Technologies en 3D Printing Materials Let Medical Designers Work in New Ways <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials eBooks Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:25:00 +0000 14081 at Using UVC LEDs for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Design-Engineering Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0000 13731 at Issues and Challenges in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design-Engineering information medical devices security software Contributors&#039; Corner Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:04:00 +0000 13721 at Label Defects Top List of Packaging Concerns for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:24:00 +0000 13711 at Getting a Connected Device to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Design-Engineering Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:27:00 +0000 13701 at The Value of Single-Use Devices in the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:32:00 +0000 13681 at Security Risks Inherent in the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Design-Engineering data healthcare medical device security software Contributors&#039; Corner Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 13651 at When It Comes to Ebola, Is There Really an App for That? <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:35:00 +0000 13641 at "Spinning" a Solution for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Implantables Prototyping Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:49:00 +0000 13631 at Leading the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:28:00 +0000 13621 at