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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.

Latest Medical Device Feature

The VALID Act
18 November, 2022
It’s no secret that the FDA has wanted regulatory oversight on...
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The MedAccred advantage 18 November, 2022 There’s always a risk to using a new contract manufacturing partner. While regulations exist to prevent poor quality products from entering the market, time and cost constraints...

A new class of ink 18 November, 2022 In the era of smart devices, it’s possible to record and analyse numerous indicators of health; but as of yet there’s very little out there with the ability to flex and stretch...

A matter of choice 18 November, 2022 Advances in the world of 3D printing have been a key enabler in the production of certain medical devices – especially as medicine continues to move towards more individualised...

Making sense of grapheme 18 November, 2022 The multiple uses touted by the proponents of graphene, compared to the real-life applications seen thus far, is perhaps the greatest recent example of overpromising and...

Targeting the dose 18 November, 2022 Radiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for cancer. But while it is successful in destroying cancer cells, it can also damage the surrounding healthy tissue....

Setting the standard 18 November, 2022 Microfluidic devices are increasingly being used for medical diagnostics and research. They offer several benefits over conventionally-sized systems by using a smaller volume of...

Ocular innovation 18 November, 2022 Sight is one of the six human senses that helps to make sense of the world. The eyes are complex organs that work together to bring objects into focus and send visual information to...

Cybernetic medicine 18 November, 2022 Interactions between brain and machine evoke fantastical thoughts of cybernetically enhanced humans, the likes of which we might see in video games or sci-fi movies. Devices like these...

The perfect (thermo)form 18 November, 2022 Thermoforming is a common way to create medical device packaging due to its flexibility. Devices can be contained in a way that prevents jostling and allows nurses and doctors to see...

Quality and efficiency 18 November, 2022 Depending on what they’re assigned to make, the modern-day contract manufacturer must be prepared to produce highly-customised single units or high numbers of the same product...

A cold chain reaction 18 November, 2022 Temperature control hit peak importance with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, but keeping an eye on temperature excursions has always been necessary to ensure the effectiveness...

Reaching an agreement 18 November, 2022 The Medical Device User Fee Agreement was recently passed for the fifth time since its inception in 2002. However, it took months of negotiation between the FDA and multiple...

Opportunity realised through crisis 18 November, 2022 Industry 4.0 has been the source of much excitement across medical device engineering during the past decade – but the pandemic might have finally been the spark the field needed...

Striking a cord 18 November, 2022 While regenerative medicine is a fast-developing field, researchers struggle to induce tissue repair in mechanically active parts of the body, like the heart and vocal cords. One team...

A silver bullet 18 November, 2022 Silver is one of the precious metals of the world, but its uses go well beyond the decorative. Thanks to its bactericidal properties, it is commonly used in wound care dressings and...

Chips down 31 May, 2022 Since the pandemic, and arguably even before, journalists and politicians have been exercised by a growing shortage in semiconductors. That’s as true as anywhere in the medical...

Bubbling to the surface 31 May, 2022 Researchers from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and School of Chemistry have revealed that tiny gas bubbles – nanobubbles just 100 billionths of a meter high – form on...

Cosmic conditions 31 May, 2022 Space exploration has yielded many scientific developments over the years, with healthcare one of several areas that has benefited. Both NASA and the International Space Station...

Silk to touch 31 May, 2022 Nowadays, silk has a multitude of applications beyond the luxury clothing and other decorative products for which it’s famous, and that includes applications in the medical device...


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