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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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Fantastic voyage
26 October, 2018
Tiny robots travelling around inside the human body with a degree...
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The ins and outs 26 October, 2018 For medical devices, Brexit is coming at an inopportune time, says GlobalData. EU directives are currently transitioning to a new Medical Devices Regulation and In Vitro...

Expand and contract 26 October, 2018 The contract manufacturing landscape has dramatically shifted in recent years, with a wave of consolidation among OEMs and contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs). As larger...

Behind the eye of the beholder 26 October, 2018 Last year, retinal implant company Bionic Vision Technologies raised $18 million to develop and commercialise its bionic eye, and it is using the new funds to begin a human clinical...

See the light 26 October, 2018 The fibre laser has the almost magical ability to write like an invisible pen, with a tiny stream of photonic ink, directly onto almost any product or material, without physical...

The canny valley 26 October, 2018 The market for silicon adhesives continues to grow, more than 60 years after first coming into use in the medical device sector. What makes this material so popular, what are the...

Winds of change 26 October, 2018 The EU Medical Device Regulation is the most dramatic legislative reform for the sector since the mid-90s, and it is now in effect, although the industry is still in the midst of...

Breaking the mould 26 October, 2018 Medical device manufacturers are under pressure to produce innovative, high-tech products in increasingly greater volumes. Injection moulding represents an indispensable part of...

Mechanical dawn 26 October, 2018 Automation and artificial intelligence are having a major global impact, not least in manufacturing. Use of this technology means better data insights, improved troubleshooting and...

Power to the people 26 October, 2018 The developers behind a new wireless charging system claim it can power implants efficiently no matter where or how they are positioned in the body. Elly Earls meets Dr...

Plug the gap 26 October, 2018 The medical device connector market is evolving rapidly thanks to growth in the home healthcare sector and increased adoption of miniaturised medical devices. Patrick Kingsland...

Perfect printing 26 October, 2018 Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are complex and often fraught with challenges in the design stage and when the final product is in use. However, many of these issues can be avoided...

The shape of things to come 26 October, 2018 Nitinol is a smart material with a shape-memory effect. This phenomenon is one of the most fascinating in material science and makes the metal attractive for medical applications. But...

Pump it up 26 October, 2018 Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are having a major global impact, not least in manufacturing. Using this technology means better data insights, improved troubleshooting...

Probe into memory 26 October, 2018 A group of scientists in the US are hoping to build a prosthesis that could help restore or enhance memory functions and tackle diseases like Alzheimer’s. Patrick Kingsland asks...

Tip the balance 26 October, 2018 As price pressures increase, medical device makers need to rethink product development processes. Design to value (DTV) can help get costs under control – and deliver exactly...

Scratch the surface 26 October, 2018 Biocompatibility, durability and infection resistance are important factors for all medical devices, but especially for implants. With these devices, it’s crucial to pick the...

Little wonders 26 October, 2018 A recent breakthrough in nanophotonics that is a potential game-changer for medical device development is nanotweezers. They allow particle manipulation at the nanoscale, which could...

Particle and parcel 26 October, 2018 Particle contamination can pose serious product quality issues and, in the event of a recall, critically damage the reputation of a manufacturer. What are the sources of...

Right down the line 26 October, 2018 With regulations evolving fast, the discussion around track and trace revolves around meeting compliance deadlines. Dr Jyrki Syväri of Boehringer Ingelheim, Robert Jan van der Horst...


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