Implantables http://medicaldesign.com/taxonomy/term/7407/more en "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 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 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 Applying Tech Design and Engineering to Medical Devices http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/applying-tech-design-and-engineering-medical-devices <div class="field-deck"> Some of the best new technologies and devices for the medical industry are coming from companies outside the medical establishment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Medical devices, implantables in particular, need components that are the best of the best. Companies that are well established in other industries are now adding their expertise to create innovative medical devices.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/applying-tech-design-and-engineering-medical-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/design-engineering/applying-tech-design-and-engineering-medical-devices#comments Materials Products Electronics Components Design-Engineering Implantables mHealth Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 12791 at http://medicaldesign.com What You Need to Know Now About Unique Device Identification http://medicaldesign.com/blog/what-you-need-know-now-about-unique-device-identification <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As the Sept. 24, 2014, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) compliance deadline approaches for medical device manufacturers of class III devices, Kalypso experts provide analysis on the main changes made to the final rule and what they mean for the industry. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/blog/what-you-need-know-now-about-unique-device-identification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/blog/what-you-need-know-now-about-unique-device-identification#comments Components Design-Engineering Implantables Contributors&#039; Corner Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:13:00 +0000 12741 at http://medicaldesign.com Assuring Quality in Low-Friction Coatings http://medicaldesign.com/materials/assuring-quality-low-friction-coatings <div class="field-byline"> Brian M. Willis, Whitford Worldwide </div> <div class="field-deck"> Special coatings are manufactured specifically for medical devices. Here's how the process works. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>High-performance coatings are low-friction, dry-lubricant materials that achieve remarkable synergy by combining the capabilities of two types of engineering plastics. Fluoropolymers, with the lowest coefficient of friction of any known solid, are combined with high-temperature organic polymers to provide unique and highly versatile combinations of properties.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/materials/assuring-quality-low-friction-coatings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/materials/assuring-quality-low-friction-coatings#comments Materials Implantables Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:31:00 +0000 12711 at http://medicaldesign.com Image Gallery: MD&M East 2014 http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/image-gallery-mdm-east-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>MD&M East, held June 10-12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York, N.Y., offered an array of stimulating medical innovations across the exhibition floor. </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/image-gallery-mdm-east-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/electronics/image-gallery-mdm-east-2014#comments Products Electronics Implantables Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:18:00 +0000 12701 at http://medicaldesign.com For These Medical Devices, the Future Is Now http://medicaldesign.com/materials/these-medical-devices-future-now <div class="field-deck"> Bionic limbs, ingestible sensors, neurostimulation, and shrinking implantable devices are opening new potentials in medical technology. They also bring many challenges that will need to be met in the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Medical design innovations are moving into areas never before attempted. The following are just a few of a vast array of leading-edge technologies that address what the future of medical technology will bring.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/materials/these-medical-devices-future-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/materials/these-medical-devices-future-now#comments Materials Electronics Design-Engineering Neurotechnology Implantables Tue, 20 May 2014 20:25:00 +0000 12431 at http://medicaldesign.com Materials and Coatings that Go One Step Beyond http://medicaldesign.com/materials/materials-and-coatings-go-one-step-beyond <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Medical Design sums up the latest advances in material and coating technology.</div> <p><a href="http://medicaldesign.com/materials/materials-and-coatings-go-one-step-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://medicaldesign.com/materials/materials-and-coatings-go-one-step-beyond#comments Materials Surgery Implantables Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:49:00 +0000 11901 at http://medicaldesign.com