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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...

Take your PEEK – the fall-out from the Invibio ruling 26 October, 2016 Earlier this year, the US Federal Trade Commission agreed to rulings brought in a case that Invibio had monopolised sales of high-performance polymer PEEK to the world’s...

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,...

Good as new - reprocessing single-use devices 26 October, 2016 There are many challenges to pre-hospital sterilisation methods of medical equipment, from single-use disposable devices to longer-lasting equipment designed to work for years....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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