We look at how an infected device on a health care network could be used to commandeer the device, steal data or simply hide, ready to be summoned for a larger distributed denial of service attack.
3D printed electronics wearable medical devices could revolutionise the market and allow consumers to monitor health and physical needs at a fraction of the cost. MMI looks into innovations such as flexible sensors, flexible conductive traces and electrodes.
Laser marking can aid the industry in providing better traceability for its products., as Professor Peter Ogrodnik from Keele University explains.
Contract manufacturing Top
The globalised marketplace means that OEMs can now build up a network of contract manufacturers to support specific regions. We speak to Finlay Sawers of Johnson and Johnson.
OEMs can bring development partners on board a project to allow for greater innovation and new technologies. MMI reveals how this is especially prescient for developments with CROs.
Environmental stress cracking resistance is a major issue for medical devices. Medical Device Developments speaks to Genevieve Gallagher, senior scientist at St Jude Medical about the challenges involved with the process.
Platinum is used to make key components for a range of medical devices. Dr Christophe Dubois from the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University Hospitals of Leuven, discusses the growth of this metal in biomedical manufacturing.
Coatings & surfacesTop
Could 'bacteria phobic' coatings be the way forward to reduce HAIs? Medical Device Developments speaks to Joe Byrne, the CEO and head researcher at Camstent.
Dr Cathleen Crudden, Professor of Organic, Organometallic and Materials at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, talks about high-precision carbon-based coatings.
Manufacturing technology Top
Automation has been a key contributor to better running costs and more production capacity. Ray Ardahji, global assistant director of Industrial Engineering & Continuous Improvement at Zimmer Biomet, discusses the art of lean manufacturing.
We speak to Jules Lejuene of the 3D Printing Association about what the technology has to offer the medical device industry.
Holger Most, regulatory affairs lead EMEA, at GE Healthcare Information Technologies, speaks about analysing requirements for E-labelling of medical devices and possible strategies for implementation.
Albert Folch, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, talks about stereolithographic 3D-printing of PDMS (a biocompatible transparent rubber). PDMS are now available via a 3D-printable resin, which Folch hopes will change the manufacture of medical devices.
Victor Machado of Siemens Healthcare Laboratory Diagnostics, speaks to MMI about the logistical challenges of accessing emerging markets while remaining compliant.
With fewer safety risks and a faster turnaround time, vaporised peracetic acid sterilisation can allow medical device OEMs to sterilise products in house. MMI explores this issue with Dr William Rutala from the University of North Carolina.
Gabriel Adusei of Triune Technologies medical consultants looks into the details of the Medical Device Single Audit Program.
Chuan Silvia Li of McMaster University and Global Research Solutions talk to Medical Device Developments about the future uses for PEEK in orthopaedic surgery and implants. We look at how the material has been used for a host of new procedures.
Materials (plastics) Top
Harvard University and MIT have come together to develop a new elastic polymer film that can be attached to the skin, and could be used to deliver drugs and work as a sun protection serum.
Low radiation, low cost, flat panel X-ray detectors that use novel photonics technology are generating some of the highest resolution images ever seen in rapid moving body functions. Dr Sandro Tedde of Siemens Healthineers discusses the topic.