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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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Go all in on the chips
11 May, 2020
Microfluidic or ‘lab-on-a-chip’ devices are commonly used to analyse...
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From the outside in 11 May, 2020 There is ongoing debate about the relative advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing in device manufacturing. Deciding whether to ramp up internal production or engage...

An extension of yourself 11 May, 2020 Able to be compressed, twisted and conformed to uneven surfaces without losing functionality, stretchable electronics have captured the imagination of engineers in a host of...

In the biomedical sense 11 May, 2020 Scientists have found a way to form porous metal nanostructures in thin films. The findings could lead to improved biosensing devices in the future. Natalie Healey speaks to...

The imitation game 11 May, 2020 Medical device fraud is a relatively well-kept secret in the healthcare industry. While the pharmaceutical industry has accepted the dangers counterfeiting poses, there are...

No pause on compliance 11 May, 2020 Eudamed, a database to monitor the safety and performance of devices, has been postponed by the European Commission until May 2022, which coincides with the implementation date for the...

It takes two 11 May, 2020 In the drive to get products to market faster, OEMs are keen to find one-stop-shop contractors. This means fewer sites to manage from a regulatory perspective and a reduced risk of...

Keeping pace with a pandemic 11 May, 2020 The UK’s Formula One teams have played a vital role in addressing the country’s ventilator shortage in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, but what was it about their approach...

Watch this space 11 May, 2020 Astronauts face a number of health issues while in space for extended periods, creating the need for medical devices to treat these problems. 3D printing offers huge potential...

Along the straight and narrow 11 May, 2020 Linear actuators are mechanical devices that convert energy to create straight-line motion to either lift, tilt or move mechanical legs in and out. They offer a wide range of...

A fresh coat 11 May, 2020 There has been an enormous growth in the application of coatings on to medical devices in the past few years. Recently, novel coating techniques such as laser treatments,...

Made to last 11 May, 2020 The use of ceramics in medical devices is changing rapidly, and the material is now being used in increasingly complex products and techniques. Stephanie Webster speaks to a range...

A fine point 11 May, 2020 Point-of-care testing is a rapidly expanding area of healthcare, driven by increasingly advanced medical technologies that allow for easier and faster clinical decisions to be made....

Time to reprocess? 11 May, 2020 Many hospitals now reuse devices that have been labelled ‘single-use’. But do the cost savings and waste reduction outweigh the potential risks? Natalie Healey speaks to Kaeleigh...

In with the new 11 May, 2020 Most companies in the logistics market are currently engaged in adopting new technologies, strategies, products, expansions and long-term contracts to maintain their dominance in...

Baby monitor 11 May, 2020 When babies are born, in some unfortunate circumstances their first experience of the world can be the sights and sounds of a neonatal unit. Getting them home as soon as possible is...

Make the most of things 11 May, 2020 US inventor John Wesley Hyatt, together with his brother Isaiah, patented the first injection-moulding machine in 1872. Over the next few years, the technology progressed...

An online-enabled outreach 11 May, 2020 Providing treatment and diagnosis to remote locations is an ongoing challenge. However, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled embedded medical devices offer huge potential to identify...

Let there be light 08 May, 2020 Hyperspectral imaging is an emerging modality for a range of medical applications, such as disease diagnosis and image-guided surgery. The European Photonics Industry Consortium...

Your own devices 29 January, 2020 The US FDA plans to develop a new regulatory framework for reviewing ‘software as a medical device’ and has also issued guidance regarding the FDA’s regulatory process for digital...


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