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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.

Latest Medical Device Feature

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...

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...

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...

Things to come – maximising machine-to-machine technology 26 October, 2016 Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, or the internet of things (IoT), is a well-established technology that has enabled bins to declare themselves full, or smart gas and...

How do you like them grapples? – advances in robotic grippers 26 October, 2016 A soft robotic gripper invented at the École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, is gentle enough to pick up an egg or a single piece of paper, yet strong enough to...

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...

The human touch – sensor and haptic innovations 26 October, 2016 Bringing the sensation of touch to artificial limbs sounds like something from science fiction, but a US military hospital has developed a way to do it with new sensors and the...

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...

Automatic decisions – cutting-edge lab technology 26 October, 2016 Motors, automation, robotics... where should medical manufacturers begin when looking to ensure that their labs remain on the cutting edge? James Quentin explores current trends,...

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...

New identity – implementing UDI 26 October, 2016 Unique device identification, the new framework from US FDA, is midway through its staggered implementation, with another four years until the last milestone is reached. Medical...

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...


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