality as an integrated part of your business to build a culture of collaboration and innovation. Manufacturers are focused now more</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/avoid-high-cost-quality-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/avoid-high-cost-quality-failure#comments White Papers Contract Manufacturing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:28:00 +0000 13461 at http://medicaldesign.com PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/plm-best-practices-medical-device-manufacturers-ensure-quality <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Arena </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the medical device industry, the success of a company is driven by its ability to bring innovative, cost-effective products to market quickly. In this eBook "PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality", discover</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/plm-best-practices-medical-device-manufacturers-ensure-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/plm-best-practices-medical-device-manufacturers-ensure-quality#comments White Papers Contract Manufacturing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:23:00 +0000 13451 at http://medicaldesign.com Next Generation Bill of Materials (BOM) Management http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/next-generation-bill-materials-bom-management <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Arena </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the world of product design and manufacturing, the bill of materials (BOMs) is a critical product information record for both the engineering </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/next-generation-bill-materials-bom-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/next-generation-bill-materials-bom-management#comments White Papers Contract Manufacturing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:52:00 +0000 13441 at http://medicaldesign.com Managing Medical Device Quality Issues within a Complex Supply Chain http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/managing-medical-device-quality-issues-within-complex-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solution Director at Sparta Systems </div> <div class="field-deck"> An in-depth look at supplier management, quality, and warning signs to prevent problems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With many partners and suppliers providing multiple or inconsistent sources of information, it’s easy for confusion and a lack of unity to creep throughout a supply chain—potentially resulting in severe quality defects that could impact patient safety. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/managing-medical-device-quality-issues-within-complex-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/contract-manufacturing/managing-medical-device-quality-issues-within-complex-supply-chain#comments Contract Manufacturing Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 13431 at http://medicaldesign.com Additive Manufacturing Improves Cranial Implants http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/additive-manufacturing-improves-cranial-implants <div class="field-byline"> Wiebke Jensen, Electro OpticalSystems </div> <div class="field-deck"> Healthcare pioneer CEIT Biomedical Engineering relies on EOS technology for skull prostheses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The basics of medical implant manufacture have been, until recently, control technology, the relevant machine tools, and often manual work carried out during the operation itself. Yet, these technologies can lead to some problems.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/additive-manufacturing-improves-cranial-implants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/additive-manufacturing-improves-cranial-implants#comments Surgery Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 13421 at http://medicaldesign.com