Design-Engineering en 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 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 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 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 Effective Design Partnerships: Understanding the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design-Engineering design manufacturing medical device partnership product Contributors&#039; Corner Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:00 +0000 13611 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surgery Design-Engineering Implantables Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 13421 at Microfluidic Device Gauges Aspirin’s Ability to Prevent Blood Clotting <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Georgia Tech created a device that could ease the process of determining a patient’s drug and dosage level. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Cardiovascular Electronics Design-Engineering Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 13391 at From a Medical Past Comes a Bioprinting Future <div class="field-deck"> At the University of Louisville, great strides are being made in the development of a bioficial heart. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Williams and his team are currently developing structures that are “pre-vascularized” so the blood flows at the lowest vascular level to keep these cells alive. They have developed a way to use the 3D printing to print capillaries, the smallest blood vessels, so they are able to make very viable structures, particularly the ventricular walls of the heart, with the vascular supply built into it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Products Cardiovascular Surgery Design-Engineering Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:31:00 +0000 13351 at Effective Design Partnerships: Understanding the Critical Partnership Research Stage <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Few markets rival the medical market for complexity. Most product sales involve a long line of people who can influence the decision: doctors, patients, nurses, technicians, IT engineers, accountants, safety managers, regulators, administrators, auditors, and more. Each has a slightly--or radically--different calculation of the holistic value of the product. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design-Engineering design manufacturer marketing medical device research Contributors&#039; Corner Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:42:00 +0000 13291 at