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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the medical device developments editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Innovation in endoscopy - technological trends in visualisation
04 November, 2016
Thanks to new technologies, the world of classic endoscopy is...
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Model-based design 31 October, 2016 Paul Jones, from the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratory CDRH, at FDA and David Hoadley, PhD, from The MathWorks, Inc., explore the applicability of model-based design...

Active and intelligent – the smart packaging revolution 26 October, 2016 Smart packaging is revolutionising medical devices. With technology allowing communication between devices and software, patients, doctors and manufacturers are all set to...

Spark of inspiration – the Spark spectral sensor 26 October, 2016 A new generation of low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices is driving innovation in the field of blood analysis. Here, optical sensing manufacturer Ocean Optics tells Medical...

Killer coating - nanoscale patterns and particles 26 October, 2016 Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired...

Protecting endpoint security of medical systems 26 October, 2016 Protecting networks when accessed by remote devices such as laptops, or other wireless and mobile devices, is now a priority for medical device operators and manufacturers....

Streamlined logistics – the risks and rewards of outsourcing 26 October, 2016 With regulations tightening and costs rising, it is more important than ever for companies to guarantee end-to-end visibility. But how can small manufacturers compete with...

Digital watch - micro and nanotechnology innovation 26 October, 2016 Digitalisation is changing how medical devices are developed and manufactured. Fresh business models are required, and new relationships between suppliers and customers must...

Polymer microfluidics – technology and trends 26 October, 2016 Polymers have a strong track record in healthcare devices, and are now also coming through in microfluidics. Lynette Eyb talks to Dr Holger Becker, co-founder of the German...

Cast out the old – revolutionary printed plastic supports 26 October, 2016 Students in Mexico have printed plastic supports for broken limbs that are breathable, able to prevent infection and ulcers, and ten times lighter than plaster casts. Designer Zaid...

Set the standard – efficiency vs the environment 26 October, 2016 Environmental obligations are changing the way medical device packaging is manufactured. Al Iannuzzi, senior director of environment, health, safety and sustainability at Johnson...

Treatment revolution – bioelectronic partnerships 26 October, 2016 Bioelectronic devices are set to revolutionise the treatment of many common diseases, but developing and manufacturing them is far from an easy task. Medical Device Developments finds...

Straight to the source – contract manufacturing 26 October, 2016 What are the prospects for the medical device outsourcing market, and how can strong relationships be forged between OEMs and contract manufacturers? Christopher Ahlers,...


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