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  • 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 custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide sensitive electronic components needed for structure, protection, and aesthetics....More
  • Apr 3, 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 Hazardous Substances (RoHS)....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 data....More
  • Mar 12, 2014

    Opinion: Pharmacy IV automation a mature, proven technology 1

    Despite its central role in patient care, technicians in most hospital pharmacies still compound medications manually, in much the same way it’s been done for generations....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 guides. Since the model is a facsimile of the patient’s actual physiology, surgeons can use it to precisely shape metal inserts that fit along a patient’s residual bone....More

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