November 2017 issue: Medical Device Handbook 2017 + more

Why the Medical Device Handbook matters Medical device suppliers are way beyond the times when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs. From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts. Through our annual Medical Device Handbook, we seek

September 2017 issue: Big 100 2017: Medtech’s 100 Largest Players

The 10 largest medical device companies in the world The 10 largest medtech employers – and what their workers really think These 10 medtech companies care a lot about research How Abiomed became a major medical device company The Big 100: Why does it matter? It’s a question worth asking: What is the value of

March 2017 issue: Failure to Thrive: Lessons Learned from Medical Device Innovations + More

In this issue: 14 Medtech needs clinical registries for pre- and post-market data 22 Gaining a competitive edge with digital manufacturing 30 Reducing production waste with laser profiling 34 Five things you need to know about micromanufacturing   Want a word to sum up 2017? Try ‘uncertainty’   It’s March 1 as I write, and

January 2017 issue: Leadership in medical technology + more

2017: A year of continued change This year was slated to be one of profound change even before it began. The surprise election of Donald Trump is the most obvious example, but 2016 saw its fair share of churn in the C suite. Here are just a few examples: AngioDynamics and Joe DeVivo parted ways

Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical devices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators … one for each required control function. For example, it is not uncommon to find foot controls for electrosurgical generators with 3 functions, foot controls

Medical Design and Outsourcing Digital Edition 2016 Medical Device Handbook

A major step toward 3D-printed organs There’s been a lot of hype around the promise of using three-dimensional printing to create human organs for implantation, but mimicking the complex functions of the human body is just as hard as it sounds. Researchers at Harvard University recently made a major advance in the field. Just last

J-Pac Medical announces new allograft processing products for tissue banks

J-Pac Medical, a trusted manufacturing and packaging outsourcing partner to medical device and diagnostic companies, recently announced new custom fabricated mesh bags and filters for tissue bank allograft processing. J-Pac’s custom shaped and assembled medical-quality textile components can be tailored to specific allograft processing needs and combined with other sterile devices in a single kit

Three IP issues in outsourcing medical devices

By Andrea D. Merin and Neil P. Ferraro You’ve developed an idea for a new medical device and you’ve even found a manufacturer to actually create it. Don’t forget to protect your product from those who might take credit for it or create a competing product. In order to do so, keep the following three

Surgical robotics herald the super-surgeon

by Alistair Fleming, VP Medical, Sagentia Whilst in many industries the advance of robotics has created worries about robots supplanting humans, in the world of surgery, the next generation of robotics is set to do the opposite – to supercharge the surgeon and put him in control as never before. First generation systems The first generation of

Stratasys Innovating Medical Technology with 3D Printing Med Tips

Inside this Med Tip: • Enhancing Physician Training On Complex Procedures • 3D Printed Manikins Improve Emergency Medical Personnel Training • Review Of Publishing Literature On 3D Printing Applications For Medical Education And Training • Multi-Material Color 3D Printing Enables Bio-Texture Modeling Of Internal Organs

MIT, Singapore Univ. dev 3-D-printed structures that “remember” their shapes

By Sarah Faulkner Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are using light to create 3D structures that remember their shape when triggered by external stimuli like temperature. These structures, also known as shape-memory polymers, could be useful as delivery vessels for drugs in the human body. The materials are made from

US medical device market path defined in 10 key terms

By Debra Grodt, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Medical Device & Diagnostics, Novella Clinical What is a regulatory assessment? A regulatory assessment is a comprehensive review of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and similarly marketed devices to establish a framework to design a safe and effective product. Assessments include: a detailed rationale for product classification;

Webinar: Speed to Market: Lean Innovation Strategies for Medical Device Development

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Watch on demand. In December 2015, Boston Consulting Group ranked the 50 most innovative global companies and isolated key traits associated with success in innovation, two of which are speed and lean innovation: “Creative functions such as new product development are never 100% efficient, and they

The world of digital health

We are in an era where mobile platforms, such as smartphones, tablets and wearable devices have become a necessity. Mobile applications that run on these platforms provide a variety of entertainment options (games, videos, etc.), allows you to check your electronic mail, and interact with family and friends. Other applications that are being developed are

Five hurdles to overcome when planning a medical device trial

By John Lehmann The planning stage is critical to the success of any clinical trial. It sets expectations for how your team will work together to collect data, monitor results, protect human subjects and much more. The inherent complexity of a medical device trial and the fact that it requires surgical implantation makes it especially