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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

Crack under pressure – mitigating environmental stress damage
19 June, 2017
Environmental stress cracking is a huge issue for medical...
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Major laser – the miniaturisation of the machining process 08 May, 2017 As the demand for miniaturised parts continues to strengthen across the medical sector, lasers have assumed a pivotal role in the machining process. Greg Noone talks to Professor...

Partner up – building a global manufacturing network 08 May, 2017 Regional manufacturing can bring big benefits for medical device companies looking to get closer to their markets, but it’s not an easy model to implement. Elly Earls meets Johnson...

Hit the mark – the process of laser marking 08 May, 2017 What benefits will the spread of laser marking bring to medical device manufacturers? Medical Device Developments looks into how the process can aid the industry in providing...

Automated imaging – radiology motor control technology 08 May, 2017 Motor-control technology is rapidly expanding in the world of radiology machinery. Ergonomically advanced, automated machines, high-tech robotics with gesture recognition, and every...

Going platinum – new medical device materials 08 May, 2017 Platinum offers lightweight, safe, more affordable and easier to use options for surgical matters – so it’s no wonder the product is a growth area for medical device manufacturers....

Coating against bacterial colonisation – toward a safer hospital environment 08 May, 2017 Media panics around superbugs and hospital infections are nothing new, but what is the true extent of the problem, and how is the medical device industry working to solve this...

Bionic human – the evolution of 3D-printed medical devices 08 May, 2017 From stretchable electronics compatible with human skin to functioning ears, there seems to be no end in sight for 3D-printed medical devices. With technology progressing at a...

Press ‘print’ – the 3D printing revolution 08 May, 2017 Additive manufacturing – also known as 3D printing – is one of those rare technologies that has transformed an entire industry. Using a digital template, the technique makes it...

Hospital hackers – mitigating hospital cybersecurity risks 08 May, 2017 Patient safety is only the beginning of the cybersecurity hazards posed by medical internet-of-things devices. Steve Abrahamson, GE Healthcare’s senior director for product...

United we stand - how partnerships drive technological innovation 08 May, 2017 In the past, medical device OEMs turned to CMOs for outsourcing labour and manufacturing. Now, they are partnering in record numbers at the design and development stage too. Lars Hahn...

High maintenance – the importance of TPM 08 May, 2017 Total productive maintenance, an often overlooked part of the lean toolkit, is being applied not just to devices on the factory floor but also in a clinical setting. Medical...

Complete unknown – the potential impact of Brexit 08 May, 2017 As Article 50 is triggered, Dr Gabriel Adusei discusses the challenges and benefits that the medical device industry in Europe, the US and, of course, the UK will face when Brexit...


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