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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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Chips down
31 May, 2022
Since the pandemic, and arguably even before, journalists and...
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Bubbling to the surface 31 May, 2022 Researchers from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and School of Chemistry have revealed that tiny gas bubbles – nanobubbles just 100 billionths of a meter high – form on...

Cosmic conditions 31 May, 2022 Space exploration has yielded many scientific developments over the years, with healthcare one of several areas that has benefited. Both NASA and the International Space Station...

Silk to touch 31 May, 2022 Nowadays, silk has a multitude of applications beyond the luxury clothing and other decorative products for which it’s famous, and that includes applications in the medical device...

Kill on contact 31 May, 2022 A multidisciplinary research team from universities across Europe has developed a plasma-based technology that can manipulate the make-up of materials to either prevent bacteria...

A side of chips 31 May, 2022 Advances in the science of microfluidics have led to a whole raft of novel devices. But due to considerations like complexity and cost, many of the teams behind the devices have...

Off grid 31 May, 2022 Neurosurgeons have always had steady hands. Soon they might have precise navigation tools to go with them. Isabel Ellis speaks to Shadi Dayeh, professor of electrical and...

Pilot production 31 May, 2022 Developing a medical device from the initial idea or concept through to full-scale production is a challenging task for any company, but especially for SMEs or start-ups developing...

Parts on demand 31 May, 2022 Additive manufacturing has yielded a great many benefits for medical device companies, hospitals and ultimately the patients they serve. But sometimes time is of the essence, and...

The electronic executive 31 May, 2022 Automating a production line is a task in and of itself, but when products fall into the category of microelectronics, the complexity increases tenfold. Advances in microelectronics...

The science of sourcing 31 May, 2022 Building outsourcing relationships into a business model has become a key trend in the production of medical devices. The degree of manufacturing that happens through contract...

Taking stock 31 May, 2022 For years former US President Donald Trump was banging the drum for a return to American production and reducing the country’s dependence on China. His successor, President Joe Biden...

Lean medical writing: Story not storage 31 May, 2022 The most difficult task an author can face is clearly summarising a complex and data-filled clinical regulatory document and explaining the data. Barry Drees, co-founder and...

Software knows best 31 May, 2022 Regulating software is one thing, but when it’s designed to think for itself, it’s quite another. AI isn’t new to medical devices, but as products that use it grow more...

A delicate balance 27 April, 2022 Regulatory and compliance requirements are seen as necessary hurdles that need to be cleared by manufacturers if they’re to bring products to the marketplace – especially...

At a stretch 03 December, 2021 It’s not hard to see why a respiratory pandemic might put stress on the world’s supply of vaccines, PPE and ventilators – but why are toys getting more expensive, and why can’t anyone...

New standards 03 December, 2021 Standard 3D printers can’t extrude the tissue-mimicking materials needed to make lifelike models of human organs. But who said 3D printing had to be standard? Tim Gunn speaks to...

Out of joint 03 December, 2021 Hip and knee replacements are two of the most common operations carried out in orthopaedic departments, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been perfected. There’s constant development into...

Sustainable spinning 03 December, 2021 As well as they work in the body, advanced biomaterials aren’t necessarily good for the planet. Despite the name, many are synthetic and require huge amounts of energy, or...

Making the perfect mask 03 December, 2021 In 2020, when SARS-CoV-2 was spreading like wildfire across the globe, an immediate problem for front-line healthcare workers was that the supply of PPE couldn’t meet the sudden surge...


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