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Crack under pressure – mitigating environmental stress damage
19 June, 2017
Environmental stress cracking is a huge issue for medical...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sterilant showdown – sterilisation speed and safety 08 May, 2017 The use of peracetic acid, ethylene oxide and other low-temperature steam-sterilisation techniques could benefit high-volume sterilisation of medical devices. But the problems of...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

E-labelling regulations play catch-up 07 May, 2017 Holger Most, regulatory affairs manager EMEA at GE Healthcare Information Technologies speaks to Lynette Eyb about the challenges that e-labelling of medical devices poses...

Blistering form – thermoformed packaging 07 May, 2017 Inexpensive, versatile and supremely reliable, thermoformed blister packaging is rapidly becoming the packaging method of choice in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. We lift the...

Microfluidics reaches the mainstream 07 May, 2017 Branching out the use of microfluidics to different areas is something that has been thought of for years, but now several new products and breakthroughs are making this idea...

Uncharted territory – regulation in emerging markets 07 May, 2017 Andy Slupecki, general manager for order fulfilment at GE Healthcare, speaks to Medical Device Developments about the logistical challenges of accessing emerging markets while...

Innovation in endoscopy - technological trends in visualisation 04 November, 2016 Thanks to new technologies, the world of classic endoscopy is seeing significant changes, opening the doors for related medical-device and system providers to step into the market....

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...


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