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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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Your own devices
29 January, 2020
The US FDA plans to develop a new regulatory framework for...
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Myopic medicine 29 January, 2020 In order to achieve sustainability in manufacturing operations, it needs to be incorporated in all stages of the supply chain. One key aspect is obtaining sustainable components...

Fit to print 29 January, 2020 Manufacturing has traditionally been a long process from initial design to finished part, and in light of the highly regulated environment, the medical device sector is conservative...

Next evolutionary step 29 January, 2020 Thanks to bioelectronics, devices are starting to replace drugs for a wide range of conditions. Bioelectronic medicine explores how targeted electrical signals can harness the...

Global regulatory trends: how do they impact quality management systems? 28 January, 2020 Kim Trautman, executive vice-president, NSF International, explores the convergence of worldwide regulatory trends impacting quality management systems, to include risk...

Tech helping tech 22 January, 2020 Additive manufacturing is attracting increased attention in the medical device sector, but analysts say more must be done to improve digital security. Patrick Kingsland asks...

Lean, mean micromachine 22 January, 2020 Micromachining represents an exciting field in medical device development with the potential to minimise patient trauma and spark new forms of surgery and drug delivery. Will...

iDoctor 22 January, 2020 With the development of computer technology in the past century, treatment of diseases and development of technological solutions for diagnosis and therapy made a big step forward....

Coat of charms 22 January, 2020 Despite considerable effort, the problem of infections related to biomedical devices and implants persists. There are a number of strategies that can be used for the design...

A bright idea 22 January, 2020 Nowhere is smart packaging more relevant than in medical devices, where there is growing demand for functionality and an ability to meet human needs. Although such technology is in...

The best way to build muscle 22 January, 2020 A wide variety of polymers are used as biomaterials. Biostable polymers are commonly used for medical device applications because of their resilience, especially within the human...

Look to nature for inspiration 22 January, 2020 Throughout his 20-year career, Professor William Murphy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has looked to nature for inspiration. He has designed ‘bio-inspired’ materials for a host...

Bon voyage 22 January, 2020 Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have developed micro-submarines powered by nano-motors that can travel inside the human body, self-navigating...

Teamwork makes the dream work 22 January, 2020 In the drive for innovation, historically, OEMs have focused on research, development and manufacturing. However, changes in the industry landscape are not only demanding...

Built for you 22 January, 2020 Operating on fractures in arms and legs when parts of the bone are missing not only risks the misalignment of the two sections as they heal back together, but also new breakages....

In the loop 22 January, 2020 As technologies, power supplies, sensors and electronics evolve, so do the possibilities they bring. Closed-loop devices will likely be the enabler for real personalised medicine....

Your heart on your sleeve 22 January, 2020 Advances in wireless technologies, low-power electronics and the internet of things are driving innovations in wearables at a tremendous pace. Emma Green speaks to Yasser Khan, a...

Fit to print 22 January, 2020 Manufacturing has traditionally been a long process from initial design to finished part, and in light of the highly regulated environment, the medical device sector is conservative...

Hot chips 22 January, 2020 Microfluidic devices have many exciting applications, but fabricating the necessary channel and feature dimensions can be time-consuming and costly. Jim Banks speaks to Bruce K...

Devil in the detail 22 January, 2020 As computers shrink, so do laboratories. As cancer grows, it gets worse. Liquid biopsies have shown promise in using the former to prevent the latter, but operating on the nanoscale...


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